Jammu and Kashmir Holidays 2022 List

When are the Public Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir 2022? The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir releases the official JK Holidays 2022 Calendar and publishes it on the official website. The public in this UT celebrates a variety of occasions, religious festivals, remarkable days, and more in different regions. Besides this, the government declares certain days as national holidays such as Republic Day, Independence Day, and Gandhi Jayanti.

On the other hand, there are some other holidays such as state government holidays. This category of holidays is issued based on regional occasions like Lohri, Nauroz, Urs Shah Asrar-ud-Din Sahib, Mahanavami, Janamashtami, and more. The government staff and the residents of Jammu and Kashmir will expect a general public holiday on the aforementioned days. 

Apart from the national and government holidays, there are a few restricted holidays announced by the JK government. Once you get to know the list of holidays in Jammu and Kashmir 2022, you can plan your vacation or finish some of the crucial pending works. In this guide, we have covered the list of Jammu and Kashmir Holidays 2022 as disclosed by the government officials of JK. Check it out!

Jammu and Kashmir Holidays 2022

Jammu and Kashmir is one of the noteworthy Union Territories in India [previously a state-administered by the nation]. Jammu and Kashmir have a total of 20 districts with two different capitals. Srinagar and Jammu are the two capital cities of the JK union territory. From May to October, Srinagar is the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. On the other hand, Jammu is the capital of this union territory between November and April months of the year.

Jammu and Kashmir was once a state i.e., from 1954 to 2019. Further, i.e., in 2019, Jammu and Kashmir has become a union territory administered by India. There are several disputes revolving around the bigger portion of the Kashmir region between different countries such as India and China and India and Pakistan. It all depends on the Line of Control. Are you looking to find the JK holidays 2022? If so, you are in the right place. On 16th December 2021, the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir released a government order disclosing the JK Holidays 2022 calendar list.

The government authorities of Jammu and Kashmir have published the holiday list on the union territory’s official website. The government has declared the list of general public holidays issued to all the employees working across various government offices or other Govt-related organizations in the union territory. Utilizing the general public or restricted holidays issued by the JK government is quite essential for the government personnel to have some peace of mind. 

The individuals working in various government offices must take a break from their busy schedules. By having a clear idea about the JK holidays 2022, the staff can plan their vacations with their families. In this post, we have covered different types of holidays issued by the government including Jammu and Kashmir Holidays 2022, JK bank holidays 2022, and restricted holidays. Check it out!

1. JK Government Holidays 2022

Exploring the Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir 2022? The Government of Jammu and Kashmir issue holidays to the personnel on a variety of occasions. Mostly, the holidays announced by the JK government include religious festivals, prominent personalities’ birthdays, nation-related important days, and more. We can witness a total of 48 JK government holidays 2022 furnished in the tabular form. Check it out!

Festival Name/Holiday DescriptionDateDay
Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Birthday09 January 2022Sunday
Lohri [Jammu Province Only]13 January 2022Thursday
Republic Day26 January 2022Wednesday
Guru Ravi Das Birthday [Jammu Province Only]16 February 2022Wednesday
Mahashivratri01 March 2022Tuesday
Shab-I-Miraj01 March 2022Tuesday
Friday Following Shab-I-Miraj [Kashmir Province Only]04 March 2022Friday
Holi [Jammu Province Only]18 March 2022Friday
Nauroz21 March 2022Monday
1st Navratra02 April 2022Saturday
Mela Bahu Fort09 April 2022Saturday
Ramanavami10 April 2022Sunday
Baisakhi14 April 2022Thursday
Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambeedkar14 April 2022Thursday
Mahavir Jayanti [Jammu District Only]14 April 2022Thursday
Good Friday [Jammu District Only]15 April 2022Friday
Jumat-Ul-Vida29 April 2022Friday
Shab-i-Qadr29 April 2022Friday
Eid-ul-Fitr03 May 2022Tuesday
Parshuram Jayanti [Jammu Province Only]03 May 2022Tuesday
Buddha Purnima16 May 2022Monday
Martyr’s Day of Guru Arjun16 May 2022Monday
Dev Ji03 June 2022Friday
Mela Khir Bhawani [Kashmir Province Only]08 June 2022Wednesday
Kabir Jayanti [Jammu Province Only]14 June 2022Tuesday
Guru Hargobind Ji’s Birthday15 June 2022Wednesday
Urs Shah Farid-ud-Din Sahib [Kishtwar District Only]21 June 2022Tuesday
Urs Shah-I-Hamdan Sahib [Kashmir Province Only]06 July 2022Wednesday
Sarthal Devi Ji Yatra [Kishtwar District Only]07 to 08 July 2022Thursday/Friday
Eid-ul-Azha10 to 11 July 2022Sunday/Monday
Ashoora08 August 2022Monday
Raksha Bandhan11 August 2022Thursday
Independence Day15 August 2022Monday
Janamashtami19 August 2022Friday
Kailash Yatra [Tehsil Bhaderwah and Tehsil Bhalla Only]24 to 25 August 2022Wednesday/Thursday
Mela Pat [Tehsil Bhaderwah and Tehsil Bhalla Only]01 to 02 September 2022Thursday/Friday
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday02 October 2022Sunday
Mahanavami04 October 2022Tuesday
Dussehra05 October 2022Wednesday
Eid-I-Milad-ul-Nabi/Friday Following08 October 2022Saturday
Eid-I-Milad-ul-Nabi14 October 2022Friday
Urs Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Sahib [Kashmir Province Only]22 October 2022Saturday
Diwali24 October 2022Monday
Accession Day26 October 2022Wednesday
Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s Birthday08 November 2022Tuesday
Urs Shah Asrar-ud-Din Sahib [Kishtwar, Doda & Ramban Districts Only]10 November 2022Thursday
Christmas Day25 December 2022Sunday
Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Birthday29 December 2022Thursday
JK Government Holidays 2022

2. JK Bank Holidays 2022

Anxious to know the JK bank holidays list? Bank holidays are slightly different from the Jammu and Kashmir government holidays. The key variation is that JK bank holidays 2022 comprise second and fourth Saturdays that fall every month throughout the year. Jammu and Kashmir is the union territory that has a plethora of public sector and private sector banks across different regions. 

We can witness a total of 48 Jammu and Kashmir Bank holidays 2022 observed on the most important and prominent days of the year. The crucial bank holidays that fall on every month in the year 2022 include Maha Shivarathri, Holi, Ugadi, Ambedkar Jayanti, Buddha Purnima, and Guru Hargobindji’s Birthday, Bakrid, Vijaya Dashami, Christmas, and more. Apart from this, all the Sundays that fall every month throughout the year and the second and fourth Saturdays have considered the JK bank holidays 2022.

We have compiled a list of JK bank holidays that are observed as holidays on popular occasions, significant festivals, and more in the tabular form furnished below. Check it out!

Festival Name/Holiday DescriptionDateDay
Second Saturday Bank Holiday08 January 2022Saturday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday22 January 2022Saturday
Republic Day26 January 2022Wednesday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday12 February 2022Saturday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday26 February 2022Saturday
Maha Shivarathri01 March 2022Tuesday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday12 March 2022Saturday
Holi19 March 2022Saturday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday26 March 2022Saturday
Annual Closing of Accounts in all Banks01 April 2022Friday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday09 April 2022Saturday
Ugadi13 April 2022Wednesday
Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti14 April 2022Thursday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday23 April 2022Saturday
Jumat-ul-Wida29 April 2022Friday
Idul Fitr03 May 2022Tuesday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday14 May 2022Saturday
Buddha Purnima16 May 2022Monday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday28 May 2022Saturday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday11 June 2022Saturday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday25 June 2022Saturday
Guru Hargobindji’s Birthday05 July 2022Tuesday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday09 July 2022Saturday
Bakrid/Eid al Adha10 July 2022Sunday
Bakrid/Eid al Adha11 July 2022Monday
Martyrs’ Day13 July 2022Wednesday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday23 July 2022Saturday
Muharram09 August 2022Tuesday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday13 August 2022Saturday
Independence Day15 August 2022Monday
Janmashtami19 August 2022Friday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday27 August 2022Saturday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday10 September 2022Saturday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday24 September 2022Saturday
Gandhi Jayanti02 October 2022Sunday
Vijaya Dashami05 October 2022Wednesday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday08 October 2022Saturday
Eid e Milad09 October 2022Sunday
Friday following Eid e Milad14 October 2022Friday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday22 October 2022Saturday
Diwali25 October 2022Tuesday
Guru Nanak Jayanti08 November 2022Tuesday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday12 November 2022Saturday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday26 November 2022Saturday
Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti05 December 2022Monday
Second Saturday Bank Holiday10 December 2022Saturday
Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday24 December 2022Saturday
Christmas Day25 December 2022Sunday
JK Bank Holidays 2022

3. JK Restricted Holidays 2022

Wondering when are restricted Jammu and Kashmir Holidays 2022? Well, restricted holidays are also referred to as optional holidays. A government employee working in any of the government offices and government organizations will get a wonderful provision as part of the benefit. The working staff can utilize at least 2 or 3 optional holidays in a year based on their choice and requirement. Every employee can use this opportunity of taking leave on the JK optional holidays 2022 to finish their important work.

We can witness a total of 4 optional Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir 2022 on some trivial occasions. Restricted holidays are observed on insignificant festivals that aren’t considered public holidays issued to everyone throughout the nation. Kabir Jayanti, Parshuram Jayanti, Raksha Bandhan, and Dev Ji are the notably restricted holidays announced by the government authorities of Jammu and Kashmir. In the months of May, June, and August, we can witness the optional holidays. Check the tabular form furnished below!

Festival Name/Restricted Holiday DescriptionDateDay
Parshuram Jayanti03 May 2022Tuesday
Dev Ji03 June 2022Friday
Kabir Jayanti14 June 2022Tuesday
Raksha Bandhan11 August 2022Thursday
JK Restricted Holidays 2022


That’s all! This is everything you need to know about the list of Jammu and Kashmir Holidays 2022. Hopefully, this guide has given adequate information about the noteworthy Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir 2022 that are observed by the government offices across different regions of the union territory. Through this article, we have covered three types of JK Holidays 2022 issued to different sectors in the UT such as the bank holidays, government holidays, and restricted holidays. 

Do you still have any doubts or queries regarding this topic? If so, just ask us in the comments space. We will answer your queries as soon as possible through the comments section. Stay tuned to our website frequently to understand more about the bank holidays across different states, government holidays, regional holidays across the nation, etc.

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