Holidays in July 2024

Holidays in July 2024

The chance to take time off of work and other obligations is greatly increased by holidays. Knowing about public and bank holidays will enable you to plan your vacations well in advance, so you can relax and take it easy on the day. In order to help you go to new places, experience new cuisines, or simply make the most of your time, this article will provide you with a comprehensive image of the holidays in July 2024.

List of Public Holidays in July 2024

Numerous festivals are observed throughout the country in the month of July. Given below are the festivals and holidays in July of 2024:

Date Day Holiday Celebrated In State
5/07/2024 Wednesday Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
6/07/2024 Thursday MHIP (Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl) Day Mizoram
8/07/2024 Saturday Behdienkhlam Festival Meghalaya
13/07/2024 Thursday Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
13/07/2024 Thursday Bonalu Telangana
13/07/2024 Thursday Martyrs’ Day Jammu and Kashmir
17/07/2024 Monday U Tirot Sing Day Meghalaya
29/07/2024 Saturday Muharram Various states
31/07/2024 Monday Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day Haryana

List of Bank Holidays in July 2024

As instructed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), banks in the nation are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. You can schedule your bank trips well in advance and make them more effective by looking up the bank holidays in advance. The following is a list of the bank holidays in July 2024:

Date Day Holiday Celebrated In State
06/07/2024 Thursday MHIP (Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl) Day Mizoram
08/07/2024 Saturday 2nd Saturday All states
13/07/2024 Thursday Kashmir Martyrs’ Day Jammu and Kashmir
13/07/2024 Thursday Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
13/07/2024 Thursday Bonalu Telangana
17/07/2024 Monday U Tirot Sing Day Meghalaya
22/07/2024 Saturday 4th Saturday All states
29/07/2024 Saturday Muharram Several states
31/07/2024 Monday Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day Haryana

A Brief Description of Holidays in July 2024

The holidays which will be observed in July 2024 are described in brief below:

Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday

By creating the Sikh military force, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji enabled the Sikhs to defend themselves against tyrants like Jahangir. His birthday is observed to honor his achievements to the Sikh community because as a result of the Sikhs' victories in multiple battles, the Sikhs were able to establish autonomy inside the Mughal Empire.

MHIP Day

The Mizoram-based non-governmental organisation MHIP promotes the wellbeing of women. The group works to empower women in Mizoram and inform them of their legal rights. Additionally, MHIP helps women develop a sense of independence and potential by offering them practical training and courses. Thus, MHIP Day honours the NGO's contributions to the wellbeing of women.

Behdienkhlam Festival

In Jowai, Meghalaya, there is a festival called the Behdienkhlam Festival. After the sowing season, it is claimed to ward off the cholera demon. This celebration also seeks to obtain the blessings of the All-Powerful for a bumper crop.

Kashmir Martyrs’ Day

In Kashmir, July 13 is observed as Martyrs' Day in remembrance of the 21 Muslim protesters slain by the Dogra soldiers. This day is commemorated as the start of Kashmir's open struggle for freedom and independence.

Bhanu Jayanti

The celebrated poet Bhanubhakta Acharya celebrates his birth anniversary on Bhanu Jayanti. In honour of the poet's contributions to the Nepali language, this day is observed.

Bonalu

Festivals like Bonalu are observed in places like Secunderabad and Hyderabad. Goddess Mahakali, who is believed to be from Telangana, is the focus of this celebration of thankfulness. Rituals are carried out to request the goddess' blessing on vow fulfilment.

U Tirot Sing Day

U Tirot Sing Day is observed in Meghalaya in memory of Tirot Singh, a freedom fighter who resisted the British. To defend his people, Tirot Singh fought the British as they tried to take control of the Khasi Hills.

Muharram

On the first day of Muharram, the Prophet Muhammad was compelled to leave Mecca and travel to Medina. Muslims fast and pray as a kind of abstinence during this month. Additionally, it honours the victims of the Karbala war who gave their lives in sacrifice.

Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day

In honour of Udham Singh, who killed General Dyer, the British commander who butchered thousands of people in Jallianwala Bagh, Shaheed Udham Singh Martyrdom Day is observed.

Holiday Destinations to Visit During July 2024

One can plan some days off and go on a vacation on the holidays in July 2024. Given below are some of the destinations that you can visit:

Ladakh

Due to its rocky terrain, Ladakh is particularly popular with hikers and bikers. Leh also receives a lot of visitors. Even if July doesn't experience a lot of rain, you can still partake in adventure activities like river rafting and biking across mountain passes. The Pangong Lake is a must-visit location and one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Ladakh.

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, the "Queen of Hill Stations" is a hill resort in Tamil Nadu. Explore the Bear Shola Falls, Palani Hills, Kodaikanal Lake, Pine Forest, Pillar Rocks, Bryant Park, La Saleth Church, Dolphin's Nose, Vattakanal Waterfalls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, and many other stunning locations in Kodaikanal.

Meghalaya

Due to the heavy rainfall in Meghalaya, the state is well recognised for its flora and fauna. While there, you can travel to well-known cities like Shillong, Sohra, Jowai, and Mawlynnong. The Mawlynnong Sacred Forest, Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Dawki River, Laitlum Canyons, Mawsmai Cave, Nohkalikai Falls, etc. are only a few of the popular tourist sites in Meghalaya.

Coorg

Coorg, a lovely vacation spot in Karnataka, is well-known for its mild weather and coffee farms. It features spectacular natural scenery, lovely streams, and verdant forests. Visits to Coorg in July might be even more peaceful and pleasurable because this is when the monsoon season really begins. The Nagarhole National Park, Iruppu Falls, Tibetan Buddhist Golden Temple, Brahmagiri Peak, Madikeri Fortress, Abbey Falls, Raja's Seat, and other tourist attractions are among the places you can go.

Kerala

Kerala, often known as God's own country, is a stunning place to travel to in July. The beaches and backwaters of Alleppey are among Kerala's most well-known attractions. Additionally, you can travel to locations like Munnar, Wayanad, and Kochi's coast and take in the tranquility of the surroundings while savouring a hot cup of coffee.

Long Weekend Holidays in July 2024

There are some good long weekends to be observed in July 2024. Given below is a list of some of the long weekend holidays:

Date Day Holiday
05/07/2024 Wednesday Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday
06/07/2024 Thursday MHIP Day
07/07/2024 Friday (Opt for a day off)
08/07/2024 Saturday Behdienkhlam Festival
09/07/2024 Sunday Weekly OFF
13/07/2024 Thursday Martyrs’ Day + Bonalu + Bhanu Jayanti
14/07/2024 Friday (Opt for a day off)
15/07/2024 Saturday Weekly OFF
16/07/2024 Sunday Weekly OFF
17/07/2024 Monday U Tirot Sing Day
28/07/2024 Friday (Opt for a day off)
29/07/2024 Saturday Muharram
30/07/2024 Sunday Weekly OFF
31/07/2024 Monday Shaheed Udhham Singh’s Martyrdom Day

FAQs

How many holidays are there in July 2024?

There are 9 holidays to be observed in total in July 2024.

What special day is in July 2024?

There are various public holidays and important events that are celebrated in July 2024.

What are some popular destinations to visit during these holidays?

Some of the most popular destinations to visit during these holidays are Ladakh, Kodaikanal, Meghalaya, Coorg, and Kerala.

Where can you find a list of all the public and bank holidays in India for June 2024?

One can find the whole list of all public and bank holidays in India for July 2024 on urbanmoney.com.

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