Punjab Holidays List 2024

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 2024 has been provided that consists of all major holidays of Punjab that will be observed in the year 2024.

List of Punjab Government Holidays 2024

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 2024. 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 Jayanti17 January 2024 Wednesday
Republic Day26 January 2024Friday
Guru Ravidas Jayanti24 February 2024Saturday
Maha Shivaratri8 March 2024Friday
Holi25 March 2024Monday
Good Friday29 March 2024Friday
Eid-al-Fitr10 April 2024Wednesday
Vaisakhi13 April 2024Saturday
Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti14 April 2024Sunday
Rama Navami17 April 2024Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti21 April 2024Sunday
Sri Parsuram Jayanti10 May 2024Friday
Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom Day10 June 2024Monday
Bakrid/ Eid-al-Adha17 June 2024Monday
Sant Kabir Jayanti22 June 2024Saturday
Independence Day15 August 2024Thursday
Krishna Janamashtami26 August 2024Monday
Gandhi Jayanti2 October 2024Wednesday
Vijaya Dashami12 October 2024Saturday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti17 October 2024Thursday
Diwali31 October 2024Thursday
Guru Nanak Jayanti15 November 2024Friday
Guru Teg Bahadur  Martyrdom Day24 November 2024Sunday
Christmas25 December 2024Wednesday

List of Bank Holidays in Punjab 2024

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 2024

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

February 2024

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

March 2024

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

April 2024

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

May 2024

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

June 2024

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

July 2024

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

August 2024

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

September 2024

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

October 2024

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

November 2024

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

December 2024

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

School Holidays in Punjab in 2024

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 2024 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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