Before you know, it’s already January! The first month of the year is a chance to reboot your mind and re-evaluate what you did in the past year and what you are looking forward to doing this year. While success and money matter, your time away from work, either on a solo trip or with family, matters too. Here’s a list of holidays in January 2023, so that you can plan and explore places in India and abroad. Read on!
Public holidays keep changing with the states. Here is the list of public holidays in India for January 2023.
|New Year’s Day||January 01 2023||Sunday||Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu|
|New Year Holiday||January 02 2023||Monday||Mizoram|
|Gaan-Ngai||January 04 2023||Wednesday||Manipur|
|Missionary Day||January 11 2023||Wednesday||Mizoram|
|Swami Vivekananda Jayanti||January 12 2023||Thursday||West Bengal|
|Magh Bihu||January 14 2023||Saturday||Assam|
|Makar Sankranti||January 14 2023||Saturday||Gujarat, Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu|
|Pongal||January 15 2023||Sunday||Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu|
|Thiruvalluvar Day||January 15 2023||Sunday||Tamil Nadu|
|Kanuma Panduga||January 16 2023||Monday||Andhra Pradesh|
|Uzhavar Thirunal||January 16 2023||Monday||Puducherry, Tamil Nadu|
|Sonam Losar||January 22 2023||Sunday||Sikkim|
|Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti||January 23 2023||Monday||Assam, Jharkhand, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal|
|State Day||January 25 2023||Wednesday||Himachal Pradesh|
|Republic Day||January 26 2023||Thursday||National|
|Vasant Panchami||January 26 2023||Thursday||Haryana, Orissa, Tripura, West Bengal|
|Me-Dum-Me-Phi||January 31 2023||Tuesday||Assam|
Banks in India usually remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Other than these, banks also remain non-functional on national, public and regional holidays. Some of these regional and public holidays vary from state to state. Here is the state-wise list of bank holidays in January 2023:
|New Year Day||January 01||Sunday||Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu|
|New Year Holiday||January 02||Monday||Mizoram|
|Missionary Day||January 11||Wednesday||Mizoram|
|Swami Vivekanada Jayanti||January 12||Thursday||West Bengal|
|Makar Sankranti||January 14||Saturday||Gujrat, Karnataka, Sikkim and Telangana|
|Magh Bihu||January 14||Saturday||Assam|
|Bank Holiday||January 14||Second Saturday||All India|
|Pongal||January 15||Sunday||Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu|
|Tiruvalluvar Diwas||January 15||Sunday||Tamil Nadu|
|Kanuma Panduga||January 16||Monday||Andhra Pradesh|
|Ujhavar Thirunali||January 16||Monday||Pondicherry & Tamil Nadu|
|Sonam Losar||January 22||Sunday||Sikkim|
|Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti||January 23||Monday||Assam|
|Rajyatva Diwas||January 25||Wednesday||Himachal Pradesh|
|Republic Day||January 26||Thursday||All India|
|Basant Panchami||January 26||Thursday||West Bengal, Tripura, Orissa and Haryana|
|Bank Holiday||January 28||Fourth Saturday||All India|
The festive mood of welcoming the new year stays till the end of January. This can be a perfect opportunity to explore a foreign land and soak in its culture. Here is the list of holidays and festivities around the world to help you plan a trip outside India:
|New Year’s Day||January 01 2023||Sunday||Worldwide|
|Lee-Jackson Day||January 13 2023||Friday||USA|
|Revolution and Youth Day||January 14 2023||Saturday||Tunisia|
|Birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Besar||January 14 2023||Saturday||Malaysia|
|Pongal||January 15 2023||Sunday||India|
|Anniversary of President Laurent Kabila’s Assassination||January 16 2023||Monday||Congo Democratic Republic|
|Martin Luther King Jr Day||January 16 2023||Monday||Multiple|
|Orthodox Epiphany||January 19 2023||Thursday||Georgia|
|Robert E Lee’s Birthday||January 19 2023||Thursday||Florida (USA)|
|Our Lady of Altagracia||January 21 2023||Saturday||Dominican Republic|
|Spring Festival Eve||January 21 2023||Saturday||China|
|Chinese Lunar New Year’s Day||January 21 2023||Saturday||Hong Kong|
|Seollal Holiday||January 21 2023||Saturday||South Korea|
|Chinese New Year’s Eve||January 21 2023||Saturday||Taiwan|
|Unification Day||January 24 2023||Tuesday||Romania|
|Revolution Day||January 25 2023||Wednesday||Egypt|
|Republic Day||January 26 2023||Thursday||India|
|Saint Dévote’s Day||January 27 2023||Friday||Monaco|
|Army Day||January 28 2023||Saturday||Armenia|
|St. Valero’s Feast||January 29 2023||Sunday||Spain|
|Duarte´s Day||January 30 2023||Monday||Dominican Republic|
You might still not have recovered from the hangover of holidays in December, but January has a lot more on its list for you. This is the perk of living in the most diverse country in the world, India. January is the month that marks the beginning of the festivities and occasions in India. Here’s a list of festivals that you shouldn’t miss in India in the month of January:
This is possibly the most vibrant festival that you can experience in a desert. Rann Utsav starts in October and goes on till February. Hence, it can be a great way to end one year and start the next. The mesmerising view of the colourful tents on the endless white sandy desert captivates the mind and hearts of the travellers.
This festival is arranged by the Tourism Department of Rajasthan. It is to celebrate the significance of the desert animal, the Camel. You will get to witness the captivating competitions between beautifully decorated camels. Out of all the performances, camel dance and camel beauty pageants are the most entertaining.
On this day, our national capital witnesses the sight of the parade marching towards the “Central Rajpath”. It features the three keydivisions of the Indian armed forces- Navy, Army and Air Force. Some popular highlights of the celebration are traditional dance troupes, the Republic Day parade and some beautiful tri-colour sights created by helicopters flying in the sky.
Pongal is celebrated to show gratitude towards the Almighty for the year’s harvest. Families cook the popular Pongal dish using boiled rice and milk and perform dances to celebrate. They decorate their houses and make beautiful designs called “kolams”. Pongal is usually celebrated in mid-January.
The International Kite Festival is celebrated in Gujarat and is popular all over the world. The sky full of colourful kites of various designs is definitely a beautiful sight to witness. Some popular attractions of this festival are aerial acrobats, kite painting, and kite flying competitions. Watching this adorable sight in the sky from sunrise to sunset is an experience you cannot miss.
As soon as the New Year begins, you get the thrill of ticking off the items from your bucket list, and what can be a better way than starting it off in a beautiful place you have been checking out for a long time?
Here are 5 places you can visit in January to give your year the perfect start:
Delhi can bewitch you with its charm at any time of the year, but January adds more to it. You will definitely have an unforgettable trip to Delhi, thanks to its diverse cultures and cuisines.
This royal city can never fail to mesmerise you with its regalia and charm. This should be a must-visit on your travel bucket list for January.
Hyderabad, prestigiously known as the home to Mecca in India, is a must-visit on every traveller’s list. The moderate climate in January makes it even more alluring to travellers.
If you want to start the year on a chilly note, take the fluffiest detour in the snow at Zanskar. This is a must-visit in January for the “mountain people”. You shouldn’t miss the sight of the snow-covered Himalayan.
Popularly known as Vizag, it is the oldest port city in India. It is home to several natural wonders, such as Simhachalam Temple and Bora Caves.
Travelling to the most beautiful places in the world is a wonderful way to start the new year. Now, these places can vary from one person to another depending on their taste for adventure. But there are some places in the world that, if visited at the right time, can gift you some of the most memorable moments of your life.
Here is a list of the 5 best places to visit outside India in the month of January:
Rightly known as the “island of Gods”, Bali is a year-round travel destination for tourists from all over the world. But if you want to have a peaceful vacation away from the crowd, January is the month for you.
What could be a better way to start a year other than enjoying clear blue skies and delightful beaches? This island destination can give you the perfect holiday ambience to kick start the year.
Bhutan is one of the best places to visit in January. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of snow-capped Himalayas and lush green valleys – a beautiful combination which cannot be missed.
The primary reason why Morocco is a prime holiday destination in January is its warm weather. It can feel a little offbeat, but that is why it is one of the best places to explore at this time of the year.
Amsterdam, also known as the City of Golden Age Canals, is an antique beauty. Its vintage architecture, blended with gorgeous natural beauty, attracts tourists from all over the world and is a must-visit in January.
Welcome the New Year with a big smile and a good plan to rest and recuperate. There is no scarcity of places to explore. This blog has listed down the list of holidays in January as well as some of the best places to explore during the first month of the year. Get on a journey, even if it is for a day or two, so that you stay happy the entire year.
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Ans: You can find a number of awareness observations in the month of January. Here are the 5 most celebrated observations – Mental Wellness Month, Cervical Health Awareness Month, National Blood Donor Month, Poverty Awareness Month and Veganuary.
Ans: The basic difference between a holiday and an observance is that observances are usually not holidays. On holidays we celebrate festivals, religious and national events. In contrast, observances are practices of complying with law, command, custom or rule.
Ans: There are quite a few places where you can visit to enjoy a warmer January holiday. The 5 places that you surely shouldn’t miss are Singapore, Cancun, Barbados, Sydney and Rio de Janeiro.
Ans: India has some of the most beautiful hill stations in the world. Here are few of those you can visit in January in India: Manali, Dehradun, Srinagar, Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Ladakh, Auli, Kufri, Lachung and Kasol.
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