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The month of September marks the end of monsoons in most Indian states. With the onset of a pleasant climate, this is the ideal time to pack your bags and unwind at your favourite holiday destinations. 

 

So, here is a quick look at the list of holidays in September 2023 to start planning for a memorable trip with your near and dear ones!

List of Holidays in September 2023

Check out the table to get a gist of the regional holidays celebrated in the month of September 2023:

Date 

Day 

Holiday 

Celebrated in

7 September 2023

Thursday

Janmashtami

Across India

19 September 2023

(Restricted holiday)

Tuesday

Ganesh Chaturthi

Across India

21 September 2023

Thursday

Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi

Kerala

23 September 2023

Saturday

Heroes’ Martyrdom Day

Haryana

25 September 2023

Monday

Ramdev Jayanti, Teja Dashmi

Rajasthan

28 September 2023

Thursday

Indra Jatra

Sikkim

28 September 2023

Thursday

Eid-e-Milad

Across India

28 September 2023

Thursday

S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti

Punjab

List of Bank Holidays in September 2023

Here is a list of the bank holidays in September 2023 apart from the usual second and fourth Saturday as holidays:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

7 September 2023

Thursday

Janmashtami

Across India

19 September 2023

Tuesday

Ganesh Chaturthi

Across India

21 September 2023

Thursday

Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi

Kerala

23 September 2023

Saturday

Heroes’ Martyrdom Day

Haryana

25 September 2023

Monday

Ramdev Jayanti, Teja Dashmi

Rajasthan

28 September 2023

Thursday

Eid-e-Milad

Across India

28 September 2023

Thursday

S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti

Punjab

Descriptions of Holidays in September 2023

Here is a brief overview on the list of bank and public holidays in September 2023

  • Indra Jatra

Indra Jatra is one of the most joyous festivals celebrated in the month of September by the Newar community in Sikkim. This festival marks the beginning of autumn and includes grand celebrations like chariot processions of the deity and masked dances. This festival is celebrated for eight days with huge pomp and show.

  • Janmashtami

Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that marks the birthday of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated across India with great enthusiasm. The festival celebrations continue for 2-3 days and include various activities like Dahi Handi, Krishna leelas and preparation of delicacies which are offered to the God.

  • Ganesh Chaturthi

This festival is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ganesh, who is known as the remover of obstacles. The festivities begin with decorating the idols of Lord Ganesh and offering delicacies to the God. The festival marks the beginning of a new phase and so, many people believe it to be an auspicious time to start something new during this period. 

  • Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi

This is a regional festival celebrated in Kerala to mark the death anniversary of a renowned social reformer of Kerala. Shree Narayan Guru breathed his last on 21 September, 1928. 

  • Heroes’ Martyrdom Day

This day is observed in Haryana to pay tribute to all those brave souls who sacrificed themselves to defend the nation and state. 

  • Ramdev Jayanti

Celebrated in the state of Rajasthan, this festival marks the birthday of Ramdev. Ramdev was a spiritual personality who devoted his entire life for the betterment of poor and downtrodden people.

  • Eid-e-Milad

One of the major Muslim festivals, this day celebrates the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. Also called Nabi Day, this day is celebrated with great joy by Muslims all over India.

  • Bhagat Singh Jayanti

This day marks the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh, who played an instrumental role in India’s freedom struggle against the British. People pay tributes to Shaheed Bhagat Singh on this day as he had sacrificed his life for the nation.

Destinations To Visit During The September Holidays In 2023 

With the end of monsoons and pleasant climatic conditions, you can plan your trip to some of these popular holiday destinations mentioned below:

  • Kashmir

Kashmir is called the ‘Paradise on Earth’ for the right reasons. Surrounded by large mountains covered with snow, you cannot take your eyes off from picturesque Kashmir. Places such as Nishat Bagh, Gulmarg, Jama Masjid and Pahalgam are popular tourist spots that attract travellers from all over the world.

  • Varanasi - Uttar Pradesh

Also called Benares, Varanasi is the spiritual capital of our country. One of the oldest cities in the world, you cannot miss visiting this city during September to witness many religious festivities. Some of the noteworthy attractions you should visit in Varanasi include Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dashashwamedh Ghat and Manikarna Ghat. It is a breath-taking experience to witness the sunset from Varanasi Ghats that you can cherish forever. 

  • Ooty - Tamil Nadu

This is one of the hill stations in India that welcomes you with mesmerising sight and cool weather. If you are a nature lover, you should not miss visiting the Queen of Hills during September. A few attractions worth visiting include Government Botanical Gardens, Deer Park, Kamraj Sagar Dam and Tea Museum to name a few.

  • Dharamshala - Himachal Pradesh

Located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, Dharamsala is the holy residence of the Dalai Lama. This is the reason you will see a strong Tibetan character across the city. 

 

With monasteries and monks wearing saffron robes, the serene atmosphere can take you away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A few popular tourist attractions include Kangra Art Museum, Namgyal Monastery and Dharamshala Cricket Stadium.

  • Tarkarli - Maharashtra

Known for its long stretch of beach, Tarkarli is a popular tourist attraction of Maharashtra. Combined with the unique combination of serene beaches, mountains and beautiful waterfalls, you should not miss visiting this place with your loved ones. 

 

There is a galore of water activities such as jet-ski, parasailing, scuba-diving, etc. Some of the popular tourist attractions include Sindhudurg Fort, Deobagh, Tarkarli Beach, Malvan, and Karli backwaters.

Long Weekend Holidays in September 2023 in India

  • Thursday, 7 September – Janmashtami 

  • Friday, 8 September – Take the day off

  • Saturday, 9 September

  • Sunday, 10 September

 

  • Saturday, 16 September 

  • Sunday, 17 September

  • Monday, 18 September – Take the day off

  • Tuesday, 19 September – Ganesh Chaturthi

By knowing the September holiday list and long weekends in advance, it will be easier for you to plan getaways with your friends and family. If you want to visit places without letting funding get in the way, get affordable personal loans on Bajaj Markets. Get personalised deals with low interest rates and visit any of these dreamy destinations this year.