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Knowledge about the major public holidays of a place is a must before planning a trip to the place. Check information on public holidays & festivals of Assam.

Holidays in Assam

The northeastern state of Assam is the meeting point of a number of cultures, each of which has its own distinct customs and rituals. Amongst them, celebration of certain festivals specific to the region takes a prime place. Thus, apart from the national and public holidays that are celebrated all over India, a number of private holidays are also observed in the state, during the different festivals that are celebrated here. Let us explore a complete list of the holidays and festivals observed in Assam.

National Holidays
  • Republic Day (26th January)
  • Independence Day (15th August )
  • Gandhi (2nd October)
Major Public Holidays
  • Diwali or Kalipuja
  • Eid -ul- Fitr
  • Eid -ul- Juha ( Bakrid )
  • Muharram
  • Buddha Purnima
  • Mahavir Jayanti
  • Gurunanak Jayanti
  • Good Friday
  • Christmas
  • Shivratri
Local Holidays
Apart from these, there are certain local holidays that are observed during the various fairs and festivals specific to Assam. The following festivals have been declared as public holidays by the Government of Assam:
  • Me-Dum-Me-Phi
  • Magh bihu or Tusu puja
  • Doljatra
  • Bohag or Rongali bihu
  • May day
  • Janmotsav of Shri Shri Mahadev
  • Tithi of Shri Shri Mahadev
  • Kati bihu
  • Lakshmi Puja
  • Lachit divas
  • So-Ka-Pha ( Ahom ) divas

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