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School Holidays in India vary per state. The overview below shows the most important school vacations and public holidays. The start of the school year varies and can start anywhere between April (north) and June (south). This overview shows the more significant school vacations across India in 2023.

Please be aware that schools in India are often not obliged to follow any school holiday schedule set by the central government. Local or regional authorities arrange school holidays. Check directly with a school for the official overview. This overview shows the overall vacation trend in a country populated by 1.35 billion people.

India is a very diverse country with different religious holidays in many parts of the country. In the overview below, we attempt to show all these regional and local school holidays. Due to the complexity and diversity of India, we cannot guarantee that our overview is complete or correct. Please let us know if you have any information that can supplement this overview.

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General School Holiday Schedule India 2023

School ScheduleDateRemarks
Start of SchoolApril to JuneOpening of the School Year different per region
Christmas BreakEnd of December to early JanuaryDates vary per region/state
Summer breakMay to JuneDepends on state

Please note that international schools follow the international schedule, which starts in September and ends in July. This schedule includes a winter or Christmas break at the end of the calendar year. The overview below is sorted and grouped based on the school holiday. Our overview includes Dasara Holidays, Durga Puja, Pongal, and many school vacations across the country.

India Public Holidays 2023

For every single state of India, we gathered information on the 2023 bank holidays. This overview shows all major religious and state holidays. It is possible that this overview is not complete and could lack major local public holidays.

New Year’s DayIndiaAll01.01.23 
Mannam JayanthiIndiaKerala02.01.23 
BhogiIndiaAndra Pradesh, Telangana14.01.23Likely date
Makar SankrantiIndiaGujarat, KarnatakaFor Gujrat 1/14/2023For Karnataka 1/15/2023
Thiruvalluvar DayIndiaTamil Nadu16.01.23Likely date
ThaipusamIndiaTamil Nadu05.02.23Likely date
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiIndiaAssam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal23.01.23 
Republic DayIndiaAll26.01.23 
Basant PanchamiIndiaTripura26.01.23Likely date
Maha ShivratriIndiaGujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra18.02.23Likely date
YaosangIndiaManipur07.03.23Likely date
HoliIndiaArunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Holi08.03.23Likely date
Bihar DayIndiaBihar22.03.23 
Odisha DayIndiaOdisha01.04.23 
UgadiIndiaKarnataka22.03.23Likely date
Cheti ChandIndiaMadhya Pradesh, Rajasthan22.03.23Likely date
Gudi PadwaIndiaMaharashtra22.03.23Likely date
Birthday of Shri Guru Nabha Das JiIndiaPunjab08.04.23Likely date
Rama NavamiIndiaAll30.03.23Likely date
Pana SankrantiIndiaOdisha14.04.23Likely date
Bohag BihuIndiaAssam13.04.23Likely date
PongalIndiaMultiple southern Indian states15.01.23Likely date
PuthanduIndiaTamil Nadu14.04.23Likely date
Ambedkar JayantiIndiaAll14.04.23 
Mahavir Janma KalyanakIndiaChhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal04.04.23Likely date
Good FridayIndiaAll07.04.23 
VishuIndiaKerala15.04.23Likely date
Labor DayIndiaAll01.05.23 
Maharashtra DayIndiaMaharashtra01.05.23 
Lord Parshuram JayantiIndiaGujarat22.04.23 
Eid al-FitrIndiaAll21.04.23Likely date
VesakIndiaMaharashtra, West Bengal05.05.23Likely date
Annexation DayIndiaSikkim10.04.23Likely date
Nazrul JayantiIndiaTripura24.05.23Likely date
Kabir JayantiIndiaPunjab04.06.23Likely date
RajaIndiaOdisha14.06.23Likely date
Ratha YatraIndiaOdisha20.06.23Likely date
Eid al-AdhaIndiaAll28.06.23Likely date
BonaluIndiaTelangana17.07.23Likely date
AshuraIndiaGujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu27.07.23Likely date
International Day of the World’s Indigenous PeoplesIndiaMadhya Pradesh09.08.23 
Raksha BandhanIndiaGujarat30.08.23Likely date
India Independence DayIndiaAll15.08.23 
Parsi New Year’s DayIndiaGujarat16.08.23Likely date
Krishna JanmashtamiIndiaGujarat, Haryana, KeralaGujrat, Haryana 9/7/2023Likely date, Kerala 9/6/2023
Ganesh ChaturthiIndiaGujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra19.09.23Likely date
NuakhaiIndiaOdisha20.09.23Likely date
OnamIndiaKerala20.08.23Likely date
Saragarhi DiwasIndiaPunjab12.09.23Likely date
Sree Narayana Guru SamadhiIndiaKerala20.09.23Likely date
BathukammaIndiaTelangana14.10.23Likely date
Gandhi JayantiIndiaAll02.10.23 
Maha NavamiIndiaBihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal23.10.23 
VijayadashamiIndiaTelangana05.10.23Likely date
DussehraIndiaAll05.10.23Likely date
Prophet’s BirthdayIndiaAll27.09.23Likely date
Pargat DiwasIndiaKarnataka28.10.23Likely date
DiwaliIndiaAll10.11.23Likely date
Bhai DoojIndiaMaharashtra15.11.23Likely date
National Unity DayIndiaAll31.10.23 
Haryana Foundation DayIndiaHaryana01.11.23 
Karnataka RajyotsavaIndiaKarnataka01.11.23 
Laxmi PoojaIndiaMaharashtra04.11.23Likely date
Guru Nanak GurpurabIndiaArunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Delhi08.11.23Likely date
Kanakadasa JayanthiIndiaKarnataka11.11.23Likely date
Dr. B R. Ambedkar’s Nirwan DiwasIndiaUttar Pradesh06.12.23Likely date

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