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
|New Year Day||01-01-2018||Monday|
|Sri Rama Navami||26-03-2018||Monday|
|Babu Jagjivan Ram’s Birthday||05/04/2018||Thursday|
|Eidul Azha (Bakrid)||22-08-2018||Wednesday|
|Sri Krishna Astami||03/09/2018||Monday|
|Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi||02/10/2018||Tuesday|
|Bathukamma Starting Day||09/10/2018||Tuesday|
|Eid Miladun Nabi||21-11-2018||Wednesday|
|Kartika Purnima/Guru Nanak’s Birthday||23-11-2018||Friday|
General Holidays on Sunday And Second Saturday
|Dr Br Ambedkar’s Birthday||14-04-2018||2nd Saturday|
|Following Day Of Ramzan||17-06-2018||Sunday|
Optional Holidays – 2018
|Birthday of Hzt. Syed Mohammed Juvanpuri Mahdi Ma’ud (As)||01/02/2018||Thursday|
|Shahadat Hzt Ali (A.S.)||05/06/2018||Tuesday|
|Parsi New Year’s Day||17-08-2018||Friday|
|9th Moharram (1440h)||20-09-2018||Thursday|
|Yaz Dahum Shareef||19-12-2018||Wednesday|
Part – II
Optional Festivals On Sunday And Second Saturday
|Birthday Of Hazrath Ali (As)||01/04/2018||Sunday|
|Ratha Yathra||14-07-2018||2nd Satuday|
|Sravana Purnima/Rakhi Purnima||26-08-2018||Sunday|