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Holidays in January 2023

Every individual has their way of spending holidays, either by relaxing, exploring a new culture, eating unique delicacies or travelling around the world. Learning about the public and bank holidays in January 2023 in India will allow travel enthusiasts to manage their leaves and plan trips in advance.

Read along to learn about the list of holidays in January 2023.

List of Holidays in January 2023

The month of January offers some public holidays and national holidays. Besides, every state has its own regional holidays. 

Listed below are some of the public holidays in January 2023:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

1st January 2023

Sunday

New Year’s Day

All over the country

14th January 2023

Saturday

Makar Sankranti, Lohri

Various states

15th January 2023

Sunday

Pongal

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh

26th January 2023

Thursday

Republic Day

Across the country

31st January 2023

Tuesday

Me-Dam-Me-Phi

Assam

Bank Holidays in January 2023

Usually, banks remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month across India. Additionally, banks are closed on national, public and regional holidays that vary from one state to another. Learning about bank holidays in January 2023 beforehand will assist individuals in managing their financial paperwork with ease.

Following is the list of bank holidays in January 2023:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated in

1 January 2023  

Sunday  

New Year's Day  

Across the country  

5 January 2023  

Thursday  

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Haryana, Rajasthan  

11 January 2023  

Tuesday  

Missionary Day  

Mizoram  

12 January 2023  

Thursday

Swami Vivekanand Jayanti  

West Bengal  

14 January 2023  

Saturday  

Makar Sankranti  

Several states  

15 January 2023  

Sunday  

Pongal/Magh Bihu  

Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Assam  

22 January 2023  

Sunday  

Sonam Losar  

Sikkim  

23 January 2023  

Monday  

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti

Tripura, West Bengal  

25 January 2023

Wednesday   

State Day  

Himachal Pradesh  

26 January 2023  

Thursday  

Republic Day  

All over India  

31 January 2023  

Tuesday  

Me-Dam-Me-Phi  

Assam  

Descriptions of Holidays in January 2023

Here are the descriptions of holidays in January 2023 in India:

  • New Year’s Day : New Year’s Day is marked on the first day of January. The celebrations on this holiday vary as per one’s culture. It is celebrated with fireworks at the midnight stroke as the new year starts in each time zone.

  • Mannam Jayanthi : This day is perceived and celebrated in honour of Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai. He was born on 2nd January 1878 and was recognised as the founder of Nair Service Society.

  • Makar Sankranti : This day is marked as the first day of the sun's movement into Capricorn. The festival is marked with social festivities like bonfires, dances, colourful decorations, kite flying and feasts.

  • Tusu Puja: This festival is an auspicious celebration day for tea tribes. People worship Goddess Tusu, popularly known as ‘Til Sankranti’ in certain places.

  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Birthday: This day is marked in honour of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthday. On this day, his struggle and fight for India’s freedom is remembered.

  • Me-dam-me-phi: It is considered an auspicious festival by the Ahom people to show respect and pay homage to their departed ancestors. This festival ensures unity, thereby developing the feeling of mutual understanding and brotherhood among each other.

  • Bhogali Bihu : This day marks the end of the harvesting season and is celebrated with bonfires and feasts. Conventional Assamese games are organised in rural areas to enhance the happiness of celebration.

  • Pongal: Pongal is a harvest festival that marks the onset of Uttarayan, the sun’s journey towards the north. In this festival, Kolam is drawn along with swinging and preparing delicious Pongal.

Destination to Visit during January 2023 Holidays

Here are some exclusive places that you can visit during holidays in January 2023:

  • Delhi

The charm of this city and the special Republic Day celebration attract tourists from across the country. Being the country’s capital, individuals can explore Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, parliament house and more. One can quickly plan a short trip to Delhi to explore different markets, places and delicious street foods.

  • Auli, Uttarakhand

Widely known as the skiing destination of India, Auli is popular due to its shining slopes and clean environment. Moreover, this place is flecked with oaks, apple orchards and deodars, along with popular hill towns with multiple ski resorts amidst ranges of the Himalayas. The snow-covered natural landscape makes it an ideal place to visit during January.

  • Jaipur

Popularly known as the pink city of India, the temperature is low from November to February. Individuals can witness some of the amazing forts and palaces with exquisite architecture. Here, one can explore various markets and enjoy local Rajasthani souvenirs to take home.

Long Weekend Holidays in January 2023

Here is the list of long weekend public holidays in January 2023:

 

  • Saturday, 31 December 

  • Sunday, 1 January - New Year’s Day 

  • Monday, 2 January - Take the day off

 

  • Friday, 13 January - Take the day off 

  • Saturday, 14 January - Lohri

  • Sunday, 15 January - Pongal

 

  • Thursday, 26 January - Republic Day 

  • Friday, 27 January - Take the day off

  • Saturday, 28 January

  • Sunday, 29 January

Now that individuals know the list of holidays in January 2023 and other months, they can manage their leaves and plan trips accordingly. However, if they lack funds for vacation, they can avail of affordable personal loan for travel from Bajaj Markets at lower interest rates. Such funding options will allow borrowers to easily meet necessary travel expenses and enjoy trips without any financial burden.