The state of Madhya Pradesh is right in the middle of the country, which is why it is called "Madhya", which means central. It is the second largest state in India, in terms of land area. The state is of great historical importance as it was the seat for the Mauryas, Guptas and a host of other Rajput kings. In terms of development significant strides need to be made, as the state still has to match-up in certain areas.
The government has been focusing on tourism and promoting industrial development of Madhya Pradesh. The capital of Madhya Pradesh is Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh has a number of national parks. These include the popular Kanha National Park, Van Vihar National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park. Indore, jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain are some of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Hindi is the official language of the state, though there is a significant number of people who also speak Marathi.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 26||Saturday||Republic Day|
|February 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 4||Monday||Maha Shivratri|
|March 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 17||Wednesday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|April 19||Friday||Good Friday|
|April 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 18||Saturday||Buddha Purnima|
|May 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 5||Wednesday||Idul Fitr|
|June 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 12||Monday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 15||Thursday||Independence Day|
|September 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 2||Wednesday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 8||Tuesday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 13||Sunday||Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti|
|October 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 10||Sunday||Eid e Milad|
|November 12||Tuesday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|November 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
|December 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
There will be a bank holiday in Madhya Pradesh majorly because of three reasons one is on a national holiday or gazetted holiday, festival holiday or a public holiday.
National holidays are holidays which are declared by the central government. There are such holidays which are given by the central government those are
1) Republic Day
2) Independence day
3) Gandhi Jayanthi
1) Republic day - Republic day is a National holiday in Madhya Pradesh and the reason for this is India's constitution came into effect on Republic Day, January 26, 1950. This date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day. So on this day all the bank's government offices and educational institutions will be closed on this day.
2) Independence day - Independence day is a public holiday in Madhya Pradesh and the reason for this gazetted holiday is this is the day when India got Independence after struggling for 200 years.
3) Gandhi Jayanthi - Gandhi Jayanti is also a national holiday and a bank holiday in Madhya Pradesh. This day is a holiday in the memorial of mahatma Gandhi. He is one of the big contributors in Indian Independence. He is referred as the father of our nation.
Even few festivals are national holidays in India such as Holi, Christmas, Ramzan etc., which resembles the Unity of Indians though they belong diverse religions.
Many top writers in India are from Madhya Pradesh, and you can plan to read a book written by them on a bank Holiday in Madhya Pradesh. Of the top writers of Madhya Pradesh Atal Bihari Vajpayee is one of them.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the 10th Prime Minister of India. first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. He is the first Prime Minister of India from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve for a full five-year term. He is not only the Prime Minister but also he is a great writer. He is known more for his love for literature and his skills in the art. He wrote many books on social and political issues. There are nearly seven books of poetry by Vajpayee, You can plan to read his poems as well during a bank holiday in Uttar Pradesh.
Here is a list of books which you can try. Bindu, Decisive Days, Heal the Wounds: Vajpayee’s Appeal on Assam Tragedy to the Parliament.
India’s foreign policy: New dimensions, Assam problem: Repression no solution, Atal Bihari Vaj mem tina dasaka, Pradhanamantri Atala Bihari Vajapeyi, chune hue bhashana, and Values, vision & verses of Vajpayee: India’s man of destiny.