AP General Holidays and Optional Holidays list for 2018

AP General Holidays and Optional Holidays list for 2018

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General Holidays and Optional Holidays for 2018
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GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH - HOLIDAYS –General holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2018 – Declared.
GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (POLL.B) DEPARTMENT
G.O.RT.No. 2437 Dated: 31-10-2017

ORDER: The following Notification shall be published in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh extra-ordinary Gazette:
NOTIFICATION
The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in Annexure-I shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Part-II and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure Part-II, during the year 2018.
2. The State Government directs that all offices under State Government shall remain closed on all Sundays and Second Saturdays in all the months during the year 2018.
3. In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-I, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2018 on festival/occasions specified in Annexure-II to this order, at their option and irrespective of the religion to which the festival pertains. Permission to avail any of these holidays shall be applied for, in writing in advance and shall normally be granted by the Superior Officers competent to grant casual leave except when the presence of an individual employee is considered necessary in exigencies of Government work.
4. The Government also directs that General Holidays shall not ipso-facto apply to the Industrial Establishment and Public Undertakings under the control of the State Government, the workmen engaged in Public Works Departments and Educational Institutions in this State. Separate orders regarding the festivals/occasions when these Institutions have to observe holidays shall be issued by the concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat.
5. If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and id-e- Milad as per the sighting of the moon or any other Hindu holiday as well, it shall be announced through electronic / print media. All the Departments of Secretariat, Heads of Departments and District Collectors shall take action according to such an announcement and without waiting for formal order about the change of date.


GENERAL HOLIDAYS 2018
S.No OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4 5
  1.   SANKRANTI/PONGAL   15.01.2018 MONDAY PAUSHA 24-1939
  2.   KANUMU   16.01.2018   TUESDAY PAUSHA 25-1939
  3.   REPUBLIC DAY   26.01.2018   FRIDAY MAGHA 06 – 1939
  4.   MAHA SHIVARATRI   13.02.2018   TUESDAY MEGHA 24- 1939
  5.   HOLI   02.03.2018   FRIDAY Phalguna 11 - 1939
  6.   GOOD FRIDAY   30.03.2018   FRIDAY CHAITRA 09-1940
  7. BABU JAGIVAN RAM’S BIRTHDAY   05.04.2018   THURSADY CHAITRA 15-1940
  8.   IDUL FITR   16.06.2018   SATURDAY JYAISHTHA 26-1940
  9.   INDEPENDENCE DAY   15.08.2018   WEDNESDAY SRAVANA 24-1940
  10.   BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA)   22.08.2018   WEDNESDAY SRAVANA 31 – 1940
  11.   SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI   03.09.2018   MONDAY BHADRA 12 – 1940
  12.   VINAYAKA CHAVITHI   13.09.2018   THURSDAY BHADRA 22-1940
  13. SHAHADAT IMAM HUSSAIN (R.A.) - MUHARRAM   21.09.2018   FRIDAY BHADRA 30-1940
  14. MAHTMA GANDHI JAYANTHI   02.10.2018   TUESDAY ASVINA 10 – 1940
  15. *DURGASTAMI/ Maharnavami   17.10.2018   WEDNESDAY ASVINA 25-1940
  16. VIJAYA DASAMI/ DUSSEHRA   18.10.2018   THURSDAY ASVINA 26 – 1940
  17.   DEEPAVALI   07.11.2018   WEDNESDAY KARTIKA 16-1940
  18. EID MILADUN NABI (S.A.W.S) (1140 HIJRI)   21.11.2018   WEDNESDAY KARTIKA 30-1940
  19.   CHRISTMAS   25.12.2018   TUESDAY PAUSHA 04-1940
Both the General Holiday for Durgastami and O.H for Maharnavami have occurred on 17.10.2018.

PART-II
The following festivals occur on 2nd Saturday and Sunday during the year 2018  
  1. BHOGI/TAMIL NEW YEAR’S DAY *   14.01.2018   SUNDAY PAUSHA 24– 1939
  2.   UGADI   18.03.2018   SUNDAY PHALGUNA 27- 1939
  3.   SRI RAMA NAVAMI   25.03.2018   SUNDAY CHAITRA 04-1940
  4. DR.B.R. AMBEDKAR’S BIRTHDAY   14.04.2018   SATURDAY CHAITRA 24-1940
(*)Both the General Holiday for Bhogi and O.H. for Tamil New Year’s day have occurred on 14.1.2018

OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS 2018
S.NO OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4 5
  1.   NEW YEAR   01.01.2018   MONDAY PAUSHA 11-1939
  2.   SRI PANCHAMI   22.01.2018   MONDAY MAGHA 02-1939
  3. BIRTHDAY OF HZT.SYED MOHAMMED JUVANPURI MAHDI MAÚD(A.S.)   1.02.2018   THURSDAY   MAGHA 12-1939
  4.   MAHAVEER JAYANTHI   29.03.2018   THURSDAY CHAITRA 08-1940
  5.   BASAVA JAYANTHI   18.04.2018   WEDNESDAY CHAITRA 28-1940
  6.   BUDDHA PURNIMA   30.04.2018   MONDAY VAISAKHA 10-1940
  7.   SHAB-E-BARAT   02.05.2018   WEDNESDAY VAISAKHA 12-1940
  8. SHAHADAT HAZRATH ALI (R.A.)   05.06.2018   TUESDAY JYAISHTHA 15-1940
  9.   SHAB-E-QADER   12.06.2018   TUESDAY   JYAISHTHA 22-1940
  10.   JUMMA TUL WADA   15.06.2018   FRIDAY JYAISHTHA 25-1940
  11.   PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY   17.08.2018   FRIDAY SRAVANA 26-1940
  12.   VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM   24.08.2018   FRIDAY BHADRA 02-1940
  13.   EID-E-GHADEER   30.08.2018   THURSDAY BHADRA 08-1940
  14. 9TH MUHARRAM (1440 HIJRI)   20.09.2018   THURSDAY BHADRA 29 - 1940
  15.   MAHALAYA AMAVASYA   08.10.2018   MONDAY ASVINA 16-1940
  16.   ARBAYEEN   30.10.2018   TUESDAY KARTIKA 08-1940
  17.   NARAKA CHATURDHI   06.11.2018   TUESDAY KARTIKA 15-1940
  18. KARTHIKA PURNIMA / GURUNANAK JAYANTHI   23.11.2018   FRIDAY AGRAHAN 02-1940
  19.   CHRISTMAS EVE   24.12.2018   MONDAY PAUSHA 03-1940
  20.   BOXING DAY   26.12.2018   WEDNSDAY PAUSHA 05-1940
  PART – II   The following festival occurs on 2nd Saturday and Sunday during the year 2018.    
  1. BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH ALI (RA)   1.04.2018   SUNDAY CHAITRA 1-1940
  2.   SHAB-E-MERAJ   15.04.2018   SUNDAY CHAITRA 25-1940
  3.   RATHA YATHRA   14.07.2018   SATURDAY ASHADHA 23-1940
  4. SRAVANA PURNIMA / RAKHI PURNIMA   26.08.2018   SUNDAY BHADRA 04-1940
AP General Holidays and Optional Holidays list for 2018



GENERAL HOLIDAYS 2017
S.No OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY   SAKA-ERA
1 2 3 4   5
  1.   BHOGI   13.01.2017   FRIDAY PAUSHA 23– 1938
  2.   REPUBLIC DAY   26.01.2017   THURSDAY MAGHA 06 – 1938
  3.   MAHA SIVARATHRI   24.02.2017   FRIDAY PHALGUNA 05- 1938
  4.   UGADI   29.03.2017   WEDNESDAY CHAITRA 08- 1939
  5. SRI RAMA NAVAMI / BABU JAGIVAN RAM’S BIRTHDAY   05.04.2017   WEDNESDAY CHAITRA 15-1939
  6. GOOD FRIDAY / DR.B.R. AMBEDKAR’S BIRTHDAY   14.04.2017   FRIDAY CHAITRA 24-1939
  7.   RAMZAN (ID-UL-FITR)   26.06.2017   MONDAY ASHADHA 05-1939
  8.   SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI   14.08.2017   MONDAY SRAVANA 23 – 1939
  9.   INDEPENDENCE DAY   15.08.2017   TUESDAY SRAVANA 24-1939
  10.   VINAYAKA CHAVITHI   25.08.2017   FRIDAY BHADRA 03-1939
  11.   BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA)   02.09.2017   SATURDAY BHADRA 11 – 1939
  12.   DURGASHTAMI   28.09.2017   THURSDAY ASVINA 06-1939
  13. VIJAYA DASAMI/ DUSSEHRA   30.09.2017   SATURDAY ASVINA 08 – 1939
  14. MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI   02.10.2017   MONDAY ASVINA 10 – 1939
  15.   DEEPAVALI   19.10.2017   WEDNESDAY ASVINA 26-1939
  16.   EID MILADUN NABI   01.12.2017   FRIDAY AGRAHAYANA 10-1939
  17.   CHRISTMAS   25.12.2017   MONDAY PAUSHA 04-1939

PART-II
The following festivals occur on Sunday during the year 2017  
  1.   SANKRANTI/PONGAL   14.01.2017 ND 2    SATURDAY PAUSHA 24-1938
  2.   KANUMU   15.01.2017   SUNDAY PAUSHA 25-1938
3.   HOLI   12.03.2017   SUNDAY PHALGUNA 21-1938
  4. SHAHADAT IMAM HUSSAIN (A.S.) 10TH MOHARRUM, 1493 HIRJI   01.10.2017   SUNDAY ASVINA 09-1939
NOTE: SRI RAMA NAVAMI/BABU JAGJIVAN RAM’S BIRTHDAY (05.04.2017) AND GOOD FRIDAY/ DR.B.R. AMBEDKAR’S BIRTHDAY (14.04.2017) HOLIDAYS FALLING ON SAME DAY. 

OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS 2017
ANNEXURE – II  
S.NO OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
  1   2   3   4   5
  1.   YAZ DAHUM SHAREEF 10.01.2017   TUESDAY PAUSHA 20-1938
  2.   SRI PANCHAMI   01.02.2017   WEDNESDAY MAGHA 01-1938
  3. BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH ALI (RA)   11.04.2017   TUESDAY CHAITRA 21-1939
  4.   SHAB-E-MERAJ   25.04.2017   TUESDAY VAISAKHA 05-1939
  5. BASAVA JAYANTHI   28.04.2017   FRIDAY VAISAKHA 08-1939
  6.   BUDDHA PURNIMA   10.05.2017   WEDNESDAY VAISAKHA 20-1939
  7.   SHAB-E-BARAT   12.05.2017   FRIDAY VAISAKHA 22-1939
  8. SHAHADAT HAZRATH ALI (A.S.)   16.06.2017   FRIDAY JYAISHTHA 26-1939
  9. JUMA-ATUL-WADA /SHAB- E-QADER   23.06.2017   FRIDAY   ASHADHA 02-1939
  10.   VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM   04.08.2017   FRIDAY SRAVANA 13-1939
  11. SRAVANA PURNIMA / RAKHI PURNIMA   07.08.2017   MONDAY SRAVANA 16-1939
  12.   PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY   17.08.2017   MONDAY SRAVANA 26-1939
  13.   MAHALAYA AMAVASYA   19.09.2017   TUESDAY BHADRA 28-1939
  14.   MAHARNAVAMI   29.09.2017   FRIDAY ASVINA 07-1939
  15.   NARAKA CHATURDHI   18.10.2017   TUESDAY ASVINA 26-1939
  16. KARTHIKA PURNIMA / GURUNANAK JAYANTHI   04.11.2017   SATURDAY KARTIKA 13-1939
  17.   ARBAYEEN   10.11.2017   FRIDAY AGRAHAYANA 19-1939
  18.   BOXING DAY   26.12.2017   MONDAY PAUSHA 05-1939
PART – II
The following festivals occur on Sunday during the year 2017.
  1.   NEW YEAR   01.01.2017   SUNDAY PAUSHA 11-1938
  2. BIRTHDAY OF HZT.SYED MOHAMMED JUVANPURI MAHDI MAÚD(A.S.)   11.02.2017   ND 2 SATURDAY   MAGHA 22-1938
  3.   MAHAVEER JAYANTHI   09.04.2017   SUNDAY CHAITRA 14-1939
  4.   RATHA YATHRA   25.06.2017   SUNDAY ASHADHA 04-1939
  5.   EID-E-GHADEER   10.09.2017   SUNDAY BHADRA 19-1939
  6.   CHRISTMAS EVE   24.12.2017   SUNDAY PAUSHA 03-1939
  (*)     Tamil New Year’s Day and Kanumu on 15.01.2017 and 9th Moharrum t1439 Hijri on 30.09.2017   (which would have been Optional Holidays) are declared as General Holidays in view of Sankranti/Pongal and Vijaya Dasami, respectively.   (**)     JUMA-ATUL-WADA / SHAB-E-QADER (23.06.2017) Optional Holidays falling on same day.
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