January Holiday List 2024 for Schools: Check Complete List Here

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January Holiday List 2024

January Holiday List 2024: The beginning of the New Year is marked by numerous festivals and several holidays. Some of the most popular festivals in the first month of the calendar year are Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Magha Bihu, Guru Gobind Sing Jayanti, and Hazrat Ali’s Birthday. In addition to religious festivals, January is the month in which we celebrate the adoption of the Constitution of India on Republic Day. 

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January Holiday List 2024

Here is the January Holiday List 2024 for schools across India. 

Date | DayName
01 January 2024 | MondayNew Year’s Day
14 January 2024 | SundayLohri
15 January 2024 | MondayMakar Sankranti/Pongal/Magha Bihu
17 January 2024 | WednesdayGuru Gobind Singh Jayanti
25 January 2024 | ThursdayHazarat Ali’s Birthday
26 January 2024 | FridayRepublic Day

New Year’s Day: 1 January 2024

In India, New Year’s Day is a national holiday so schools are usually closed on 1 January. As this day marks the beginning of a new calendar year, people make resolutions for the upcoming year. These resolutions are dedicated to any new thing one wants to learn or shed away a bad habit. To celebrate this day, people go for picnics with friends and family to enjoy the winter and nature. Furthermore, Indians also take part in cultural activities like singing, dancing, band performances, etc. to celebrate the day and wish each other Happy New Year.

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Lohri: 14 January 2024

Lohri is a vibrant festival in North India. This day marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of the spring season. Even though Lohri is not a national festival, it has a huge cultural significance in the northern states of Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana. As it is a regional festival, it is up to the state governments and school administration to declare Lohri as a school holiday.

Also Read: Essay on Lohri in 100, 200 and 300 Words in English

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magha Bihu: 15 January 2024

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the northern and eastern states of India like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal. Schools in these states grant Makar Sankranti holiday for 1 day.

Whereas, Pongal is observed in the southern states. It is a predominant festival in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Telangana. Therefore, schools in these states usually remain closed for 4 to 5 days. 

Furthermore, Magha Bihu is a significant festival in Assam as it is the Assamese New Year. To observe this festival, schools in Assam grant holidays for nearly 3 to 7 days, depending on the location and educational board of the school. 

Also Read: Essay on Pongal in 100 to 400 Words in English

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti: 17 January 2024

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti is a religious holiday in Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. Schools in predominantly Sikh regions or districts might choose to observe Guru Govind Singh Jayanti as a local holiday even if it’s not officially declared in the state. However, not all schools are necessarily closed on this day. Even within a state, different boards (CBSE, ICSE, state boards) might have individual holiday lists based on academic calendars and regional considerations.

Also Read: Guru Gobind Singh Ji: Last Sikh Guru, His Life & Teachings

Hazarat Ali’s Birthday: 25 January 2024

Hazrat Ali’s Birthday is an important festival for Muslims. School closures depend on state/district decisions and educational boards. Some states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, etc. categorise this day as an optional holiday. On this day, practising Muslims organise prayers and sermons highlighting Ali’s life and teachings, charity events, community dinners, processions, and cultural programs. 

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Republic Day: 26 January 2024

Republic Day is a gazetted holiday in India. All schools in India are closed on this day. On this day in 1950, the Constitution of India was adopted. The adoption of the constitution symbolised the transition from a British Dominion to the Republic of India. This document embodies the fundamental principles of the nation, guaranteeing its citizens fundamental rights and liberties, and outlining the framework for its governance.  Thus, celebrating Republic Day signifies the importance of the Constitution and its role in shaping the nation’s identity.

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