Restricted Holidays

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Restricted Holidays Meaning


The leave policy and holiday entitlement in every organization is defined in compliance with the concerned state’s Shop and Establishment Act. Thus, employees are confined to avail a limited number of holidays as per their corporate leave calendar which is prepared basis of the same. Mentioned in this act are certain optional holidays which hold local importance and are not applicable to every working professional. Such a catalogue of optional holidays is termed as Restricted Holidays. Out of this list, employees can avail only two holidays in a year based on their convenience and discretion which implies that it is a working day in offices on such occasions. These paid time offs are included in the record of holidays to promote cultural and religious pluralism of the country.


Restricted Holidays 2021

Here is the list of 34 restricted holidays 2021 for your reference. Take a look.

    • New Year’s Day – 01 January 2021 – Friday
    • Lohri – 13 January 2021 – Wednesday
    • Makar Sankranti/Magha Bihu/ Pongal – 14 January 2021 – Thursday
    • Guru Gobind Singh’s Birthday – 20 January 2021 – Wednesday
    • Basant Panchami /Sri Panchami – 16 February 2021 – Tuesday
    • Shivaji Jayanti – 19 February 2021 – Friday
    • Hazarat Ali’s Birthday – 26 February 2021 – Friday
    • Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday – 27 February 2021 – Saturday
    • Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti – 08 March 2021 – Monday
    • Maha Shivaratri – 11 March 2021 – Thursday
    • Holika Dahan/Dolyatra – 28 March 2021 – Sunday
    • Easter Sunday – 04 April 2021 – Sunday
    • (Jhaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand / Vaisakhi /Vishu – 13 April 2021 – Tuesday
    • Mesadi Tamil New Year’s Day – 14 April 2021 – Wednesday
    • Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam) – 15 April 2021 – Thursday
    • Jamat-Ul-Vida – 07 May 2021 – Friday
    • Guru Rabindranath’s birthday – 09 May 2021 – Sunday
    • Rath Yatra – 12 July 2021 – Monday
    • Parsi New Year’s day/Nauraj – 16 August 2021 – Monday
    • Onam or Thiru Onam Day – 21 August 2021 – Saturday
    • Raksha Bandhan – 22 August 2021 – Sunday
    • Janmashtami (Smarta) – 30 August 2021 – Monday
    • Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi – 10 September 2021 – Friday
    • Dussehra (Saptami) – 12 October 2021 – Tuesday
    • Dussehra (Mahashtami) – 13 October 2021 – Wednesday
    • Dussehra (Mahanavmi) – 14 October 2021 – Thursday
    • Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday – 20 October 2021 – Wednesday
    • Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth) – 24 October 2021 – Sunday
    • Naraka Chaturdasi – 03 November 2021 – Wednesday
    • Govardhan Puja – 05 November 2021 – Friday
    • Bhai Duj – 06 November 2021 – Saturday
    • Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja) – 10 November 2021 – Wednesday
    • Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day – 24 November 2021 – Wednesday
    • Christmas Eve – 24 December 2021 – Friday


Restricted Holiday Example 

Examples of common Restricted Holidays include New Year, Makar Sankranti, Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Guru Gobind Singh Birthday among others. It is the employer’s responsibility to keep the new joiners as well as the existing workforce posted about the Restricted Holidays. Be it informing right when they share an offer letter template with the newbies or at the start of every new year for the already working members. It not only allows every individual to plan leaves beforehand, but also at their ease.

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Sukriti Saini

Sukriti Saini works as a content marketing strategist at HROne. She has done Bachelors in Journalism from Delhi University and carries several years of experience in content development. HR trends, Productivity, Performance and topics related to Employee Engagement garner most of her writing interest here. During leisure, she loves to write and talk about fashion, food & life.

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