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Sikkim Holidays: List of Public Holidays in Sikkim in 2023

Team AckoDec 23, 2022

Public holidays in Sikkim in 2023 are the days when schools, colleges, government offices and most private offices are closed. Such holidays include regional festivals, national events and government holidays. These days are also an opportunity to take a break from your daily routine and participate in celebrations or plan outings. This article provides you with a comprehensive list of public holidays in Sikkim in 2023.

Sikkim Holidays: List of Public Holidays in Sikkim in 2023

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Upcoming Public Holidays in Sikkim

Following are the upcoming government holidays in Sikkim in January 2023. 

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

1-Jan

New year

Saturday

14-Jan

Second Saturday

Sunday

22-Jan

Sonam Losar

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

List of Government Holidays in Sikkim in 2023

The table mentioned below lists the public holidays in Sikkim in the calendar year 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

1-Jan

New year

Saturday

14-Jan

Second Saturday

Sunday

22-Jan

Sonam Losar

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

Tuesday

21-Feb

Losar

Saturday

18-Feb

Maha Shivratri

Tuesday

7-Mar

Holika Dahan

Wednesday

8-Mar

Holi

Thursday

30-Mar

Ram Navami

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Friday

14-Apr

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr

Tuesday

16-May

State Day

Thursday

13-Jul

Bhanu Jayanti

Tuesday

8-Aug

Tendong Lho Rum Faat

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Thursday

7-Sept

Janmashtami

Sunday

17-Sep

Haartalika Tej

Thursday

28-Sept

Indra Jatra

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Saturday

21-Oct

Maha Saptami

Sunday

22-Oct

Maha Ashtami 

Monday

23-Oct

Maha Navami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Saturday

4-Nov

Lhabab Duchen

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Wednesday

15-Nov

Bhai Dooj

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Saturday

30-Dec

Tamu Losar

Government Holidays in Sikkim in January 2023

Here’s a list of public holidays in Sikkim in January 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

1-Jan

New year

Saturday

14-Jan

Second Saturday

Sunday

22-Jan

Sonam Losar

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day

Government Holidays in Sikkim in February 2023

Here are the Sikkim Government holidays in February 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

21-Feb

Losar

Saturday

18-Feb

Maha Shivratri

Government Holidays in Sikkim in March 2023

The table below denotes the public holiday list in Sikkim in March 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

7-Mar

Holika Dahan

Wednesday

8-Mar

Holi

Thursday

30-Mar

Ram Navami

Government Holidays in Sikkim in April 2023

The following table highlights the government holidays in Sikkim in April 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Friday

14-Apr

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr

Government Holidays in Sikkim in May 2023

The below-mentioned table lists Sikkim’s public holidays in May 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

16-May

State Day

Government Holidays in Sikkim in June 2023

There are no government holidays in Sikkim in June 2023.

Government Holidays in Sikkim in July 2023

You can refer to the table shared below for the list of public holidays in Sikkim in July 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

13-Jul

Bhanu Jayanti

Government Holidays in Sikkim in August 2023

Here’s a list of Sikkim Government holidays in August 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

8-Aug

Tendong Lho Rum Faat

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Government Holidays in Sikkim in September 2023

Following is the list of public holidays in Sikkim in September 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

7-Sept

Janmashtami

Sunday

17-Sep

Haartalika Tej

Thursday

28-Sept

Indra Jatra

Government Holidays in Sikkim in October 2023

The table below highlights the government holidays in Sikkim in October 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Saturday

21-Oct

Maha Saptami

Sunday

22-Oct

Maha Ashtami 

Monday

23-Oct

Maha Navami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Government Holidays in Sikkim in November 2023

The table shared below provides the list of public holidays in Sikkim in November 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Saturday

4-Nov

Lhabab Duchen

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Wednesday

15-Nov

Bhai Dooj

Government Holidays in Sikkim in December 2023

Here’s a table with Sikkim’s public holiday list for December 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Saturday

30-Dec

Tamu Losar

Sikkim: An Overview

Sikkim is a state with scenic locations and interesting culture. The state celebrates some unique festivals apart from the common festivals, such as Diwali, Holi, Christmas, etc. Some of the prominent festivals of Sikkim include Losoong Festival, Losar Festival, Bhumchu Festival, International Flower Festival, Saga Dawa and Tendong Lho Rum Faat.

  • Losoong Festival is a new year celebration and a carnival. The highlights of this festival are the Chaam dance and various contests that also include archery.

  • Losar Festival is a harvest festival, which is also called Gyalpo Losar. It is the Tibetan New Year event. It involves people visiting monasteries, performing rituals, visiting their loved ones and offering flowers.

  • Bhumchu Festival is based on the Tibetan lunar calendar. A sacred pot containing holy water is traditionally called Bhumchu. People visit the Tashiding monastery to celebrate this festival.

  • The International Flower Festival is held in Gangtok, and a variety of flowers are on display during this festival. 

  • Mahayana Buddhists celebrate the Saga Dawa festival in Sikkim. It involves the lighting of lamps in monasteries and mask dances. Monks move in convoys in Gangtok and chant hymns during 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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