Punjab Govt Holidays 2024

The year 2024 is around the corner and the new year will start in just a few weeks from now. A lot of people, especially govt employees are curious to see the list of govt holidays in Punjab in 2024.
For the convenience of our readers, on this page we are providing a complete list of Punjab govt holidays in 2024 and also a list of bank holidays in the state of Punjab during the current year. The list given on this page is as per the gazetted holidays list issued by the state government.
The first holiday in the new year is on the occassion of Birthday Gurpurab of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, which falls on Wednesday, 17th January 2024.

According to this list, there are total 31 gazetted holidays in Punjab during the calendar year 2024 in the public offices of Punjab government. Other than these holidays, the offices will remain closed on all Saturdays and Sundays.

Tomorrow Holiday in Punjab


In schools, we always wanted the tomorrow to be a holiday, but that's not possible everyday.
Tomorrow's date is 23 February 2024. It is the 4th Friday of February and the 54th day of the year. If you are a govt employee and were looking for the asnwer as "Yes, tomorrow is a holiday in Punjab", then you will be disappointed to know that tomorrow's date is not in the list of gazetted holidays in Punjab in 2024 as declared by the state government.
Next Holiday in Punjab: The next govt holiday in Punjab is on Saturday, 24 February 2024 on the occassion of Birthday of Bhagat Ravidas Ji. There are 2 days left in this holiday. Shri Guru Ravidas ji has a large number of followers in the sikh community as well as amongst the people of Hindu religion. His teachings are also included in Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji, the holy scripture of sikhism.

The holidays in the state capital Chandigarh are not same as the govt holidays in Punjab. So check this link to know about the holidays in Chandigarh:
Chandigarh Holidays List 2024.

Today Bank Open or Not in Punjab

Today's date is 22 February 2024 and this is the 4th Thursday of February. If you want to know "are banks open today in Punjab", then continue reading this page. In this section, we will give you information about today's bank holiday in Punjab.
If you are a bank employee, then you may be little disappointed to know that today is not a bank holiday in Punjab. The banks are closed on every 2nd and 4th Saturday of a month, but today is not 2nd or 4th Saturday. This day is also not in the list of bank holidays as declared by the state government. So all the public and private sector banks in the state will remain open. For a list of bank holidays in Punjab during the current year i.e. 2024, please check the next section on this page.

Note: Some readers are looking for bank holidays in Ludhiana in 2024. The bank holidays are declared at the state level, not specific to a city. So the list of holidays in any particular city like Ludhiana, Jalandhar or Amritsar is same as the list of bank holidays in Punjab given on this page.

Punjab Govt Holidays 2024

The complete list of government holidays in Punjab for the year 2024 is given below. The offices of Punjab govt will remain closed on these days and also closed on all Saturdays & Sundays.
Govt employees will be little disappointed to know that according to the holidays calendar for the year 2024, there are 5 holidays which will fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
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Punjab Govt Holidays 2024
HolidayHoliday DateWeekday
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday 17 January 2024 Wednesday
Republic Day 26 January 2024 Friday
Birthday of Bhagat Ravidas Ji 24 February 2024 Saturday
Maha Shivratri 8 March 2024 Friday
Shaheedi Diwas S. Bhagat Singh 23 March 2024 Saturday
Holi 25 March 2024 Monday
Good Friday 29 March 2024 Friday
Nabha Das Jayanti 8 April 2024 Monday
Id-ul-Fitr 11 April 2024 Thursday
Vaisakhi 13 April 2024 Saturday
Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 14 April 2024 Sunday
Ram Navmi 17 April 2024 Wednesday
Mahavir Jayanti 21 April 2024 Sunday
May Day 1 May 2024 Wednesday
Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti 10 May 2024 Friday
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Diwas 10 June 2024 Monday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 17 June 2024 Monday
Kabir Jayanti 22 June 2024 Saturday
Independence Day 15 August 2024 Thursday
Janmashtami 26 August 2024 Monday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2024 Wednesday
Agarsen Jayanti 3 October 2024 Thursday
Dussehra (Vijay Dasami) 12 October 2024 Saturday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 17 October 2024 Thursday
Diwali 31 October 2024 Thursday
Vishawkarma Day 1 November 2024 Friday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab 15 November 2024 Friday
Martyrdom Day of S. Kartar Singh Sarabha 16 November 2024 Saturday
Martyrdom Day of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji 6 December 2024 Friday
Christmas Day 25 December 2024 Wednesday
Shaheedi Sabha Sri Fatehgarh Sahib 27 December 2024 Friday

NOTE: The festival of Raksha Bandhan (also Rakhi or Rakhri) is coming on Wednesday, 30th August 2024. On this day, there will be a 2 hours holiday in govt offices and offices will open 2 hours after the normal schedule.

Bank Holidays 2024 Punjab

There are total 16 Bank Holidays in Punjab in the calendar year 2024. It is important to note that the 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. Punjab government has notified following holidays which would be observed as public holidays according to section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act. Other than these holidays, banks will remain closed on all Sundays and also on 2nd/4th Saturdays of every month.
Bank Holidays 2024 Punjab
HolidayHoliday DateWeekday
Republic Day 26 January 2024 Friday
Maha Shivratri 8 March 2024 Friday
Holi 25 March 2024 Monday
Annual Closing of Accounts Day 1 April 2024 Monday
Id-ul-Fitr 11 April 2024 Thursday
Ram Navmi 17 April 2024 Wednesday
May Day 1 May 2024 Wednesday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 17 June 2024 Monday
Independence Day 15 August 2024 Thursday
Janmashtami 26 August 2024 Monday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2024 Wednesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 17 October 2024 Thursday
Diwali 31 October 2024 Thursday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Birthday 15 November 2024 Friday
Christmas Day 25 December 2024 Wednesday
Shaheedi Sabha Sri Fatehgarh Sahib 27 December 2024 Friday

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