Chandigarh Administration Holidays 2018

Many friends keep asking me the question "is tomorrow a holiday in Chandigarh"? For the convenience of our readers, we are giving a complete list of govt holidays in Chandigarh in 2018. The list of bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2018 is also given on this page. Chandigarh is the capital of two states Punjab & Haryana, but is itself a Union Territory (U.T.). It has two satellite cities Mohali (Punjab) & Panchkula (Haryana) and these 3 cities collectively referred as Tricity or Chandigarh Tricity. The list of holidays in Chandigarh is different from the govt holidays in Punjab or Haryana. So the people living in or around Chandigarh always have the confusion about holidays in Chandigarh.

Tomorrow Holiday in Chandigarh

If you are a govt employee or school teacher working in Chandigarh, you must be looking for the answer as 'YES, Tomorrow is a Holiday in Chandigarh'. Although you will get disappointed on many occassions, but if you are reading this page on 23rd October, then you must be happy to know that tomorrow is a holiday in Chandigarh.
The next government holiday in Chandigarh is on 24 October 2018 (Wednesday), on the occassion of festival of Valmiki Jayanti. Maharishi Valmiki was the author of Ramayana and also known as Adi Kavi or first poet of Sanskrit language.


All the govt offices and schools of Chandigarh administration will be closed on this day. This day is also a bank holiday in Chandigarh, so all the private and public sector banks in Chandigarh will be closed on this day.
NOTE: Valimki Jayanti was not in the original list of bank holidays in Chandigarh. On 23rd October, Chandigarh administration issued a notification declaring bank holiday in Chandigarh on 24th Oct on the occassion of Valmiki Jayanti.

Chandigarh Holidays 2018

The complete list of public holidays in govt offices of Chandigarh administration during the year 2018 is given below. The list given here is according to the list released by department of Public Relations of Chandigarh Administration. According to this list, there are 17 public holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2018.
  1. 5th January (Friday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Friday)
    Republic Day
  3. 31st January (Wednesday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji
  4. 14th February (Wednesday)
    Maha Shivaratri
  5. 2nd March (Friday)
    Holi
  6. 29th March (Thursday)
    Mahavir Jayanti
  7. 30th March (Friday)
    Good Friday
  8. 16th June (Saturday)
    Eid-ul-Fitr
  9. 15th August (Wednesday)
    Independence Day
  10. 22nd August (Wednesday)
    Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  11. 3rd September (Monday)
    Janm Ashtami
  12. 2nd October (Tuesday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  13. 19 October (Friday)
    Dussehra
  14. 24th October (Wednesday)
    Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji
  15. 7th November (Wednesday)
    Diwali
  16. 23rd November (Friday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  17. 25th December (Tuesday)
    Christmas day

Bank Holidays in Chandigarh 2018

The complete list of bank holidays in Chandigarh U.T. during the year 2018 is given below. It is important to note that bank holidays are not same throughout the country. The list is issued by the respective state governments according to the directions of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. According to the list issued by Chandigarh administration, there are 16 bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2018.
  1. 5th January (Friday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Friday)
    Republic Day
  3. 31st January (Wednesday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji
  4. 14th February (Wednesday)
    Maha Shivaratri
  5. 2nd March (Friday)
    Holi
  6. 29th March (Thursday)
    Mahavir Jayanti
  7. 30th March (Friday)
    Good Friday
  8. 1st April (Sunday)
    Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
  9. 15th August (Wednesday)
    Independence Day
  10. 22nd August (Wednesday)
    Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  11. 3rd September (Monday)
    Janm Ashtami
  12. 2nd October (Tuesday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  13. 19 October (Friday)
    Dussehra
  14. 24th October (Wednesday)
    Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji
  15. 7th November (Wednesday)
    Diwali
  16. 23rd November (Friday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  17. 25th December (Tuesday)
    Christmas day

Other than these holidays banks will remain closed on all Sundays and also on 2nd/4th Saturdays of each month.