There are around 25 Government holidays observed in Karnataka on which schools, offices, banks and other institutions remain closed.
Some festivals like Independence Day, Diwali, Maha Shivratri are celebrated in Karnataka that is also observed all over the country. Apart from this, festivals like Ugadi, Kannada Rajyothsava and Kanakadasa Jayanti are celebrated specifically in the state only.
People look forward to these big, small festivals so that they can enjoy the time with their friends and family, visit their relatives, go for outing and do other things they like.
Government Holidays in Karnataka 2024
Normally, a Government holiday is a holiday observed by every schools, public offices and banks. A list of all the Government holidays that will be observed in the year 2024 along with their day and date has been provided below.
These dates are accurate for now but if any modification is made by the appropriate authority, the dates given below will be updated accordingly.
|Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti
|Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
|Bhai Dooj (Diwali Holiday)
List of Karnataka Bank Holidays 2024
Bank holidays include all the Government holidays and along with that all Sundays and second and fourth Saturdays. Earlier, the banks used to function for half day on every Saturday but as per the new rules, the banks are fully operational on first and third Saturdays (fifth Saturday too, in case it occurs) and the rest two Saturdays, banks remain close.
A complete list of all the second and fourth Saturdays falling in the year 2024 along with their corresponding date is provided below.
- 13th January: Second Saturday
- 27th January: Fourth Saturday
- 10th February: Second Saturday
- 24th February: Fourth Saturday
- 9th March: Second Saturday
- 23rd March: Fourth Saturday
- 13th April: Second Saturday
- 27th April: Fourth Saturday
- 11th May: Second Saturday
- 25th May: Fourth Saturday
- 8th June: Second Saturday
- 22nd June: Fourth Saturday
- 13th July: Second Saturday
- 27th July: Fourth Saturday
- 10th August: Second Saturday
- 24th August: Fourth Saturday
- 14th September: Second Saturday
- 28th September: Fourth Saturday
- 12th October: Second Saturday
- 26th October: Fourth Saturday
- 9th November: Second Saturday
- 23rd November: Fourth Saturday
- 14th December: Second Saturday
- 28th December: Fourth Saturday
School Holidays in Karnataka
Almost all the schools of Karnataka remains closed on the Government holidays. Sundays are a fixed off whereas Saturdays can be open or close depending on the rules of the school. Extra holidays like annual function day, cultural event day, teacher’s day, children’s day, etc are also observed by some schools based on their own rules and policy.
Those who want to know complete list of school holidays in Karnataka 2024 can check for the same in the brochure (prospectus) of the school. Apart from this, the schools also place their holiday calendar in their respective official website.
Specific festivals of Karnataka
Let us know a little bit about some of the festivals that are celebrated specifically in Karnataka.
Ugadi- Ugadi marks the beginning of a new year and is celebrated with high enthusiasm in the state of Karnataka. Other than this, Ugadi is also celebrated in Andhra Pradesh. According to the Gregorian calendar, this day usually falls in the month of March or April. A special dish called pachadi is prepared on this day that consists of six different flavors, namely sweet, sour, salty, bitter, spicy hot and astringent.
Kannada Rajyothsava- Kannada Rajyotsava is a government holiday in the state of Karnataka and is celebrated by Kannada people all over the world. This festival commemorates the day on which all Kannada speaking regions of South India were combined to form Karnataka. On this day, processions are carried out and yellow Kannada flags are hoisted at different places.
Kanakadasa Jayanti- This day is the birth anniversary of a great poet and saint Shri Kanak Dasa and is a state holiday according to the Government. Every year, this day is celebrated on the eighteenth day of Kartik month that normally falls in the month of November.