Maharashtra Holidays 2023 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 2023 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 2023.

Government Holidays in Maharashtra 2023

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 2023 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 Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 19 February 2023 Sunday
Maha Shivaratri 18 February 2023 Saturday
Holi 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Gudi Padwa 22 March 2023 Wednesday
Rama Navami 30 March 2023 Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti 4 April 2023 Tuesday
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April 2023 Friday
Good Friday 7 April 2023 Friday
Maharashtra Day 1 May 2023 Monday
Eid-al-Fitr 22 April 2023 Saturday
Buddha Purnima 5 May 2023 Friday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha 29th June to 30th June 2023 Thursday to Friday
Muharram 28 July 2023 Friday
Raksha Bandhan 30 and 31 August 2023 Wednesday and Thursday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Parsi New Year 16 August 2023 Wednesday
Ganesh Chaturthi 19 September 2023 Tuesday
Janmashtami 6 and 7 September 2023 Wednesday and Thursday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2023 Monday
Vijaya Dashami 24 October 2023 Tuesday
Eid-e-Milad/ Milad-un-Nabi 28 September 2023 Thursday
Diwali 12 November 2023 Sunday
Bhai Dooj 14 November 2023 Tuesday
Guru Nanak Jayanti 27 November 2023 Monday
Christmas 25 December 2023 Monday

Maharashtra Bank Holidays 2023 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 2023.

January 2023

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

February 2023

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

March 2023

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

April 2023

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

May 2023

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

June 2023

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

July 2023

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

August 2023

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

September 2023

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

October 2023

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

November 2023

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

December 2023

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

Maharashtra Schools Holidays in 2023

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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