National and Regional Public holidays of Bihar in 2019

SundayJanuary 13Guru Gobind Singh JayantiSome states
SaturdayJanuary 26Republic Day
SundayFebruary 10Vasant PanchamiSeveral states
TuesdayFebruary 19Guru Ravidas’ BirthdaySeveral states. Full moon of Magh
MondayMarch 04Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
ThursdayMarch 21DoljatraHoli Dahan
FridayMarch 22Bihar DivasBihar Only
FridayMarch 22HoliBihar, Odisha
MondayApril 01Bank HolidayBanks only. Annual accounts closing
SaturdayApril 13Ram NavamiSeveral states
SundayApril 14Ashoka’s Birth AnniversaryBihar only
SundayApril 14Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
WednesdayApril 17Mahavir Jayanti
FridayApril 19Good FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
SundayApril 21Shab e-BaratBihar. Celebrated on the 15th Sha’aban
TuesdayApril 23Veer Kunvar Singh JayantiBihar
WednesdayMay 01May DayMany states
SaturdayMay 18Buddha PurnimaSeveral states
WednesdayJune 05Idul FitrMany states
MondayJune 17Sant Guru Kabir JayantiSeveral states
MondayAugust 12Idul JuhaBakrid. Many states
ThursdayAugust 15Independence Day
FridayAugust 23JanmashtamiCelebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
TuesdaySeptember 10Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
WednesdayOctober 02Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
SundayOctober 06DurgastamiSeveral states
MondayOctober 07MahanavamiSome states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
TuesdayOctober 08DussehraDasara/Vijaya Dashami
SundayOctober 27DeewaliMany states
TuesdayOctober 29Bhai DujSome states
SaturdayNovember 02Chhath PujaAssam, Bihar
SundayNovember 03Chhath PujaBihar
SundayNovember 10Id-e-Milad
TuesdayNovember 12Guru Nanak BirthdaySeveral States
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas DayObserved in all states

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  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs which are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are observed nationally.