The 2023 list of holidays in Himachal Pradesh offers an insight into holidays that could be used to plan your leaves as well as schedule your business operations and activities.
|State Day||15 April||Thursday|
|Republic Day||26 January||Thursday|
|Guru Ravidas Jayanti||05 February||Sunday|
|Good Friday||07 April||Friday|
|Ambedkar Jayanti||14 April||Friday|
|Himachal Day||15 April||Thursday|
|Ram Navami||30 March||Thursday|
|Maharshi Pasuram Jayanti||02 May||Monday|
|Buddha Purnima||05 May||Friday|
|Maharana Pratap Jayanti||23 May||Tuesday|
|Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti||04 June||Sunday|
|Bakrid/Shaheed Uddham Singh Martyrdom day||29 June||Thursday|
|Independence Day||15 August||Tuesday|
|Gandhi Jayanti||02 October||Monday|
|Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti||10 October||Sunday|
|Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti||27 November||Monday|
|Christmas day||25 December||Monday|
Main festivals of Himachal Pradesh
Apart from the major Hindu population, Himachal is also home to a fair amount of Buddhists, Muslims, and a few tribes like Gaddis, Kinnars, Jadun, Tanolis, Gujjars, Pangawals, and Lahaulis, each has a festival or two of their own.
The lower and upper regions have different fairs and festivals that are the reflection of diverse cultures and traditions. There are many religious fairs & festivals like Halda Festival. Dedicated to the Goddess of Wealth, Shashikar Apa, this festival is organized to celebrate the New Year and it also involves a bonfire which symbolizes the unity of the community. Dussehra is an important Hindu religion.