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Central Government Holidays 2024: A Comprehensive Overview What to Expect Next Year

Plan Your Year of Renewal and Cultural Immersion: Unveiling the Central Government's 2024 Holiday Calendar

Central Government Holidays 2024: As 2023 draws to a close and the new year approaches, central government employees can eagerly await a fresh roster of holidays. The newly released 2024 holiday list promises a year brimming with opportunities for relaxation and rejuvenation. To further enhance the holiday experience, the Central Government has thoughtfully implemented two annexures, catering to diverse preferences and locations.

First Annexure: Standard Leaves for All

The holiday festivities commence with the first annexure, providing central government employees with a standard set of leaves. These leaves serve as the foundation for a year of well-deserved breaks.

Second Annexure: Optional Leaves for Enhanced Flexibility

The excitement escalates with the introduction of the second annexure, offering a selection of optional leaves. These leaves empower employees to tailor their holiday plans to their individual needs and preferences. For those based in Delhi or New Delhi, the choice lies between two alternative holidays. Meanwhile, employees residing outside Delhi or New Delhi enjoy the flexibility to choose three optional holidays. This personalized approach ensures that 2024 will be a year packed with holidays, tailored to each employee’s unique circumstances.

Gazetted Holidays for Delhi/New Delhi Employees in 2024

Serial No.Holidays Date
1Republic Day 26 January 2024
2Holi25 March 2024
3Good Friday29 March 2024
4Eid al-Fitr11 April 2024
5Ram Navami17 April 2024
6Mahavir Jayanti21 April 2024
7Buddha Prunima23 May 2024
8Bakrid17 June 2024
9Muharram17 July 2024
10Independence Day15 August 2024
11Janmashtami26 August 2024
12Eid-e-Milad16 September 2024
13Gandhi jayanti02 October 2024
14Dussehra12 October 2024
15Diwali 31 October 2024
16Guru Nanak Anniversary15 November 2024
17Christmas25 December 2024

Gazetted Holidays for Employees Posted Outside Delhi/New Delhi

Republic Day, Independence Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, Christmas, Dussehra (Vijay Dashami), Diwali (Deepawali), Good Friday, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Zuha, Mahavir Jayanti, Muharram, Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday (Eid-e-Milad).

Optional Holidays for employees posted in Delhi/New Delhi

Serial No.HolidaysDate
1New Year01 January 2024
2Lohari13 January 2024
3Makar Sankranti14 January 2024
4Madha Bihu/ Pongal15 January 2024
5Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti17 January 2024
6Hazrat Ali Jayanti25 January 2024
7Shri Panchami, Basant Panchami14 February 2024
8Shiva Ji Jayanti19 February 2024
9Guru Ravi Das Jayanti24 February 2024
10Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti06 March 2024
11Mahashivratri08 March 2024
12Holika Dahan24 March 2024
13Dalyatra25 March 2024
14Easter Sunday31 March 2024
15Jamaat-ul-Vida05 April 2024
16Chaitra Shukladi/ Gudi Padwa/ Ugadi/ Chaiti Chand09 April 2024
17Vaisakhi/ Vishu13 April 2024
18Meshadi (Tamil New Year Day)/ Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)14 April 2024
19Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti08 May 2024
20Chariot Festival07 July 2024
21Parsi New Year/ Nowruz15 August 2024
22Raksha Bandhan19 August 2024
23Ganesh Chaturdashi07 September 2024
24Onam 15 September 2024
25Dussehra (Saptami)10 October 2024
26Dussehra (Mahastami)/ Dussehra (Mahanavami)11 October 2024
27Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti17 October 2024
28Karva Chauth 20 October 2024
29Narak Chaturdashi31 October 2024
30Govradhan Puja 02 November 2024
31Bhai Dooj03 November 2024
32Pratihar Shashthi/ Surya Shashthi (Chhath Puja)07 November 2024
33Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day24 November 2024
34Christmas Eve25 December 2024

Optional Holidays for employees posted outside Delhi/New Delhi

One extra day for Dussehra, Holi, Janmashtami (Vaishnavi), Ramnavami, Maha Shivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi /Vinayak Chaturthi, Makar Sankranti, Rath Yatra, Onam, Pongal, Shri Panchami/Basant Panchami, Vishu/Vaisakhi/Vaisakhadi/Bhag Bihu/ Mashadi Ugadi/Chaitra Shukladi/Cheti Chand/Gudi Padwa/First Navratri/Nauraj/Chhath Puja/ Karwa Chauth .

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