Kerala Public Holidays Year 2023

The Public Holidays List of Kerala has been announced by the Government of Kerala and will be effective from 01 January 2023.

Mr. K. R. Jyothilal, Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala issued the Gazette Notification dated 26 October 2022 vide Notice No. G. O. (P) No. 22/2022/GAD. of the declared Public Holidays for the Year 2023.

According to this, Under Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, it would be applicable to all Public Offices under the Government of Kerala.

Please find below the Public Holidays List of Kerala for the Year 2023.

Public Holidays in Kerala 2023

Sl. No.HolidayDateDayTypeRemarks
1Mannam Jayanthi02 January 2023MondayRegional 
2Republic Day26 January 2023ThursdayNational 
3Sivarathri18 February 2023SaturdayRegional 
4Maundy Thursday06 April 2023ThursdayRegional 
5Good Friday07 April 2023FridayRegional 
6Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanthi14 April 2023FridayRegional 
7Vishu15 April 2023SaturdayRegional 
8Id-ul Fitr (Ramzan)21 April 2023FridayRegionalSubject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.
9May Day01 May 2023MondayRegional 
10Id-ul-Ad’ha (Bakrid)28 June 2023WednesdayRegionalSubject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.
11Karkkadaka Vaavu17 July 2023MondayRegional 
12Muharram28 July 2023FridayRegionalSubject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.
13Independence Day15 August 2023TuesdayNational 
14First Onam/Ayyankali Jayanthi28 August 2023MondayRegional 
15Thiruvonam29 August 2023TuesdayRegional 
16Third Onam30 August 2023WednesdayRegional 
17Fourth Onam/ Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi31 August 2023ThursdayRegional 
18Sreekrishna Jayanthi06 September 2023WednesdayRegional 
19Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day22 September 2023FridayRegional 
20Milad-i-Sherif (Birthday of Prophet Muhammed)27 September 2023WednesdayRegionalSubject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.
21Gandhi Jayanthi02 October 2023MondayNational 
22Mahanavami23 October 2023MondayRegional 
23Vijayadasami24 October 2023TuesdayRegional 
24Christmas25 December 2023MondayRegional 

The following festivals/occasions which fall on Public Holidays (Sundays) may be avoided from the above list.

Sl. No.HolidayDateDayTypeRemarks
1Easter09 April 2023SundayRegional 
2Deepavali12 November 2023SundayRegional 

Restricted Holidays in Kerala 2023

Sl. No.HolidayDateDayTypeRemarks
1Ayya Vaikunda Swami Jayanthi12 March 2023SundayRegionalGovernment- Quasi Government and Public Sector Undertaking Employees and Teachers belonging to Nadar Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday.
2Avani Avittom30 August 2023WednesdayRegionalGovernment Employees belonging to Brahmin Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday.
3Vishwakarma day17 September 2023SundayRegionalGovernment-Quasi Government and Public Sector Undertaking Employees and Teachers belonging to Vishwakarma Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday.

Download Official Notification

Kerala State Holidays List 2023-Notification (PDF)

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