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.
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
Holidays in Gujarat During February 2021
No public holidays in Gujarat during February 2021.
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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