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Janmashtami (Smarta) in India

Is Janmashtami (Smarta) a Public Holiday?

Janmashtami (Smarta) is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in India allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Janmashtami (Smarta) Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2018–2021.

Note: Individuals can take a limited number of restricted holidays but government offices and most businesses remain open. This system gives individuals the flexibility to take time off to celebrate a holiday within India's vast religious and cultural society.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2018MonSep 3Janmashtami (Smarta)Observance
2019FriAug 23Janmashtami (Smarta)Observance
2020TueAug 11Janmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
2021MonAug 30Janmashtami (Smarta)Observance

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