Puducherry Holidays 2023

We have compiled a list of holidays in Puducherry in 2022. The list includes all bank holidays, regional holidays, national holidays, and public holidays in the state of Puducherry in 2022. You can refer to the list to plan your leaves.

New Year's day01 JanuarySunday
Pongal15 JanuarySunday
Thiruvalluvar Day15 JanuarySunday
Uzhavar Tirunal16 JanuaryMonday
Republic Day
26 January
Good Friday
07 April
Labour Day
01 May
22 April
29 JuneThursday
Independence Day15 AugustTuesday
De Jure Transfer Day16 AugustWednesday
Ganesh Chaturthi19 SeptemberTuesday
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Ayudha Puja/ Dusherra
24 OctoberTuesday
Maulud Nabi27 SeptemberWednesday
Puducherry Liberation Day01 NovemberWednesday
12 NovemberSunday
25 December

Main Puducherry festivals

Pongal Festival

One of the main festivals celebrated here is the “Pongal festival “. It is widely spread for around three to four days all throughout the southern regions regarding the harvest and its sale. In the early days of January sometime between the 13th to the 15th this festival blooms in full shape.

Masi Magam Festival

On this auspicious day, all the idols from the various temples are brought out into the open near some water body where they are bathed. Being a religious city, the natives show their divine appreciation to their respective idols.


In April comes the Puthandu or the Tamil New Year. This occasion is mainly celebrated in mid-April 14th to be precise. Putting on their pretty attire people celebrate this day by greeting each other with Puthandu vazthukal which means happy New Year in Tamil terms.