What is the difference between public holiday and national holiday?
The difference between public holidays and national holidays I know that public holidays is for government job people’s and national holidays are for all the private and school or any jobs for them and it’s for all the india, not only for some government jobs, from my point of view.
Public holiday is a holiday which is observed in a public office and includes a national holiday. In government sector there is no such national holiday but they have closed holidays and restricted holidays. Therefore,various state governments made their own Acts and rules concerning holidays.
National Holidays:- It requires closure of government and private institutions.
Example :- 15 August, 26 January , 2 October
While deciding which all are the days on which the establishment should be closed the main thing which came in to thought were that there should be some common days which are of national importance which all the establishments should observe as holiday and these are called National Holidays. Again this is left to the discretion of the state. Almost all states have declared three days as holidays of national importance and they are January 26th, August 15th and October 2nd.
Since these are mandatory holidays which are not connected with any festival or religious faith or sentiments, these are called national Holidays.
Public Holidays :- It does not require the closure of any private institution.
Example :- Diwali , Holi , Sakarat , ID
Public holiday is a holiday which is observed in a public office and includes a national holiday. In government sector there is no such national holiday but they have closed holidays and restricted holidays. The former are the days on which the office will remain closed and the latter are the days on which the office will be open but some of the employees will enjoy holiday. Since the government offices are meant for the general public ( even though the employees sitting there feel that the office is just for their enjoyment and a source of revenue to them) and as such the government has an obligation to inform the public that the office will remain closed on certain days and hence these holidays are called public holidays.
Republic Day :- Tue, 26 Jan, 2021
Holi :- Mon, 29 Mar, 2021*
Good Friday :- Fri, 2 Apr, 2021
Cheti Chand :- Tue, 13 Apr, 2021
Ambedkar Jayanti :- Wed, 14 Apr, 2021
Rama Navami :- Wed, 21 Apr, 2021
Eid al-Fitr :- Fri, 14 May, 2021*
Vesak :- Wed, 26 May, 2021
Eid al-Adha :- Wed, 21 Jul, 2021*
Indian Independence Day :- Sun, 15 Aug, 2021
Ashura Likely :- 18–19 Aug 2021*
Gandhi Jayanti :- Sat, 2 Oct, 2021
Dussehra :- Fri, 15 Oct, 2021
Diwali :- Thu, 4 Nov, 2021
Guru Nanak Gurpurab Fri, 19 Nov, 2021
Christmas Day Sat, 25 Dec, 2021
“When we find the difference between Public Holidays, we can see that all national Holidays are Public Holidays but all public holidays are not National Holidays. For example, Christmas is a Public Holiday but it is not a national holiday because it is connected with a religious faith.”
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