Punjab Government on Thursday declared August 23 as the public holiday instead of August 24, amid the celebrations of Janmashtami 2019. The letter issued by High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh said, “August 23, 2019 (Friday) has been declared as Holiday in all Subordinate Courts of Punjab, Haryana, and UT, Chandigarh on account of Sri Krishan Janmashtami 2019 and in lieu thereof the Saturday falling on August 24, 2019, will be observed as Working Day.
Earlier, Haryana Government declared the August 23 as the public holiday instead of August 24, 2019. Likewise, the Chandigarh Administration on Thursday declared the same. Chandigarh Administration too released a statement for the same. Haryana Government declared 23 August as a Gazetted Holiday in Govt offices, Boards, Corporations & other educational institutions under Haryana Govt on the occasion of Janmashtami.
Janmashtami 2019 is scheduled to be celebrated on August 24, but the public holiday will be dated on August 23, on the eve of Janmashtami.