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 the 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
|1||Mannam Jayanthi||02 January 2023||Monday||Regional|
|2||Republic Day||26 January 2023||Thursday||National|
|3||Sivarathri||18 February 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|4||Maundy Thursday||06 April 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|5||Good Friday||07 April 2023||Friday||Regional|
|6||Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Jayanthi||14 April 2023||Friday||Regional|
|7||Vishu||15 April 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|8||Id-ul Fitr (Ramzan)||21 April 2023||Friday||Regional||Subject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.|
|9||May Day||01 May 2023||Monday||Regional|
|10||Id-ul-Ad’ha (Bakrid)||28 June 2023||Wednesday||Regional||Subject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.|
|11||Karkkadaka Vaavu||17 July 2023||Monday||Regional|
|12||Muharram||28 July 2023||Friday||Regional||Subject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.|
|13||Independence Day||15 August 2023||Tuesday||National|
|14||First Onam/Ayyankali Jayanthi||28 August 2023||Monday||Regional|
|15||Thiruvonam||29 August 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|16||Third Onam||30 August 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|17||Fourth Onam/ Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi||31 August 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|18||Sreekrishna Jayanthi||06 September 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|19||Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day||22 September 2023||Friday||Regional|
|20||Milad-i-Sherif (Birthday of Prophet Muhammed)||27 September 2023||Wednesday||Regional||Subject to change depending on the appearance of the moon.|
|21||Gandhi Jayanthi||02 October 2023||Monday||National|
|22||Mahanavami||23 October 2023||Monday||Regional|
|23||Vijayadasami||24 October 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|24||Christmas||25 December 2023||Monday||Regional|
The following festivals/occasions which fall on Public Holidays (Sundays) may be avoided from the above list.
|1||Easter||09 April 2023||Sunday||Regional|
|2||Deepavali||12 November 2023||Sunday||Regional|
Restricted Holidays in Kerala 2023
|1||Ayya Vaikunda Swami Jayanthi||12 March 2023||Sunday||Regional||Government- Quasi Government and Public Sector Undertaking Employees and Teachers belonging to Nadar Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday.|
|2||Avani Avittom||30 August 2023||Wednesday||Regional||Government Employees belonging to Brahmin Community are permitted to avail Restricted Holiday.|
|3||Vishwakarma day||17 September 2023||Sunday||Regional||Government-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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