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Telangana government releases list of holidays for govt offices for 2018

Hyderabad: The State government notified the list of 28 general holidays and 22 optional holidays for the year 2018. Chief Secretary SP Singh issued necessary orders in this regard, asking all the state government offices to strictly observe these holidays and also remain closed on all Second Saturdays and Sundays. However, the Second Saturday dated Ferbuary 10 is exempted as government declared public holiday on January 1 marking commencement of English New Year.

In addition, the State government employees may also avail themselves of five Optional Holidays during 2018, irrespective of the religion to which the festival pertains. To avail these holidays, employees have to apply for, in writing in advance. However, general holidays are not applicable to industrial establishments, public sector units, public work departments and educational institutions in the State. Administrative departments concerned will issue separate orders to this effect.

Meanwhile, Tamil New Year’s day on January 14 (Sunday) which would have been optional holiday, is declared as general holiday in view of Bhogi. Similarly, Maharnavami on October 17 which would have been optional holiday is declared as general holiday in view of Durgastami.

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 ————– 22-01-2018 — 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 — Second Saturday
Sravana Purnima/Rakhi Purnima ————- 26-08-2018 — Sunday

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