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Andhra Pradesh General holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2015 – Declared.and The following Notification shall be published in the next issue of Andhra Pradesh extra-ordinary Gazette:
Go3956 AP General holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2015
NOTIFICATION
  1. The Government of Andhra Pradesh direct that the days specified in Annexure-I(A) shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices excluding the holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure-I(B) and Optional Holidays shown in Annexure-II(A) except the Optional Holidays falling on Sundays shown in Annexure II(B), during the year 2015.
  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 2015.
  3. In addition to the above mentioned General Holidays in Annexure.1(A), the state Government employees may avail themselves of Optional Holidays not exceeding FIVE during the year 2015 on festival/occasions specified in Annexure-II(A) 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 to observe holidays shall be issued by the concerned Administrative Department of the Secretariat.
  5. The Government also directs that Optional Holiday declared for Bonalu and Bathukamma will apply to the Government Employees working in Twin Cities of Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Ranga Reddy District falling in the GHMC limits. The date for Optional Holiday declared for Vana Mahotsavam in November/ December 2015 shall be intimated latter.
  6. If there is any change of date in respect of Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and id-e-Milad as per the moon sight or any other holiday declared now, 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.
GENERAL HOLIDAYS
S.No
OCCASION/FESTIVAL
DATE
DAY
SAKA-ERA
1
2
3
4
5
1.
BHOGI
14.01.2015
WEDNESDAY
PAUSHA
24 – 1936
2.
SANKRANTI/PONGAL
15.01.2015
THURSDAY
PAUSHA
25 – 1936
3.
REPUBLIC DAY
26.01.2015
MONDAY
MAGHA
06 - 1936
4.
MAHA SHIVARATRI
17.02.2015
TUESDAY
MAGHA
28- 1936
5.
HOLI
05.03.2015
THURSDAY
PHALGUNA
14- 1936
6.
UGADI
21.03.2015
SATURDAY
PHALGUNA
30 – 1936
7.
SRI RAMA NAVAMI
28.03.2015
SATURDAY
CHAITRA
07 - 1937
8.
GOOD FRIDAY
03.04.2015
FRIDAY
CHAITRA
13 – 1937
9.
DR.B.R.AMBEDKAR’S BIRTHDAY
14.04.2015
TUESDAY
CHAITRA
24 – 1937
10.
RAMZAN (ID-UL-FITR)
18.07.2015
SATURDAY
ASHADHA
26 – 1937
11.
INDEPENDENCE DAY
15.08.2015
SATURDAY
SRAVANA
24 – 1937
12.
SRI KRISHNA ASTAMI
05.09.2015
SATURDAY
BHADRA
14 – 1937
13.
VINAYAKA CHAVITHI
17.09.2015
THURSDAY
BHADRA
26– 1937
14.
BAKRID (ID-UL-AZHA)
24.09.2015
THURSDAY
ASVINA
02 – 1937
15.
GANDHI JAYANTHI
02.10.2015
FRIDAY
ASVINA
10 – 1937
16.
DURGASTAMI
20.10.2015
TUESDAY
ASVINA
28– 1937
17.
VIJAYA DASAMI/

DUSSEHRA
22.10.2015
THURSDAY
ASVINA
30- 1937
18.
MOHARAM
24.10.2015
SATURDAY
KARTIKA
02 – 1937
19.
DEEPAVALI
11.11.2015
WEDNESDAY
KARTIKA
20 – 1937
*20.
EID MILADUN NABI
24.12.2015
THURSDAY
PAUSHA
03 – 1937
21.
CHRISTMAS
25.12.2015
FRIDAY
PAUSHA
04 – 1937
ANNEXURE - I (B)
The following festivals occur on and Sunday during the year 2015.
*1.
EID MILADUN NABI
04.01.2015
SUNDAY
PAUSHA
14 – 1936
2.
BABU JAGJIVAN RAM’S

BIRTHDAY
05.04.2015

SUNDAY

CHAITRA
15 – 1937
* Eid – Miladin Nabi or id-E-Melad (Birth day of Prophat –Mohd. Falls twice in the year 2015
OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS
S.NO

OCCASION/FESTIVAL

DATE

DAY

SAKA-ERA

1

2

3

4

5

1.

NEW YEAR’S DAY / VAIKUNTHA EKADASI

01.01.2015

THURSDAY

PAUSHA
11 – 1936

2.

KANUMA

16.01.2015

FRIDAY

PAUSHA
26 – 1936

3.

MAHAVEER JAYANTHI

02.04.2015

THURSDAY

CHAITRA
12 – 1937

4.

BASAVA JAYANTHI

21.04.2015

TUESDAY

VAISAKHA
01 – 1937

5.

BIRTHDAY OF HAZRATH ALI

02.05.2015

SATURDAY

VAISAKHA
12 – 1937

6.

BUDDHA PURNIMA

04.05.2015

THURSDAY

VAISAKHA
24 – 1937

7.

SHAB-E-MERAJ

16.05.2015

SATURDAY

VAISAKHA
26-1937

8.

SHAB-E-BARATH

03.06.2015

WEDNESDAY

JYAISHTHA
13 – 1937

9.

SHAJUTU-HAZARATH ALI

08.07.2015

WEDNESDAY

ASHADHA
17-1937

10.

SHAB-E-QADAR

15.07.2015

WEDNESDAY

ASHADHA
24 – 1937

11.

JUMA-ATUL-WADA

17.07.2015

FRIDAY

ASHADHA
26 – 1937

12.

BONALU **

10.08.2015

MONDAY

SRAVANA
19 – 1937

12.

PARSI NEW YEAR’S DAY

18.08.2015

TUESDAY

SRAVANA
27 – 1937

13.

VARALAKSHMI VRATHAM

28.08.2015

FRIDAY

BHADRA
06 – 1937

14.

SRAVANA PURNIMA / RAKHI PURNIMA

29.08.2015

SATURDAY

BHADRA
07 – 1937

15.

MAHALAYA AMAVASYA

BATHUKAMMA STARTING DAY **

12.10.2015

MONDAY

ASVINA
20 – 1937

16.

MAHARNAVAMI

21.10.2015

THURSDAY

ASVINA
30 – 1937

17.

9TH MUHARRAM

23.10.2015

FRIDAY

KARTIKA
01 – 1937

18.

NARAKA CHATHURTHI

10.11.2015

TUESDAY

KARTIKA
19 – 1937

19.

KARTHIKA PURNIMA / GURUNANAK JAYANTHI

25.11.2015

WEDNESDAY

AGRAHAYANA
04 – 1937

20.

VANA MAHOSTAVAM

NOVEMBER/
DECEMBER-2015

TO BE DECLARED LATER

21.

ARBAYEEN

03.12.2015

THURSDAY

AGRAHAYANA
12 – 1937

22.

CHRISTMAS EVE

24.12.2015

THRUSDAY

PAUSHA
03-1937

23.

BOXING DAY

26.12.2014

SATURDAY

PAUSHA
05 – 1937
ANNEXURE II (B)
The following festivals occur on Sundays / Public Holidays during the year 2015.

1.

SRI PANCHAMI

25.01.2015

SUNDAY

MAGHA
05 – 1936

2.

YAZ DAHUM SHAREEF

01.02.2015

SUNDAY

MAGHA
12 – 1936
(*) Tamil New Year’s Day on 15.01.2015, Birthday of Hazrath Syed Mohd. Juvanpuri Mehdi Ma’ud (a.s) on 05.03.2015, Ratha Yathra fallon 18.07.2015, Eid-e-Gadeer on 02.10.2015 and Chirstmas Eve on 24.12.2015 (which would have been Optional Holidays) are declared as General Holidays in view of Sankranti/Pongal, Holi, Ramjan, Gandhi Jayanthi and Eid Miladun Nabi, respectively.
(**) Bonalu on 10.08.2015 and Bathukamma Starting day on 12.10.2015 declared as Optional Holidays in twin cities Ranga Reddy District falling in the jurisdiction of GHMC limits.

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