We have listed the important holidays for the year 2023. These are the best holidays to plan your trips. We have also provided information about how long these holidays last and what days they will be. Getting a long weekend multiple times a year makes it all worth it and gives you little but pure happiness.
Getting a long weekend makes it exciting. It's time to get out of town and enjoy the sunshine! Get out of your daily hustle bustle and experience something new and feed your wanderer soul. Plan a weekend hike, go camping or just relax in nature and soak up some Vitamin D. Don't forget to pack your camera! Let's go month by month, where the calendar has long weekends of happiness for you.
Here is the list of Long Weekends In 2023 in India to plan a trip:
Long Weekends in January 2023:
31st December 2022, Saturday- New year's eve.
1st January 2023, Sunday- happy new year!
Take a day off either on 30th December 2022, Friday or 2nd January, Monday to stretch it to a more long weekend for a perfect trip of 3-4days with friends and family.
14th January, Saturday- Lohri/Makarsankranti
15th January, Sunday- Pongal
You can definitely take a day off on 13th January, Friday, try a little hard to get that off get some Vitamin D, and go explore. It's easy to take an off on Friday rather than Monday.
26th January, Thursday- Republic day 2023
28th January, Saturday
29th January, Sunday
Easy peasy boo! Apply for your 27th January, Friday leave now to enjoy straight 4 days (26, 27,28,29 )and plan a big trip with your friends who are waiting for so long for you to get free from your work and chill for a bit from your usual busy life without any workload.
Long Weekends in February 2023:
18th February, Saturday- Maha Shivratri
19th February, Sunday
Explore the shiva temples in India during Shivratri. Make it possible to get 3 to 4 days to leave by taking an off either on 17th February, Friday, or 20th February, Monday, or if you get lucky try for both. Good luck.
Long Weekends in March 2023:
8th March, Wednesday- Holi
11th March, Saturday
12th March, Sunday
This is the best opportunity till now to get 5 days off and travel to the other side of the country. Try getting off on the 9th & 10th of March which is Thursday and Friday. Make it happen. Explore the offbeat destinations and wake up your inner traveler.
Long Weekends in April 2023:
4th April, Tuesday- Mahavir Jayanti
7th April, Friday- Good Friday
8th April, Saturday
9th April, Sunday
By any chance, you are wishing that you can get a six-day long weekend. Keep wishing because your wish has been granted. Here is the perfect chance to get 6 days off in April 2023. Apply for a 2-day leave 5th and 6th of April which is Wednesday & Thursday. 2-day leave will get you 6 days' holiday. It's a win-win deal. Go for it wanderers and travel to your dream destination.
Long Weekends in May 2023:
5th May, Friday- Buddha Purnima
6th May, Saturday
7th May, Sunday
A simple short and automatic 3 days off. Encourage yourself to go on a weekend gateway with family or friends. You can also try going on a trek or Hike nearby. Utilize these straight 3 days off and rejuvenate yourself with the natural beauty around.
Long Weekends in June 2023:
17th June, Saturday
18th June, Sunday
19th June, Monday
20th June, Tuesday- Rath Yatra (Optional Holiday)
Rath Yatra is an Odia festival, majorly celebrated in the eastern states of India including Odisha, west Bengal, and Jharkhand. If you have a fixed holiday on that day, you can get apply for just 1 leave on Monday, 19th June and get 4 days' leave. If it's optional holiday use it wisely.
Long Weekends in June/ July 2023:
29th June, Thursday- Bakri Eid
1st July, Saturday
2nd July, Sunday
Apply for leave for 30th June, Friday and in return get 4 days off. Grab this opportunity now for a guaranteed long weekend and visit the monsoon places in India.
Long Weekends in August 2023:
12th August, Saturday
13th August, Sunday
15th August, Tuesday- Independence Day 2023
16th August, Wednesday- Parsi New Year (Optional Holiday)
One day's leave can gift you 5 days' vacation. Just apply for a leave on 14th August, Monday. A 5-day weekend gateway is a good option with your close ones. Depart on Friday night and enjoy your holiday till Wednesday evening. Even if there is no holiday you can take on the 16th, Wednesday, still, 4 days' leave is in your hand.
26th August, Saturday
27th August, Sunday
29th August, Tuesday- Onam (Optional Holiday)
30th August, Wednesday- Raksha Bandhan (Optional Holiday)
Again, this a big opportunity for a 5-day long weekend, see how things work in your company, and plan a destination accordingly to explore, maybe this time with office besties.
Long Weekends in September 2023:
7th September, Thursday- Janmashtami (Optional Holiday)
9th September, Saturday
10th September, Sunday
If you take that optional holiday, apply for leave on 8th September, Friday and go explore the best places to visit in September in India.
16th September, Saturday
17th September, Sunday
19th September, Tuesday- Ganesh Chaturthi (Optional Holiday)
We know, Mondays are tough to get leaves, but if you try you can earn a 4 days holiday.
Long Weekends in September/ October 2023:
30th September, Saturday
1st October, Sunday
2nd October, Monday- Gandhi Jayanti
Without applying for any leave, you get these 3 days straight off. Just a lucky long weekend it will be. Plan a 3-day weekend gateway and enjoy your time when winter is about to start.
21st October, Saturday
22nd October, Sunday
24th October, Tuesday- Dussehra
We know it's difficult, but taking leave on Monday might give you a super long weekend as you already have Saturday, Sunday, and Tuesday off.
Long Weekends in November 2023:
11th November, Saturday
12th November, Sunday- Diwali
13th November, Monday- Govardhan Puja (Optional Holiday)
The biggest festival of the year falls on Sunday, but don't be sad about it. You still have a chance to enjoy a long weekend if you apply for leave on 10th November, Friday or take that optional holiday on Monday if your office provides it. Go for a nice Diwali Vacation with your family and spend some quality time with them.
25th November, Saturday
26th November, Sunday
27th November, Monday- Guru Nanak Jayanti
Again, it is a straight, 3 days long weekend to hold up tight and get ready for your new year or Thanksgiving. Celebrate this year's end with your close friends and map some new routes.
Long Weekends in December 2023:
23rd December, Saturday
24th December, Sunday
25th December, Monday- Merry Christmas!
Welcome the new year and celebrate your Christmas with the last long weekend of the year remember all the long weekends when you have been on a trip and explored a new region in India taking advantage of all the long weekends you have got.