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A prime time for the festive season, November is full of celebration and you can get several holidays this month. So, why not use this time to plan quick getaways with your family and friends? This holiday schedule can help you plan your vacations and manage your leaves better.

List of Holidays in November 2023

Check out this table to get an idea about holidays in November 2023

Date 

Day 

Holiday 

Celebrated in

1 November 2023

Wednesday

Puducherry Liberation Day, Haryana Day, Kannada Rajyotsava, Kerala Piravi

Puducherry, Haryana, Karnataka, and Kerala respectively

12 November 2023

Sunday

Diwali

Across India

13 November 2023

Monday

Govardhan Puja/Vikram Samvat New year

Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat

14 November 2023*

Tuesday

Bhai Dooj

Across India

19 November 2023

Sunday

Chhath Puja

Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh

23 November 2023

Thursday

Seng Kut Snem

Meghalaya

24 November 2023

Friday

Lachit Divas

Assam

27 November 2023

Monday

Guru Nanak Jayanti/ Karthik Purnima

Across India

*Date may vary

List of Bank Holidays in November 2023

Here is a list of bank holidays in November 2023.

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

1 November 2023

Wednesday

Puducherry Liberation Day, Haryana Day, Kannada Rajyotsava, Kerala Piravi

Puducherry, Haryana, Karnataka, and Kerala respectively

12 November 2023

Sunday

Diwali

Across India

19 November 2023

Sunday

Chhath Puja

Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh

23 November 2023

Thursday

Seng Kut Snem

Meghalaya

24 November 2023

Friday

Lachit Divas

Assam

27 November 2023

Monday

Guru Nanak Jayanti/ Karthik Purnima

Across India

Descriptions of Holidays in November 2023

Read on to get deeper insight into the holidays in November 2023.

  • Diwali

Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is one of the prominent festivals of India. It symbolises the victory of light over darkness. According to Hindu Mythology, Diwali is believed to be the day when Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lord Lakshmana and Lord Hanuman reached Ayodhya after emerging victorious by defeating Ravana in Lanka. Diwali is celebrated for over five days, wherein people decorate their homes with flowers and colourful rangolis. Lip-smacking dishes are prepared followed by firework festivities. 

  • Bhai Dooj

Bhaubeej, also known as Bhai Dooj is a Hindu festival celebrating the brother-sister bond. It is believed that on this day, Lord Krishna visited his sister, Subhadra after defeating the demon Narakasura. On this day, sisters pray for the longevity, happiness, and prosperity of brothers and prepare various delicacies for them.

  • Chhath Puja

It is a Hindu Vedic festival that is celebrated across the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. On the occasion of Chhath Puja, people worship the Sun God and thank them for life present on Earth. On this day, people follow strict fasting and dip in the water bodies and offer their prayers to the Sun God.

  • Guru Nanak’s Birthday

This day marks the birth anniversary of the first Sikh, Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab. It is the most important festival celebrated in Sikhism. People celebrate this festival by visiting the Gurudwara and singing hymns. In addition, langar, a special community lunch, is arranged at the Gurudwaras on this day. In some Gurudwaras, night prayer sessions are also held.

  • Seng Kut Snem

An important festival of Meghalaya, it is a day for the Khasi community to celebrate their rich culture and traditions. This day also marks the end of the year and is celebrated with great zeal. Folk dances and traditional games are a part of the festival celebrations.

  • Lachit Divas

This day marks the birth anniversary of army general, Lachit Borphukan. Observed as a regional holiday in Assam, the legendary warrior of Assam is remembered on this day. Tributes are paid to this heroic leader on Lachit Divas.

Destinations to Visit during November Holidays 2023

  • Varanasi- Uttar Pradesh

It is one of the oldest cities in the world. With Diwali being celebrated in November, it is an ideal time to visit Varanasi. The divine aartis on the bank of river Ganga and countless diyas lighting up the river make Varanasi even more beautiful. Tourists from all over the world visit this place to explore its beauty. Vishwanath Temple, Manikarnika Ghat, and Dashashwamedh Ghat are major tourist attractions in Varanasi.

  • Hampi, Karnataka

The weather in November is quite cool and pleasant, and this makes Hampi a perfect getaway during November. Whether you’re a fan of beautiful architecture or find yourself drawn to royal pavilions and ancient temples, this is the place to be. This place is recognized as one of India’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Manali

Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. Snow-clad mountains, beautiful valleys, and thick pine forests add to the picturesque beauty of Manali. With the onset of the winter season in November, Manali becomes a perfect destination for a fun-filled trip. In Manali, you can also try various adventure activities such as paragliding, river rafting, trekking, skiing, etc.

  • Coorg

Also called Kodagu, Coorg is a calm and serene hill station in Karnataka. The lush greenery and the natural beauty of Coorg are a treat to the eyes. The cool and pleasant climate of November makes it one of the ideal destinations to visit with your family and friends. Coffee plantations, Raja’s Seat, Abbey Falls and Golden Temple are some of the popular places of attraction in Coorg.

  • Goa

Goa is known for its serene beaches, ancient churches, lip-smacking food, and Portuguese heritage. You can also enjoy various water activities such as parasailing, bumper ride, banana ride, and scuba-diving while in Goa. 

This place is a perfect getaway if you are looking to create cherished memories with your near and dear ones. Do not miss visiting some of the main attractions in Goa like Chapora Fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Divar Island and many more.

Long Weekend Holidays in November 2023 in India

  • Friday, 10 November – Take a day off

  • Saturday, 11 November

  • Sunday, 12 November – Diwali

  • Monday, 13 November – Take a day off

 

  • Saturday, 25 November

  • Sunday, 26 November

  • Monday, 27 November – Guru Nanak Jayanti

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