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Tamil Nadu Government Holidays 2024 List: Date & Day



Government Public Holidays 2024

The government of Tamil Nadu has announced the list of public holidays for the year 2024. There are 24 holidays, including 17 gazetted holidays and 7 restricted or optional holidays. Due to the cultural and regional diversities, each state will have different religious celebrations. So, the Indian gazetted holidays will not include the optional holidays in their list. Also, there are 3 national holidays, namely, Indian Republic Day (26 January), Independence Day (15 August), and Gandhi Jayanthi (2 October). Let’s have a look at the upcoming holidays in the year 2024.

List of Government Public Holidays 2024

New Year [1 January 2024]

New Year Holidays 2024

New Year is the first day of the new calendar year that is celebrated by people around the world.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 1 January 2024 (Monday)

Pongal Holidays [15 January to 17 January 2024]

Pongal Holidays 2024

Pongal is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu.
Total Holidays: 3
Dates: 15 January 2024 to 17 January 2024
First Day: Pongal (Monday)
Second Day: Thiruvalluvar Thinam (Tuesday)
Third day: Ulavar Thirunaal (Wednesday)

Thaipusam [25 January 2024]

Thaipusam Holidays 2024

Thaipusam is a festival celebrated on the full moon of the Tamil month, Thai. On this day, Goddess Parvati offered Vel to his son Murugan to vanquish enemies.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 25 January 2024 (Thursday)

India Republic Day [26 January 2024]

India Republic Day

This day marks the enactment of India’s constitution and the country’s transition into a republic.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 26 January 2024 (Friday)

Good Friday (Punitha Velli) [29 March 2024]

Good Friday

Good Friday, Holy Friday, or Great Friday is the day to remember Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and his death at Calvary.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 29 March 2024 (Friday)

Annual Closing of Bank Accounts [1 April 2024]

Annual Closing of Bank Accounts

On this day, all banks will close the yearly accounts of all customers in their banks.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date: 25 January 2024 (Monday)

Telugu New Year / Ugadi [9 April 2024]

Telugu New Year

Ugadi or Yugadi is the new year for the state of Andhra Pradesh based on the Hindu calendar.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 9 April 2024 (Tuesday)

Ramzan [11 April 2024]


Ramzan is the Islamic holy month that reflects a month of prayer, fasting, and community.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 11 April 2024 (Thursday)

Tamil New Year (Puthandu) [14 April 2024]

Tamil New Year

Tamil Puthandu is the first day of the new year for all the Tamil people, according to the Tamil calendar.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 14 April 2024 (Sunday)

Mahavir Jayanti [21 April 2024]

Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti is the birthday of the religious god of Jainism, Mahavir.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 21 April 2024 (Sunday)

Labour Day [1 May 2024]

Labour Day

Labour Day is celebrated for the hard work and achievements of the workers.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 1 May 2024 (Wednesday)

Bakrid (Eid al-Adha) [17 June 2024]


Bakrid is an Islamic festival that honors the willingness of Abraham to sacrifice his son on god’s command.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 17 June 2024 (Monday)

Muharram [17 July 2024]


Muharram marks the first month of the Muslim calendar, which is the new year for the Islamic community.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 17 July 2024 (Wednesday)

Independence Day [15 August 2024]

Independence Day

Independence Day is the day when India gained freedom from British colonialism in 1947.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 15 August 2024 (Thursday)

Krishna Jayanti [25 January 2024]

Krishna Jayanti

Krishna Jayanti is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of lord Krishna. It is also known as Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 26 August 2024 (Monday)

Vinayagar Chaturthi [07 September 2024]

Vinayagar Chaturthi

Vinayagar Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi is also a Hindu festival that was attributed to lord Ganesha. During this festival, people keep the clay idol of the lord for prayers.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 07 September 2024 (Saturday)

Milad Un Nabi [16 September 2024]

Milad Un Nabi

Milad Un Nabi/Mawlid is an significant Muslim festival. It was celebrated for the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed. This occasion falls on the third month of the Rabi Ul Awwal.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 16 September 2024 (Monday)

Gandhi Jayanti [02 October 2024]

Gandhi Jayanti

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday, and it commemorates the birthday of the great leader Mahatma Gandhi. This day is celebrated to honor Gandhi’s principles and life.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 02 October 2024 (Wednesday)

Ayudha Pooja [11 October 2024]

Ayudha Pooja

Ayudha Pooja is the festival to workshop lord Saraswati. People workshop their instruments or tools to achieve success in their work.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 11 October 2024 (Friday)

Vijayadashami / Dussehra [12 October 2024]


Vijayadashmi / Dussehra is celebrated for the victory of good over evil. It is symbolized by the victory of lord Rama in the battle. Also, it is celebrated for the demon vanquishing of lord Durga (reincarnation of Lord Parvati).
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 12 October 2024 (Saturday)

Diwali [31 October 2024]


Diwali is the festival of lights which resembles the return of the lord Rama to Ayodha after saving his wife Sita. People celebrate this festival by distributing sweets and bursting crackers.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 31 October 2024 (Thursday)

Christmas [25 December 2024]


Christmas is the traditional Christian festival that is celebrated to honor the birth of Jesus Christ. Many people celebrate this occasion with gifts and plum cake.
No. of Holidays: 1
Date & Day: 25 December 2024 (Wednesday)

In this article, we have listed the number of government holidays which is available in the year 2024. Now, the holiday calendar is in front of you. With that, you can plan your vacation without worrying about your duties. Enjoy every moment of life and make memories with your loved ones on these holidays.

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