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Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Gujarat Government announces list of holidays for the year 2021 for government offices.

Gujarat Government announces list of holidays for the year 2021 for government offices, a total of 22 compulsory and 44 compulsory holidays.



The list of public holidays for the year 2021 has been announced by the Government of Gujarat.  The announcement was made by the state's general administration department. 

The list then includes various public holidays of 22 days for government employees.  So 12 holidays will be cut due to Sunday.  Thus, 44 optional holidays have been declared.

  • Since Saturday is Gandhi Jayanti, Bhai Beej and Christmas holidays, it was included in the main 22 holidays.


  • Mahavir Janmajayanti, Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Janmajayanti holiday on Sunday


What holidays will be available

Makar Sankranti, 26th January, Mahashivaratri, Holi, Good Friday, Chetichand, Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti, Ram Navami, Parashuram Jayanti, Eid, Bakri Eid, Pateti, Mahoram, Janmashtami, Sanvatsari, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, Dussehra, Navad,  Brotherhood, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Christmas

Holiday cut due to Sunday

As 8 holidays fall on Sundays, their inclusion has not been declared on the day of desired holidays.  Holidays on Sunday include Mahavir's birth anniversary, Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary.  

As these four holidays fall on a Sunday, it is not included in the list of public holidays.  

However, Gandhi Jayanti, Bhai Beej and Christmas Eve on Saturday have been included in the list of 22 holidays.

Also announced 44 optional holidays

Discretionary holidays are those holidays in which government employees can take a maximum of two discretionary holidays on festive occasions of their choice without religious restrictions.  Which requires employees to apply in advance.  This leave is given only after the approval of the superior.  

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The Gujarat government has also announced 44 voluntary holidays.  It has not been declared as a voluntary holiday as eight holidays fall on Sunday.  So, in the year 2021, a total of 16 holidays have been declared in the banks.  As 5 holidays fall on Sundays, it is not included in public holidays.

16 holidays declared in banks

In the year 2021, a total of 16 holidays have been declared in the banks, out of which 5 holidays are on Sundays and are not included in the public holidays.

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