List of Holidays 2018 List of General Optional Holidays GO 2437

List of Holidays 2018 List of General Optional Holidays GO 2437. Department of GAD has communicated the General Holidays List and Optional Holidays for 2018 Calendar Year vide GO G.O.RT.No. 2437 Dated: 31-10-2017. All Employees and Teachers, and All AP Departments have to follow the List of Holidays for 2018 Calendar in their offices. Five Optional Holidays from the List can be availed in a Calendar Year.

List of Holidays 2018 List of General Optional Holidays GO 2437

Some Important Points of the GO 2437 is as follows:
  • 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 2018. 
  • In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure-I, the State Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2018 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. 
  • If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and id-e- Milad as per the sighting of the moon or any other Hindu holiday as well, it shall be announced through electronic / print media. 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.

List of General Holidays for 2018

S.No
OCCASION/FESTIVAL
DATE
DAY
1 2 3 4
1. SANKRANTI/PONGAL 15.01.2018 MONDAY
2. KANUMU 16.01.2018 TUESDAY
3. REPUBLIC DAY 26.01.2018 FRIDAY
4. MAHA SHIVARATRI 13.02.2018 TUESDAY
5. HOLI 02.03.2018 FRIDAY
6. GOOD FRIDAY 30.03.2018 FRIDAY
7. BABU JAGIVAN RAM’S BIRTHDAY 05.04.2018 THURSADY
8. IDUL FITR 16.06.2018 SATURDAY
9. INDEPENDENCE DAY 15.08.2018 WEDNESDAY
10. BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA) 22.08.2018 WEDNESDAY
11. SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI 03.09.2018 MONDAY
12. VINAYAKA CHAVITHI 13.09.2018 THURSDAY
13. SHAHADAT IMAM HUSSAIN (R.A.) - MUHARRAM 21.09.2018 FRIDAY
14. MAHTMA GANDHI JAYANTHI 02.10.2018 TUESDAY
15. *DURGASTAMI/ Maharnavami 17.10.2018 WEDNESDAY
16. VIJAYA DASAMI/ DUSSEHRA 18.10.2018 THURSDAY
17. DEEPAVALI 07.11.2018 WEDNESDAY
18. EID MILADUN NABI (S.A.W.S) (1140 HIJRI) 21.11.2018 WEDNESDAY
19. CHRISTMAS 25.12.2018 TUESDAY

List of Optional Holidays for 2018

S.NO
OCCASION/FESTIVAL
DATE
DAY
1 2 3 4
1. NEW YEAR 01.01.2018 MONDAY
2. SRI PANCHAMI 22.01.2018 MONDAY
3. BIRTHDAY OF HZT.SYED
MOHAMMED JUVANPURI MAHDI MAÚD(A.S.)
1.02.2018 THURSDAY
4. MAHAVEER JAYANTHI 29.03.2018 THURSDAY
5. BASAVA JAYANTHI 18.04.2018 WEDNESDAY
6. BUDDHA PURNIMA 30.04.2018 MONDAY
7. SHAB-E-BARAT 02.05.2018 WEDNESDAY
8. SHAHADAT HAZRATH ALI
(R.A.)
05.06.2018 TUESDAY
9. SHAB-E-QADER 12.06.2018 TUESDAY
10. JUMMA TUL WADA 15.06.2018 FRIDAY
11. PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY 17.08.2018 FRIDAY
12. VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM 24.08.2018 FRIDAY
13. EID-E-GHADEER 30.08.2018 THURSDAY
14. 9TH MUHARRAM (1440
HIJRI)
20.09.2018 THURSDAY
15. MAHALAYA AMAVASYA 08.10.2018 MONDAY
16. ARBAYEEN 30.10.2018 TUESDAY
17. NARAKA CHATURDHI 06.11.2018 TUESDAY
18. KARTHIKA PURNIMA /
GURUNANAK JAYANTHI
23.11.2018 FRIDAY
19. CHRISTMAS EVE 24.12.2018 MONDAY
20. BOXING DAY 26.12.2018 WEDNSDAY

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