December Holidays 2023

As the final chapter of 2023 unfolds, December emerges not just as a month of endings but of vibrant beginnings. December is the time of celebration, festivity, and undeniable warmth. Whether it is the gleam of lights or carols filling the air, December has an amazing charm. In this blog, we will journey through the tapestry of holidays in December 2023, promising to make the close of this year truly unforgettable.

List of Public Holidays in December 2023

Here is the list of public holidays in December 2023. 

 

Date

Day

Public Holidays in December 2023

State

1 December 2023

Friday

Indigenous Faith Day, World AIDS Day

Arunachal Pradesh

2 December 2023

Saturday

National Pollution Control Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, and World Computer Literacy Day

Across India

3 December 2023

Sunday

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 

5 December 2023

Tuesday

Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti

Jammu & Kashmir

18 December 2023

Monday

Guru Ghasidas Jayanti

Chandigarh

19 December 2023

Tuesday

Liberation Day

Goa

24 December 2023

Sunday

Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom’s Day

Punjab, Chandigarh

25 December 2023

Sunday

Christmas Eve

Mizoram, Meghalaya

26 December 2023

Monday

Sardar Udham Singh Jayanti

Haryana

30 December 2023

Saturday

Tamu Losar

Sikkim

31 December 2023

Sunday

New Year’s Eve

Mizoram

List of Bank Holidays in December 2023

Here is the list of bank holidays in December, 2023. 

 

Date

Day

Bank Holidays in December

State

1 December 2023

Friday

Indigenous Faith Day, World AIDS Day

Arunachal Pradesh

2 December 2023

Saturday

National Pollution Control Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, World Computer Literacy Day

Across India

3 December 2023

Sunday

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 

5 December 2023

Tuesday

Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti

Jammu & Kashmir

9 December 2023

Saturday

Second Saturday

Across India

18 December 2023

Monday

Guru Ghasidas Jayanti

Chandigarh

19 December 2023

Tuesday

Liberation Day

Goa

23 December 2023

Saturday

Fourth Saturday

Across India

24 December 2023

Sunday

Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom’s Day

Punjab, Chandigarh

25 December 2023

Sunday

Christmas Eve

Mizoram, Meghalaya

26 December 2023

Monday

Sardar Udham Singh Jayanti

Haryana

30 December 2023

Saturday

Tamu Losar

Sikkim

31 December 2023

Sunday

New Year’s Eve

Mizoram

A Brief Description of Public Holidays in December 2023

  • Indigenous Faith Day: It is observed for the diverse indigenous beliefs and traditions that are followed globally.

  • World AIDS Day: A global observance to raise awareness about AIDS and commemorate those who have passed away from the disease.

  • National Pollution Control Day: It is a day celebrated for promoting pollution control measures and maintaining the health of our environment.

  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery: The day is aimed at igniting awareness regarding slavery. This is done with the primary objective of completely getting rid of modern forms of slavery.

  • World Computer Literacy Day: In order to promote digital skills, this day aims to bridge the digital divide in societies around the world.

  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities: It is a day to recognise the rights and achievements of people who have certain physical disabilities.

  • Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti: Commemorating the birth anniversary of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, a prominent political leader in Jammu & Kashmir, India.

  • Guru Ghasidas Jayanti: Celebrating the birth anniversary of Guru Ghasidas, a renowned social reformer and spiritual leader in India.

  • Liberation Day: Generally marks the liberation of a country or region from foreign occupation or oppressive rule.

  • Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom’s Day: Remembrance of the ninth Sikh Guru, Guru Teg Bahadur, who sacrificed his life to protect religious freedom.

  • Christmas Eve: The day before Christmas, observed with various traditions and celebrations in anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ.

  • Sardar Udham Singh Jayanti: Marking the birth anniversary of Sardar Udham Singh, a freedom fighter who avenged the Jallianwala Bagh massacre.
  • Tamu Losar: The New Year's festival celebrated by the Gurung community in Nepal, marking the beginning of the Tamu Sambat, or Gurung Calendar year.

  • New Year’s Eve: This is the final day of the year, celebrated worldwide with festivities and countdowns to welcome the New Year.

December Holiday Destinations 2023

Arunachal Pradesh

Known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ Arunachal Pradesh is known for its rich biodiversity. It has natural scenery that encompasses lush forests, majestic rivers, monasteries, and gigantic mountains. It is indeed a perfect place for celebrating holidays in December 2023. 

Delhi

The capital city of India, Delhi, is an amalgamation of the old world charm and modern day wit. Historical monuments like the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and Humayun's Tomb juxtaposed with modern infrastructure and skyscrapers are a delight to witness. Delhi is the undeniable hub of politics, culture, and international diplomacy. 

Bangalore

The capital of Karnataka, Bangalore, is known as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’. It is the leading IT exporter in India, because of which it is also known as India’s startup hub. Bengaluru has a good climate and a great nightlife.

Mumbai

Known as the financial and entertainment hub of India, Mumbai is home to many significant landmarks like the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, and the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. It will be a great decision to celebrate holidays in December here. 

Hyderabad

Known for its amazing food and historical monuments, Hyderabad is a melting pot of culture. It's also sometimes referred to as 'Cyberabad' because of its IT parks and hubs. The city is famous for its scrumptious biryanis and other culinary delights.

Raipur

The capital city of Chhattisgarh, Raipur, has emerged as an important regional commercial and political centre. Top tourist attractions in Raipur include Chitrakoot Falls, Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary, and many others.

Sangrur District in Punjab

Located in the southern part of Punjab, Sangrur district boasts rich historical and cultural significance. Agriculture is a major occupation in this region, making it the perfect place to celebrate Sardar Udham Singh Jayanti. 

Darjeeling

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, Darjeeling is popular for its tea plantations and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Darjeeling is known for its panoramic views, and its highlight is the gorgeous Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world. 

Long Weekend Holidays in December 2023

Here is the list of long weekends in December:  

  • 23rd December - Saturday 
  • 24th December - Sunday 
  • 25th December - Monday

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many holidays are there in December 2023?

There are 11 public holidays in December 2023, and there are 13 bank holidays.

What special day is in December 2023?

Christmas is a special day in December 2023.

How many official holidays in December 2023?

There are 11 official holidays in December.

Are there any popular destinations to visit during these holidays?

You can consider visiting Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Darjeeling, and Raipur during these holidays.

What are the major Public holidays in India during the month of December?

Christmas will be a major public holiday in December.

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