Chandigarh Administration Holidays 2019

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 2019. The list of bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2019 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 3rd March 2019, then you must be happy to know that tomorrow is a holiday in Chandigarh.
The next government holiday in Chandigarh is on 4 March 2019 (Monday), on the occassion of religious festival of Maha Shivratri. Maha Shivratri is the Hindu festival associated with lord Shiva and is celebrated annually on Chaturdashi of Phalgun month. Not many knows that according to Hindu calendar, Charturdashi of every month is a Shivratri day and the Shivratri in the month of Phalgun is celebrated as Maha Shivratri. It is the day when lord Shiva married to the goddess Parvati.


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.

Chandigarh Holidays 2019

The complete list of public holidays in govt offices of Chandigarh administration during the year 2019 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 2019.
  1. 13th January (Sunday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Saturday)
    Republic Day
  3. 19th February (Tuesday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji
  4. 4th March (Monday)
    Maha Shivaratri
  5. 21st March (Thursday)
    Holi
  6. 17th April (Wednesday)
    Mahavir Jayanti
  7. 19th April (Friday)
    Good Friday
  8. 5th June (Wednesday)
    Id-ul-Fitr
  9. 12th August (Monday)
    Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  10. 15th August (Thursday)
    Independence Day
  11. 24th August (Saturday)
    Janmashtami
  12. 2nd October (Wednesday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  13. 8th October (Tuesday)
    Dussehra
  14. 27th October (Sunday)
    Diwali
  15. 28th October (Monday)
    Govardhan Pooja
  16. 12th November (Tuesday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  17. 25th December (Wednesday)
    Christmas day

Bank Holidays in Chandigarh 2019

The complete list of bank holidays in Chandigarh U.T. during the year 2019 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 2019.
  1. 13th January (Sunday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Saturday)
    Republic Day
  3. 19th February (Tuesday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji
  4. 4th March (Monday)
    Maha Shivaratri
  5. 21st March (Thursday)
    Holi
  6. 1st April (Monday)
    Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
  7. 17th April (Wednesday)
    Mahavir Jayanti
  8. 19th April (Friday)
    Good Friday
  9. 5th June (Wednesday)
    Id-ul-Fitr
  10. 12th August (Monday)
    Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  11. 15th August (Thursday)
    Independence Day
  12. 2nd October (Wednesday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  13. 8th October (Tuesday)
    Dussehra
  14. 27th October (Sunday)
    Diwali
  15. 12th November (Tuesday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  16. 25th December (Wednesday)
    Christmas day

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