The list below shows the Central Government Gazetted Holidays in 2023. The holidays are listed month-wise and include the respective dates and days of the week.
Gazetted Holidays 2023 for Central Government Employees
Presented here, are the Central Government Gazetted Holidays for 2023 classified by month. In January, Republic Day falls on Thursday, the 26th. In March, Holi will occur on Wednesday, the 8th, while Ram Navami is set to take place on Thursday, the 30th.
In April, both Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday fall in the same week on Tuesday, the 4th and Friday, the 7th, respectively. Id-ul-Fitr will occur on Saturday, the 22nd. Celebrated in May is Buddha Purnima with a set date of Friday, the 5th. Bakrid/Id-ul-Zuha takes place in June and will fall on Thursday, the 29th, while Muharram is set to take place on Saturday, July 29th.
Independence Day takes place in August and falls on Tuesday, the 15th, Janmashtami (Vaishnva) falls on Thursday, the 7th of September, while Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) on Thursday, the 28th of September.
In October, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday will fall on Monday, the 2nd while Dussehra takes place on Tuesday, the 24th. Celebrated in November are Diwali and Guru Nanak’s Birthday on Sunday, the 12th and Monday, the 27th respectively. Lastly, in December, Christmas Day will be celebrated on Monday, the 25th.
Restricted Holidays 2023 for Central Government Employees
Additionally, presented here are Central Government Restricted Holidays for 2023 classified by month. In January, New Year’s Day falls on Sunday, the 1st alongside Makar Sankranti/Magha Bihu and Pongal falling on Saturday, the 14th and Sunday, the 15th respectively. The 26th of January sets Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami.
In February, Hazarat Ali’s Birthday and Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday fall on February 5th which is a Sunday. Celebrated in March are Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s Birthday on Wednesday, the 15th of February as well as Maha Shivratri and Shiva ji Jayanti on Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th respectively.
Holika Dahan/Dolyatra takes place on Tuesday, the 7th of March while Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand occurs on Wednesday, the 22nd of March. Easter Sunday is set to fall on Sunday, the 9th of April while Vaisakhi/Vishu/Meshadi occurs on Saturday, the 1st day of April.
The Central Government has designated restricted holidays for the months of April, May, June, August, September, October, November, and December in the year 2023. These holidays include Easter Sunday on April 9th, Vaisakhi, Vishu, and Meshadi on April 14th, Vaisakhadi in Bengal, and Bahag Bihu in Assam on April 15th. Jamat-Ul-Vida falls on April 21st.
Guru Rabindranath Tagore’s Birthday is on May 9th. Rath Yatra is on June 20th. Parsi New Year’s day or Nauraj is on August 16th while Vinayaka Chaturthi falls on August 20th. Onam or Thiru Onam Day is observed on August 29th while Raksha Bandhan is on August 30th.
Janmashtami is celebrated on September 6th while Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 19th. In October, Dussehra is split into three parts with Saptami falling on October 21st, Mahashtami on October 22nd, and Mahanavmi on October 23rd. Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday is celebrated on October 28th.
Karaka Chaturthi or Karwa Chouth is observed on November 1st followed by Naraka Chaturdashi on November 12th, Govardhan Puja on November 13th, and Bhai Duj on November 15th. Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) is celebrated on November 19th while Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day falls on November 24th. The holiday season culminates with Christmas Eve on December 24th.
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