New Year to start off with a string of holidays ​for Telangana

With December to end with a weekend, January 1 has been declared a public holiday by the government, making it three days in a row for those who want to welcome the New Year in a grand way.

By Author  |  Published: 12th Dec 2017  4:32 pmUpdated: 13th Dec 2017  9:33 am
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Hyderabad: It is believed that the way a new year is begun will be how the entire year will be. And if that’s the case, government employees and their families in Telangana are going to be in a holiday mood right from January in 2018.

With December to end with a weekend, January 1 has been declared a public holiday by the government, making it three days in a row for those who want to welcome the New Year in a grand way.

And such consecutive streaks of holidays are not going to be rare in January.

Sankranti/Pongal falls on January 15, which is a Monday, with January 14, though a Sunday being declared a general holiday instead of the optional holiday it was earlier. This was in view of Bhogi, according to the list of holidays released by the government recently.

Yet another streak of consecutive days can be executed in the last week of January as well, with January 26, Republic Day, being a Friday.

Here is the list of general holidays as released by the State government:

General Holidays – 2018

Occasion/Festival  Date Day
New Year Day   01-01-2018 Monday
Sankranti/Pongal  15-01-2018  Monday
Republic Day  26-01-2018  Friday
Maha Shivaratri 13-02-2018  Tuesday
Holi  01/03/2018 Thursday
Sri Rama Navami 26-03-2018  Monday
Good Friday  30-03-2018 Friday
Babu Jagjivan Ram’s Birthday 05/04/2018 Thursday
Eidul Fitar/Ramzan 16-06-2018  Saturday
Bonalu  06-08-2018  Monday
Independence Day  15-08-2018   Wednesday
Eidul Azha (Bakrid)  22-08-2018 Wednesday
Sri Krishna Astami  03/09/2018 Monday
Vinayaka Chavithi  13-09-2018 Thursday
Moharam  21-09-2018 Friday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi 02/10/2018 Tuesday
Bathukamma Starting Day 09/10/2018 Tuesday
Durgastami/Maharnavami 17-10-2018 Wednesday
Vijaya Dasami  18-10-2018 Thursday
Deepavali   07/11/2018 Wednesday
Eid Miladun Nabi   21-11-2018  Wednesday
Kartika Purnima/Guru Nanak’s Birthday 23-11-2018 Friday
Christmas  25-12-2018  Tuesday
Boxing Day   26-12-2018 Wednesday

General Holidays on Sunday And Second Saturday

Occasion/Festival  Date Day
Bhogi  14-01-2018 Sunday
Ugadi  18-03-2018 Sunday
Dr Br Ambedkar’s Birthday  14-04-2018 2nd Saturday
Following Day Of Ramzan 17-06-2018 Sunday

Optional Holidays – 2018

Occasion/Festival  Date Day
Kanumu 16-01-2018 Tuesday
Sri Panchami  22-1-2018 Monday
Birthday of Hzt. Syed Mohammed Juvanpuri Mahdi Ma’ud (As) 01/02/2018 Thursday
Mahaveer Jayanthi  29-03-2018 Thursday
Basava Jayanthi 18-04-2018 Wednesday
Shab-E-Barat  02/05/2018 Wednesday
Shahadat Hzt Ali (A.S.) 05/06/2018 Tuesday
Shab-E-Qader 12/06/2018 Tuesday
Juma-Atul-Wada 15-06-2018 Friday
Parsi New Year’s Day  17-08-2018 Friday
Varalakshmi Vratham  24-08-2018 Friday
Eid-E-Ghadeer  30-08-2018 Thursday
9th Moharram (1440h)  20-09-2018 Thursday
Arbayeen  30-10-2018 Tuesday
Naraka Chaturdhi  06/11/2018 Tuesday
Yaz Dahum Shareef  19-12-2018 Wednesday
Christmas Eve  24-12-2018 Monday

Part – II

Optional Festivals On Sunday And Second Saturday

Occasion/Festival  Date Day
Birthday Of Hazrath Ali (As) 01/04/2018 Sunday
Shab-E-Meraj 15-04-2018 Sunday
Buddha Purnima  29-04-2018 Sunday
Ratha Yathra 14-07-2018 2nd Satuday
Sravana Purnima/Rakhi Purnima  26-08-2018 Sunday