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Public Holidays in Bihar (2018)

public Holidays in 2018

Name of the Festival

Date

Weekday

Type of Holiday

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

January 05

Friday

Optional Holiday

Republic Day

January 26

Friday

Gazetted Holiday

Holi

March 01

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Ram Navami

March 25

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Mahavir Jayanti

March 29

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Good Friday

April 30

Friday

Optional Holiday

Annual closing of Accounts

April 01

Sunday

Bank Holiday

 B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14

Saturday

Optional Holiday

May Day

May 01

Tuesday

Gazetted Holiday

Buddha Purnima

May 29

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Idul Fitr

June 14

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Independence Day

August 15

Wednesday

Gazetted Holiday

Id ul Juha

August 21

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Janmashtami

September 02

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Muharram 

September 21

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Dussehra

October 19

Friday

Optional Holiday

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

October 02

Tuesday

Gazetted Holiday

Diwali

November 06

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Guru Nanak Jayanthi

November 23

Friday

Optional Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25

Tuesday

Public Holiday

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public Holidays in 2017

Name of the Festival

Date

Weekday

Type of Holiday

Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh

January 03

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh

January 04

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

January 05

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Republic Day

January 26

Thursday

Gazetted Holiday

Holi

March 13

Monday

Optional Holiday

Bank Holiday

April 01

Saturday

Bank Holiday

Ram Navami

April 04

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Mahavir Jayanti

April 09

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14

Friday

Optional Holiday

Good Friday

April 14

Friday

Optional Holiday

May Day

May 01

Monday

Gazetted Holiday

Buddha Purnima

May 10

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Idul Fitr

June 26

Monday

Optional Holiday

Janmashtami

August 14

Monday

Optional Holiday

Independence Day

August 15

Tuesday

Gazetted Holiday

Idul Juha

September 02

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Dussehra

September 30

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Muharram (10th Day)

October 01

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

October 02

Monday

Gazetted Holiday

Deewali

October 18

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Guru Nanak Birthday

November 04

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25

Monday

Public Holiday

Best celebrated festivals in the land of Bihar
 
India is famous all over the world for its diverse culture and traditions. In each state, there are few festivals which are celebrated in a very excellent manner and also a public holiday. There are few festivals in Bihar as well which are a public holiday in Bihar and also celebrated excellently.
 
Chatth Puja - Chatth Puja is the most famous and important festival in Bihar. This festival is dedicated to the Sun God, and on this day devotees in Bihar will fast for a day, and do offerings to the sun before sunrise. This is one of the best things to see. Chatth Puja is not a holiday all India. But it is a public holiday in Bihar.
 
 Sonepur Cattle Fair - This is not only the best cattle fair but also the biggest cattle fair happen all over Asia. This cattle fair arrives in a town called Sonepur. A lot of people from foreign countries visit Bihar to see this market.  In this exhibition, domestic animals like a camel, elephant, sheep and various birds are brought and sold here. Different handloom and handicrafts stalls will be there, and also the magic show and folk dances is the best part of it.