Just like all Indian states have their public holidays list, Chandigarh, which is a union territory, also has its holidays. The list of such holidays in Chandigarh in 2021 includes festivals and days of national prominence. The majority of government and private sector offices are closed during public holidays in Chandigarh. Therefore, if you have some tasks related to government offices or private companies, you might need to keep track of Chandigarh’s public holidays.
Chandigarh’s general holidays offer a good time for friends and family to bond as most of the population does not have to report to work. Educational institutions also closed on days mentioned in Chandigarh’s public holiday list for 2021. Therefore, it is a great opportunity to go on a long weekend or a short family trip. Read ahead to know in detail about Chandigarh’s public holidays in 2021.
Here is a list of Chandigarh’s general holidays. The dates of some holidays mentioned in Chandigarh’s public holidays’ calendar list for 2021 might change as it is difficult to predict the dates of some festivals. However, dates for events such as Independence Day, Republic Day, etc. are fixed because they are not dependent upon the lunar calendar.
Holidays in Chandigarh During January 2021
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Holidays in Chandigarh During February 2021
Holidays in Chandigarh During March 2021
Holidays in Chandigarh During April 2021
Annual closing of banks
Holidays in Chandigarh During May 2021
Holidays in Chandigarh During June 2021
No public holidays in Chandigarh during June 2021.
Holidays in Chandigarh During July 2021
Bakrid / Eid al Adha
Holidays in Chandigarh During August 2021
Holidays in Chandigarh During September 2021
No public holidays in Chandigarh during September 2021.
Chandigarh has the advantage of being called a well-planned city. It is the capital of Punjab and Haryana. As a result, Chandigarh’s festivals are influenced by these neighbouring states. People of Chandigarh celebrate diverse festivals with a lot of joy.
Apart from widely celebrated festivals like Diwali and Dussehra, Chandigarh also celebrates peculiar events like the Chandigarh Mango Festival. You will get to explore another layer of the city if you plan your trip during the below-mentioned festivals.
Baisakhi: The Sikh community in Punjab and Chandigarh celebrates Baisakhi with great enthusiasm. People celebrate by distributing sweets. They also wear new traditional clothes and visit Gurudwaras. Baisakhi is a harvest festival, usually held in April.
Chandigarh Mango Festival: As the name suggests, this festival is a treat for mango lovers. Mango cultivators come together to display the fruit. This two-day festival is usually held in June. A lot of hybrid mangoes are also displayed during the festival.
Festival of Gardens: The Festival of Garden brings together the people of Chandigarh in February. Earlier, it was known as the Rose Festival. This event is like a fair where there is dance, music, and flower-related events.
Chandigarh Carnival: This event is held in November. It is a cultural event consisting of dancing and singing. The Chandigarh Carnival is a three-day event and is held at Leisure Valley.
Chrysanthemums Show: Chrysanthemums are a type of beautiful flower. And going by the name of the event, it is a flower festival. This event is held annually in December. Different types of flowers from different parts of India are displayed in the show.
Hola Mohalla: This is a traditional festival held in March. It is an annual event, which showcases martial arts, wrestling, and music. Hola Mohalla was initiated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Teeka: Tikka is another name for the Bhai Dooj festival. This festival is held post-Diwali. It is a celebration of the bond between a brother and a sister. The sister marks a ‘teeka’ on the brother’s forehead.
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