(Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)
(Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)

2018 is coming to an end people are getting ready to welcome 2019 with open arms, some have even started to make a plan for the next year, so here is the list of all the public holidays and festivals in 2019 to help you plan your schedule. The list also includes all the optional holidays which we Indians celebrate.

26 January, Saturday – Republic Day

17 April, Wednesday – Mahavir Jayanti

19 April, Friday – Good Friday

18 May, Saturday – Buddha Purnima

5 June, Wednesday – Ramazan/Idu’l Fitr

12 August, Monday – Id-ul-Zuha/Bakr-Eid

15 August, Thursday – Independence Day

Moradabad: Muslim children hold the tricolour flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at a madrasa in Moradabad on Tuesday. PTI Photo<br />(PTI8_15_2017_000134B)
Moradabad: Muslim children hold the tricolour flag during the 71st Independence Day celebrations at a madrasa in Moradabad on Tuesday. PTI Photo
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10 September, Tuesday – Muharram

2 October, Wednesday – Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday

8 October, Tuesday – Dussehra

27 October, Sunday – Diwali (Deepavali)

10 November, Sunday – Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-ul-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Muhammad)

12 November, Tuesday – Guru Nanak Jayanti

25 December, Wednesday – Christmas Day

Christmas in Tivoli Garden
Christmas in Tivoli Garden

Optional holidays

1 January, Tuesday – New Year’s Day

13 January, Sunday – Lohri

14 January, Monday – Makar Sankranti

15 January, Tuesday – Pongal

10 February, Sunday – Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami

19 February, Tuesday – Guru Ravidas’s Birthday

19 February, Tuesday – Shivaji Jayanti

01 March, Thursday – Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti

20 March, Wednesday – Holika Dahan

Complete List of Festivals and Public Holidays in 2019

21 March, Thursday – Dol Yatra

21 March, Thursday – Hazarat Ali’s Birthday

6 April, Saturday – Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand

13 April, Saturday – Ram Navami

14 April, Sunday – Vaisakhi/Vishu/Meshadi

15 April, Monday – Pahela Vaisakh (Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)

21 April, Sunday – Easter Sunday

9 May, Thursday – Rabindra Jayanti

31 May, Friday – Jamat-Ul-Vida

4 July, Thursday – Rath Yatra

15 August, Thursday – Raksha Bandhan

Complete List of Festivals and Public Holidays in 2019

17 August, Saturday – Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj

2 September, Monday – Vinayaka Chaturthi/Ganesh Chaturthi

11 September, Wednesday – Onam or Thiru Onam Day

5 October, Saturday Maha Saptami (Dussehra)

6 October, Sunday – Maha Ashtami (Dussehra)

7 October, Monday – Maha Navami (Dussehra)

13 October, Sunday – Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday

17 October, Thursday – Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)

27 October, Sunday – Deepavali (South India) / Naraka Chaturdasi

(Photo by DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP)
(Photo by DOMINIQUE FAGET / AFP)

28 October, Monday – Govardhan Puja

29 October, Tuesday – Bhai Dooj

2 November, Saturday – Pratihar Sashthi /Surya Sashthi (Chhath Puja)

24 November, Sunday – Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day

24 December, Tuesday – Christmas Eve

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