Nagaland Holidays 2023 List: Govt, Public, School and Bank Holidays

The state of Nagaland has a number of places to visit and all you need is a holiday to explore these spots. Knowing about the holidays and their dates beforehand can help everyone to plan them in a better manner. Every state has its own set of holidays that are observed by the schools, banks, offices and other organizations. Nagaland has more than 15 holidays that are listed as Government holidays and other than this, there are also a  number of restricted holidays observed by the state. This article presents Nagaland Holidays 2023 List that provides the names of all major holidays to be observed in the state in the upcoming year along with their dates.

List of Government Holidays in Nagaland 2023

Government holidays are those holidays on which every public office under the Government of Nagaland will remain close. Normally, many private offices, banks and schools also remain close on these days, apart from observing other holidays of their own. A list comprising of all Government holidays in Nagaland in 2023 with the dates and days on which they will fall is given below. The dates provided are correct for now, but in case any kind of changes occur in the date or in the holidays mentioned, the table will be updated accordingly.

Festival Date Day
New Year’s Day 1 January 2023 Sunday
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Holi 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti 4 April 2023 Tuesday
Good Friday 7 April 2023 Friday
May 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
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
Eid-e-Milad/ Milad-un-Nabi 28 September 2023 Thursday
Diwali 12 November 2023 Sunday
Guru Nanak Jayanti 27 November 2023 Monday
Christmas 25 December 2023 Monday

Nagaland Bank Holidays 2023 List

Banks in Nagaland observe almost all the government holidays listed above and also banks are closed on every Sunday and second and fourth Saturdays. Earlier, banks were operational for half day on all Saturdays but now they remain closed on second and fourth Saturdays and are fully functional on first, second & fifth Saturdays. One important thing should be kept in mind that services like ATM and online payment gateway (RTGS/ IMPS, etc) work on all Saturdays. Check below the list of second and fourth Saturdays falling in the year 2023 when the banks will remain close.

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 Nagaland in 2023

Schools of Nagaland normally remain close on all the Government holidays that are mentioned above. Schools remain close on every Sunday of a month as well. Some schools remain open on Saturdays while others are closed. Other than this, every school has its own policy regarding the holidays and they accordingly prepare the school calendar mentioning all the holidays to be observed in the given academic year. Those who want to know all about the holidays in the schools of can check the same for the school’s calendar. The calendar is published both in prospectus and on official website of the school.

How to spend holidays in Nagaland?

Depending on the nature of the holiday, there are different ways in which these holidays can be spend. If the holiday is a short one lasting for one or two days, people normally stay at home and enjoy the time with their friends and family watching movies, playing games, etc. However, for the long holidays (three to four days), people usually prefer going out on a trip or vacation. The state of Nagaland is crawling with beautiful hills, valleys, lakes and national parks that make a perfect getaway on holidays. So, on a holiday you can plan a visit to these places with your friends and families. Some of the famous tourist places that one can visit when in Nagaland are listed below-

  1. Nagaland State Museum
  2. Kohima War Cemetery
  3. Japfu Peak
  4. Nagaland Zoological Park
  5. Phek Hills
  6. Dzukou Valley
  7. Shilloi Lake
  8. Kachari Ruins
  9. Naga Heritage Village
  10. Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Dzudu Lake
  12. Caves at Puilwa Village
  13. Triple Falls

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