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Onam in India

Is Onam a Public Holiday?

Onam 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.

Onam Observances

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
2016TueSep 13OnamRestricted Holiday
2017MonSep 4OnamRestricted Holiday
2018FriAug 24OnamRestricted Holiday
2019WedSep 11OnamRestricted Holiday
2020MonAug 31OnamRestricted Holiday
2021SatAug 21OnamRestricted Holiday
2022ThuSep 8OnamRestricted Holiday
2023TueAug 29OnamRestricted Holiday
2024SunSep 15OnamRestricted Holiday
2025FriSep 5OnamRestricted Holiday
2026WedAug 26OnamRestricted Holiday

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