School Holidays 2023: Your School Will Remain Close on These Days in 2023

Even before the school term begins, children are mostly excited about the holidays. India is a secular country which means that are just so many holidays that are observed, out of which some are public holidays. On these public days, schools and banks all over the country remain close. Other than the public holidays, schools offer summer and winter vacation to the students additionally. Check out the list of all important school holidays 2023 on which mostly schools will be closed.

School Holidays in India in 2023

There are around forty public holidays observed in India and the schools generally remain close on all these holidays. However, some of these holidays will fall on a Saturday or Sunday in 2023 and no compensatory holidays will be given for them. So let’s move on to see the upcoming school holidays in India in 2023. One thing to keep in mind is that some of these holidays might be observed in one state and not in other. There might be state-specific holidays as well that are not currently mentioned here and only the ones observed in most part of the country are discussed here.

Holidays in January 2023

  • 1 January (Sunday)- New Year’s Day
  • 14 January (Saturday)- Makar Sankranti/ Lohri    
  • 15 January (Sunday)- Pongal
  • 26 January (Thursday)- Republic Day/ Vasant Panchami

Holidays in February 2023

  • 18 February (Saturday)- Maha Shivaratri

Holidays in March 2023

  • 7 March (Tuesday)- Holika Dahana
  • 8 March (Wednesday)- Holi
  • 22 Mar ch (Wednesday)- Ugadi/ Gudi Padwa
  • 30 Mar ch (Thursday)- Rama Navami

Holidays in April 2023

  • 7 April (Friday )- Good Friday
  • 14 April (Friday)- Vaisakhi/ Ambedkar Jayanti
  • 21 April (Friday)- Jamat Ul-Vida (Tentative)
  • 22 April (Saturday)- Ramzan Id/ Eid-ul-Fitar (Tentative)

Holidays in May 2023

  • 5 May (Friday)- Buddha Purnima/ Vesak
  • 9 May (Tuesday)- Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

Holidays in June 2023

  • 20 June (Tuesday)- Rath Yatra
  • 29 June (Thursday)- Bakrid/ Eid ul-Adha (Tentative)

Holidays in July 2023

  • 3 July (Monday)- Guru Purnima
  • 29 July (Saturday)- Muharram/ Ashura (Tentative)

Holidays in August 2023

  • 15 August (Tuesday)- Independence Day
  • 20 August  (Sunday)- Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
  • 29 August  (Tuesday)- Onam
  • 30 August (Wednesday)- Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

Holidays in September 2023

  • 7 September (Thursday)- Janmashtami
  • 28 September (Thursday)- Milad un-Nabi/ Id-e-Milad (Tentative)

Holidays in October 2023

  • 2 October (Monday)- Gandhi Jayanti
  • 21 October (Saturday)- Maha Saptami
  • 22 October (Sunday)- Maha Ashtami
  • 23 October (Monday)- Maha Navami
  • 24 October (Tuesday)- Dussehra

Holidays in November 2023

  • 12 November (Sunday)- Diwali
  • 13 November (Monday)- Govardhan Puja
  • 15 November (Wednesday)- Bhai Duj
  • 19 November (Sunday)- Chhat Puja
  • 24 November (Friday)- Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
  • 27 November (Monday)- Guru Nanak Jayanti

Holidays in December 2023

  • 24 December (Sunday)- Christmas Eve
  • 25 December (Monday)- Christmas
  • 31 December (Sunday)- New Year’s Eve

Other School Holidays in 2023

Apart from the public holidays mentioned above, schools in India observe summer and winter holidays too. Normally, the summer holidays are observed in May/ June and winter holidays in December/ January.

Note: The tentative dates for certain religious holidays will be confirmed on the basis of moon-sighting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will every school in India remain close on these holidays?

Depending on which Indian state you are in, these holidays might differ a little bit. For example, only schools in north India and that too selected states will remain close on Chhath Puja.

What will happen to the holidays that fall on Sunday?

Sadly, the holidays falling on Sundays will be compromised as Sunday is already a holiday in schools.

How would I know what holidays my school will grant?

Schools let you know their holiday schedule at the beginning of each term.

In this article, we have incorporated every major holiday on which most schools in the country will remain close. In case, any any holiday is missing or there is any other discrepancy, please let us know in the comment section.

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