Public Holidays 2022: While we are leaving the portals of 2021 and gearing up to invite the New Year 2022, we may also want to plan for our vacations, run some personal errands or organize some family or social events.
Here is a list of national public holidays in 2022 for India you can use as a guide to plan several things you may want to do in 2022, making the best use of your holidays.
In India there are two types of holidays, namely, regional holidays and national holidays. National public holidays are those that are applicable throughout the country across all states.
Countrywide holidays for national events are applicable on official national celebrations like Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti.
The other national holidays are listed on the dates of the important festivals of major religions practiced in the country like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and Islam.
Some religious festivals have their own local variations in terms of dates and fashion from state to state while some festivals are celebrated in some states only.
These festivals are covered with regional holidays applicable in the concerned states only.
In India, most banks, schools, colleges, firms, and institutions have their weekly holidays on Sundays. In addition, Saturdays are demarcated for holidays based on needs.
Banks do not work on the second and fourth Saturdays of all months.
Here is the list of national public holidays in 2022 in India that are applicable across the nation for all states.
For the complete list of holidays covering both national and regional holidays, you have to consult the list of holidays appropriate to your state.
List of national public holidays in 2022:
January 1: New Year’s Day (Saturday)
January 13: Lohri (Thursday)
January 14: Makar Sankranti (Friday)
January 26: Republic Day (Wednesday)
March 1: Maha Shivratri (Tuesday)
March 18: Holi (Friday)
April 2: Ugadi (Saturday)
April 10: Ram Navami (Sunday)
April 14: Mahavir Jayanti, Ambedkar Jayanti (Thursday)
April 15: Good Friday (Friday)
May 3: Eid-ul-Fitr (Tuesday)
May 16: Buddha Purnima (Monday)
July 10: Bakri Eid (Sunday)
August 9: Muharram (Tuesday)
August 11: Rakshabandhan (Thursday)
August 15: Independence Day (Monday)
August 19: Janmashtami (Friday)
August 31: Ganesh Chaturthi (Wednesday)
September 8: Onam (Thursday)
October 2: Gandhi Jayanti (Sunday)
October 5: Dussehra (Wednesday)
October 9: Eid-e-Milad (Sunday)
October 24: Diwali (Monday)
November 8: Guru Nanak Jayanti (Tuesday)
December 25: Christmas (Sunday)