Punjab Public Holidays List 2023

Punjab Public Holidays List 2023

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Department of Personnel, Government of Punjab has announced the List of Holidays in Punjab for the Calendar Year 2023.

Mr. Vijay Kumar Janjua, Chief Secretary to Government Punjab issued the Notification regarding this dated 13 December 2022 vide Notification No. 06/05/2022/2PP3/985.

Punjab Public Holidays List 2023

The below Holidays shall be observed as Public Holidays in the public offices under the Punjab Government during the calendar year 2023.

Sl. No.Name of the HolidayDateDay
 All Saturdays  
 All Sundays  
1Republic Day26 January 2023Thursday
2Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji05 February 2023Sunday
3Maha Shivaratri18 February 2023Saturday
4Holi08 March 2023Wednesday
5Shaheedi Diwas of Shadeed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru Ji23 March 2023Thursday
6Ram Navami30 March 2023Thursday
7Mahavir Jayanti04 April 2023Tuesday
8Good Friday07 April 2023Friday
9Birthday of Sri Guru Nabha Dass Ji08 April 2023Saturday
10Vaisakhi / Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar14 April 2023Friday
11Idu’l Fitr / Lord Parshuram Jayanti22 April 2023Saturday
12Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji23 May 2023Tuesday
13Kabir Jayanti04 June 2023Sunday
14Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)29 June 2023Thursday
15Independence Day15 August 2023Tuesday
16Janam Ashtami07 September 2023Thursday
17Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Ji02 October 2023Monday
18Agarsain Jayanti15 October 2023Sunday
19Dussehra24 October 2023Tuesday
20Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji28 October 2023Saturday
21Diwali12 November 2023Sunday
22Vishwakarma Day13 November 2023Monday
23Birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji27 November 2023Monday
24Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji17 December 2023Sunday
25Christmas Day25 December 2023Monday

Note: Date of holiday in respect of “Birthday of Sri Guru Govind Singh Ji” will be announced later.

Punjab Restricted Holidays List 2023

Besides the above Public Holidays, each employee will also be permitted to avail himself/herself of any two (2) holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the Restricted Holidays below during the Calendar Year 2023.

Sl. No.Name of HolidayDateDay
1New Year Day01 January 2023Sunday
2Lohri13 January 2023Friday
3Nirwan Diwas of Bhagwan Adinath Ji20 January 2023Friday
4Basant Panchmi / Birthday of Satguru Ram Singh Ji26 January 2023Thursday
5International Women Day08 March 2023Wednesday
6Hola Mohalla08 March 2023Wednesday
7May Day01 May 2023Monday
8Buddh Purnima05 May 2023Friday
9Nirjala Ekadashi31 May 2023Wednesday
10Death Anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji29 June 2023Thursday
11Muharram29 July 2023Saturday
12Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh31 July 2023Monday
13Birthday of Baba Jiwan Singh Ji05 September 2023Tuesday
14Saragarhi Day12 September 2023Tuesday
15Pehla Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji16 September 2023Saturday
16Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji24 September 2023Sunday
17Anant Chaturdashi28 September 2023Thursday
18Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji28 September 2023Thursday
19Birthday of Prophet Mohammad Sahib (Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad)28 September 2023Thursday
20Birthday of Baba Banda Singh Ji Bahadur16 October 2023Monday
21Birthday of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji30 October 2023Monday
22Karva Chauth01 November 2023Wednesday
23New Punjab Day01 November 2023Wednesday
24Goverdhan Pooja13 November 2023Monday
25Guru Gaddi Diwas Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji15 November 2023Wednesday
26Martyrdom Day of S. Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji16 November 2023Thursday
27Chhath Pooja19 November 2023Sunday
28Birthday of Sant Nam Dev Ji23 November 2023Thursday
29Shaheehi Sabha, Shri Fatehgarh Sahib26, 27 and 28 December 2023Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Note: In addition to the above holidays each employee will be permitted to avail himself/herself of any four (4) second half day holidays to be chosen by him/her to join the Nagar Kirtan/Sobha Yatra in connection with the list of occasions given below during the Calendar Year 2023 and the concerned Controlling Authority shall ensure to maintain the record of such holidays.

  1. Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji
  3. Maha Shivratri
  4. Ram Navami
  5. Mahavir Jayanti
  6. Vaisakhi
  7. Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji
  8. Janam Ashtami
  9. Id-ul-Fitr
  10. Birthday of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji
  11. Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  12. Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji
  13. Birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  14. Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
  15. Christmas Day

The rules applicable in the Restricted Holidays will also be applicable for these half day holidays.

Note: The festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’ falls on 30 August 2023 (Wednesday). As such Punjab Government Offices / Institutions will open at 11.00 A.M. on that day.

Download Official Notification

Punjab State Holidays List 2023 Notification [PDF]

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