The Hon’ble Administrator, Union Territory of Lakshadweep has declared Closed Holidays and Restricted Holidays for Union Territory Lakshadweep for the Year 2023.
In this article, we will give you complete information about it so read the article completely.
Dr. Giri Sankar R, IAS, Director, General Administration & Protocol issued the Official Notification regarding this on 20th December 2022 vide Notification No. F.No.35/02/2018-Genl/2677.
Total 17 Closed Holidays and 35 Restricted Holidays have been notified in Lakshadweep for the Year 2023.
Lakshadweep Closed Holidays List 2023
The holidays mentioned below are notified as Closed Holidays/Public Holidays for all Government Offices under the Administration of Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
|1||Republic Day||26 January 2023||Thursday|
|2||Maha Shivarathri||18 February 2023||Saturday|
|3||Holi||08 March 2023||Wednesday|
|4||Good Friday||07 April 2023||Friday|
|5||Idu’l Fitr||22 April 2023||Saturday|
|6||Idul Zuha (Bakrid)||26 June 2023||Thursday|
|7||Muharram||29 July 2023||Saturday|
|8||Independence Day||15 August 2023||Tuesday|
|9||Onam or Thiru Onam Day||29 August 2023||Tuesday|
|10||Raksha Bandhan||30 August 2023||Wednesday|
|11||Janmashtami||07 September 2023||Thursday|
|12||Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Cheturthi||19 September 2023||Tuesday|
|13||Milad-Un-Nabi (Birth day of Prophet Mohammed)||28 September 2023||Thursday|
|14||Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday||02 October 2023||Monday|
|15||Dussehra||24 October 2023||Tuesday|
|16||Govardhan Puja||13 November 2023||Monday|
|17||Christmas Day||25 December 2023||Monday|
Note: The above holidays are also applicable to Banks in Lakshadweep. In addition to the above 01 April 2023 will be a closed holiday for Banks on account of the annual closing of the Bank Account.
Lakshadweep Restricted Holidays List 2023
The following holidays have been notified as restricted holidays out of which every employee will be allowed to avail of any two holidays as chosen by him.
|1||New Year’s Day||01 January 2023||Sunday|
|2||Makar Sankaranti / Magha Bihu||14 January 2023||Saturday|
|3||Pongal||15 January 2023||Sunday|
|4||Sri Panchami / Basant Panchami||26 January 2023||Thursday|
|5||Hazarat Ali’s Birthday & Guru Ravidas’s Birthday||05 February 2023||Sunday|
|6||Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati||15 February 2023||Wednesday|
|7||Rajab 27||18 February 2023||Saturday|
|8||Shivaji Jayanthi||19 February 2023||Sunday|
|9||Holika Dahan, Doliyati||07 March 2023||Tuesday|
|10||Chaithra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand||22 March 2023||Wednesday|
|11||Ram Navami||30 March 2023||Thursday|
|12||Mahavir Jayanti||04 April 2023||Tuesday|
|13||Easter Sunday||09 April 2023||Sunday|
|14||Vaishakhi / Vishnu / Meshadi||14 April 2023||Friday|
|15||Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bagal Bihu (Assam)||15 April 2023||Saturday|
|16||Ramazan 27||18 April 2023||Tuesday|
|17||Jamat-ul-Vida||21 April 2023||Friday|
|18||Budha Purnima||05 May 2023||Friday|
|19||Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore||09 May 2023||Tuesday|
|20||Rath Yatra||20 June 2023||Tuesday|
|21||Parsi New Year’s Day / Nauraj||16 August 2023||Wednesday|
|22||Vinayaka Chaturthi||20 August 2023||Sunday|
|23||Janmashtami (Smarta)||06 September 2023||Wednesday|
|24||Dussehra (Saptami)||21 October 2023||Saturday|
|25||Dussehra (Mahashtami)||22 October 2023||Sunday|
|26||Dussehra (Mahanavami)||23 October 2023||Monday|
|27||Maharshi Valmiki’s Birthday||28 October 2023||Saturday|
|28||Karaka Chathurthi (Karva Chauth)||01 November 2023||Wednesday|
|29||Naraka Chedurdasi||12 November 2023||Sunday|
|30||Diwali (Deepavali)||12 November 2023||Sunday|
|31||Bhai Duj||15 November 2023||Wednesday|
|32||Pratihar Shashti or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)||19 November 2023||Sunday|
|33||Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day||24 November 2023||Friday|
|34||Gurunanak’s Birthday||27 November 2023||Monday|
|35||Christmas Eve||24 December 2023||Sunday|
Note: The date of Holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha (Bakrid), Muharram and Milad-un-Nabi (Birthday of Prophet Mohammed) will be declared upon the sighting of the moon.
Download Official Notification
Lakshadweep UT Holidays List 2023 Notification [PDF]
Visit the Official Website for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How many Closed / Public Holidays are Declared in Lakshadweep for the Year 2023?
Q: How many Restricted Holidays are Declared in Lakshadweep for the Year 2023?
Q: Out of 35, how many Restricted Holidays can be availed by an employee?
Ans: Maximum 2 Restricted Holidays can be availed out of 35.
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