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List of Holidays for the Year 2014

Photo Courtesy: Fotolia Andre Bonn

Photo Courtesy: Fotolia Andre Bonn

Here is list of holidays issued by the Goa State Government. And since most things are closed on these days, it’s best to check the dates before you make any plans.

Public Holidays

List of Public Holidays for the Year 2014

Sr. No.

Holidays

Date

Saka

Days of the

week

1.

Republic Day January, 26 Magha, 06 Sunday

2.

Holi March, 17 Phalguna, 26 Monday

3.

Gudi Padava March, 31 Chaitra, 10 Monday

4.

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar April, 14 Chaitra, 24 Monday

5.

Good Friday April, 18 Chaitra, 28 Friday

6.

May Day May, 01 Vaisakha, 11 Thursday

7.

Id-Ul-Fitr* July, 29 Sravana, 07 Tuesday

8.

Independence Day August, 15 Sravana, 24 Friday

9.

Ganesh Chaturthi (1st Day) August, 29 Bhadra, 07 Friday

10.

Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) August, 30 Bhadra, 08 Saturday

11.

Gandhi Jayanti October, 02 Asvina, 10 Thursday

12.

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi) October, 03 Asvina, 11 Friday

13.

Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakri Id)* October, 06 Asvina, 14 Monday

14.

Diwali October, 22 Asvina, 30 Wednesday

15.

Feast of St. Francis Xavier December, 03 Agrahayana, 12 Wednesday

16.

Goa Liberation Day December, 19 Agrahayana, 28 Friday

17.

Christmas Day December, 25 Pausa, 04 Thursday

* The Holiday mentioned at Sr. No. 7 & 13 are subject to appearance of moon.

Bank Holidays

List of Bank Holidays for the Year 2014

Sr. No.

Holidays

Date

Saka

Days of the

week

1.

Republic Day January, 26 Magha, 06 Sunday

2.

Holi March, 17 Phalguna, 26 Monday

3.

Gudi Padva March, 31 Chaitra, 10 Monday

4.

Yearly Closing of Account April, 01 Chaitra, 11 Tuesday

5.

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar April, 14 Chaitra, 24 Monday

6.

Good Friday April, 18 Chaitra, 28 Friday

7.

May Day May, 01 Vaisakha, 11 Thursday

8.

Id-Ul-Fitr* July,  29 Sravana, 07 Tuesday

9.

Independence Day August, 15 Sravana, 24 Friday

10.

Ganesh Chaturthi 1st Day August, 29 Bhadra, 07 Friday

11.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2nd Day August, 30 Bhadra, 08 Saturday

12.

Gandhi Jayanti October, 02 Asvina, 10 Thursday

13.

Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi) October, 03 Asvina, 11 Friday

14.

Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakri-ID)* October, 06 Asvina, 14 Monday

15.

Diwali October, 22 Asvina, 30 Wednesday

16.

Feast of St. Francis Xavier December, 03 Agrahayana, 12 Wednesday

17.

Goa Liberation Day December, 19 Agrahayana, 28 Friday

18.

Christmas Day December, 25 Pausa, 04 Thursday

* The Holiday mentioned at Sr. Nos. 7 & 13 are subject to appearance of moon.

Commercial & Industrial Holidays

List of Commercial & Industrial Holidays for the Year 2014

Sr. No.

Holidays

Date

Saka

Days of the

week

1.

Republic Day January, 26 Magha, 06 Sunday

2.

Birth Anniversary of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar April, 14 Chaitra, 24 Monday

3.

May Day May, 01 Vaisakha, 11 Thursday

4.

Independence Day August, 15 Sravana, 24 Friday

5.

Ganesh Chaturthi August, 29 Bhadra, 07 Friday

6.

Gandhi Jayanti October, 02 Asvina, 10 Thursday

7.

Diwali October, 22 Asvina, 30 Wednesday

8.

Goa Liberation Day December, 19 Agrahayana, 28 Friday

9.

Christmas Day December, 25 Pausa, 04 Thursday

According to the decision communicated by Government of India, Ministry of Finance in Memorandum No. F. 8 (7) EST (SPI) dated 7th November, 1963 casual employees including daily rated staff will be entitled to paid holidays if they are in service on the preceding and succeeding working days.

Special Holidays

List of Special Holidays for the Year 2014

Sr. No.

Holidays

Date

Saka

Days of the week

1.

Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad(Birthday of Prophet Muhammad) January, 14 Pausa, 24 Tuesday

2.

Mahashivratri February, 27 Phalguna, 08 Thursday

N.B.:-
1. Special Holidays at Sr. Nos. 1 & 3 applied shall be necessarily sanctioned. In case where employees do not avail of the Special Holidays on the designated days, the holidays may be availed of on any working days during the calendar year 2013 only.
2. Special Holiday at Sr. No. 2 falls on Sunday as such request for Special Holiday on this day or in lieu of this does not arise.
3. Special Holiday mentioned at Sr. No. 1 is subject to appearance of moon.
4. Special Holidays can be prefixed or suffixed to the Leave.

Restricted Holidays

List of Restricted Holidays for the Year 2014

Sr. No.

Holidays

Date

Saka

Days of the week

1.

New Year Day January, 01 Pausa, 11 Wednesday

2.

Makarsankranti January, 14 Pausa, 24 Tuesday

3.

Guru Ravi Das Birthday February, 14 Magha, 25 Friday

4.

Shivaji Jayanti February, 19 Magha, 30 Wednesday

5.

Ram Navami April, 08 Chaitra, 18 Tuesday

6.

Mahavir Jayanti April, 13 Chaitra, 23 Sunday

7.

Vaisakhi April, 14 Chaitra, 24 Monday

8.

Vishu April, 14 Chaitra, 24 Monday

9.

Maundy Thursday April, 17 Chaitra, 27 Thursday

10.

Budha Purnima May, 14 Vaisakha, 24 Wednesday

11.

Feast of Sacred Heart of Jesus June, 27 Ashadha, 06 Friday

12.

Raksha Bandhan August, 10 Sravana, 19 Sunday

13.

Janmashtami August, 17 Sravana, 26 Sunday

14.

Hartalika August, 28 Bhadra, 06 Thursday

15.

Onam September, 07 Bhadra, 16 Sunday

16.

Govardhan Puja October, 24 Kartika, 02 Friday

17.

Bhaubij October, 25 Kartika, 03 Saturday

18.

All Souls Day November, 02 Kartika, 11 Sunday

19.

Muharam November, 05 Kartika, 14 Wednesday

20.

Guru Nanak’s Birthday November, 06 Kartika, 15 Thursday

21.

Guru Teg Bahadur Martydom Day November, 24 Agrahayana, 03 Monday

22.

Feast of Immaculate Conception December, 08 Agrahayana, 17 Monday

23.

Christmas Eve December, 24 Pausa, 03 Wednesday

24.

New Year’s Eve December, 31 Pausa, 10 Wednesday

Source: goaprintingpress.gov.in

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Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

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The long awaited festival of ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ is celebrated to commemorate the rebirth of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.
May Lord Ganesha, who is worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune bestow his blessings on earth on all his devotees.
We at Goenchi Mathi wish all our Hindu Brethen a prosperous festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.