Holidays in Hyderabad

Given below is information on Hyderabad public holidays and major holidays and festivals of Hyderabad.
Hyderabad has a rich amalgamation of different cultures. One can see different cultures peacefully co-existing with each other. Thus Hyderabad is bound to celebrate different festivals almost throughout the year. Apart from the 3 major National Holidays of India, Hyderabad has some festivals that are unique to its culture. These festivals and holidays are given below.

Republic Day (26th January)
This day is regarded as a national holiday as it is celebrated as India's Republic Day.

Independence Day (15th August)
This day is also a national holiday as it is the day India received its freedom from the British and got independent.

Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October)
This day is also a national holiday as it is the birth anniversary of the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

Apart from these national holidays, public holidays are observed on every festival that is celebrated in Hyderabad. On these holidays, all business and commercial places, monuments and tourist places are usually closed, though it is advisable you check with the hotel staff before venturing out to travel. Given below is the list of public holidays in Hyderabad city.
  • Eid ul Zuha or Adha
  • Republic Day
  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Holi
  • Good Friday
  • Baisakhi, Vishu/Bahag, Mesadi, Maghi
  • Sri Rama Navami
  • Milad un Nabi or Eid ul Milad (The Prophet's Birthday)
  • Mahavir Jayanti
  • Buddha Purnima
  • Independence Day
  • Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
  • Dussehra
  • Diwali (Deepavali)
  • Eid ul Fitr
  • Guru Nanak's Birthday
  • Christmas