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 2024 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 2024
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 2024 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.
|New Year’s Day||January 1, 2024||Monday|
|Republic Day||26 January 2024||Friday|
|Holi||25 March 2024||Monday|
|Good Friday||29 March 2024||Friday|
|Eid-al-Fitr||10 April 2024||Wednesday|
|Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha||17 June 2024||Monday|
|Behdeinkhlam Festival||8 July 2024||Monday|
|U Tirot Sing Day||17 July 2024||Wednesday|
|Independence Day||15 August 2024||Thursday|
|Krishna Janamashtami||26 August 2024||Monday|
|Gandhi Jayanti||2 October 2024||Wednesday|
|Maha Saptami||10 October 2024||Thursday|
|Maha Ashtami||11 October 2024||Friday|
|Maha Navami||12 October 2024||Saturday|
|Vijaya Dashami||13 October 2024||Sunday|
|Diwali||1 November 2024||Friday|
|Wangala Festival||8 November 2024||Friday|
|Seng Kut Snem||23 November 2024||Saturday|
|Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma||12 December 2024||Thursday|
|Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham||18 December 2024||Wednesday|
|Christmas||24 December 2024 to 26 December 2024||Tuesday to Thursday|
|U Kiang Nangbah||30 December 2024||Monday|
Meghalaya Bank Holidays 2024 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 2024 has been provided for each month separately.
- 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
Schools Holidays in Meghalaya in 2024
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 2024 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.