Lakshadweep Public Holidays List 2023

Lakshadweep Public Holidays List 2023

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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.

Sl. No.HolidaysDateDay
1Republic Day26 January 2023Thursday
2Maha Shivarathri18 February 2023Saturday
3Holi08 March 2023Wednesday
4Good Friday07 April 2023Friday
5Idu’l Fitr22 April 2023Saturday
6Idul Zuha (Bakrid)26 June 2023Thursday
7Muharram29 July 2023Saturday
8Independence Day15 August 2023Tuesday
9Onam or Thiru Onam Day29 August 2023Tuesday
10Raksha Bandhan30 August 2023Wednesday
11Janmashtami07 September 2023Thursday
12Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Cheturthi19 September 2023Tuesday
13Milad-Un-Nabi (Birth day of Prophet Mohammed)28 September 2023Thursday
14Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday02 October 2023Monday
15Dussehra24 October 2023Tuesday
16Govardhan Puja13 November 2023Monday
17Christmas Day25 December 2023Monday

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.

Sl. No.HolidaysDateDay
1New Year’s Day01 January 2023Sunday
2Makar Sankaranti / Magha Bihu14 January 2023Saturday
3Pongal15 January 2023Sunday
4Sri Panchami / Basant Panchami26 January 2023Thursday
5Hazarat Ali’s Birthday & Guru Ravidas’s Birthday05 February 2023Sunday
6Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati15 February 2023Wednesday
7Rajab 2718 February 2023Saturday
8Shivaji Jayanthi19 February 2023Sunday
9Holika Dahan, Doliyati07 March 2023Tuesday
10Chaithra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand22 March 2023Wednesday
11Ram Navami30 March 2023Thursday
12Mahavir Jayanti04 April 2023Tuesday
13Easter Sunday09 April 2023Sunday
14Vaishakhi / Vishnu / Meshadi14 April 2023Friday
15Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bagal Bihu (Assam)15 April 2023Saturday
16Ramazan 2718 April 2023Tuesday
17Jamat-ul-Vida21 April 2023Friday
18Budha Purnima05 May 2023Friday
19Birthday of Guru Rabindranath Tagore09 May 2023Tuesday
20Rath Yatra20 June 2023Tuesday
21Parsi New Year’s Day / Nauraj16 August 2023Wednesday
22Vinayaka Chaturthi20 August 2023Sunday
23Janmashtami (Smarta)06 September 2023Wednesday
24Dussehra (Saptami)21 October 2023Saturday
25Dussehra (Mahashtami)22 October 2023Sunday
26Dussehra (Mahanavami)23 October 2023Monday
27Maharshi Valmiki’s Birthday28 October 2023Saturday
28Karaka Chathurthi (Karva Chauth)01 November 2023Wednesday
29Naraka Chedurdasi12 November 2023Sunday
30Diwali (Deepavali)12 November 2023Sunday
31Bhai Duj15 November 2023Wednesday
32Pratihar Shashti or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)19 November 2023Sunday
33Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day24 November 2023Friday
34Gurunanak’s Birthday27 November 2023Monday
35Christmas Eve24 December 2023Sunday

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]

Official Website

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?

Ans: Total-17

Q: How many Restricted Holidays are Declared in Lakshadweep for the Year 2023?

Ans: Total-35

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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