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List of Public Holidays in Andaman & Nicobar Islands in 2023

Team AckoJan 13, 2023

Public holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are days when government offices and most private businesses and schools/colleges are closed. It is important to be aware of these holidays so that you can plan your outings and celebrations accordingly. Here is a list of the public holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for 2023 to assist you in your planning.

List of Public Holidays in Andaman & Nicobar Islands in 2023

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Upcoming Public Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Here’s a table highlighting the upcoming holidays in Andaman and Nicobar.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

List of Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2023

Here is a table listing the government holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

Wednesday

8-Mar

Holi

Thursday

30-Mar

Ram Navami

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr

Friday

5-May

Buddha Purnima

Thursday

29-Jun

Eid-al-Adha

Saturday

29-Jul

Muharram

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Thursday

7-Sep

Janmashtami 

Thursday

28-Sept

Eid-e-Milad

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Monday

27-Nov

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in January 2023

Government holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for January 2023 are listed in the table below.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in March 2023

The government holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for March 2023 are listed below.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Wednesday

8-Mar

Holi

Thursday

30-Mar

Ram Navami

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in April 2023

Here is a list of Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ government holidays for April 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in May 2023

The table in this section lists the Government holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for May 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Friday

5-May

Buddha Purnima

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in June 2023

Government holidays in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for June 2023 can be found in the table below.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

29-Jun

Eid-al-Adha

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in July 2023

In the month of July 2023, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands will observe the following list of public holidays.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Saturday

29-Jul

Muharram

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August 2023

The list of Andaman and Nicobar Islands government holidays for August 2023 is provided below.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in September 2023

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands' official holidays for September 2023 are listed in the table below.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

7-Sep

Janmashtami 

Thursday

28-Sept

Eid-e-Milad

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in October 2023

Here is a table listing the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' government holidays for the month of October 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in November 2023

These days are Andaman and Nicobar Islands’ government holidays in November 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Monday

27-Nov

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

Government Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar Islands in December 2023

To find out the Andaman and Nicobar Islands' government holidays in December 2023, please refer to the table below.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: An Overview

The Indian Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands is situated between the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean. The fairs and festivals celebrated in Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a big draw for tourists from around the world. Some of the popular ones include the Ganesh Pooja, Kali Pooja, Prakash Yatra, and Sri Shivaratri.

  • The Ganesh Pooja is an annual event that takes place on the fourth day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. During this festival, pujaris (priests) perform special rituals, known as "Aartis," in honour of the God Ganesh at beautifully decorated temples in Aberdeen Bazaar, Golghar, and other locations.

  • Kali Pooja is a celebration honouring Maa Kali, the Hindu goddess. It happens in the Hindu calendar's Ashwin month, which spans from October to November. During this time, the Kali temple at Prem Nagar is adorned with colourful lamps.

  • This Prakash Yatra, which takes place just one day before Christmas. Around 6,000 Christians participate in the event, and spectators congregate in groups at various locations to watch.

  • Sri Shivaratri is a significant festival that takes place in the Hindu calendar month of Magha, typically in February or March. It is widely observed in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. On the festival day, Lord Shiva temples in Delanipur, Pahargaon, and Garacharma perform special rituals and aartis in addition to their usual decorations.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is compiled by referring to different sources on the internet. The list of holidays may change as per the state/central government notifications.

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