General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2021


AP General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2021 – Declared.

 The following Notification shall be published in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh extra-ordinary Gazette.
 The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in Annexure-I shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-I (A) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-II(A) during the year 2021. 
2. The State Government directs that all offices under State Government shall remain closed on all Sundays and Second Saturdays in all the months during the year 2021. 

TS General Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2021

AP Holidays list


3. In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-I, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding (5) during the year 2021 on festival/occasions specified in Annexure-II to this order, at their option and irrespective of the religion to which the festival pertains. Permission to avail any of these holidays shall be applied for, in writing in advance and shall normally be granted by the Superior Officers competent to grant casual leave except when the presence of an individual employee is considered necessary in exigencies of Government work. 


4. The Government also directs that General Holidays shall not ipso-facto apply to the Industrial Establishment and Public Undertakings under the control of the State Government, the workmen engaged in Public Works Departments and Educational Institutions in this State. Separate orders regarding the festivals/occasions when these Institutions have to observe holidays shall be issued by the concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat. 
5. However there is any change of date in respect of RAMZAN, BAKRID, MOHARAM, SHAB-E-BARATH and EID MILADUN NABI as per the sighting of the moon or any other Hindu holiday as well, it shall be announced through electronic/print media. and All the Departments of Secretariat, Heads of Departments and District Collectors shall take action according to such an announcement and without waiting for formal order about the change of date.THE G.O Copy is https://goir.ap.gov.in/ in this site

General Holidays Holidays

ANNEXURE-I
(G.O.Rt.No.1963, G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt:15.12.2020)
General Holidays for the year 2021.

S. No OCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAYSAKA-ERA
1BHOGI 13.01.2021 WEDNESDAY PAUSHA
23– 1942
2MAKARA SANKRANTI14.01.2021 THURSDAY PAUSHA
24-1942
3KANUMA15.01.2021 FRIDAY PAUSHA
25-1942
4REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2021 TUESDAY MAGHA
06 – 1942
5MAHA SIVARATRI 11.03.2021 THURSDAYPHALGUNA
20- 1942
6HOLI / SHAB-E-BARATH29.03.2021MONDAY CHAITRA
08- 1943
7GOOD FRIDAY02.04.2021 FRIDAY CHAITRA
12-1943
8BABU JAGIVAN RAM’S
BIRTHDAY
05.04.2021 MONDAYCHAITRA
15-1943
9UGADI 13.04.2021TUESDAY CHAITRA
23-1943
10DR.B.R. AMBEDKAR’S
BIRTHDAY
14.04.2021 WEDNESDAYCHAITRA
24-1943
11SRI RAMA NAVAMI 21.04.2021WEDNESDAY VAISAKHA
01-1943
12RAMZAN (Eid-ul-Fitr)14.05.2021 FRIDAY VAISAKHA
24-1943
13BAKRID (Eid –ul-Azha) 21.07.2021 WEDNESDAY ASHADHA
30-1943
14MOHARRUM19.08.2021THURSDAY SARVANA
28-1943
15SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI 30.08.2021 MONDAYBHADRA
08-1943
16VINAYAKA CHAVITHI10.09.2021FRIDAYBHADRA
19 – 1943
17MAHATMA GANDHI
JAYANTHI
02.10.2021 SATURDAY ASVINA
10 – 1943
18DURGASTAMI13.10.2021 WEDNESDAY ASVINA
21 – 1943
19VIJAYADASAMI15.10.2021FRIDAY ASVINA
23 – 1943
20EID MILADUN NABI20.10.2021 WEDNESDAY ASVINA
(Birthday of Prophet
Mohammad)
28 – 1943
21DEEPAVALI04.11.2021THURSDAYKARTIKA
13 – 1943
22CHRISTMAS25.12.2021SATURDAY PAUSHA
04 – 1943
General Holidays for the year 2021.



ANNEXURE-I (A)
(G.O.Rt.No.1963, G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt:15.12.2020)
The following festivals occur on 2nd Saturday & Sunday during the year 2021.

S.NoOCCASION/FESTIVALDATEDAYSAKA-ERA
1INDEPENDENCE DAY15.08.2021SUNDAYSRAVANA
24-1943
The following festivals occur on 2nd Saturday & Sunday during the year 2021.

Optional Holidays during the year 2021.

ANNEXURE – II

(G.O.Rt.No.1963, G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt:15.12.2020)
Optional Holidays during the year 2021.

S. NoOCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAYSAKA-ERA
1NEW YEAR 01.01.2021FRIDAY PAUSHA
11 – 1942
2BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH ALI25.02.2021THURSDAY PHALGUNA
06 – 1942
3SHAB-E-MERAJ 11.03.2021THURSDAYPHALGUNA
20 – 1942
4SHAHADAT HAZRAT ALI
(R.A)
04.05.2021TUESDAYVAISAKHA
14 -1943
5JUMA-ATUL-VIDA07.05.2021 FRIDAY VAISAKHA
17-1943
6BASAVA JAYANTHI14.05.2021 FRIDAY VAISAKH
24-1943
7BUDDHA PURNIMA 26.05.2021 WEDNESDAY
JYESHTA
05- 1943
8RATHA YATRA 12.07.2021MONDAYASHADHA
21 – 1943
9EID-E-GHADEER29.07.2021THURSDAYSRAVANA
07 – 1943
10PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY16.08.2021 MONDAY SRAVANA
25-1943
119TH MUHARRAM (144118.08.2021WEDNESDAYSRAVANA
HIJRA) AY 27 – 1943
12VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM20.08.2021FRIDAY SRAVANA
29-1943
13MAHALAYA AMAVASYA06.10.2021WEDNESDAY
ASVINA
14-1943
14ARBAEEN29.09.2021 WEDNESD
AY

ASVINA
07-1943
15NARAKA CHATURDASI 03.11.2021WEDNESD
AY

Kartika
12-1943
16YAZ-DAHUM-SHAREEF16.11.2021TUESDAY KARTIKA
25 – 1943
17KARTHIKA PURNIMA/
GURUNANAK JAYANTHI
19.11.2021FRIDAY KARTIKA
28 – 1943
18CHRISTMAS EVE24.12.2021 FRIDAYPAUSHA
03 – 1943
Optional Holidays during the year 2021


ANNEXURE – II (A)
(G.O.Rt.No.1963, G.A (Poll.B) Dept., Dt:15.12.2020)
The following festivals occur on 2nd Saturday and Sunday during the year
2021.

S.NOOCCASION/FESTIVAL DATE DAY SAKA-ERA
1MAHAVEER JAYANTHI25.04.2021SUNDAY VAISAKHA
05- 1943
2SHAB-E-QADAR09.05.2021 SUNDAYVAISAKHA
19-1943
3BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF
MOHAMMED JUVANPURI (AS)
“HAZRATH MAHDI SYED MA’UD
(AS)

19.12.2021
SUNDAY AGRAHAYANA
28 – 1943
4BOXING DAY26.12.2021SUNDAY PAUSHA
05 – 1943
Festivals occur on 2nd Saturday and Sunday

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