Holidays in 2024: Holidays in 2024 for central employees, see the complete list of next year’s holidays here

Holidays in 2024
Holidays in 2024: Holidays in 2024 for central employees, see the complete list of next year's holidays here

Central govt Holidays 2024: The year 2023 will end in one and a half months and after that the new year will come. As soon as the new year starts, a series of new holidays will also begin…

More than half of the month of November has passed. Meaning, only about one and a half months are left in this year. After that, the new year i.e. 2024 will start from the first of January. As soon as the new year starts, the new list of holidays for central employees will come into effect.

Two lists of holidays

In terms of holidays, the new year is also going to be great for the central government employees. The complete list of holidays for 2024 has been released by the Central Government. Two annexures have been given in the memorandum issued regarding holidays. Central government employees will not only get first annexure leaves, they will also get optional leaves from the second annexure list.

Second list of annexure

The holidays in the second list of the annexure are called restricted holidays. Central employees posted in Delhi or New Delhi can choose two holidays from the second list i.e. the list of alternative holidays. Whereas those employees, whose posting is outside Delhi or New Delhi, can select three holidays from the optional list.

Gazetted Holidays for Delhi/New Delhi employees:

1Republic Day26 JanuaryCommemorates the day India became a republic in 1950.
2Holi25 MarchA festival of colors celebrated by Hindus.
3Good Friday29 MarchThe day Jesus Christ was crucified.
4Eid al-Fitr11 AprilThe end of the month-long fasting period of Ramadan.
5Ram Navami17 AprilCelebrates the birth of the Hindu god Rama.
6Mahavir Jayanti21 AprilCommemorates the birth of the Jain tirthankara Mahavira.
7Buddha Purnima23 MayCelebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha.
8Bakrid17 JuneCelebrates the sacrifice of Ibrahim.
9Muharram17 JulyCommemorates the martyrdom of Hussein.
10Independence Day15 AugustCommemorates India’s independence from British rule in 1947.
11Janmashtami26 AugustCelebrates the birth of the Hindu god Krishna.
12Eid-e-Milad16 SeptemberCelebrates the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
13Gandhi Jayanti2 OctoberCommemorates the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement.
14Dussehra12 OctoberCelebrates the victory of good over evil.
15Diwali31 OctoberA festival of lights celebrated by Hindus, Jains, and Sikhs.
16Guru Nanak Jayanti15 NovemberCelebrates the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
17Christmas25 DecemberCelebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

Gazetted holidays for employees posted outside Delhi/New Delhi
Republic Day, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Christmas, Dussehra (Vijay Dashami), Diwali (Deepawali), Good Friday, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Zuha, Mahavir Jayanti, Muharram, Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday (Eid-e-Milad).

Optional Holidays for employees posted in Delhi/New Delhi

1New YearJanuary 1
2LohriJanuary 13
3Makar SankrantiJanuary 14
4Madha Bihu/PongalJanuary 15
5Guru Gobind Singh JayantiJanuary 17
6Hazrat Ali JayantiJanuary 25
7Shri Panchami, Basant PanchamiFebruary 14
8Shiva Ji JayantiFebruary 19
9Guru Ravi Das JayantiFebruary 24
10Swami Dayanand Saraswati JayantiMarch 6
11MahashivratriMarch 8
12Holika DahanMarch 24
13DalayatraMarch 25
14Easter SundayMarch 31
15Jamaat-ul-VidaApril 5
16Chaitra Shukladi / Gudi Padwa / Ugadi / Chaiti ChandApril 9
17Vaishakhi / VishuApril 13
18Meshadi (Tamil New Year Day) / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 14
19Rabindranath Tagore JayantiMay 8
20Rath YatraJuly 7
21Parsi New Year / NowruzAugust 15
22Raksha BandhanAugust 19
23Ganesh ChaturthiSeptember 7
24OnamSeptember 15
25Dussehra (Saptami)October 10
26Dussehra (Mahashtami) / Dussehra (Mahanavami)October 11
27Maharishi Valmiki JayantiOctober 17
28Karak Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)October 20
29Narak ChaturdashiOctober 31
30Govardhan PujaNovember 2
31Bhai DoojNovember 3
32Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhath Puja)November 7
33Guru Teg Bahadur Martyrdom DayNovember 24
34Christmas EveDecember 24

Optional Holidays for employees posted outside Delhi/New Delhi

One extra day for Dussehra, Holi, Janmashtami (Vaishnavi), Ram Navami, Maha Shivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayak Chaturthi, Makar Sankranti, Rath Yatra, Onam, Pongal, Shri Panchami/Basant Panchami, Vishu/Vaisakhi/Vaisakhadi/Bhag Bihu/ Mashadi Ugadi/Chaitra Shukladi/Cheti Chand/Gudi Padwa/First Navratri/Nauraj/Chhath Puja/Karva Chauth.


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