Maharashtra Holidays 2024 List

Maharashtra is one of the largest states of Western India that observes a large number of festivals and holidays. The state observes all the secular holidays like Republic Day, Independence Day & Gandhi Jayanti and major festivals like Holi, Dussehra and Diwali too. Other than this, there are some festivals like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Gudi Padwa, Ganesh Chaturthi that are specific holidays of the Maharashtra state only. Dates for some holidays are fixed while for others it keep changing. In this article, Maharashtra Holidays 2024 list is provided to give you an idea of the day-offs you will be getting in the upcoming year. We have shared all government, bank an school holidays in Maharashtra in 2024.

Government Holidays in Maharashtra 2024

Government holidays comprise of secular holidays along with some national and regional holidays are they vary from one state to another. All the listed Government holidays are observed in every bank, school and public office of the state. Most private offices observe these days too, but there can be some exceptions. Details of Government Holidays in Maharashtra 2024 like the day and date on which they are going to be observed are provided below. In case any change in the specified dates occur, the same will be reflected in the table below.

Festival Date Day
Republic Day26 January 2024Friday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti19 February 2024Monday
Maha Shivaratri8 March 2024Friday
Holi25 March 2024Monday
Good Friday29 March 2024Friday
Gudi Padwa9 April 2024Tuesday
Eid-al-Fitr11 April 2024Thursday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti14 April 2024Sunday
Rama Navami17 April 2024Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti21 April 2024Sunday
Maharashtra Day1 May 2024Wednesday
Buddha Purnima23 May 2024Thursday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha17 June 2024Monday
Muharram17 July 2024Wednesday
Independence Day15 August 2024Thursday
Parsi New Year15 August 2024Thursday
Ganesh Chaturthi7 September 2024Saturday
Eid-e-Milad/ Milad-un-Nabi16 September 2024Monday
Janmashtami26 August 2024Monday
Gandhi Jayanti2 October 2024Wednesday
Vijaya Dashami12 October 2024Saturday
Diwali31 October 2024Thursday
Diwali Holiday1 November 2024Friday
Bhai Dooj2 November 2024Saturday
Guru Nanak Jayanti15 November 2024Friday
Christmas25 December 2024Wednesday

Maharashtra Bank Holidays 2024 List

Banks in Maharashtra observes all the Government holidays that have been mentioned above. In addition to these, every Sunday and every second and fourth Saturdays are also holidays in banks. Although, banks will not be opened physically on these days, it is still possible to use services of ATM and online payment services like NEFT & IMPS. Below here is presented a list of all the second and fourth Saturdays that will be observed in the year 2024.

January 2024

  • 13th January: Second Saturday
  • 27th January: Fourth Saturday

February 2024

  • 10th February: Second Saturday
  • 24th February: Fourth Saturday

March 2024

  • 9th March: Second Saturday
  • 23rd March: Fourth Saturday

April 2024

  • 13th April: Second Saturday
  • 27th April: Fourth Saturday

May 2024

  • 11th May: Second Saturday
  • 25th May: Fourth Saturday

June 2024

  • 8th June: Second Saturday
  • 22nd June: Fourth Saturday

July 2024

  • 13th July: Second Saturday
  • 27th July: Fourth Saturday

August 2024

  • 10th August: Second Saturday
  • 24th August: Fourth Saturday

September 2024

  • 14th September: Second Saturday
  • 28th September: Fourth Saturday

October 2024

  • 12th October: Second Saturday
  • 26th October: Fourth Saturday

November 2024

  • 9th November: Second Saturday
  • 23rd November: Fourth Saturday

December 2024

  • 14th December: Second Saturday
  • 28th December: Fourth Saturday

Maharashtra Schools Holidays in 2024

Just like banks, most schools of Maharashtra will also observe all the listed government holidays. Schools are closed on every Sunday too whereas Saturday off may or may not be granted. Details about the specific holidays that will be observed by any school can be found from the school’s annual calendar. Interested parents can get the school calendar either from the prospectus of the school or its official website.

How to spend a holiday in Maharashtra?

Talk about beaches or hills or forests or waterfalls, you can find everything when in Maharashtra. So, if a holiday is coming up, there is so much to do and so many places to visit in this state. If you are a fan of beaches, some popular beaches where you can go for a walk and enjoy your Bhelpuri are Marine Drive, Gorai Beach, Chowpatty Beach, Tarkarli Beach and Guhagar Beach. Those who are a fan of hills can go visit Lonavala, Lavasa, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani. Visting some renowned forests and waterfalls like Kanakeshwar Forest, Pench Tiger Reserve, Malshej Falls, Dhobi Waterfall, Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Pandavkada Waterfall, Randha Falls, Phansad BIRD Sanctuary and Chinaman’s Fallscan also be a great way to spend your holidays.

Not only beaches and hills but many historical places to visit in Maharashtra are also there. Some famous historical places in Maharashtra include Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Maharaja Palace, Rajabai Clock Tower, Elephanta Caves, Aurangabad Caves and Gateway of India. Religious places such as Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumba Devi Temple, Haji Ali ki Dargah, St. Michael Church, Mahalakshmi Temple, etc are also there in Maharashtra that can be visited on holidays.

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