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Holidays in April 2023 in India 

Here’s a list of holidays in April 2023. With the pleasant climate of spring, it is one of the best months to travel. Armed with this information, you can plan your trips well in advance and make the most of your leaves. What’s more, with an idea of the festivities in the month, you may even be inspired to explore new places when enjoying your holidays in April 2023 in India.  

List of Holidays in April 2023

Check out the holidays in April 2023 in India:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

1 April 2023

Saturday

Odisha Day

Odisha

4 April 2023

Tuesday

Mahavir Jayanti

Across India

5 April 2023

Wednesday

Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti

Andhra Pradesh

7 April 2023

Friday

Good Friday

Across India

9 April 2023

Sunday

Easter Sunday

Across India

13 April 2023

Thursday

Bohag Bihu

Assam

14 April 2023

Friday

Vaisakhi/ Dr Ambedkar Jayanti/ Emperor Ashoka’s birth anniversary/ Tamil New Year/ Maha Vishuba Sankranti/ Cheiraoba

Across India

15 April 2023

Saturday

Himachal Day

Himachal Pradesh

18 April 2023

Tuesday

Shab-e-Qadr

Jammu and Kashmir

21 April 2023

Friday

Garia Puja/ Jumat-ul-Wida

Tripura

22 April 2023

Saturday

Eid al-Fitr

Across India

23 April 2023

Sunday

Basava Jayanti

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, & Telangana

Bank Holidays in April 2023

The following table consists of the list of bank holidays in April 2023:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

1 April 2023

Saturday

Odisha Day

Odisha

4 April 2023

Tuesday

Mahavir Jayanti

Across India

5 April 2023

Wednesday

Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti

Andhra Pradesh

7 April 2023

Friday

Good Friday

Across India

14 April 2023

Friday

Vaisakhi/Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti/ Emperor Ashoka’s birth anniversary/ Tamil New Year/ Maha Vishuba Sankranti/ Cheiraoba

Across India

15 April 2023

Saturday

Himachal Day

Himachal Pradesh

21 April 2023

Friday

Garia Puja

Tripura

22 April 2023

Saturday

Eid al-Fitr

Across India

Descriptions of Public Holidays in April 2023

  • Mahavir Jayanti

    Mahavir Jayanti commemorates a special day in Jainism. On this day, Lord Mahavira was born and he is regarded as the founder of Jainism. The day holds special significance for the entire Jain community. While the community engages in charitable work, they also organise prayer meetings in temples dedicated to this great figure of Jainism.

  • Good Friday

    The day marks the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Christians attend special church services and prayers on Good Friday. On this day, many churches offer a bitter drink that is served after the service. The drink is made of leaves, vinegar, and other ingredients and is offered only to the church members.

  • Easter Sunday

    One of the most significant days for Christians, this day celebrates the day when Jesus Christ resurrected.

  • Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

    The birth anniversary of B.R Ambedkar, this day is celebrated to honour his memory. He was the chief architect of the Indian constitution. People pay respect to the social reformer for his immense contribution. To commemorate the day, processions are carried out on the streets and statues of Ambedkar are beautifully decorated. 

  • Vaisakhi: Vaisakhi

    Also known as Baisakhi, the day is celebrated as a harvest festival. It is a historical and religious festival in Hinduism and Sikhism. The day commemorates when Guru Gobind Singh formed an organisation known as the Khalsa Panth of warriors in 1699. It was established during the Vaisakhi festival and so, the Sikhs honour the first five men of the Khalsa. They do so with the five symbols of courage and purity. People celebrate by singing, dancing, and wearing festive clothes.

  • Cheiraoba

    Cheiraoba is an important festival in Manipur. The day marks the beginning of New Year, according to the lunar calendar.

  • Eid al-Fitr

    It marks the first day of the month of Shawwal and the end of Ramadan according to Islamic calendar

  • Basava Jayanti

    The day marks the birth anniversary of Basaveshwara, founder of Lingayat sect, and a renowned philosopher.

Destinations to Visit During the Holidays in April 2023 in India

  • Dalhousie

    Named after a British official, Dalhousie is a high-altitude town and has retained its old-world and picturesque charm. The hill station is spread across 5 hills near the mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. The weather is lovely during the month of April, with consistent temperatures below 30 degrees.
  • Lonavala

    Lonavala is the perfect getaway from the chaos of city life. The place has a pleasant climate with scenic lakes, magnificent historical forts and caves. People from all over the state, especially weekend travellers, flock to this place to spend a relaxing time with their loved ones.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands

    The Andaman and Nicobar Island is covered by luscious tropical forest. This place has groups of small islands scattered in the ocean and supports diverse wildlife. However, the main tourist attractions are the beaches and the immaculate reefs that surround a majority of the islands.
  • Ooty

    Ooty, a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is famous for its tea plantations. It has pleasant weather and is the best place for sight-seeing. If you are a mountain lover, Ooty is the best place to plan your mini vacation.
  • Kashmir

    The Kashmir Valley is known for its lakes and gardens. It is also known as ‘Paradise on Earth’. This place has an agro-climatic condition best suited for horticulture and floriculture. The climate of Kashmir ranges from subtropical in the southwestern lowlands to alpine throughout the mountain areas. Kashmir is widely known around the globe for a variety of reasons such as its scenic and magnificent beauty, abundant wildlife, and snow-clad mountains.

Long Weekend Holidays in April 2023 in India

  • Saturday, 1 April

  • Sunday, 2 April

  • Monday, 3 April – Take the day off

  • Tuesday, 4 April – Mahavir Jayanti

 

  • Friday, 7 April – Good Friday

  • Saturday, 8 April

  • Sunday, 9 April

This page comprises the list of holidays in April 2023 and an illustration of the events behind them. In addition, April also contains one long weekend holiday. Therefore, if you are thinking of going on a trip during this pleasant time of spring, you can start planning now. In this regard, you can opt for a personal loan for travel from a suitable lender to fund your trip seamlessly. The holiday dates are already in front of you!