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List of Public holidays in Kerala for the year 2021

List of Public holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act in Kerala for the Calendar year 2021 – Notification

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
General Administration (Co-ordination) Department

NOTIFICATION

G. O. (P) No. 15/2020/GAD.

Thiruvananthapuram,
Dated, 22nd October, 2020.

Under the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Central Act 26 of 1881) read with the Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No. 20/25/56/Pub-I dated 8th June 1957, the Government of Kerala are hereby pleased to declare that in addition to Sundays, expressly defined as Public Holidays in the said explanation, the following days shall be Public Holidays Under Negotiable Instruments Act in Kerala for the Calendar year 2021.

Name of Holidays Day of the Week Date
(1) (2) (3)
Republic Day Tuesday 26-01-2021
Sivarathri Thursday 11-03-2021
Annual closing of Accounts of Commercial and Co-operative Banks Thursday 01-04-2021
Good Friday Friday 02-04-2021
Vishu/Dr B. R. Ambedkar Jayanthi Wednesday 14-04-2021
May Day Saturday 01-05-2021
Id-ul-Fitr* (Ranzan) Thursday 13-05-2021
Bakrid* Tuesday 20-07-2021
First Onam Friday 20-08-2021
Thiruvonam Saturday 21-08-2021
Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi Monday, 23-08-2021
Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day Tuesday 21-09-2021
Gandhi Jayanthi Saturday 02-10-2021
Mahanavami Thursday 14-10-2021
Vtjayadasami Friday 15-10-2021
Milad-i-Sherif” (Birthday of Prophet Muhammed) Tuesday 19-10-2021
Deepavali Thursday 04-11-2021
Christmas Saturday 25-12-2021

 

The following festivals/occasions which fall on Public Holidays (Sundays) have been excluded from the above list. The branches of Banks, which work on those days will observe Holiday for the same days.

1 Easter Sunday 04-04-2021
2 Independence Day Sunday 15-08-2021

 

The holidays to the Institutions coming under Labour Law-Industrial Disputes Act, Shops and Commercial Establishment Act, Minimum Wages Act etc., will be governed by the Kerala Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act, 1958.

By order of the Governor,

K. R. JYOTHILAL IAS,
Principal Secretary to Government,

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
General Administration (Co-ordination) Department

NOTIFICATION

G. O. (P) No. 16/2020/GAD.

Thiruvananthapuram,
Dated, 22nd October. 2020.

Government are pleased to notify that the days enumerated below will be observed as Public Holidays to the Public Offices under the Government of Kerala during the Calendar year 2021.

Name of Holidays Dav of the week Year – 2021 Christian Era
1196-97 Malayalam Era
1942-43 Saka Era
All Sundays Closed Holiday Second Saturday of each English month Closed Holiday
SI. No. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1 Mannam Jayanthi Saturday 02-01-2021 18-5-1196 12-10-1942
2 Republic Day Tuesday 26-01-2021 13-6-1196 6-11-1942
3 Sivarathri Thursday 11-03-2021 27-7-1196 20-12-1942
4 Maundy Thursday Thursday 01-04-2021 18-8-1196 11-1-1943
5 Good Friday Friday 2-4-2021 19-8-1196 12-1-1943
6 VishuiDr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanthi Wednesday 14-04-2021 1-9-1196 24-1-1943
7 May Day Saturday 01-05-2021 18-9-1196 11-2-1943
8 Id-ul-Fitr* (Ramzan) Thursday 13-05-2021 30-9-1196 23-2-1943
9 Id-ul-Ad’lia (Bakrid)* Tuesday 20-07-2021 4-12-1196 29-4-1943
10 Muharram* Thursday 19-08-2021 3-1-1197 28-5-1943
11 First Onam Friday 20-08-2021 4-1-1197 29-5-1943
12 Thiruvonam Saturday 21-08-2021 5-1-1197 30-5-1943
13 Fourth Onam/Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi -Monday 23-08-2021 7 -1197 1-6-1943
14 Ayyan Kali Jayanthi Saturday 28-08-2021 12- – 197 6-6-1943
15 Sreekrishna Jayanthi Monday 30-08-2021 14-1-1197 8-6-1943
16 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day Tuesday 21-09-2021 5-2-1197 30-6-1943
17 Gandhi Jayanthi Saturday 2.10-2021 16-2-1197 10-7-1943
18 Mahanavami Thursday 14-10-2021 28-2-1197 22-7-1943
19 Vijayadasami Friday 15-10-2021 29-2-1197 23-7-1943
20 Milad-i-Sheriff Tuesday 19-10-2021 3-3-1197 27-7-1943
(Birthday of Prophet Muhammed)
21 Deepavali Thursday 4-11-2021 19-3-1197 13-8-1943
22 Christmas Saturday 25-12-2021 10-5-1197 4-10-1943

 

The following festivals/occasions which fall on public holidays (Sundays) have been excluded from the above list:

Name of Holidays Day of the Week 2021 Christian Era 1196-97 Malayalam Era 1942-43 Saka Era
Easter Sunday 4-4-2021 21-8-1196 14-1-1943
Karkkadaka Vaavu Sunday 8-8-2021 23-12-1196 17-5-1943
Independence Day Sunday 15-8-2021 30-12-1196 24-5-1943
Third Onam Sunday 22-8-2021 6-1-1197 31-5-1943

*Subject to change depending on the appearance of the Moon.

Restricted Holidays**

Ayya Vaikunda

Swami Jayanthi

Friday 12-3-2021 (Government, Quasi-Government and Public Sector Undertaking Employees and Teachers belonging to Hadar Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday)
Aavani Avittom Sunday 22-8-2021 (Government Employees belongs to Brahmin Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday)
Vishwakarma Day  Friday 17-9-2021 (Government, Quasi-Government Employees and Teachers belonging to Vishwakarrna Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday).

 

By order of the Governor,

K. R. JOTHILAL IAS,
Principal Secretary to Government.

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