Telangana govt releases list of general, optional holidays for 2024

Holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Muharram, and Milad-un-Nabi may change

Hyderabad: The Telangana state government on Tuesday released a list of general and optional holidays for the year 2024.

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In the notification issued by the general administration department, it is mentioned that all offices under the state government shall remain closed on all Sundays and second Saturdays in all the months during the year 2024 except the second Saturday in February 2024 which will be a working day in lieu of public holiday declared on January 1, 2024.

Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha holidays in Telangana

The holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Muharram, and Milad-un-Nabi in Telangana may change as they depend on the sighting of the moon.

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As of now, the government has declared April 11 and June 17 as the holidays for Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha respectively.

As per the government notification, the holiday for Milad-un-Nabi is on September 16, 2024.

List of holidays notified by government

In 2024, there will be 27 general holidays and 25 optional holidays for government offices.

List of general holidays

  1. January 1: New Year Day
  2. January 14: Bhogi
  3. January 15: Sankranti/ Pongal
  4. January 26: Republic Day
  5. March 8: Maha Shivaratri
  6. March 25: Holi
  7. March 29: Good Friday
  8. April 5: Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birthday
  9. April 9: Ugadi
  10. April 11: Eid-ul-Fitr
  11. April 12: Following day of Eid-ul-Fitr
  12. April 14: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s birthday
  13. April 17: Sri Rama Navami
  14. June 17: Eid-ul-Adha
  15. July 17: Shahadat Imam Hussain 10th Moharam
  16. July 29: Bonalu
  17. August 15: Independence Day
  18. August 26: Sri Krishna Astami
  19. September 7: Vinayaka Chavithi
  20. September 16: Milad un Nabi
  21. October 2: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi/Bathukamma starting day
  22. October 12: Vijaya Dasami
  23. October 13: Following day of Vijaya Dasami
  24. October 31: Deepavali
  25. November 11: Kartika Purnima/Guru Nanak’s birthday
  26. December 25: Christmas
  27. December 26: Boxing day

List of optional holidays

  1. January 16: Kanumu
  2. January 25: Birthday of Hazrath Ali
  3. February 8: Shab-e-Meraj
  4. February 14: Sri Panchami
  5. February 26: Shab-e-Barat
  6. March 31: Shahadat Hazrath Ali (RA)
  7. April 5: Jumuatul Wada
  8. April 7: Shab-e-Qadar
  9. April 14: Tamil New Year’s Day/Jumuatul Wada
  10. April 21: Mahaveer Jyanthi
  11. May 10: Basava Jayanthi
  12. May 23: Buddha Purnima
  13. June 25: Eid-e-Ghadeer
  14. July 7: Ratha Yathra
  15. July 16: 9th Moharram
  16. August 15: Parsi New Year’s Day
  17. August 16: Varalakshmi Vratham
  18. August 19: Sravana Purnima/Rakhi Purnima
  19. August 26: Arbayeen
  20. October 10: Durgashtami
  21. October 11: Maharnavami
  22. October 15: Yaz Dahum Shareef
  23. October 30: Naraka Chaturdhi
  24. November 16: Birthday of Hazrat Syed Mohammed Juvanpuri Mahdi Ma’ud (AS)
  25. December 24: Christmas eve

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