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August 2023 Holidays

Holidays allow us to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and spend some quality time with our loved ones. Going on a vacation is an invigorating experience because the only goal in mind is to enjoy.

 

With the easy access to information we have on the internet, planning becomes fun since you can search for blogs, vlogs, maps of the area, and itinerary so when you finally get to your destination you will feel like a local guide. It is equally important to properly plan the vacation days in accordance with national or regional holidays.

 

August has various regional and national holidays. Let us look at the holidays that fall in August 2023. 

List of Indian Holidays in August 2023

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated in

8 August 2023

Tuesday

Tendong Lho Rum Faat

North-east India

13 August 2023

Sunday

Patriot’s day

Manipur

15th August 2023

Tuesday

Independence Day

Across India

16 August 2023

Wednesday

De Jure Transfer Day

Puducherry

16 August 2023

Wednesday

Parsi New Year


Gujarat and Maharashtra

17 August 2023

Thursday

Last day of Muharram

Across India

28 August  2023

Monday

Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Punjab

29 August  2023

Tuesday

Onam

Kerala

30 August 2023

Wednesday

Raksha Bandhan

Across India

 

List of Bank Holidays in August 2023

The private and public sector banks will remain closed on the following days in August. 

The list of August public holiday is mentioned below:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated in

8 August 2023

Tuesday

Tendong Lho Rum Faat

North-east India

13 August 2023

Sunday

Patriot’s day

Manipur

15th August 2023

Tuesday

Independence Day

Across India

16 August 2023

Wednesday

De Jure Transfer Day

Puducherry

16 August 2023

Wednesday

Parsi New Year


Gujarat and Maharashtra

17 August 2023

Thursday

Last day of Muharram

Across India

29 August  2023

Tuesday

Onam

Kerala

30 August 2023

Wednesday

Raksha Bandhan

Across India

Description of Holidays in August 2023

  • Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a significant holiday for Hindu families all throughout the nation. This day honours the bond of a brother and sister. On this particular day, sisters tie rakhi on their brothers' wrists in exchange for the brother's commitment to look out for them and give them special presents.

  • Independence Day

On August 15, 1947, India was freed from British rule. This day has since been designated as Independence Day. The president delivers the '"Address to the Nation" on the evening of Independence Day. India's Prime Minister unravels the flag and holds a speech in Delhi at the Red Fort.  Additionally, many patriotic programmes are organised across the nation, including dance performances and patriotic singing. Banks are closed on Independence Day because it is one of the government holidays in August.

  • Muharram

During the month of Muharram, the Shia Muslim community remembers and laments the passing of Hazrat Imam Hussain. The first night of Muharram marks the start of mourning, which continues for the next 28 days. More emphasis is placed on the first ten days of the festival.

  • Onam

Onam is the largest and most significant festival in Kerala. It is a harvest festival that is enthusiastically celebrated by people from all communities around the state. A well-known myth claims that the event is held to welcome King Mahabali, whose spirit is claimed to travel to Kerala during Onam.

Destinations To Visit During August Holidays 2023

Due to the monsoon season, August has generally favourable weather. You can also take advantage of a variety of other benefits, like cheaper packages and discounts. We'll look at some of the top locations to travel to in August 2023 below.

  • Munnar, Kerala

Nature enthusiasts will like to see the captivating beauty of Munnar during the monsoon season. Munnar is renowned for its tea estates, waterfalls, scenic mountains, and animal reserves. Therefore, you might want to think about booking a trip to Munnar in August if you want to spend a little time being close to Mother Nature.

  • Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur, also referred to as the "Pink City of Rajasthan," is well-known for its historical landmarks, including the Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer fort, etc. While in Rajasthan, you can participate in a variety of activities like camel riding, camping and paragliding in addition to sightseeing.

  • Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

One of the most visited tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh is Khajuraho, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Khajuraho, there are many historic temples. One of the best types of art in the world is thought to be the carvings on the temple walls. Additionally, Khajuraho's charming weather makes it one of the best places to visit in August.

  • Darjeeling, West Bengal

One of the most well-known hill stations in the nation is Darjeeling. Since it is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, the climate is very nice in August. Along with taking in Darjeeling's serenity, you can also engage in a number of exciting activities like boating, rock climbing, and trekking. If you ever find yourself in Darjeeling, make sure to check out the Japanese Temple, Rock Garden, and Tiger Hill, which are some of the main tourist destinations.

  • Goa

Goa, India's smallest state, is a favourite vacation spot for many beach lovers. Many beautiful beaches and historic churches can be found there. You can also engage in other water sports including scuba diving, banana riding, and parasailing.

Long Weekend Holidays In August 2023

  • 12.08.2023 – Saturday

  • 13.08.2023 – Sunday 

  • 14.08.2023 – Monday (Take the day off)

  • 15.08.2023 – Independence Day

  • 16.08.2023 – Parsi New Year’s Day

 

  • 26.08.2023 - Saturday

  • 27.08.2023 – Sunday 

  • 28.08.2023 – Monday (Take the day off)

  • 29.08.2023 – Onam 

  • 30.08.2023 – Raksha Bandhan 

Now that you know the list of holidays in August 2023, you can manage your leaves and plan your trip accordingly. However, if you lack funds for your vacation, you can apply for a personal loan for travel on Bajaj Markets. Do not let financial constraints hold you back from your much deserved vacation breaks.