Kerala Holidays 2023

Here’s an exhaustive list of National and Public holidays in Kerala in 2023, which includes regional, and bank holidays that residents of Kerala can avail themselves of in 2023.

Republic Day
26 January
18 FebruarySaturday
Good Friday
07 AprilFriday
Ambedkar Jayanti/Vishu
14 April
May Day01 MayMonday
22 AprilSaturday
29 JuneThursday
31 AugustThursday
Independence Day
15 August
First Onam20 AugustSunday
Shri Narayana Guru Jayanti29 SeptemberFriday
Shri Narayana Guru Samadhi22 SeptemberFriday
 Gandhi Jayanti02 October
Maha Navami23 OctoberMonday
24 October


Eid-e-Milad27 SeptemberWednesday
12 NovemberSunday
Christmas day
25 December

Main festivals of Kerala

Onam is a renowned festival in Kerala. The festival is celebrated on 21 August 2022. The remarkable feature of this festival is that it comprises Indoor and outdoor games, boat races, Kathakali dance, and several featuring songs.

Vishu is one of the most vital festivals in Kerala. It is said to be the New Year in the state. The festival is celebrated on 15 April 2022. Vishu, being a harvest festival, brings lovely weather conditions.

Thrissur Pooram is one of the popular temple festivals in Kerala. It has been celebrated for more than 200 years. The festival is celebrated for 36 hours.

Like other states, Christmas Day is a famous festival in Kerala. It is celebrated on 25 December 2022 with happiness and joy. The major attractions during the festivals include Kerala sweets, Cathedrals, and Christmas mass.

The main destinations to celebrate festivals of Kerala are as follows:

Kerala, called the actual heaven on earth, has many pleasing localities to visit during holidays. The state attracts tourists from all parts of the world, but not necessarily from India. The top three holiday destinations in the state include

Alappuzha Backwaters: It is a notable backwater tourist point to spend holidays with your friends and families. 

Alappuzha Backwaters is a renowned Venice of the East. The destination is well-known for its beaches, boat contests, and houseboat holidays.

Munnar: Munnar is famous for its comprehensive tea estates. It is a must-visit holiday destination for people interested to see how tea is picked and processed. You can also visit a museum of tea nearby to this destination.

Cochin: Cochin or Kochi is one of the renowned seaports in the country. The main tourist points in Cochin include Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple, and many others.