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Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu (2018)

Public Holidays in 2018

 

Name of the Festival Date Weekday Type of Holiday
New Year Day Jan 1 Monday Optional Holiday
Bhogi Jan 14 Sunday Gazetted Holiday
Pongal/Makar Sankranti Jan 14 Saturday Gazetted Holiday
Thiruvalluvar Day Jan 15 Monday Optional Holiday
Uzhavar Thirunal Jan 16 Tuesday Optional Holiday
Republic Day Jan 26 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Ugadi Mar 18 Sunday Optional Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti Mar 29 Thursday Optional Holiday
Good Friday Mar 30 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Annual Closing of Bank Accounts Apr 1 Sunday Bank Holiday
Dr. B.R Ambedkar Birthday Apr 14 Saturday Gazetted Holiday
Tamil New Years Day Apr 14 Saturday Gazetted Holiday
May Day May 1 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday
Idul Fitr Jun 15 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Independence Day Aug 15 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday
Idul Juha Aug 22 Wednesday Optional Holiday
Janmashtami Sep 2 Sunday Optional Holiday
Vinayaka Chaturthi Sep 13 Thursday Gazetted Holiday
Muharram Sep 21 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Maha Navami Oct 18 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Dussehra Oct 19 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Oct 2 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday
Deepavali Nov 6 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday
Id-e-Milad Nov 21 Wednesday Gazetted Holiday
Christmas Dec 25 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday

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Public Holidays in 2017

 

 

Name of the Festival Date Weekday Type of Holiday
New Year Day Jan 1 Sunday Optional Holiday
Pongal/Makar Sankranti Jan 14 Saturday Optional Holiday
Thiruvalluvar Day Jan 15 Sunday Optional Holiday
Uzhavar Thirunal Jan 16 Monday Optional Holiday
Republic Day Jan 26 Thursday Gazetted Holiday
Ugadi Mar 29 Wednesday Optional Holiday
Annual Closing of Bank Accounts Apr 1 Saturday Bank Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti Apr 9 Sunday Gazetted Holiday
Tamil New Years Day/Good Friday and Dr. B.R Ambedkar Birthday Apr 14 Friday Gazetted Holiday
May Day May 1 Monday Gazetted Holiday
Ramadan Jun 26 Monday Gazetted Holiday
Krishna Jayanthi Aug 14 Monday Optional Holiday
Independence Day Aug 15 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday
Vinayaka Chaturthi Aug 25 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha Sep 2 Saturday Gazetted Holiday
Maha Navami Sep 29 Friday Optional Holiday
Dussehra Sep 30 Saturday Gazetted Holiday
Muharram Oct 1 Sunday Gazetted Holiday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Oct 2 Monday Gazetted Holiday
Naraka Chaturdasi Oct 18 Wednesday Optional Holiday
Id-e-Milad Dec 2 Saturday Gazetted Holiday
Christmas Dec 25 Monday Gazetted Holiday

Experience these festivals of Tamil Nadu

Eleventh largest state in India and sixth most populous state in India. In the land of Tamils, there are festivals which are celebrated in a very grand manner by making rangolis for few festivals and on few festivals by decorating houses by flowers, and few festivals are especially celebrated at temples. For most of the festivals, it is a public holiday in Tamil Nadu. Here we are providing with a list of festivals and the way it is celebrated.

Karthigai Deepam - This festival is a festival of lights and it is celebrated in the month of Karthigai which comes every year either in the month of November or December. This festival is celebrated for ten days but only one day is a public holiday in Tamil Nadu. The main attraction of this festival is there will be a fair held on this day.

Thiruvaiyaru Festival - This festival is a music festival but not a public holiday in Tamil Nadu. This festival is celebrated in the district called Thanjavur as a tribute to one of the legendary musicians of India Saint Thyagaraja and this festival happens in the month of January. This is one of the most famous music festivals in India.

Sea Shell Museum in Mahabalipuram

If, you are planning to make the upcoming public holiday in Tamil Nadu useful for your children. Sea shell Museum is the place you should visit. Shell Museum in Mahabalipuram is a visual wonder and is a must place to visit. In this museum, you can see a Treasury of approximately 40,000 seashells & marine fossils not only from India but all around the planet. The entry fee for this place is around a hundred also there is a souvenir shop from where you can buy things made up of the shell. On weekends and public holidays in Tamil Nadu, the crowd will be a little high. People from other countries who are trying to know and learn about the shells or the life under water visits this place. 
 
This museum is owned and maintained by a person named Raja Mohammed with years of hard work and passion he did this collection. Not only shells there is a collection of some fishes. If you visit, you can see a lot of school buses and students came for an excursion to visit this museum. On a public Holiday in Tamil Nadu bringing you kids to such places will help them gain knowledge and may also inspire them in a way.