As we inch closer to the year 2024, many people are already starting to plan their long weekends for the year. Long weekends are instrumental in providing a much-needed break from the hustle & bustle of everyday life. They give us precious opportunities to spend quality time with our friends/ family.
With a large number of holidays falling on or near weekends, we can say 2024 is going to have multiple long/ extended weekends. It is important to make the most of these weekends if you are looking to explore a new city/ town or just relax at home. Check out this post for all long weekends in 2024 and start making your plans now.
Long Weekends in India in 2024
Here is the complete list of all long weekends in 2024 for India. Please note that we are providing a general overview. Many states in India have their own set of holidays. So, a few long weekends can vary as per your state.
|30th December 2023, Saturday to 1st January 2024, Monday||Three-day long weekend on the occasion of New Year’s Day i.e. 1st January 2024|
|13th January 2024, Saturday to 15th January 2024, Monday||Three-day long weekend ending on Makar Sankranti/ Pongal i.e. 15th January 2024|
|26th January 2024, Friday to 28th January 2024, Sunday||Three-day long weekend on the occasion of Republic Day.|
|8th March 2024, Friday to 10th March 2024, Sunday||Three-day long weekend on Mahashivratri (8th March)|
|23rd March 2024, Saturday to 25th March 2024, Monday||Three-day long weekend on Holi (25th March)|
|29th March 2024, Friday to 31st March 2024, Sunday||Three-day long weekend on Good Friday.|
|23rd May 2024, Thursday to 26th May 2024, Sunday||A four-day long weekend on the occasion of Buddha Purnima i.e. 23rd May 2024 (If you take one day leave on 23rd May 2024, Thursday)|
|15th June 2024, Saturday to 18th June 2024, Tuesday||A four-day long weekend on the occasion of Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha i.e. 18th June 2024 (If you take one day leave on 15th June 2024, Saturday)|
|15th August 2024, Thursday to 18th August 2024, Sunday||A four-day long weekend on the occasion of Independence Day i.e. 15th August 2024 (If you take one day leave on 16th August 2024, Friday)|
|17th August 2024, Saturday to 19th August 2024, Monday||Three-day long weekend on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan (19th August 2024, Monday)|
|14th September 2024, Saturday to 16th September 2024, Monday||Three-day long weekend on the occasion of Milad un Nabi i.e. 16th September 2024, Monday|
|26th September 2024, Thursday to 29th September 2024, Sunday||A four-day long weekend on the occasion of Janmashtami i.e. 26th September 2024 (If you take one day leave on 27th September 2024, Friday)|
|1st November 2024, Friday to 3rd November 2024, Sunday||Three-day long weekend on the occasion of Diwali/ Deepavali i.e. 1st November, Friday|
|15th November 2024, Friday to 17th November 2024, Sunday||Three-day long weekend on the occasion of Guru Nanak’s Birthday|
Activities to plan on a long weekend
Here are some ideas of activities that you can plan on long weekends in 2024.
- Take a road trip to a nearby city/ town that you always wanted to visit.
- Go camping and spend some quality time in nature.
- Attend a music festival of our favourite actor/ actress/ musician or other cultural events in your area.
- Visit a nearby beach/ lake and spend a day swimming and sunbathing.
- Sometimes the best thing to do on a long weekend is to simply relax and get some sleep. So, you can take a rest and get fully recharged.
- Invite your friend/ family to your home for a movie night or you can watch a cricket/ football match together.
- Visit a museum or art gallery in your area.
- Try a new hobby like cooking, painting, knitting, etc.
- Use your long weekend for your home improvement/ renovation.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is not necessary. We can say that some businesses and government offices will remain closed on long weekends. However, some workplaces might work these days. Check with your employer to see if you have the day off.
If you are on a budget then you can visit budget-friendly cities like Goa, Kasol, Udaipur, Varanasi, Hampi, etc.
There is no four-day long weekend in the year 2024. However, you can get a four-day long weekend multiple times if you take one-day leave.