Punjab State Government Holiday List 2018



Dated Chandigarh the 27/12/2017


Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Central Act XXVI of 1881) read with the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No.20-25/26/Pub.1, dated 08.06.1957, the Government of Punjab hereby declare that in addition to Sundays expressly defined as Public Holidays in the said “Explanation”, the following shall be observed as Holidays in the State of Punjab during the year 2018:-


Sr.No Name of the Holiday(s) Date on which they fall Day of the week
1 2 3 4
1 Republic Day 26 th  January Friday
2 Holi 02 nd  March Friday
3 Ram Navami 25 th  March Sunday
4 Good Friday 30 th  March Friday
5 Bank Holiday (Account Closing day) 1 st  April Sunday
6 Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 14 th  April Saturday
7 Idu’l Fitr 16 th  June Saturday
8 Independence Day 15 th  August Wednesday
9 Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Ji 2 nd  October Tuesday
10 Dussehar 19 th  October Friday
11 Diwali 7 th  November Wednesday
12 Birthday of Sri Guru Nanak dev Ji 23 rd  November Friday
13 Christmas day 25 th  December Tuesday

2.This has been issued in accordance with the directions issued by the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division), New Delhi vide their D.O. No. 41/2/98/-BO.II dated 9thAugust, 2002 and Department of Financial Services vide No.1/22/2012/-BO.II dated 09.01.2013.

Karan Avtar Singh

Chief Secretary of Government, Punjab

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