Meghalaya Holidays List 2023

Meghalaya is a north-eastern state of India which is made of two words- megha, meaning cloud and alaya, meaning abode. A number of national as well as regional holidays are observed in the state including New Year’s Day, Republic Day, Holi, U Tirot Sing Day, Independence Day, Seng Kut Snem, Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma, etc. In this article, Meghalaya Holidays List 2023 has been prepared that mentions all the holidays observed by banks, schools and offices of the state. Knowing about these days in advance can help in planning for the holidays in a better manner.

List of Government Holidays in Meghalaya 2023

The Government of Meghalaya releases a list of holidays that is to be observed in any year. All public offices under the government of Meghalaya state will remain close on the mentioned public holidays. Other than this, banks, schools and many private offices also provide a day-off on almost each of these holidays. A list of all Government Holidays in Meghalaya 2023 along with their corresponding day and dates are provided below. Although the dates provided below are correct for now, in case any change in the specified dates are made, the same will be updated accordingly.

Festival Date Day
New Year’s Day January 1, 2023 Sunday
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Holi 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Good Friday 7 April 2023 Friday
Eid-al-Fitr 22 April 2023 Saturday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha 29th June to 30th June 2023 Thursday to Friday
U Tirot Sing Day 17 July 2023 Monday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Krishna Janamashtami 6 and 7 September 2023 Wednesday and Thursday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2023 Monday
Maha Navami 23 October 2023 Monday
Vijaya Dashami 24 October 2023 Tuesday
Diwali 12 November 2023 Sunday
Wangala Festival 10 November 2023 Friday
Seng Kut Snem 23 November 2023 Thursday
Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma 12 December 2023 Tuesday
Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham 18 December 2023 Monday
Christmas 24 December 2023 to 27 December 2023 Sunday to Wednesday
U Kiang Nangbah 30 December 2023 Saturday

Meghalaya Bank Holidays 2023 List

Normally banks remain close on all the Government holidays mentioned above. Sundays and second and fourth Saturdays to every month are also observed as holidays. Banks function normally on first, third and fifth Saturdays of every month in case no other holiday is falling on these days. For the convenience of people, a list of Meghalaya Bank Holidays 2023 has been provided for each month separately.

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

Schools Holidays in Meghalaya in 2023

Each school publishes it own holiday calendar mentioning all the days and dates on which it will remain close. Other than on government listed holidays, schools also remain close on Sundays. Different schools have different rules for day on or off on a Saturday and they may also grant a holiday on days like annual function day, cultural events day, etc. Complete details about the schools holidays in Meghalaya 2023 can be found from the prospectus or official website of respective school.

Significant Holidays of Meghalaya State

Some important festivals that are celebrated in the Meghalaya state and are specific to it have been provided below. Let us see them one by one. All of these festivals are celebrated in the memory of people who contributed their life for the good of the state.

  1. U Tirot Sing Day- This day marks the death anniversary of Tirot Sing who fought against British empire to prevent them from gaining control over Khasi Hills. It is a regional state holiday of Meghalaya that falls on 17th of July every year.
  2. Seng Kut Snem- Seng Kut Snem is celebrated every year on 23 November which commemorates the anniversary of formation of Khasi Young Men’s Association that worked to preserve the indigenous way of life. Formed in the year 1899, the association was renamed as Seng Khasi.
  3. Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma- It is a regional public holiday of Meghalaya state that marks the death anniversary of a Garo tribe leader Pa Togan Sangma who fought against British empire to prevent them from gaining control over Garo Hills.
  4. Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham-  U SoSo Tham was a notable poet of Meghalaya state who contributed a lot to the Khasi language. His death anniversary is celebrated as a holiday all over the state and is observed every year on 18 December.
  5. U Kiang Nangbah- U Kiang Nangbah was a Khasi freedom fighter who fought against the British rule but was later hanged to death. He is remembered on his death anniversary that falls every year on December, 30th.
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