Central Government Holidays List 2023

Central Government Holidays List 2023

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Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi has declared the Holidays List for Central Government Offices for the Year 2023.

Mr. S. P. Pant, Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India issued a Notification (F.NO. 12/5/2022-JCA) dated 16 June 2022 in this regard.

Central Government Public Holidays List 2023

For Administrative Offices Located at Delhi / New Delhi

List of Holidays for the Year 2023 to be observed in the Administrative Offices of Central Government located at Delhi / New Delhi.

Sl. No.HolidayDateDay
1Republic Day26 January 2023Thursday
2Holi08 March 2023Wednesday
3Ram Navami30 March 2023Thursday
4Mahavir Jayanti04 April 2023Tuesday
5Good Friday07 April 2023Friday
6Id-ul-Fitr22 April 2023Saturday
7Budha Purnima05 May 2023Friday
8Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)29 June 2023Thursday
9Muharram29 July 2023Saturday
10Independence Day15 August 2023Tuesday
11Janmashtami (Vaishnva)07 September 2023Thursday
12Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)28 September 2023Thursday
13Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday02 October 2023Monday
14Dussehra24 October 2023Tuesday
15Diwali (Deepavali)12 November 2023Sunday
16Guru Nanak’s Birthday27 November 2023Monday
17Christmas Day25 December 2023Monday

For Administrative Offices Located Outside Delhi / New Delhi

Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsory.

  1. REPUBLIC DAY
  2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
  4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
  5. CHRISTMAS DAY
  6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
  7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
  10. IDU’L FITR
  11. IDU’L ZUHA
  12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

Central Government Restricted Holidays List 2023

For Administrative Offices Located at Delhi / New Delhi

List of Restricted Holidays for the Year 2023 in respect of Administrative Offices of Central Government located at Delhi / New Delhi.

Each employee will be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays specified below.

Sl. No.HolidayDateDay
1New Year’s Day01 January 2023Sunday
2Makar Sankranti / Magha Bihu14 January 2023Saturday
3Pongal15 January 2023Sunday
4Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami26 January 2023Saturday
5Hazarat Ali’s Birthday, Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday05 February 2023Sunday
6Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati15 February 2023Wednesday
7Maha Shivratri18 February 2023Saturday
8Shiva ji Jayanti19 February 2023Sunday
9Holika Dahan, Dolyatra07 March 2023Tuesday
10Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand22 March 2023Wednesday
11Easter Sunday09 April 2023Sunday
12Vaisakhi / Vishu / Meshadi14 April 2023Friday
13Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)15 April 2023Saturday
14Jamat-Ul-Vida21 April 2023Friday
15Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore09 May 2023Tuesday
16Rath Yatra20 June 2023Tuesday
17Parsi New Year’s Day / Nauraj16 August 2023Wednesday
18Vinayaka Chaturthi20 August 2023Sunday
19Onam or Thiru Onam Day29 August 2023Tuesday
20Raksha Bandhan30 August 2023Wednesday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)06 September 2023Wednesday
22Ganesh Chaturthi19 September 2023Tuesday
23Dussehra (Saptami)21 October 2023Saturday
24Dussehra (Mahashtami)22 October 2023Sunday
25Dussehra (Mahanavmi)23 October 2023Monday
26Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday28 October 2023Saturday
27Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)01 November 2023Wednesday
28Naraka Chaturdasi12 November 2023Sunday
29Govardhan Puja13 November 2023Monday
30Bhai Duj15 November 2023Wednesday
31Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)19 November 2023Sunday
32Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day24 November 2023Friday
33Christmas Eve24 December 2023Sunday

For Administrative Offices Located Outside Delhi / New Delhi

Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following Restricted Holidays.

Each employee will be allowed to avail any three holidays to be chosen out of the 12 Optional/Restricted Holidays specified below.

  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMI
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKRANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU / VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA / 1ST NAVRATRA / NAORAZ / CHHATH POOJA / KARVA CHAUTH

Download Official Notification

Central Government Holidays List 2023 Notification [PDF]

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