Punjab Holidays List 2023

Punjab is a northern state of India with majority of Sikh community residing in the state. A number of Sikh holidays like Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Parkash Utsav, Guru Teg Bahadur  Martyrdom Day, Guru Nanak Jayanti, etc are observed by the Punjab state. Other than this, secular holidays like Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti and other public holidays like Shivaratri, Rama Navami, Vijaya Dashami, etc are also celebrated in the state. In this article, a Punjab Holidays List 2023 has been provided that consists of all major holidays of Punjab that will be observed in the year 2023.

List of Punjab Government Holidays 2023

Government of every state decided some holidays that should be observed by all the public offices of the state, known as Government holidays. Most of these holidays are observed by the schools, banks and private offices as well. There are a total of around 25 government holidays in Punjab. Below here is given a list of Government holidays in Punjab in 2023. Dates and days on which these holidays will fall are also provided with the holidays. In case any kind of changes are made in the holidays list, modification will be made in the table accordingly.

Festival Date Day
Guru Gobind Singh JayantiNo Jayanti this year. This day fall twice in the last year 
Republic Day26 January 2023Thursday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti5 February 2023Sunday
Maha Shivaratri18 February 2023Saturday
Holi8 March 2023Wednesday
Rama Navami30 March 2023Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti4 April 2023Tuesday
Vaisakhi14 April 2023Friday
Good Friday7 April 2023Friday
Sri Parsuram Jayanti22 April 2023Saturday
Eid-al-Fitr22 April 2023Saturday
Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom Day23 May 2023Tuesday
Sant Kabir Jayanti4 June 2023Sunday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha29th June to 30th June 2023Thursday to Friday
Independence Day15 August 2023Tuesday
Krishna Janamashtami6 and 7 September 2023Wednesday and Thursday
Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji4 November 2023Saturday
Saheed Bhagat Singh Jayanti28 September 2023Thursday
Gandhi Jayanti2 October 2023Monday
Vijaya Dashami24 October 2023Tuesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti28 October 2023Saturday
Diwali12 November 2023Sunday
Guru Nanak Jayanti27 November 2023Monday
Guru Teg Bahadur  Martyrdom Day24 November 2023Friday
Christmas25 December 2023Monday

List of Bank Holidays in Punjab 2023

Bank holidays are the specific holidays on which banks remain close. Bank are normally closed on the government holidays listed above and on Sundays as well. Second and fourth Saturdays are also off in banks but the banks remain fully functional on rest Saturdays. A list of all the second and fourth Saturdays falling in the year on which the banks will remain close is provided below. Rest Saturdays will be working if no other holidays falls on those days.

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

School Holidays in Punjab in 2023

Parents among us are always concerned about whether it is a holiday in Punjab private schools tomorrow. Almost every Government holidays listed above are observed by the schools of Punjab state. Other than this, Sundays are also day off in schools. Regarding Saturdays, different schools have different rules of holiday.

Some schools are open while some are closed. Some schools run senior classes on Saturdays but junior classes remain suspended. Details about school holidays in Punjab 2023 can be found by visiting the official website of concerned school or from its prospectus. Apart from this the Punjab government also announces whether there is a school holiday tomorrow?

Important festivals celebrated in Punjab

Here are some important festivals that are celebrated with utmost excitement among the Sikhs of Punjab as well as Sikhs all around the globe.

  1. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti- This day marks the birth anniversary of the tenth and last Guru of Sikhs Guru Gobind Singh. Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti is observed with great enthusiasm among the Sikhs all over the world. Prayers are held at Gurudwaras and processions are also carried out on this day.
  2. Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom Day- Guru Arjan Martyrdom’s Day is observed to commemorate the fifth Sikh Guru Arjan Dev who was executed on the order of Mughal emperor Jehangir in 1606 for refusing to convert to Islam. This holiday falls normally in the month of May or June according to the Nanakshahi calendar.
  3. Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji– Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is a regional holiday of Punjab state. On this very day, the religious scripture of Sikhs Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji was palced inside the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1604.
  4. Guru Nanak Jayanti- Also known as Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab or Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav marks the birth anniversary of first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak who is believed to be the founder of Sikhism. It is the most important festival for Sikhs and is celebrated with high excitement in the state of Punjab with prayers and processions carried out all over the state.


Is tomorrow a holiday in Punjab?

Please follow the list of holidays share above. You should also keep your close eyes on Punjab schools holidays notification and holidays announced by the Government.

Is tomorrow a school holiday in Punjab?

Please follow the list of schools holidays in Punjab shared above.

Are banks closed on second and fourth Saturday in Punjab?


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