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December is the month of holidays and festivities that help you take a break from the monotonous lifestyle. Keeping track of these holidays can help you plan your vacations with your near and dear ones.

List of Indian Holidays in December 2024

Here is the list of December 2024 holidays in India: 

Date 

Day

Holiday 

Celebrated in 

1st December 2024 

Sunday 

State Inauguration Day

Nagaland 

3rd December 2024 

Tuesday 

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

Goa

5th December 2024 

Thursday 

Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti

Jammu and Kashmir

12thDecember 2024 

Tuesday 

Pa-Togan Nengminza Sangma

Meghalaya 

18th December 2024 

Wednesday

Guru Ghasidas Jayanti

Chhattisgarh

19th December 2024 

Thursday 

Goa Liberation Day 

Goa 

24th December 2024 

Tuesday 

Christmas Eve

All states of India 

25th December 2024 

Wednesday

Christmas

All states of India 

31st December 2024 

Sunday 

New Year’s Eve

All states of India 

Bank Holidays in December 2024

Here are some additional bank holidays to note for the month of December 2024 

Date 

Day

Holiday 

Celebrated in 

14th December 2024 

Saturday

2nd Saturday

All states of India 

21st December 2024 

Saturday

4th Saturday

All states of India 

24th December 2024 

Tuesday 

Christmas Eve

All states of India 

25th December 2024 

Wednesday

Christmas

All states of India 

31st December 2024 

Sunday 

New Year’s Eve

All states of India 

Description of Holidays in December 2024

Now that you know all the important holidays, here is all you need to know about them. 

  • State Inauguration Day

Before independence, the British government administered Nagaland as part of Assam. After independence, 14 tribes pushed for a separate state formation. Following decades of violent struggles, on December 1, 1961, it was officially inaugurated as an independent state with Kohima as its capital. 

  • Guru Ghasidas Jayanti

Guru Ghasidas is a renowned philosopher and guru of the Satnami sect of Hinduism. His philosophies advocated social equality and eradication of the caste system. So, his birth anniversary marks a regional holiday in the state of Chhattisgarh. 

  • Goa Liberation Day 

This holiday marks the independence from the rule of the Portuguese. People also remember the martyrs of the Indian army who fought for independence. People celebrate the day by conducting torchlight rallies on the streets and partaking in many cultural events.

  • Christmas 

Christmas is the most popular Christian festival, which marks the birth of Jesus Christ. On Christmas Eve, the day before Christmas, churches around the world hold midnight mass church services. On 25th December, Christmas celebrations include exchanging gifts and feasts with family and friends. 

  • New Year’s Eve

The last day of the year is the most joyful time of the year, which people around the world celebrate in various ways. New Year's Eve celebration includes partying, fireworks, dancing, get-togethers etc.

Destinations to Visit During December 2024 Holidays

Here are some popular destinations you can visit during December.

  • Goa

Goa is a beach paradise known for its night life and numerous beaches. Querim Beach, Club Cabana, Calamari Restaurants, La Plage, etc., are top spots to visit in Goa. 

  • Manali

Manali is among the top hill stations to visit if you are an adventure enthusiast. Filled with beautiful scenery, adventure sports, gorgeous waterfalls and snow-filled mountains, visiting this place in December is the best.

  • Mumbai

Mumbai has the perfect weather in December. With the city known for its nightlife and many exciting activities, a visit to this place is a must during this pleasant weather. A few of its prominent attractions include Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Girgaum Chowpatty Beach, Marine Drive and much more.

  • Delhi

Despite the cold weather in Delhi, you can warm yourself with kulhad chai and pakoras from the famous Chandni Chowk. Apart from this, you can take a tour of all the historical sites, such as the Red Fort, India Gate, Purana Quila, etc. You can also shop at many popular markets, such as Sarojini market, where you can also enjoy street food. 

Long Weekend Holidays in December 2024

You can plan a long vacation in December 2024:

  • 19th December - Thursday - Goa Liberation Day 

  • 20th December - Friday - Take the day off 

  • 21st December - Saturday - 4th Saturday

  • 22nd December - Sunday - Weekend 

  • 23rd December - Monday - Take the day off

  • 24th December - Tuesday - Christmas Eve 

  • 25th December - Wednesday - Christmas 

 

Knowing these holidays well in advance can help you unwind and enjoy a joyous vacation with your loved ones. However, there is no need to stress about finances. Get a loan for travel from reputed lenders on Bajaj Markets without much hassle. 

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