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Holidays in February 2024

Holidays bring a must-needed respite to everyone. These are days of leisure that everyone wants to relax and get away from their daily routines. Some people use this time to travel and create memories, while others spend time at home with their loved ones. In India, the major holidays comprise different religious festivals and other national events due to its rich cultural diversity.

List of Holidays in February 2024

The table given below contains the details of the holidays in February 2024:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated in

14 February 2024

Wednesday

Vasant Panchami

Across India 

19 February 2024 

Monday

Shivaji Jayanti

Maharashtra

24 February 2024

Saturday

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab

Bank Holidays in February 2024

Date 

Day

Holiday

Celebrated in

10 February 2024

Saturday

2nd Saturday

Across India 

24 February 2024

Saturday

4th Saturday

Across India 

 

Descriptions of Holidays in February 2024

  • Shivaji Jayanti

This holiday celebrates the great Maratha emperor and his grand feats. It is a public holiday in Maharashtra. However, people across the country observe this day through organised events, keeping his memories alive.

  • Basant Panchami

Basant Panchami, or Vasant Panchami, is a celebration of the onset of the spring season. While people all over India celebrate this auspicious day, it is most prominently celebrated in East India. 

 

With different rituals across the country, students also pray to Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge and wisdom. 

  • Guru Ravidas Jayanti

On Magh Purnima (Full moon in the month of Magh), the birthday of Guru Ravidas is observed in India. It is not only the most celebrated annual event for the Ravidassia religion but is also celebrated by many others across the country.

Destinations to Visit during February 2024 Holidays

Each holiday in India has a cultural or historical significance. To observe them closely, you can visit the places that celebrate these festivals more widely. Here are a few destinations you can visit during public holidays in February 2024:

  • Maharashtra: 

Maharashtra is known for its festive grandeur and grand celebrations. Shivaji Jayanti is one of those occasions that celebrate the legacy of historical leader Chhatrapati Shivaji. 

 

You can take a trip to Mumbai to witness colourful processions, traditional music, and dances organised all over the state. Moreover, people also offer floral tributes to Shivaji’s statue to honour his bravery and leadership.

  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: 

Varanasi celebrates Guru Ravidas Jayanti with great grandeur. You can visit the Janam Asthan Mandir in Sir Goverdhanpur, the site of this birthplace. Moreover, the streets witness large gatherings and processions. 

 

Devotees also take a dip in the holy river of the Ganges. Kirtans are conducted locally in different parts of Varanasi.

 

Now that you have a list of holidays in February 2024, you can plan your trips and leaves. To take care of your travel expenses, you can opt for a personal loan. You can choose one of the reputed lenders available on Bajaj Markets and fund your trip seamlessly. 

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