The official holiday list of govt. of Maharashtra for the calendar year 2018 indicates 7 instances where an extra holiday either before or after the usual two-day weekend falls.
Due to this lot of people may plan travel & leisure holidays for the upcoming new year 2018 having many holiday weekends.
Also in the month of march april 2018, there is an extended 4-day weekend holidays as office holidays of government falling before and after.
Apart from that employees will find 7 plus extended weekends given they choose to take an official leave for 1 of the days in between. The very longest could be of 5 days incase a worker opts a holiday on 16.8.2018 that is after the Independence Day holiday, that can be joined with the August 17 Parsi new year holiday on Friday thus stretching into the weekend.
Even the festival of Diwali holiday can too extended into 5 days in case a person firms to take a holiday on 9.11.2018 after November 7th and 8th of 2018.
Similarly, the other stretched holidays can be accompanied with leave comprise Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 falling on Tuesday, Dussehra falling on October 18th Thursday, Christmas on December 25 on Tuesday and Mahashivratri on February 13th Tuesday. However 2 public holidays goes waste because of falling on Saturdays. Altogether 126 holidays in the new year 2018 including weekends.
Following are the date, day of holidays of maharashtra in 2018
|26.1.2018||Friday||Indian Republic Day|
|17.8.2018||Friday||Parsi New Year|