And just like that, 2022 is nearing its end. With just over four weeks until 2023, it is time to look at the calendar again and prepare for the upcoming new year. For those who love to travel, New Year brings the incredible prospect of long weekends, which can help them fulfil their travel bucket lists. And we have good news for those who want to visit many places in 2023 because the year is full of long weekends – March, April, and August have over five to six-day holidays. Moreover, if you plan better, you can plan around 18 vacations in 2023. So, without further ado, let’s look at the complete list of long weekends in 2023.
Long Weekend in January 2023
1) December 31, Saturday: New Year’s Eve
January 1, Sunday: New Year’s Day
So, if you take an off on December 30, Friday, you get three days off. You can even extend this holiday by taking the day off on January 2, Monday.
2) January 14, Saturday: Lohri, Makar Sankranti
January 15, Sunday: Pongal
Take the day off on January 13 (Friday) and January 16 (Monday) to get four days off.
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3) January 26, Thursday: Republic Day
January 28, Saturday
January 29, Sunday
Take a leave on January 27, Friday to enjoy a four-day holiday.
Long Weekend in February 2023
1) February 18, Saturday: Mahashivratri
February 19, Sunday
Take the day off on February 17, Friday.
Long Weekend in March 2023
1) March 8, Wednesday: Holi
March 11, Saturday
March 12, Sunday
You can take offs on March 9, Thursday, and March 10, Friday, for a five-day getaway.
Long Weekend in April 2023
1) April 4, Tuesday: Mahavir Jayanti
April 7, Friday: Good Friday
April 8, Saturday
April 9, Sunday
Take leaves on April 5, Wednesday, and April 6, Thursday, for a six-day-long holiday.
Long Weekend in May 2023
1) May 5, Friday: Buddha Purnima
May 6, Saturday
May 7, Sunday
Long Weekend in June and July 2023
1) June 17, Saturday
June 18, Sunday
June 20, Tuesday: Rath Yatra (Restricted Holiday)
Take your leaves on June 19, Monday, to extend the holiday for four days.
2) June 29, Thursday: Bakri Eid
July 1, Saturday
July 2, Sunday
Take your off on June 30, Friday.
Long Weekend in August 2023
1) August 12, Saturday
August 13, Sunday
August 15, Tuesday: Independence Day
August 16, Wednesday: Parsi New Year (Restricted Holiday)
Take a leave on August 14, Monday, to go on a five-day-long vacation.
2) August 26, Saturday
August 27, Sunday
August 29, Tuesday: Onam (Restricted Holiday)
August 30, Wednesday: Raksha Bandhan
You can take an off on August 28, Monday, to enjoy five days of bliss.
Long Weekend in September 2023
1) September 7, Thursday: Janmashtami (Restricted Holiday)
September 9, Saturday
September 10, Sunday
By taking a leave on September 8, Monday, you can go for a four-day-long holiday.
2) September 16, Saturday
September 17, Sunday
September 19, Tuesday: Ganesh Chaturthi (Restricted Holiday)
Take a leave on September 18, Monday, for a four-day holiday.
Long Weekend in October 2023
1) September 30, Saturday
October 1, Sunday
October 2, Monday: Gandhi Jayanti
2) October 21, Saturday
October 22, Sunday
October 24, Tuesday: Dussehra
Take the day off on October 23, Monday.
Long Weekend in November 2023
1) November 11, Saturday
November 12, Sunday: Diwali
November 13, Monday: Govardhan Puja (Restricted Holiday)
2) November 25, Saturday
November 26, Sunday
November 27, Monday: Guru Nanak Jayanti
Long Weekend in December 2023
1) December 23, Saturday
December 24, Sunday
December 25, Monday: Christmas
You can avail a leave on December 22, Friday, to enjoy a long weekend.