Kerala Holidays 2022 List

To take a break form the boredom of daily life, people look forward to holidays. There are many places to visit in Kerala ranging from beaches, national parks, lake houses, waterfalls,  temples and many more. Once it is known about the upcoming holidays, it becomes convenient for people to plan them. With this in mind, below presented is the Kerala Holidays 2022 List which consists of all major holidays along with the dates and days on which they are going to fall.

List of Government Holidays in Kerala 2022

Below here the table presents the list of holidays as decided by the Government on which all public offices under the Government of Kerala will remain close. These are called as Government holidays and there are a total of around 25 such holidays in Kerala. Other than this, most of these holidays will be observed by banks, schools and private offices as well. The list here is updated for now, but in case any changes are announced by the Government, the list will be modified accordingly.

Festival Date Day
Mannam Jayanti January 2, 2022 Sunday
Republic Day January 26, 2022 Wednesday
Maha Shivaratri March 1, 2022 Tuesday
Vishu April 14, 2022 Thursday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti April 14, 2022 Thursday
Maundy Thursday April 14, 2022 Thursday
Good Friday April 15, 2022 Friday
Easter April 17, 2022 Sunday
May Day May 1, 2022 Sunday
Eid-al-Fitr May 3, 2022 Tuesday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha July 10, 2022 Sunday
Independence Day August 15, 2022 Monday
Ayyankali Jayanthi August 28, 2022 Sunday
First Onam September 7, 2022 Wednesday
Thiruvonam September 8, 2022 Thursday
Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti September 10, 2022 Saturday
Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day September 21, 2022 Wednesday
Gandhi Jayanti October 2, 2022 Sunday
Maha Navami October 4, 2022 Tuesday
Vijaya Dashami October 5, 2022 Wednesday
Eid-e-Milad October 9, 2022 Sunday
Diwali October 24, 2022 Monday
Christmas December 25, 2022 Sunday

Kerala Bank Holidays 2022 List

Almost all Government holidays are observed by the banks of Kerala state, with a few exceptions. Other than this, holidays are also observed on Sundays and second & fourth Saturdays of every month. On the day of holidays, banks do remain close but their services like online payment service (NEFT/ IMPS/ RTGS) and ATM service remain functional. A list of all the second & fourth Saturdays falling in the year 2022 on which banks will remain close is provided below.

January 2022

  • 8th January 2022: Second Saturday
  • 22nd January 2022: Fourth Saturday

February 2022

  • 12th February 2022: Second Saturday
  • 26th February 2022: Fourth Saturday

March 2022

  • 12th March 2022: Second Saturday
  • 26th March 2022: Fourth Saturday

April 2022

  • 9th April 2022: Second Saturday
  • 23rd April 2022: Fourth Saturday

May 2022

  • 14th May 2022: Second Saturday
  • 28th May 2022: Fourth Saturday

June 2022

  • 11th June 2022: Second Saturday
  • 25th June 2022: Fourth Saturday

July 2022

  • 9th July 2022: Second Saturday
  • 23rd July 2022: Fourth Saturday

August 2022

  • 13th August 2022: Second Saturday
  • 27th August 2022: Fourth Saturday

September 2022

  • 10th September 2022: Second Saturday
  • 24th September 2022: Fourth Saturday

October 2022

  • 8th October 2022: Second Saturday
  • 22nd October 2022: Fourth Saturday

November 2022

  • 12th November 2022: Second Saturday
  • 26th November 2022: Fourth Saturday

December 2022

  • 10th December 2022: Second Saturday
  • 24th December 2022: Fourth Saturday

Schools Holidays in Kerala 2022 List

Like the banks, the Government holidays with few exceptions are observed in the schools of Kerala state as well. Apart from this Sundays are also off in the schools. Some schools provide off on Saturday while some other don’t. Days like annual function day, teacher’s day, children’s day, etc might also be provided as off in schools. Each school has it own rules and according to that an annual school calendar is prepared and published by every school. Details about the holidays can be found in the calendar and the calendar can be found in brochure or official website of the concerned school.

Some Major Festivals of Kerala

Festivals in Kerala are celebrated with full excitement and every tradition is followed culturally. Let us know a little bit about some major festivals celebrated in the state of Kerala.

  1. Onam– Onam is a Hindu festival celebrated only in the state of Kerala and generally falls in the month of August or September. Some celebratory traditions of Onam are boat races, tiger dances, flower rangoli, women’s dance, mask dance, martial arts, etc. This festival commemorates King Mahabali and it is believed that on the day of Onam his soul visits Kerala.
  2. Vishu– Vishu marks the beginning of new year in the state of Kerala and is celebrated in some other states too but with different names. On the day of Vishu, people wear new clothes (tradition called as Vishukodi) and elders give money to younger family members (tradition called as Vishukkaineetam. Lord Krishna is worshiped on the occasion of Vishu who is believed to be the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
  3. Thiruvathira– Thiruvathira or Thiruvathirai (celebrated as Arudhra Darisanam in Tamil Nadu) is a major Hindu festival. It is believed that on this day Goddess Parvathi met Lord Shiva after her long penance and Lord Shiva took her as his equal partner. People normally observe a fast on this day and abstain from rice-based food. Those who do not observe a fast also abstain from rice-based food.
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