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Meghalaya Holidays: List of Public Holidays in Meghalaya in 2023

Team AckoDec 23, 2022

Public holidays in Meghalaya in 2023 are the days when the majority of the general public gets a day off from work. Such a holiday list includes regional festivals/fairs, national events and government holidays. It is an excellent opportunity to get away from your daily routine and participate in celebrations or plan outings. Hence, it is essential to know about such days to plan your year. To make things easier, we have compiled a list of Meghalaya’s public holidays in 2023.

Public Holidays in Meghalaya in 2023

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Upcoming Public Holidays in Meghalaya

The table below denotes the upcoming government holidays in Meghalaya in January 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

1-Jan

New Year

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

List of Government Holidays in Meghalaya in 2023

The following table lists the public holidays in Meghalaya in the calendar year 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

1-Jan

New Year

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

Wednesday

8-Mar

Holi

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr 

Wednesday

29-Jun

Bakra Eid

Saturday

8-Jul

Behdienkhlam

Monday

17-Jul

U Tirot Sing Day

Sunday

13-Aug

Patriot’s day

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Thursday

7-Sept

Janmashtami

Thursday

28-Sept

Eid-E-Milad

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Saturday

21-Oct

Maha Saptami

Sunday

22-Oct

Durga Ashtami

Monday

23-Oct

Maha Navami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Thursday

23-Nov

Seng Kut Snem

Tuesday

12-Dec

Pa-Togan Nengminza Sangma

Monday

18-Dec

Death Anniversary Of U SoSo Tham

Sunday

24-Dec

Christmas Eve

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Saturday

30-Dec

U Kiang Nangbah

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in January 2023

You can refer to the following table for the list of public holidays in Meghalaya in January 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

1-Jan

New Year

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in February 2023

There are no government holidays in Meghalaya in February 2023.

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in March 2023

Here’s a table with the list of government holidays in Meghalaya in March 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Wednesday

8-Mar

Holi

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in April 2023

The following table highlights the list of public holidays in Meghalaya in April 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr 

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in May 2023

There are no public holidays in Meghalaya in May 2023.

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in June 2023

Please refer to the below-mentioned table for Meghalaya’s public holidays in May 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Wednesday

29-Jun

Bakra Eid

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in July 2023

Following are the Meghalaya Government holidays in July 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Saturday

8-Jul

Behdienkhlam

Monday

17-Jul

U Tirot Sing Day

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in August 2023

The table shared below provides the list of public holidays in Meghalaya in August 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

13-Aug

Patriot’s day

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in September 2023

Here’s a table with the Meghalaya Government holiday list for September 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

7-Sept

Janmashtami

Thursday

28-Sept

Eid-E-Milad

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in October 2023

The following table lists the public holidays in Meghalaya in October 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Saturday

21-Oct

Maha Saptami

Sunday

22-Oct

Durga Ashtami

Monday

23-Oct

Maha Navami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in November 2023

Here’s a list of Meghalaya’s public holidays in November 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Thursday

23-Nov

Seng Kut Snem

Government Holidays in Meghalaya in December 2023

Here are the government holidays in Meghalaya in December 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

12-Dec

Pa-Togan Nengminza Sangma

Monday

18-Dec

Death Anniversary Of U SoSo Tham

Sunday

24-Dec

Christmas Eve

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Saturday

30-Dec

U Kiang Nangbah

Meghalaya: An Overview

Meghalaya is a state that receives the highest rainfall in India. Apart from its breathtaking landscapes, the state is also known for its unique culture, heritage and festivals. The prominent festivals in this state include Nongkrem Dance Festival, Behdienkhlam Festival and Autumn Festival. These celebrations also attract tourists from around the world.

  • The Nongkrem Dance Festival begins with a dance in front of a wooden pillar called "U Rishot Blei". The festival involves young men and women performing the Nongkrem dance in traditional attire. The festival takes place in Smit, just 15 km from Shillong.

  • Behdienkhlam Festival is a harvest festival spanning three days. Behdienkhlam translates to "driving away evil by wooden sticks". Hence, it involves young men and women driving away evil spirits, plagues and pests by hitting the roofs of the houses with bamboo sticks.

  • Autumn Festival is a cultural event held in Shillong by the local administration and local people. It involves several cultural events, including wine and food festivals, local bands' performances and designers showcasing their fabrics.

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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