Nagaland (India) Government – Public Holidays 2012

The Government of Nagaland has declared the days specified below as General Holidays and Restricted Holidays under the Government of Nagaland during the Calendar year 2012 and further declares in pursuance of the explanation to section-3 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (Act, XXVI), as public Holidays in Nagaland during 2012.

Check dates and more details for Republic Day, Maha Shivratri, Holi, Mahavir Jayanthi, Good Friday, May Day, Buddha Purnima, Krishna Janmastami, Independence Day, Ganesh Chaturthi, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi, Vijaya Dashami, Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Christmas and other important holidays.
List of general holidays for Government servants of Nagaland during the calendar year 2012

Nagaland – Holidays 2012
Month Day Week Day Name
January 1 Sunday New Year Day
January 26 Thursday Republic Day
February 5 Sunday Milad-Un-Nabi
March 8 Thursday Holi
April 6 Friday Good Friday
April 8 Sunday Easter Sunday
August 10 Friday Janamashtami
August 15 Wednesday Independence Day
August 20 Monday Idu’l Fitr
October 2 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October 23 Tuesday Durga Puja
October 24 Wednesday Durga Puja
October 27 Saturday Idu’l Zuha (Bakrid)
November 13 Tuesday Diwali (Deepavali)
November 28 Wednesday Guru Nanak Birthday
December 1 Saturday State Inauguration Day
December 23-31 Sunday to Monday Christmas

List of public holidays under the negotiable instrument act, 1881 under Nagaland during the Calendar year 2012

Public Holidays – 2012
Month Day Week Day Name
January 1 Sunday New Year Day
January 26 Thursday Republic Day
April 1 Sunday Bank Holiday (Annual Account Closing)
April 6 Friday Good Friday
August 15 Wednesday Independence Day
August 20 Monday Idu’l Fitr
September 30 Sunday Bank Holiday (Half Yearly Account)
October 2 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October 23 – 24 Tuesday to Wednesday Durga Puja
October 27 Saturday Idu’l Zuha (Bakrid)
November 13 Tuesday Diwali (Deepavali)
November 28 Wednesday Guru Nanak Birthday
December 1 Saturday State Inauguration Day


List of Restriced Holidays For 2012 For GOVT. OF Nagaland.

Month Day Week Day Name
January 7 Saturday Chithuni
January 15 Sunday Poanglum
January 15 Sunday Sekrenyi (Chakhesang)
January 16 Monday Tsungkamneo (Yimchungrer)
January 17 Tuesday Mimkut (Kuki)
January 27 Friday Bishu (Kachari)
January 28 Saturday BsantaPanchami/Shri Panchami
February 18 Saturday Totino
February 25 Saturday Sekrenyi (Angami)
March 11 Sunday Mileinyi (Zeliang)
April 1 – 2 Sunday & Monday Phom Monyu
April 1 – 2 Sunday & Monday Aoleang (Konyak)
April 3 Tuesday Holong Monglashi
April 11 Wednesday Kundagluna (Chang)
April 13 Friday Manipur New Year Day
April 14 Saturday Vaisakhadi (Bengal)/Bhag Bihuj (Assam)
April 16 Monday Wangtsunuo
April 21 Saturday Pochury Commemoration Day
April 24 Tuesday Tsukhenyi
May 2 Wednesday Moatsu (Ao)
May 3 Thursday Woplong
May 5 Saturday Miu (Khiamniungan)
May 6 Sunday Buddha Purnima
June 6 Wednesday Phom Day
Jully 8 Sunday Tuluni (Sema)
Jully 13 Friday Naknyulum (Chang)
August 1 – 2 Wednesday & Thursday Tsungremong (Ao)
August 7 Tuesday Biam (Khiamniungan)
August 8 Wednesday Metemneo (Yimchunger)
August 13 Monday Martyr’s Day Manipur
August 29 Wednesday Onam
September 3 Monday Mongmong (Sangtam)
September 6 Thursday Black Day (Pochury)
October 5 Friday Tsokum (Khiamniungan)
October 5 Friday Yemshe (Pochury)
October 22 Monday Durga Puja (Dussehera)
October 30 – 31 Tuesday & Wednesday Chaga Gadi (Liangmai)
October 31 Wednesday Langsimnyi (Zeliang)
November 4 – 5 Sunday & Monday Apikimthi (Sema)
November 5 Monday Ningol Chakouba (Manipur)
November 7 Wednesday Tokhu Emong
November 14 – 15 Wednesday & Thursday Ahuna (Sema)
November 15 Thursday Bhai Duj
November 21 Wednesday Wangla (Garo)
November 24 Saturday Guru Teg Bahabu’s (Martyrdom Day)
November 25 Sunday Muharram
November 27 – 28 Tuesday & Wednesday Ngada (Rengma)
December 9 Sunday Terhuni (Angami)
December 15 Saturday Turhinyi (Chakhesang)



Holidays in Nagaland

Republic Day

The Republic Day of India is a national holiday of India to mark the adoption of the Constitution of India and the transition of India from a British Dominion to a republic on January 26, 1950. It is one of the three national holidays in India.

Maha Shivratri

Maha Shivratri, the night of the worship of Lord Shiva, occurs on the 14th night of the new moon during the dark half of the month of Phalguna. It falls on a moonless February night, when Hindus offer special prayer to the lord of destruction.


Holi, also known as Dhuli Vandana in Sanskrit,also Dhulheti, Dhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other.

Mahavir Jayanti

In Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti is the most important religious holiday. It celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara. He was born on the 13th day of the rising moon of Chaitra, in either 599 BC or 615 BC (depending on religious tradition).

Good Friday

Good Friday, also known as Holy Friday, Black Friday, Great Friday, is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.

May Day

‘May Day’ is commemorated in India as the ‘Labour Day’ which began with the United States Labour Movement on May 1, 1886.

Buddha Purnima

Buddha Jayanti or also known as Buddha Purnima is the most sacred festivals of Buddhist. Buddha Purnima (Buddha Birthday) is celebrated in remembrance Lord Buddha. Lord Buddha is the founder of Buddhism. This day is the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

Independence Day

India’s Independence Day is celebrated on August 15 to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947. The day is a national holiday in India.

Krishna Janmastami

Krishna Janmashtami , also known as “Krishnashtami”,”Saatam Aatham” ,”Gokulashtami”, “Ashtami Rohini”, “Srikrishna Jayanti”, “Sree Jayanthi” or sometimes merely as “Janmashtami”, is a Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of the Hindu deity Vishnu.


Eid al-Fitr often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm).The holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha Chaturthi , also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the Hindu festival of Ganesha. It is the birthday of Lord Ganesha who is widely worshiped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi

Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”. It is celebrated on October 2, every year. It is one of the three official declared National Holidays of India and is observed in all its states and union territories.

Vijaya Dashami

Vijayadashami is a festival celebrated in varying forms across Nepal and India. It is celebrated on the tenth day of the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu autumn month of Ashvin or Ashwayuja, and is the grand culmination of the 10-day annual Navaratri festival. Vijayadashami is also known as Dasara, Dashahara, Navaratri, and Durgotsav. It is celebrated in the lunar month of Ashwin from the Shukla Paksha Pratipada to the Dashami, or the tenth day of Ashwin.


Diwali (often written Deepavali) is a significant festival in Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and an official holiday in India. Adherents of these religions celebrate Diwali as the Festival of Lights. They light diyas—cotton-like string wicks inserted in small clay pots filled with coconut oil—to signify victory of good over the evil within an individual.

Guru Nanak Jayanthi

Guru Nanak Jayanti is the birthday of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak, and one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. Guru Nanak Dev Ji (the First Guru, the founder of Sikhism) was born on 14 April 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib.


Christmas or Christmas Day is a holiday observed mostly on December 25 to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity.

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