Long Weekend


2017 was a thrilling year for all travel enthusiasts with wonderful long weekends, Now that 2018 is knocking on the door, guess what, it’s going to be spectacular. With 16 long weekends in 2018, you can embark on a cultural expedition or plan your dream international vacation. Therefore, plan ahead, block your calendar, request sheets and explore. After all, these experiences are everything you can appreciate for a long time. Put your travel plans on paper and thank you later for cheap tickets and affordable hotels.


‘Long weekends’ are a good time to spend a holiday, trip or meeting to spend quality time with family and friends. When is the next long weekend? This is one of the most common questions we hear at the office, at schools and at social gatherings. Regardless of how much you enjoy your work or how limited your sheets are, we all need a healthy balance between work and life to be happy and successful with our family and friends. For those who work full-time for an employer, you pay a limited number of vacation days per year. However, it also has a fixed annual holiday number when the company or office is closed. You can combine your leaves with national holidays and you will get an extremely long weekend for your dream vacation.

Plan your holiday in advance for these long weekends of 2018

Here you will find the following long weekends in India. Use this site to identify your next long weekends and start planning now! Note: it is better to reserve the long weekends in advance to get better offers and offers.

Find here List of long weekends in 2018

To facilitate you’re planning, we have selected a list of getaways and how you can make the most of these long weekends in 2018 that we have.

Long Weekends and Holidays in 2018

Long Weekends in January 2018

Long Weekends Holidays in 2018

January 2018
1 Jan


New Year

3 Day Long Weekend (if you have 1st of Jan as holiday at your workplace)

22 Jan


Basant Panchami

In Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura and West Bengal only

26 Jan


Republic Day

3 day long weekend

List of Holiday in January 2018


January 01

New Year’s Day

Several states


January 02

New Year’s Celebration

Mizoram Only


January 02

Mannam Jayanthi

Kerala Only


January 05

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Several states


January 12

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

West Bengal only


January 14


Andhra Pradesh, Telangana


January 14


Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki


January 14


Several states


January 15

Thiruvalluvar Day

Puducherry, Tamil Nadu


January 15


Several states


January 15

Tusu Puja



January 16

Uzhavar Tirunal

Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only


January 17

Sonam Lhochar

Sikkim only. Tamang New Year


January 22

Vasant Panchami

Several states


January 22

Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti

Haryana only


January 23

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement


January 25

Statehood Day

Himachal Pradesh only


January 26

Republic Day



January 31


Assam. Ancestor festival


January 31

Guru Ravidas Birthday

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Full moon of Magh

1. Basant Panchmi Weekend: 20, 21 and 22 of January of 18

Start the first of the many long weekends of 2018 in the company of renowned personalities from the world of art and literature at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Along with this, you can relax in the shopping streets of Jaipur. While you’re at it, you can also visit Bikaner for its Camel festival. It also offers a pleasant climate during this time. Or you can choose to welcome the year by enjoying the first holiday in Goa.

2. Republic Day Weekend: January 26, 27 and 28 of 18

The Rann Utsav in Gujarat is a vibrant and colorful representation of the culture of Gujarat. If you are a person who likes to buy and explore the cultural heritage of various regions of India, these are the ideal getaways for you. Other places you can visit during this weekend are Delhi, Ooty or Srinagar.

February 2018

13 Feb


Maha Shivratri

4 Day long weekend while taking leave on Monday or take 14 Feb holiday to make it a romantic getaway for Valentine’s day

List of Holiday in February


February 13

Maha Shivratri

Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha


February 14

Maha Shivratri

Several states


February 15




February 16


Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year


February 19

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Maharashtra only


February 20

Mizoram State Day


3. Shivratri weekend: 10, 11, 12 (take a permit) and February 13, 18

Long weekends in February 2018

Head to Varanasi this weekend to celebrate Mahashivratri in the most glorious way possible. Considered as the city of Lord Shiva himself, this city is witness to a majestic and extravagant procession in honor of the Lord. Take a break on days 12 and 14 and there you will have a great long weekend to plan a perfect romantic getaway this February. Other places you can explore during these long weekends in February are Desert Festival in Jaisalmer, Taj Mahotsav in Agra and Konark Dance Festival in Odisha.

March 2018

2 March Friday Holi Three day weekend, enjoy holi in some tourist place with weekend ahead. Best time to plan outing for Holi.
29 March Thursday Mahaveer Jayanti
30 March Friday Good Friday Long weekend can be extended to four day weekend with Mahaveer Jayanti holiday.

List of Holiday in March 2018

Thursday March 01 Holi Jammu Province only
Thursday March 01 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 02 Holi
Friday March 02 Chapchar Kut Mizoram
Saturday March 03 Yaosang 2nd day Manipur.
Sunday March 18 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year
Sunday March 18 Cheti Chand Gujarat only.
Sunday March 18 Gudi Padwa Telugu and Kannada New Year. Goa
Sunday March 18 Sajibu Nongmapanba Manipur. 1st day of the Month of Sajibu
Sunday March 18 1st Navratra Jammu and Kashmir only
Monday March 19 Cheti Chand Rajasthan, Uttarkhand
Wednesday March 21 Hazrat Ali’s Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Thursday March 22 Bihar Divas Bihar Only
Friday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana only
Saturday March 24 Ashoka’s Birth Anniversary Bihar only
Sunday March 25 Ram Navami 9th day of the 1st month in the Hindu calendar
Monday March 26 Sri Rama Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Thursday March 29 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Thursday March 29 Maundy Thursday Kerala only
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday

4 .Holi Weekend: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Mar’18

List of long weekends in March

If you plan to experience the Holi in India, then head to Mathura or Pushkar to experience the extravagance of color. This unique festival to celebrate spring and its colors is a good way to add excitement to your travel plans. Other places you can visit during this long weekend in Holi are Barsana in Uttar Pradesh, Shantiniketan in West Bengal.

5. Good Friday weekend: 29, 30, March 31 and April 1 of 18

The weekend of Good Friday can be booked for unconventional destinations and Manali, Sikkim and Coorg sound like incredible options. All mountain resorts have a pleasant climate and it is a relief to take refuge in the nature of the chaotic city life. Other destinations for long weekends in March include Srinagar and Andaman.

April 2018
30 Apr Monday Buddha Poornima 3 day long weekend, enjoy the best of hill stations before it gets crowded due to summer holidays.

List of Holiday in April 2018

Sunday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Monday April 02 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Thursday April 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Saturday April 14 Biju Festival Tripura only
Saturday April 14 Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Saturday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Saturday April 14 Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
Saturday April 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Saturday April 14 Vaisakhi Several states
Sunday April 15 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Sunday April 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Sunday April 15 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Monday April 16 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Monday April 16 Tithi of Damodar Deva Assam only
Wednesday April 18 Parashurama Jayanti Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
Wednesday April 18 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats. 3rd Vaiskha
Saturday April 21 Garia Puja Tripura only
Monday April 23 Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti Bihar
Monday April 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha

6. Weekend of Labor Day of Buddha Purnima: 28, 29, 30 and 01 April18

The Indian summer is at its peak in April-May. Enjoy the beautiful flower show in Kodaikanal. If you want to experience the Aoleang Festival and enjoy the glory of the Northeast, then Mon and Nagaland should be on your list of priorities. Other beautiful places to visit in April are Panchgani, Auli and Wayanad.

List of Holiday in May 2018

Tuesday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Tuesday May 01 May Day Many states
Wednesday May 09 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal
Wednesday May 16 State Day Sikkim only
Saturday May 26 Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura only.
Wednesday May 30 Janmotsav of Sri Sri Madhav Dev Assam only

List of Long Weekends in Jun 2018

May 2018

There are no long weekends in May month.

June 2018

15 June Friday Idul Fitar Holiday in many Indian states.

List of Holiday in Jun 2018

Friday June 08 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Monday June 11 Shab-I-Qadar Jammu and Kashmir. Celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan
Thursday June 14 Pahili Raja Odisha
Friday June 15 Idul Fitr Many states
Friday June 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Saturday June 16 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan only
Sunday June 17 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Sunday June 17 Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana
Thursday June 28 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in several states

7. Weekend of Eid al-Fitr: June 15, 16 and 17 of 18

Long weekends in June 2018 The monsoons are almost here. Make the most of this long weekend of 2018 by traveling to Kerala. This coastal state is at its best during the monsoons with picturesque landscapes and the Champakulam Moolam race in Kerala. Other places you can visit in June are Meghalaya, Dharmashala and Nainital.

List of Holiday in July 2018

Thursday July 05 Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
Friday July 13 Martyr’s Day Jammu and Kashmir only
Saturday July 14 Ratha Yatra Odisha
Friday July 20 Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Tuesday July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Haryana only

List of Long Weekends in August 2018

July 2018
There are no long weekends in July month.
August 2018
Surprisingly, there are no long weekends in the month of August, as both Independence Day and Idul Zuha are on Wednesday.

List of Holiday in August 2018

Saturday August 04 Ker Puja Tripura only
Monday August 06 Bonalu
Saturday August 11 Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
Monday August 13 Patriot’s Day Manipur
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
Wednesday August 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 23 Idul Juha Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
Friday August 24 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Saturday August 25 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Sunday August 26 Raksha Bandhan Several states. Shravana Purnima
Sunday August 26 Third Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Monday August 27 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only
Tuesday August 28 Ayankali Jayanthi Kerala only
Friday August 31 Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav Dev Assam only

8. Independence Day weekend: 15, 16 (take a permit), 17 and 18 August 18

Long weekends in August 2018 Do not wait until the monsoon ends; See instead the unconventional destinations that you have to visit in August and enjoy the glory of the monsoon half. You can also start the famous Golden Triangle tour to explore Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You can also enjoy the best monsoon in Munnar, Agumbe, Tirthan Valley and Ooty.

9. Weekend of Eid al-Adha / Onam: 22, 23 (take a permit), 24 August 25, 26 of 18

This long weekend in August offers you the best opportunity to attend two cultural events. Travel to Delhi or Hyderabad to experience the abundance of Eid or go to Kerala to participate in the Onam party. Other places visited in India in August are Shillong, Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh, Flower Valley in Uttarakhand.

List of Long Weekends in September 2018

September 2018
3 Sep Monday Janamashtami Restricted holiday but can be clubbed to make long weekend.
13 Sep Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi On taking leave on 14 September (Friday), this can be a 4 day long weekend.

List of Holiday in September 2018

Sunday September 02 Sreekrishna Jayanthi Kerala, Odisha. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Sunday September 02 Janmashtami Tamil Nadu. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 03 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday September 11 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Tuesday September 11 Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only
Tuesday September 11 Tithi of Srimatna Sankardev Assam only
Thursday September 13 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Friday September 14 Nuakhai Odisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Wednesday September 19 Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi Rajasthan
Wednesday September 19 Janmostav of Srimatna Sankardev Assam only
Thursday September 20 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Friday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Friday September 21 Muharram Many states
Sunday September 23 Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom Day Haryana only

10. Janmashtami Weekend: 1st, 2nd and 3rd September 18

Long weekends in September 2018 The festive season has just started and you have to visit Mathura, Vrindavan, Puri in Orissa, Dargah or Narhar in Jaipur to be part of the incredible celebrations of Janmashtami. Other places to visit in September are Laughter in Sikkim, Mcleodganj, Lonavala in Maharashtra.

11. Ganesh Chaturthi Weekend: 13, 14, 15 and 16 September 18

September is the perfect time to visit places like Mumbai, Pune and Lonavala with the festival season that has just started. These states are preparing for the best carnival during Ganesh Chaturthi and you should experience it at least once. Other places to visit are Ziro Music Festival at Arunachal Pradesh, Khandala and Kochi.

List of Long Weekends in October 2018

October 2018
2 Oct Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti 4 day long weekend if you take Monday as a leave.
19 Oct Friday Durga Puja / Dusshera / Vijay Dashmi 3 day long weekend

List of Holiday in September 2018

Tuesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 08 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Tuesday October 09 Bathukamma Starting day Nine days before Durgastami
Wednesday October 10 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Rajasthan only
Tuesday October 16 Maha Saptami Several states
Wednesday October 17 Durgastami Several states
Thursday October 18 Ayudha Puja Several states
Thursday October 18 Mahanavami Several states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Thursday October 18 Navami of Durga Puja Assam, Tripura,West Bengal
Thursday October 18 Dusshera Vijaya Dashmi. Several states
Thursday October 18 Kati Bihu Assam only
Friday October 19 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
Friday October 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Saturday October 20 Durga Puja Holiday Tripura
Monday October 22 Durga Puja Holiday Tripura
Tuesday October 23 Durga Puja Holiday Tripura
Wednesday October 24 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday October 24 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
Wednesday October 31 Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday Gujarat only.

12. Gandhi Jayanti weekend: September 29, 30, 1 (take a permit) and October 2, 18

This first long weekend in October, why not visit a trip to Ahmedabad and stop at all historical monuments. Other places you can visit in October are Rishikesh in Uttarakhand, Hampi in Karnataka, Wayanad in Kerala and Indore in Madhya Pradesh.

13. Weekend of Navaratri: 18, 19, 20 and 21 October 18

Long weekends in October 2018 For those of you who are planning to spend the holiday season away from the family, a weekend trip to Mysore seems a perfect destination. Mysore celebrates the Dussehra festival in a grand way, with processions that take place in the city. Besides Mysore you can also celebrate Dussehra in Delhi, Kolkata, Mahabaleshwar and Hampi.

List of Holiday in November 2018

Thursday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Thursday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Thursday November 01 Kut Manipur
Tuesday November 06 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Tuesday November 06 Kali Puja Assam, Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Tuesday November 06 Deepavali Several states
Wednesday November 07 Deepavali Telengana
Wednesday November 07 Deewali Many states
Thursday November 08 Deepavali Maharashtra
Thursday November 08 Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Thursday November 08 Vishvakarma Day Govardhan Puja
Thursday November 08 Balipadyami Karnataka
Friday November 09 Bhai Bij Several states
Friday November 09 Deewali Holiday Rajasthan
Friday November 09 Ningol Chakkouba Manipur. 2nd day of the lunar month of Hiyanggei
Friday November 09 Vishvakarma Day Haryana
Tuesday November 13 Chhath Puja Bihar
Wednesday November 14 Chhath Puja Bihar
Tuesday November 20 Id-e-Milad Kerala
Wednesday November 21 Id-e-Milad
Friday November 23 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Friday November 23 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Friday November 23 Friday after Eid e-Milad-un Nabi Jammu and Kashmir only
Saturday November 24 Lachit Divas Assam only
Monday November 26 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only

Diwali 2018: Wednesday 7 November!

Diwali 2018 will hit our doors just with the arrival of the month of October. The Diwali date differs each year and will be shortened this year in 2018 on 7 November. Here is this exclusive and carefully prepared Diwali 2018 calendar that represents the five days of the festival and the rituals followed on each of those days. The Diwali festival is absolutely of the utmost importance for the people in India. It comes with a special enthusiasm in hearts and zeal for bringing the light of happiness into life. Diwali 2018 is just around the corner and will herald a new life with new hope. Before the day starts, it is very important to know the full data of Diwali. The Diwali 2018 calendar below lists every day of the festival celebration from Dwadashi to Dwitiya. The fact that Diwali is one of the Hindus’s beloved festivals makes us believe that there is always a hope and an enthusiasm to live somewhere in the hearts of people. Because we are already in the party celebration and Diwali 2018 is approaching fast, the preparations have already started. People must have painted their houses with bright colors and bought various decorative objects. This Diwali brings the perfect combination of hope, love, life and light and illuminates all hearts around. It makes the party a happy moment of the year !! List of Long Weekends in November 2018

Day 1


Govatsa Dwadashi, Vasu Baras


November 2018 (Sunday)

Day 2


Dhantrayodashi, Dhanteras Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Yama Deepam


November 2018 (Monday)

Day 3


Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja


November 2018 (tuesday)

Day 4


Lakshmi Puja, Diwali Puja Kedar Gauri Vrat


November 2018 (Wednesday)

Day 5


Govardhan Puja, Annakut, Bali Pratipada Dyuta Krida, Gujarati New Year


November 2018 (thursday)

Day 6


Bhaiya Dooj, Bhau Beej Yama Dwitiya


November 2018 (Friday)

14. Diwali weekend: 3, 4, 5, 18 November

Long weekends in November 2018 Stop postponing your dream to travel abroad and do it during one of the best long weekends in 2018. Combine this weekend with the next and experience a 9-day weekend for your dream vacation. You can always go to Bangkok or Sri Lanka or a destination that has been on your list for a long time. Mark it now! Even places in your area such as Varanasi, Rishikesh, Jaisalmer, Amritsar are good to enjoy this long weekend in November.

15. Bhai Duj Weekend: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 November ’18

Another way to expand your celebrations in Diwali is to make a final solo trip to places like Pushkar in Rajasthan to witness the lively Pushkar Camel Fair. The Qutub festival in Delhi is also a good way to get lost in the world of Sufi music and dance. Other places that you can explore in November are Bhutan, Dehradun, Mussoorie, etc.

List of Long Weekends in December 2018

December 2018
Tuesday Christmas Day 4 day long weekend if you take leave on 24 Dec (Monday).

List of Holiday in December 2018


December 01

State Inauguration Day



December 02

Asom Divas

Assam only


December 03

Tripura only


December 03

Feast of St Francis Xavier

Goa only.


December 05

Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir


December 19

Goa Liberation Day

Goa only


December 24



December 25

Observed in all states


December 26

Mizoram, Telangana

16. Christmas weekend: 22, 23, 24 (permit) and 25 December 18

Long weekends in December 2018 If you want to end the year in a satisfactory way, choose unconventional destinations to spend your long Christmas weekend in 2018. For this, a jungle safari in Jim Corbett National Park or Ranthambore is an exciting experience. To be part of the varied flavors of Christmas celebrations in India, you can also visit places like Pondicherry, Manali, Bangalore, Kerala, Goa, Mumbai and Calcutta. Now you have the list of long weekends in 2018 and a clear idea about what should be on your travel checklist. So, let us know what your travel plans look like for 2018. We’d love to hear your stories in the comments below.

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