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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

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2019.

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
2015FriAug 28OnamRestricted Holiday
2016WedSep 14OnamRestricted Holiday
2017MonSep 4OnamRestricted Holiday
2018SatAug 25OnamRestricted Holiday
2019WedSep 11OnamRestricted Holiday

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