Post Office Holidays List 2024 in India

Post offices in India are government-owned and offer various services. These include selling savings and investment products, and processing and delivering mail and packages across the country. With over 1.55 lakh post offices in India, including a significant presence in rural areas, India Post boasts the world's largest postal network. To ensure smooth operations, the post offices in India follow a holiday calendar, which lists all public holidays when post offices stay closed. Read on to know the post office holidays list for 2024.

Post Office Holidays List 2024 India

Post offices in India have two types of holidays. The first is gazetted holidays, when post offices are officially closed. The second is restricted holidays when only local post offices might remain closed for services. During these Indian postal holidays, no postal services, including mail delivery and package processing, are undertaken. 

Gazetted Post Office Holidays 2024

The following table lists the gazetted post office holidays in India

Date

Event

Day 

26 January 2024

Republic Day

Friday

25 March 2024

Holi

Monday    

29 March 2024

Good Friday

Friday

9 April 2024

Eid-Ul-Fitr

Tuesday

17 April 2024

Ram Navami

Wednesday

21 April 2024

Mahavir Jayanti   

Sunday

23 May 2024

Buddha Purnima

Thursday

17 June 2024

Bakrid or Eid-al-Adha

Monday

17 July 2024

Muharram

Muharram

15 August 2024

Independence Day

Thursday 

26 August 2024

Janmashtami

Monday 

16 September 2024

Milad-un-Nabi

Monday

2 October 2024

Gandhi Jayanti

Wednesday

13 October 2024

Dussehra

Sunday

1 November 2024

Diwali

Friday

15 November 2024

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

Friday

25 December 2024

Christmas Day

Wednesday 

Restricted Post Office Holidays 2024

Here is a list of restricted post office holidays in 2024 that you should know about.

Date

Event

Day 

1 January 2024

New Year’s Day

Monday

15 January 2024

Makar Sankranti

Monday 

15 January 2024

Bihu Magh

Monday

15 January 2024 

Pongal

Monday

25 January 2024

Hazarat Ali’s Birthday

Thursday

14 February 2024

Basant Panchami

Wednesday

14 February 2024

Sri Panchami

Wednesday

24 February 2024

Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday

Saturday

5 March 2024

Birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati

Tuesday

8 March 2024

Maha Shivratri

Friday 

25 March 2024

Holika Dahan

Monday    

25 March 2024

Dolyatra

Monday    

31 March, 2024

Easter Sunday

Sunday

5 April 2024

Jamat-Ul-Vida

Friday

9 April 2024

Chaitra Sukladi

Tuesday

9 April 2024

Cheti Chand

Tuesday

9 April 2024

Ugadi

Tuesday

9 April 2024

Gudi Padwa

Tuesday

13 April 2024

Mesadi

Saturday

13 April 2024

Vaisakhadi (Bengal)

Saturday

14 April 2024

Vaisakhi

Sunday    

14 April 2024

Vishu

Sunday    

14 April 2024

Bahag Bihu (Assam)

Sunday    

8 May 2024

Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday

8 July 2024

Rath Yatra

Monday

15 August 2024

Parsi New Year Day

Thursday

19 August 2024

Raksha Bandhan

Monday

26 August 2024

Janmashtami (Smarta)

Monday

5 September 2024

Onam

Thursday

7 September 2024

Vinayaka Chaturthi

Saturday

17 September 2024

Third Onam

Tuesday

10 October 2024

Dussehra (Saptami)

Thursday

11 October 2024

Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)

Friday

12 October 2024

Dussehra (Mahanavami)

Saturday

17 October 2024

Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday

Thursday

20 October 2024

Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)

Sunday

31 October 2024

Naraka Chaturdashi

Thursday

2 November 2024

Govardhan Puja

Saturday

3 November 2024

Bhai Dooj

Sunday

7 November 2024

Pratihar Sashthi (Chhat Puja)

Thursday

24 November 2024

Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day

Sunday

24 December 2024

Christmas Eve

Tuesday

You should keep a note of the post office holidays list in India for 2024 beforehand to plan your postal activities accordingly. This will help you avoid any inconvenience and ensure that your mail and packages are sent and received on time and financial transactions are done at the right time.

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