Punjab Govt Holidays 2023

The year 2023 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 2023.
For the convenience of our readers, on this page we are providing a complete list of Punjab govt holidays in 2023 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 Republic Day, which falls on Thursday, 26th January 2023.

According to this list, there are total 25 gazetted holidays in Punjab during the calendar year 2023 in the public offices of Punjab government. Other than these holidays, the offices will remain closed on all Saturdays and Sundays.

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 10 February 2023. It is the 2nd Friday of February and the 41st 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 2023 as declared by the state government.
Next Holiday in Punjab: The next govt holiday in Punjab is on Saturday, 18 February 2023 on the occassion of Maha Shivratri. There are 9 days left in this holiday. Maha Shivratri is the Hindu festival associated with lord Shiva and is celebrated annually on Chaturdashi of Phalgun month. Not many knows that according to the Hindu calendar, Charturdashi of every month is a Shivratri day and the Shivratri in the month of Phalgun is celebrated as Maha Shivratri. It is the day when lord Shiva married to the goddess Parvati.

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 2023.

Today Bank Open or Not in Punjab

Today's date is 9 February 2023 and this is the 2nd Thursday of February. 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. 2023, please check the next section on this page.

Note: Some readers are looking for bank holidays in Ludhiana in 2023. 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 2023

The complete list of government holidays in Punjab for the year 2023 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 2023, there are 9 holidays which will fall on a Saturday or Sunday.
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Punjab Govt Holidays 2023
HolidayHoliday DateWeekday
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Birthday of Bhagat Ravidas Ji 5 February 2023 Sunday
Maha Shivratri 18 February 2023 Saturday
Holi 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Shaheedi Diwas S. Bhagat Singh 23 March 2023 Thursday
Ram Navmi 30 March 2023 Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti 4 April 2023 Tuesday
Good Friday 7 April 2023 Friday
Nabha Das Jayanti 8 April 2023 Saturday
Vaisakhi 14 April 2023 Friday
Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 14 April 2023 Friday
Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti 22 April 2023 Saturday
Id-ul-Fitr 22 April 2023 Saturday
Guru Arjan Dev Ji Shaheedi Diwas 23 May 2023 Tuesday
Kabir Jayanti 4 June 2023 Sunday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 29 June 2023 Thursday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Janmashtami 7 September 2023 Thursday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2023 Monday
Agarsen Jayanti 15 October 2023 Sunday
Dussehra (Vijay Dasami) 24 October 2023 Tuesday
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti 28 October 2023 Saturday
Diwali 12 November 2023 Sunday
Vishawkarma Day 13 November 2023 Monday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab 27 November 2023 Monday
Martyrdom Day of Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji 17 December 2023 Sunday
Christmas Day 25 December 2023 Monday

NOTE: The festival of Raksha Bandhan (also Rakhi or Rakhri) is coming on Wednesday, 30th August 2023. 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 2023 Punjab

There are total 15 Bank Holidays in Punjab in the calendar year 2023. 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 2023 Punjab
HolidayHoliday DateWeekday
Republic Day 26 January 2023 Thursday
Maha Shivratri 18 February 2023 Saturday
Holi 8 March 2023 Wednesday
Shaheedi Diwas S. Bhagat Singh 23 March 2023 Thursday
Annual Closing of Accounts Day 1 April 2023 Saturday
Mahavir Jayanti 4 April 2023 Tuesday
Vaisakhi/Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 14 April 2023 Friday
Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) 29 June 2023 Thursday
Independence Day 15 August 2023 Tuesday
Janmashtami 7 September 2023 Thursday
Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2023 Monday
Dussehra (Vijay Dasami) 24 October 2023 Tuesday
Vishwakarma Day 13 November 2023 Monday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab 27 November 2023 Monday
Christmas Day 25 December 2023 Monday

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