Gujarat is one of the top industrialised states in the country. India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was born in the state of Gujarat. Over the years the state has seen rapid industrial development, due to pro-friendly investor measures. Check the list of Bank holidays in Gujarat including the popular national holidays, as well as the state govt holidays that are so typical to Gujarat.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
Republic dayJanuary 26 is not only republic day it is also Purna Swaraj Day. In 1950 when India's constitution came into effect this date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930. Republic day means means the constitution will give the power to the citizens to govern themselves by choosing their own government.
|January 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 24||Friday||Maha Shivaratri|
|February 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
HoliIt was believed Hiranyakashipu a hard hearted and evil King decided to kill his own son as he refused to worship him. He asked his sister 'Holika', who was immune to fire, to sit on a pyre of fire with Prahalad in her lap. Actually they plan to burn Prahalad. But their plan did not go through as Prahalad who was reciting the name of Lord Vishnu throughout was safe, but Holika got burnt to ashes. The defeat of Holika signifies the burning of all that is bad. After this, Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu. It is actually the death of Holika that is associated with Holi.
|March 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 1||Saturday||Annual Closing of Bank Accounts|
|April 4||Tuesday||Shri Ram Navami|
|April 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 14||Friday||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
|April 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
RamzanAs per Muslim's Ramadan is a holy month and the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is a month of blessing marked by prayer, fasting, and charity.
|July 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 7||Monday||Raksha Bandhan|
|August 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
Independence DayIndia got Independence on August 15, 1947. India's independence from Britain ended 200 years of British rule. Much of the efforts for this should be given to our Indian independence leaders Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
|August 25||Friday||Sanvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)|
|August 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 2||Saturday||Eid al-Adha (Bakri Eid)|
|September 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
DussehraIn most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
|October 2||Monday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
DiwaliOn this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against Ravana.Hindu's light their houses to celebrate his victory over Demon King.
|October 20||Friday||Vikram Sanvat New Year's Day|
|October 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 2||Saturday||Eid-e-Milad (Mawlid)|
|December 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
ChristmasChristmas marks the birth Jesus Christ. Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. He was resurrected from the dead on Easter day
The Tata group operates its automobile plant at Sanand in Gujarat and also Reliance has the largest grassroots refinery at Jamnagar in Gujarat. Besides this, the state has a number of LNG terminals and very popular ports. Gujarati is the largest spoken language in the state. The entire state today enjoys electricity, including the far-flung villages. Gujarat also has a unique and healthy cuisine.
The capital of Gujarat is Gandhinagar. Baroda, Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot are some of the popular cities in Gujarat state. It is mostly vegetarian and comprises of roti as well as rice. The food can be sweet as well as delightfully tasty at times. Dairy farming is also popular in Gujarat. In fact, the state is the largest producer of milk in the country.