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Kerala Holidays: List of Public Holidays in Kerala in 2023

Team AckoDec 22, 2022

Public holidays in Kerala in 2023 include state-centric festivals and national holidays. Most of the general public gets a day off from work, school/college, etc., during these holidays. So, it is important to know about these days to plan your year. If you are looking for such a holiday list, we bring you a comprehensive list of Kerala’s public holidays in the calendar year 2023.

Kerala Holidays

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Upcoming Public Holidays in Kerala

Here are the upcoming public holidays in Kerala in January 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Jan

Mannam Jayanti

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day/Basant Panchami/Sri Chotu Ram Jayanti

List of Government Holidays in Kerala in 2023

The following table lists the government holidays in Kerala in the calendar year 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Jan

Mannam Jayanti

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day 

Saturday

18-Feb

Maha Shivratri

Thursday

6-Apr

Maundy Thursday 

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Sunday

9-Apr

Easter Sunday

Friday

14-Apr

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Saturday

15-Apr

Vishu

Friday

21-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr 

Monday

1-May

May Day

Wednesday

28-Jun

Bakri Eid

Monday

17-Jul

Karkidaka Vavu Bali

Friday

28-Jul

Muharram

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Monday

28-Aug

Onam

Tuesday

29-Aug

Thiruvonam

Wednesday

30-Aug

Third Onam

Thursday

31-Aug

Fourth Onam

Wednesday

7-Sept

Janmashtami

Friday

22-Sept

Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day

Thursday

28-Sept

Eid-E-Milad

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Monday

23-Oct

Mahanavami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Dussehra

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Government Holidays in Kerala in January 2023

Following are the public holidays in Kerala in January 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Jan

Mannam Jayanti

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day/Basant Panchami/Sri Chotu Ram Jayanti

Government Holidays in Kerala in February 2023

Here’s a table with the government holidays in Kerala in February 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Saturday

18-Feb

Maha Shivratri

Government Holidays in Kerala in March 2023

There are no public holidays in Kerala in March 2023.

Government Holidays in Kerala in April 2023

You can refer to the table below for the list of government holidays in Kerala in April 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

6-Apr

Maundy Thursday 

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Sunday

9-Apr

Easter Sunday

Friday

14-Apr

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar

Saturday

15-Apr

Vishu

Friday

21-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr 

Government Holidays in Kerala in May 2023

Please go through the following table for the Kerala Government holiday list for May 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

1-May

May Day

Government Holidays in Kerala in June 2023

The table below lists the public holidays in Kerala in June 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Wednesday

28-Jun

Bakri Eid

Government Holidays in Kerala in July 2023

Here’s the list of Kerala’s Government holidays in July 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

17-Jul

Karkidaka Vavu Bali

Friday

28-Jul

Muharram

Government Holidays in Kerala in August 2023

Here’s a table with the list of Kerala’s public holidays in August 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Monday

28-Aug

Onam

Tuesday

29-Aug

Thiruvonam

Wednesday

30-Aug

Third Onam

Thursday

31-Aug

Fourth Onam

Government Holidays in Kerala in September 2023

You can refer to the following table for the list of government holidays in Kerala in September 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Wednesday

7-Sept

Janmashtami

Friday

22-Sept

Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day

Thursday

28-Sept

Eid-E-Milad

Government Holidays in Kerala in October 2023

The following table highlights the public holidays in Kerala in October 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Monday

23-Oct

Mahanavami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Dussehra

Government Holidays in Kerala in November 2023

Here are the government holidays in Kerala in November 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Government Holidays in Kerala in December 2023

The following table lists the Kerala Government holidays in December 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Kerala: An Overview

Kerala is a nature lover's heaven. It is known for its picturesque locations, including lush green forests, mountains and scenic beaches. Apart from that, the state is also known for unique festivals and events. It includes Onam, Kerala Boat Festival, Vishu, Attukal Pongala and Christmas.

  • Onam is one of the most important festivals in Kerala. It is believed that Mahabali (Asura King) brought peace and prosperity to the people of Kerala. The festival involves people inviting Mahabali to their houses and preparing Onasadya, a vegetarian meal comprising more than 50 dishes.

  • Kerala is known for its serene backwaters. Hence, boat races are famous in this state. The Kerala Boat Festival is an event to showcase beautifully decorated boats and the sport (boat race).

  • Vishu is a festival that marks the beginning of the Malayali calendar year from Medam (month).

  • Attukal Pongala is an important festival spanning ten days. It is celebrated at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Christmas is another prominent festival in Kerala. Christmas trees, decorations, cakes and regional delicacies are some of the highlights of this festival.  

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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