Festivals are meant to be celebrated with friends and family and therefore on all major festivals, a holiday is provided. A number of major festivals are observed in the state of Madhya Pradesh and almost every bank, school and other government offices remain closed on these days. There are many ways in which one can spend the holidays and if their dates are known beforehand, planning can be made accordingly. In this article, a list of Madhya Pradesh Holidays 2024 has been provided on which almost every institution are likely to observe. Other than the ones mentioned below, holidays can be provided by schools or private offices as per their rules.
Government Holidays in Madhya Pradesh 2024
Government decided holidays are observed by almost every banks, schools, public offices and organizations. These holidays are normally observed in all states of the country with every state having certain exceptions or additions. Below presented is the list of government holidays that are observed in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Although the dates provided below are correct for now, in case there comes any change in the specified dates, the same will be reflected later.
|26 January 2024
|Guru Ravidas Jayanti
|24 February 2024
|8 March 2024
|25 March 2024
|29 March 2024
|9 April 2024
|10 April 2024
|Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti
|14 April 2024
|17 April 2024
|21 April 2024
|Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti
|10 May 2024
|23 May 2024
|17 June 2024
|17 July 2024
|15 August 2024
|19 August 2024
|26 August 2024
|16 September 2024
|2 October 2024
|13 October 2024
|Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
|17 October 2024
|31 October 2024
|Guru Nanak Jayanti
|15 November 2024
|25 December 2024
List of MP Bank Holidays 2024
Certain set of holidays that are specific to the banks of the MP state are decided every year that are known as bank holidays. The public holidays mentioned above are all bank holidays and other than that there are other days too on which banks are closed. For starters, Sundays are compulsorily a day-off in every bank. Apart from this, second and fourth Saturdays of every month are also holidays in every banks. However, it must be noted that facilities like ATM, IMPS, NEFT, etc remain active on the bank holidays and therefore online transactions and cash withdrawal can be made on these days as well. Check out the complete list of second and fourth Saturdays that will be marked as holiday in the year 2024.
- 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
Madhya Pradesh Schools Holidays in 2024
Every school has its own calendar of holidays which includes all the day in the current academic year that will be observed as day-off. Government holidays mentioned above are observed by almost every school of Madhya Pradesh and also Sunday is a fixed day-off in every week. Saturdays may be off for some schools and not for others. Similarly in a school, Saturdays can be off for primary classes but not for higher classes. Parent interested in knowing all about the holidays observed in a year can find the same from the brochure or prospectus of the school. Apart from this, the school holidays 2024 can also be found by visiting the official website of the particular school. The schools generally release their holiday calendar before the commencement of the academic session in April.
Major festivals celebrated in Madhya Pradesh
India is a country of festivals and has a number of national as well as regional festivlas. Some major festivals like Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, etc are celebrated with great enthusiasm in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Check out a few things about the prominent festivals of MP below.
- Holi– Holi is a festival of colors that is celebrated with complete enthusiasm by the people of Madhya Pradesh. Almost every organization, public or private, remain closed on the occasion of Holi and the people spend their day by throwing colors on each other and feasting on amazing food that is prepared on the occasion of this festival.
- Dussehra– Dussehra marks the victory of Good over Evil and is celebrated generally in the month of September or October. Dussehra comes after the nine-day festival of Navratri and many fairs are organized on this day. Burning statues of Ravana, along with Meghnaad and Kumbhakaran are a famous tradition carried out on Dussehra.
- Diwali– Diwali is another major festival of Madhya Pradesh that is celebrated after 20 days of Dussehra. People make rangoli, light firecrackers and prepare delicious food items to celebrate the festival of Diwali. Normally, it falls in the month of October or November.
Other festivals of Madhya Pradesh include Tansen Music Festival, Bhagoria Haat Festival, Khajuraho Dance Festival, etc which might not be a government holiday but are celebrated with great excitement among the people of MP state.