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July 2023 Holidays

Holidays are a great opportunity to take time off work and other commitments. Knowing about public and bank holidays will allow you to plan your holidays well in advance so you can sit back and enjoy your day without any worries. This article will paint a clear picture of the holidays in July 2023 so you can visit new destinations, try out new cuisines or just travel around and make the best use of your time. 

List of Indian Holidays in July 2023 

There are some public holidays as well as national holidays in the month of July. 

Listed below are details pertaining to the public holidays in July 2023: 

Date

Day 

Holiday 

Celebrated In 

5th July 2023 

Wednesday 

Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday 

Jammu and Kashmir 

6th July 2023 

Thursday 

MHIP (Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl) Day 

Mizoram 

8th July 2023 

Saturday 

Behdienkhlam Festival 

Meghalaya 

13th July 2023 

Thursday 

Bhanu Jayanti

Sikkim 

13th July 2023 

Thursday 

Bonalu

Telangana 

13th July 2023

Thursday 

Martyrs’ Day 

Jammu and Kashmir 

17th July 2023

Monday 

U Tirot Sing Day

Meghalaya

29th July 2023

Saturday 

Muharram

Various states

31st July 2023

Monday 

Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day

Haryana

Bank Holidays in July 2023

Banks generally are not in operation on the second and fourth saturday of every month all over India. In addition to this, banks remain closed on regional, national and public holidays that might vary for every state. Knowing about bank holidays in July 2023 well ahead will help you plan your days accordingly and set your affairs in order. 

The table below gives you the list of bank holidays in January 2023:

Date 

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

6 July 2023

Thursday 

MHIP (Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl) Day

Mizoram

8 July 2023

Saturday 

2nd Saturday

All states 

13 July 2023 

Thursday 

Kashmir Martyrs’ Day 

Jammu and Kashmir 

13 July 2023 

Thursday 

Bhanu Jayanti 

Sikkim

13 July 2023 

Thursday 

Bonalu 

Telangana 

17 July 2023 

Monday

U Tirot Sing Day 

Meghalaya

22 July 2023

Saturday

4th Saturday 

All states

29 July 2023

Saturday 

Muharram

Several states

31 July 2023

Monday 

Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day

Haryana 

Descriptions of Holidays in July 2023

Descriptions for the holidays in July 2023 in India are as follows:

  • Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday

Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji helped the Sikhs defend themselves against rulers like Jahangir through the formation of the Sikh military force. As a result the Sikhs won numerous battles and this assisted the Sikhs establish an autonomy in the Mughal Empire which is why his birthday is celebrated to honour his contributions to the Sikh community. 

  • MHIP Day

MHIP is an N.G.O based in Mizoram that works towards the welfare of women. The organisation strives to uplift the women in Mizoram and educate them regarding their rights. Additionally, MHIP provides vocational training and courses to women and helps them achieve a sense of independence and capability. Hence, MHIP Day celebrates the N.G.O's efforts towards women’s welfare. 

  • Behdienkhlam Festival

The Behdienkhlam Festival is celebrated in Jowai, Meghalaya. It is said to ward off the demon of cholera after the sowing season. This festival also aims at invoking the almighty’s blessings to have a bountiful harvest. 

  • Kashmir Martyrs’ Day 

13th of July is celebrated as Martyrs’ Day in Kashmir in commemoration of the 21 muslim protestors that were killed by the Dogra forces. This day is celebrated as the day when the struggle for freedom and independence began openly in Kashmir. 

  • Bhanu Jayanti 

Bhanu Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the renowned poet Bhanubhakta Acharya. This day is celebrated in remembrance of the poet’s contributions to the Nepali language. 

  • Bonalu

Bonalu is a festival celebrated in cities such as Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is a thanksgiving festival dedicated to Goddess Mahakali who is said to hail from Telangana. Rituals are performed to invoke the blessing of the goddess for the fulfilment of vows. 

  • U Tirot Sing Day

The state of Meghalaya celebrates U Tirot Sing Day in honour of Tirot Singh who was a freedom fighter that fought against the British. When the British attempted to conquer the Khasi Hills, Tirot Singh waged a war against them to protect his people. 

  • Muharram

Muharram marks the day when Prophet Muhamed was forced to migrate from Mecca to Medina. During this month, the muslims practise abstinence through fasting and prayer. It also commemorates the sacrifice of those who died in the battle of Karbala. 

  • Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day

The Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day is celebrated in memory of Udham Singh who assassinated General Dyer, the British officer who massacred thousands of people at Jallianwala Bagh.

Destination To Visit During July 2023 Holidays 

Here’s where you can plan to visit during your holidays in July 2023:

  • Ladakh

Ladakh is very popular among trekkers and bikers due to its rugged landscape. A large number of people also visit Leh. Although there isn’t a lot of rainfall in the month of July, you can engage in adventure sports such as river rafting, riding across mountain passes and so on. One of the most famous tourist attractions in Ladakh is the Pangong Lake that is a destination you must definitely visit. 

  • Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a hill station located in Tamil Nadu, also known as the “Queen of Hill Stations”. Kodaikanal has a lot of beautiful spots for you to explore such as the Bear Shola Falls, Palani Hills, Kodaikanal Lake, Pine Forest, Pillar Rocks, Bryant Park, La Saleth Church, Dolphin’s Nose, Vattakanal Waterfalls, Kurinji Andavar Temple and much more. 

  • Meghalaya

Meghalaya is known for its flora and fauna which is a result of high rainfall. You can visit popular cities like Shillong, Sohra, Jowai and Mawlynnong while you’re there. Meghalaya has multiple tourist attractions such as the double decker living root bridge, Mawlynnong Sacred Forest, Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Dawki River, Laitlum Canyons, Mawsmai Cave, Nohkalikai Falls, etc. 

  • Coorg

Coorg is a beautiful holiday destination in Karnataka that is known for its cool climate and coffee plantations. It has lush green forests, beautiful streams, and breathtaking scenic views. Since July marks the beginning of the monsoon season, visiting Coorg during this time can be even more enjoyable and relaxing. There are a number of tourist locations that you can visit such as the Nagarhole national park, Iruppu falls, Tibetan Buddhist golden temple, Brahmagiri peak, Madikeri fort, Abbey falls, Raja’s seat, and others. 

  • Kerala 

Kerala, popularly known as God’s own country is a gorgeous destination to visit during July. One of the most prominent attractions of Kerala are the beaches and backwaters of Alleppey. You can also visit places such as Munnar, Wayanad, the coast of Kochi and enjoy the calm and peace of the scenery while sipping on a hot cup of coffee. 

Long Weekend Holidays in July 2023 

Given below is a list of long weekend public holidays in July 2023: 

  • Wednesday, 5 July - Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday 

  • Thursday, 6 July - MHIP Day 

  • Friday, 7 July - Take the day off

  • Saturday, 8 July - Behdienkhlam Festival 

  • Sunday, 9 July 

 

  • Thursday, 13 July - Martyrs’ Day, Bonalu, Bhanu Jayanti

  • Friday, 14 July - Take the day off 

  • Saturday, 15 July 

  • Sunday, 16 July 

  • Monday, 17 July - U Tirot Sing Day 

 

  • Friday, 28 July - Take the day off 

  • Saturday, 29 July - Muharram 

  • Sunday, 30 July 

  • Monday, 31 July - Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day 

Now that you are aware of the list of holidays in July 2023, you can plan your leaves and visits accordingly. Furthermore, if you fall short of money to fund your vacation, you can always apply for a personal loan for travel on Bajaj Markets at a low rate of interest. Through such a financial platform, you will be able to meet your travel expenses with great ease and enjoy your vacation without any financial burden.