Punjab Govt Holidays 2022

The year 2022 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 2022.
For the convenience of our readers, on this page we are providing a complete list of Punjab govt holidays in 2022 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 religious festival of Birthday Gurpurab of Guru Gobind Singh ji, which is coming on Sunday, 9th January 2022.

According to this list, there are total 25 gazetted holidays in Punjab during the calendar year 2022 in the public offices of Punjab government. Other than these holidays, the offices will remain closed on all Saturdays and Sundays.

28 September Holiday Declared in Punjab

Many people are asking if Punjab govt has declared holiday tomorrow i.e. 28 September 2022. 28 September is the birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam S. Bhagat Singh. Punjab School Education Board has cancelled the examination to be held on this date. So people are thinking that the govt has declared a holiday on this date. But the exam was cancelled so that students and teachers could participate in the events related to the celebration of birth anniversary of S. Bhagat Singh.
According to the latest information available at the time of writing this article, Punjab govt has not declared any holiday on 28th Sep 2022. So all the schools, offices etc. will remain open as normal working day.
The central govt has decided to rename the Chandigarh Airport after S. Bhagat Singh. An event will be organized at the airport on 28th September and central finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will preside over this event.

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 8 December 2022. It is the 2nd Thursday of December and the 342nd 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 2022 as declared by the state government.
Next Holiday in Punjab: The next govt holiday in Punjab is on Sunday, 25 December 2022 on the occassion of Christmas Day. There are 17 days left in this holiday. Christmas is a religious and cultural festival, celebrated throughout the world. This day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, the central figure of the world's largest religion Christianity.

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 2022.

Today Bank Open or Not in Punjab

Today's date is 7 December 2022 and this is the 1st Wednesday of December. 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. 2022, please check the next section on this page.

Note: Some readers are looking for bank holidays in Ludhiana in 2022. 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 2022

The complete list of government holidays in Punjab for the year 2022 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 2022, there are 6 holidays which will fall on a Sunday.
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Punjab Govt Holidays 2022
HolidayHoliday DateWeekday
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday 9 January 2022 Sunday
Republic Day 26 January 2022 Wednesday
Birthday of Bhagat Ravidas Ji 16 February 2022 Wednesday
Maha Shivratri 1 March 2022 Tuesday
Holi 18 March 2022 Friday
Sheedi Diwas S. Bhagat Singh 23 March 2022 Wednesday
Nabha Das Jayanti 8 April 2022 Friday
Ram Navmi 10 April 2022 Sunday
Vaisakhi 14 April 2022 Thursday
Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 14 April 2022 Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti 14 April 2022 Thursday
Good Friday 15 April 2022 Friday
Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti 3 May 2022 Tuesday
Id-ul-Fitr 3 May 2022 Tuesday
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Diwas 3 June 2022 Friday
Kabir Jayanti 14 June 2022 Tuesday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 10 July 2022 Sunday
Independence Day 15 August 2022 Monday
Janmashtami 19 August 2022 Friday
Agarsen Jayanti 26 September 2022 Monday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2022 Sunday
Dussehra (Vijay Dasami) 5 October 2022 Wednesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 9 October 2022 Sunday
Diwali 24 October 2022 Monday
Vishawkarma Day 25 October 2022 Tuesday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab 8 November 2022 Tuesday
Martyrdom Day of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji 28 November 2022 Monday
Christmas Day 25 December 2022 Sunday
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday 29 December 2022 Thursday

NOTE: The festival of Raksha Bandhan (also Rakhi or Rakhri) is coming on Thursday, 11th August 2022. 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 2022 Punjab

There are total 15 Bank Holidays in Punjab in the calendar year 2022. 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 2022 Punjab
HolidayHoliday DateWeekday
Republic Day 26 January 2022 Wednesday
Maha Shivratri 1 March 2022 Tuesday
Holi 18 March 2022 Friday
Annual Closing of Accounts Day 1 April 2022 Friday
Good Friday 15 April 2022 Friday
Id-ul-Fitr 3 May 2022 Tuesday
Kabir Jayanti 14 June 2022 Tuesday
Independence Day 15 August 2022 Monday
Janmashtami 19 August 2022 Friday
Agarsen Jayanti 26 September 2022 Monday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2022 Sunday
Dussehra (Vijay Dasami) 5 October 2022 Wednesday
Diwali 24 October 2022 Monday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab 8 November 2022 Tuesday
Guru Gobind Singh Ji Birthday 29 December 2022 Thursday

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