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September 2024 Holidays

September marks the end of monsoon making it a great time to plan a vacation. Since there are several holidays in this month, you can easily plan your leaves and trip accordingly. It is also the month when the festivals start in India.

 

Read on to know the list of holidays in September 2024 and places you can visit during the month.

List of Indian Holidays in September 2024

Note these important holidays before you plan your vacations.

Date 

Day

Holiday 

Celebrated in 

4th September 2024 

Wednesday 

Janmostav of Srimanta Shankardev

Assam 

7th September 2024 

Saturday 

Saṃvatsari/ Ganesh Chaturthi

Gujarat / Across India

8th September 2024 

Sunday

Nuakhai 

Odisha 

13th September 2024 

Friday 

Ramdev Jayanti / Teja Dashmi

Rajasthan 

14th September 2024 

Saturday 

Karam 

Jharkhand 

15th September 2024 

Thursday 

Onam

Kerala

16th September 2024 

Monday 

Milad-un-Nabi/ Eid-e-Milad

Across India 

21st September 2024 

Saturday

Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi

Kerala

Bank Holidays in September 2024

In addition to the public holidays, here are the bank holidays in September: 

Date 

Day

Holiday 

Celebrated in 

7th September 2024 

Saturday 

Ganesh Chaturthi

Various states 

14th September 2024 

Saturday 

2nd Saturday 

All States 

15th September 2024 

Sunday 

Onam

Kerala

16th September 2024 

Monday 

Milad-un-Nabi / Eid-e-Milad

Various states 

21st September 2024 

Saturday 

4th Saturday 

All States 

Description of Holidays in September 2024

Now that you know the holidays in September, here is a short description of some of them. 

1. Janmostav of Srimanta Shankardev 

Mahapurusha Srimanta Shankardeva was an Assamese Saint scholar credited as the father of Assamese culture. People across Assam commemorate his birthday to celebrate his legacy towards Assam's social and cultural development.

2. Onam

Also called Thiruvonam, this is a harvest festival celebrated in Kerala, a celebration which goes on for 10 days. During these days, people sing folk songs, decorate their houses with flower rangolis, dance and prepare delicacies. Boat races are also a common activity during the celebrations. 

3. Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrates Lord Ganesh’s birthday. Many people start new things on this auspicious day as Lord Ganesh is the remover of hurdles. The day also marks the start of a 10-day Ganesh festival celebrated with great fervour across India, primarily in Maharashtra. 

4. Nuakhai 

This regional festival of Odisha falls on the fifth day (pancham tithi) of lunar fortnight of Bhadrapada month. On this day, the rice crops are harvested and offered to Goddess Samaleswari. After that, people make Arisa pitha or traditional rice cakes, using harvested rice. 

5. Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi

Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi are Rajasthani festivals whose roots go back to the folklore of Rajasthan. Ramdev Jayanti is a festival dedicated to Baba Ramdev, who worked towards social causes and welfare. Similarly, Teja Dashmi commemorates Veer Teja, who was believed to be one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva. 

6. Karam 

On the 11th day of Bhadra, many communities celebrate the Karam Festival to pray to Karam Devta. Tribals in the states of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Odisha, among others, primarily celebrate this festival.  In their prayers, people seek blessings for a good harvest. 

7. Milad-un-Nabi

This Islamic holiday is an important festival for Muslims worldwide as this day marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. People celebrate this day with early prayers and reading verses from the Quran to honour the prophet. 

Destinations to Visit During September 2024 Holidays

Here are some of the top destinations to visit in September 2024: 

1. Assam

Assam, with its picturesque views and many cultural attractions, is a beautiful place to visit. The vibrant tea gardens in Dibrugarh and Jorhat are some popular sights. 

 

You can also visit the Kaziranga National Park to get a glimpse of the royal Bengal tigers. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Manas National Park to see the elephant reserve, the palace of the King of Bhutan and more. 

2. Rajasthan

Known as ‘The Land of the Royals,’ Rajasthan is popular for its rich culture, history, and many forts. Some key places to visit here are Bhangarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and Abhaneri Step Well, among others.

3. Delhi 

The national capital is a hub of culture, influenced by Hindu, Mughal and British history. When visiting Delhi, you can enjoy many historical and cultural sites. You can visit India Gate, Lal Quila, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and many other popular sights. 

 

You can also check out many museums and art galleries, such as the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, the National Museum, and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Shopping at Chandni Chowk, Janpath, Lajpat Nagar, and Kamla Nagar market is also a great experience.

Long Weekend Holidays in September 2024

In September, you get two long weekends to plan a trip without using too many of your paid leaves.

  • 4th September – Wednesday - Janmostav of Srimanta Shankardev 

  • 5th September – Thursday - Onam 

  • 6th September – Friday - Take a day off

  • 7th September – Saturday - Saṃvatsarī/ Ganesh Chaturthi

  • 8th September – Sunday – Nuakhai 

 

  • 13th September – Friday - Ramdev Jayanti / Teja Dashmi

  • 14th September – Saturday - 2nd Saturday

  • 15th September – Sunday - Onam

  • 16th September – Monday - Milad-un-Nabi or Eid-e-Milad 

 

You can take advantage of these long weekends and plan a family outing without using your vacation days. To finance your short or long trips, you can get a personal loan, which comes with no end-use restrictions.

 

On Bajaj Markets, you can get a personal loan from top lenders in a matter of minutes. With affordable interest rates and flexible tenures, you can repay without overburdening your finances and enjoy your holidays. 

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