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India's Public Holidays in 2024: Your Reference to Avoid Business Interruptions

Explore the detailed list of India's public holidays in 2024, including gazetted holidays and restricted holidays. Discover the best practices for companies during these significant days.
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Gazetted holidays, commonly known as public holidays, are days when government offices, schools, and most businesses remain closed to commemorate national events or religious occasions. In this article, we not only provide an extensive list of gazetted and restricted holidays but also offer valuable insights into best practices for businesses during these crucial periods.

Calendar 2024 India with Holidays and Festivals

Plan your business year effectively by referring to the calendar 2024 India with holidays and festivals according to India Briefing. This resource provides a comprehensive overview of the key dates, allowing for strategic planning and operational efficiency.
Gazetted holidays in India for 2024
January 26, Friday: Republic Day
March 25, Monday: Holi
March 29, Friday: Good Friday
April 11, Thursday: Id-ul-Fitr
April 17, Wednesday: Ram Navami
April 21, Sunday: Mahavir Jayanti
May 23, Thursday: Buddha Purnima
June 17, Monday: Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
July 17, Wednesday: Muharram
August 15, Thursday: Independence Day
August 26, Monday: Janmashtami
September 16, Monday: Milad-un-Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)
October 2, Wednesday: Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
October 12, Saturday: Dussehra
October 31, Thursday: Diwali
November 15, Friday: Guru Nanak's Birthday
December 25, Wednesday: Christmas Day
Non-Gazetted / restricted holidays in India for 2024
January 1, Monday: New Year's Day
January 13, Saturday: Lohri
January 14, Sunday: Makar Sankranti
January 15, Monday: Pongal/Magha Bihu
January 17, Wednesday: Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday
January 25, Thursday: Hazrat Ali's Birthday
February 14, Wednesday: Basant Panchami
February 19, Monday: Shivaji Jayanti
February 24, Saturday: Guru Ravidas' Birthday
March 6, Wednesday: Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
March 8, Friday: Maha Shivratri
March 24, Sunday: Holika Dahan
March 31, Sunday: Easter Sunday
April 5, Friday: Jamat-Ul-Vida
April 9, Tuesday: Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand
April 13, Saturday: Vaisakhi
April 14, Sunday: Meshadi (Tamil Nadu's New Year's Day)/ Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)
May 8, Wednesday: Guru Rabindranath's Birthday
July 7, Monday: Rath Yatra
August 19, Monday: Raksha Bandhan
September 7, Saturday: Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi
September 15, Sunday: Onam or Thiru Onam Day
October 10, Thursday: Dussehra (Maha Saptami)
October 11, Friday: Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Dussehra (Maha Navmi)
October 20, Sunday: Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)
November 2, Saturday: Govardhan Puja
November 3, Sunday: Bhai Duj
November 7, Thursday: Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi)
November 24, Sunday: Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
December 24, Tuesday: Christmas Eve

Tips on How to Avoid Business Interruptions during Holidays

Planning Ahead
Effective planning is essential to navigate through gazetted holidays seamlessly. Create a detailed calendar, incorporating contingency plans to manage potential disruptions and ensure business continuity.
Employee Communication
Transparent communication is key. Notify employees about holiday schedules, compensation details, and the importance of adhering to company policies during these days.
Productivity Measures
Implement strategies to boost productivity during holiday periods. Prioritize tasks, adopt efficient project management practices, and leverage technology for uninterrupted workflow.


Understanding India's public holidays in 2024 and implementing effective strategies is vital for businesses aiming for optimal productivity. By following best practices and staying informed about specific state and government calendars, companies can navigate through these gazetted holidays successfully.
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