Government institutions are closed during Public holidays in Gujarat. Several private organizations also follow the same path and keep their offices closed. These holidays can be related to the nation and different religions. India is a diverse country and there are multiple festivals being celebrated throughout the year. Offices are closed during most of these festivals so that the employees can celebrate the festival with their friends and family. Read ahead to know more about the list of holidays in Gujarat in 2021.

Gujarat Public Holidays List 2021 - Acko

Gujarat Public Holidays Calendar:

Here’s a list of Gujarat Public Holidays and Gujarat General Holidays calendar for the year 2021. Note that major banks and financial institutions are closed during these holidays. If you are planning a trip in 2021, you can create your tour plan around these 2021 Gujarat Public Holidays.

Table showing Public Holidays in Gujarat (Please note that some dates might be subject to changes)

Holidays in Gujarat During January 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday14 JanuaryMakar Sankranti
Tuesday26 JanuaryRepublic Day

Holidays in Gujarat During February 2021 

No public holidays in Gujarat during February 2021.

Holidays in Gujarat During March 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday11 MarchMaha Shivaratri
Monday29 MarchHoli

Holidays in Gujarat During April 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday02 AprilGood Friday
Tuesday13 AprilUgadi
Wednesday14 AprilDr. Ambedkar Jayanti
Wednesday21 AprilRam Navami
Sunday25 AprilMahavir Jayanti

Holidays in Gujarat During May 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday13 MayEid-Ul-Fitr
Friday14 MayMaharshi Parasuram Jayanti

Holidays in Gujarat During June 2021

No public holidays in Gujarat during June 2021.

Holidays in Gujarat During July 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday20 JulyBakrid / Eid al Adha

Holidays in Gujarat During August 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Sunday15 AugustIndependence Day
Tuesday17 AugustParsi New Year
Thursday19 AugustMuharram
Sunday22 AugustRaksha Bandhan
Monday30 AugustJanmashtami

Holidays in Gujarat During September 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday10 SeptemberGandhi Jayanti

Holidays in Gujarat During October 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday02 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
Friday15 OctoberVijaya Dashami
Tuesday19 OctoberEid-E-Milad
Sunday31 OctoberSardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti

Holidays in Gujarat During November 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday4 NovemberDiwali
Friday5 NovemberVikram Samvat New Year
Saturday6 NovemberBhai Dooj
Friday19 NovemberGuru Nanak Jayanti

Holidays in Gujarat During December 2021

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday25 DecemberChristmas

Gujarat Public Holidays Calendar 2020:

Public Holidays in Gujarat During January:

Day Date Holiday Name
Tuesday 14-Jan Makar Sankranti
Sunday 26-Jan Republic Day

Public Holidays in Gujarat During February:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 21-Feb Maha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Gujarat During March:

Day Date Holiday Name
Tuesday 10-Mar Holi
Wednesday 25-Mar Ugadi

Public Holidays in Gujarat During April:

Day Date Holiday Name
Monday 02-Apr Ram Navami
Monday 06-Apr Mahavir Jayanti
Friday 10-Apr Good Friday
Tuesday 14-Apr Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
Saturday 25-Apr Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti

Public Holidays in Gujarat During May:

Day Date Holiday Name
Monday 25-May Eid-Ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Gujarat During August:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 01-Aug Bakri Eid
Monday 03-Aug Raksha Bandhan
Wednesday 12-Aug Janmashtami
Saturday 15-Aug Independence Day
Sunday 16-Aug Parsi New Year
Saturday 22-Aug Ganesh Chaturthi
Sunday 30-Aug Muharram

Public Holidays in Gujarat During October:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 02-Oct Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday 25-Oct Vijaya Dashami
Friday 30-Oct Eid-E-Milad
Saturday 31-Oct Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti

Public Holidays in Gujarat During November:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 14-Nov Diwali
Monday 16-Nov Vikram Samvat New Year
Monday 16-Nov Bhai Dooj
Monday 30-Nov Guru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Gujarat During December:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 25-Dec Christmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2021 in India

Note: The above-mentioned list of holidays is applicable across the state of Gujarat including the following top 10 cities.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara
  • Surat
  • Rajkot
  • Bhavnagar
  • Jamnagar
  • Gandhinagar
  • Junagadh
  • Porbandar
  • Anand

Check: India Public Holidays List 2021

Top Festivals in Gujarat:

Here’s a list of popular festivals in Gujarat.

  • Navratri: This is by far the most famous festival in the state of Gujarat. This 10-day festival is celebrated in other Indian states as well. Navratri is often celebrated in October. People wear traditional attires and gather in huge grounds with friends and family to play Dandiya. They perform the Garba and worship Goddess Durga.
  • Rann Utsav: This festival is celebrated in Kutch. During this festival, a section of the white desert is converted into a funfair. Tourists can spend a few nights in the tents and experience the culture of Kutch, along with visiting nearby tourist destinations. There’s food, performances, and a festive atmosphere during the festival, which is active from November to February.
  • Shamlaji Melo: This festival is celebrated around the Shamlaji temple. It is like a fair celebrated usually in November. The festival is also known as Kartik Purnima Fair, the celebrations begin on the day of Kartik Purnima. People come on foot and carts driven by camels for the festival. They sing devotional songs and bathe in the Meshow river.
  • Janmashtami: This festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is celebrated in Gujarat and other Indian states with great excitement. The festival is famous for the Dahi Handi ceremony where skilful members of a mandal form human pyramids and break a Dahi Handi tied at a considerable height. This festival is usually celebrated in August.
  • Uttarayan: This festival is also known as Makar Sankranti or the Kite Festival. This marks the beginning of the harvest season. People get together to fly kites from the top of their houses. Ahmedabad and Surat are the hubs for this festival; however, it is celebrated throughout Gujarat. 

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