Mark Your Calendar For Long Weekends In 2024

As we are all set to enter the year 2024, the calendar brings a welcome surprise for individuals in the demanding field – numerous long weekends that offer the perfect opportunity for short getaways. Recognising the challenges of finding time for breaks in the fast-paced life, we are here to encourage you to dream, plan, and make the most of the precious moments that come your way. To assist in maximizing these opportunities, Digital Creators Revathi & Vinit have generously provided a carefully curated list of holidays.

Before delving into the enticing array of holidays, keep in mind that early planning is the key to accessing the best flight and hotel rates. Given the increasing popularity of travel, securing your bookings in advance ensures a stress-free and enjoyable vacation. Now, let’s explore the long weekends that await you in 2024.

January 15 – Makara Sankranti (Monday): Kickstart the year with a long weekend by planning your break on January 13, 14 and 15.

January 26 – Republic Day (Friday): Enjoy an extended weekend from January 26 to 28.

March 8 – Maha Shivaratri (Friday): Take a three-day break till March 10 (Sunday).

March 29 – Good Friday (Friday): A three-day weekend from March 29 to March 31.

April 9 – Ugadi (Tuesday): Plan and take a break from April 6 to 9.

April 11 – Ramzaan (Thursday): Make it a long weekend by taking a day off from April 12 (Friday). Then you have four days.

May 1 – Labor Day (Wednesday)

May 10 – Basava Jayanti (Friday): Enjoy a break till May 12.

June 17 – Bakrid (Monday): You have June 15 (Saturday) & June 16 (Sunday).

July 17 – Moharam (Wednesday)

August 15 – Independence Day (Thursday): Take a day off on August 16 (Friday) for a fantastic long weekend till August 18 (Sunday).

September 7 – Ganesh Chaturthi (Saturday): Take a break on September 6th (Friday) for an extended weekend.

September 16 – Id-Milad (Monday): Extend your break from September 14 to 16.

October 2 – Gandhi Jayanti (Wednesday)

October 11 – Ayudha Pooja (Friday): Enjoy an extended break till October 13.

October 17 – Valmiki Jayanti (Thursday): Take a day off on October 18 for a long weekend.

October 31 – Naraka Chaturdashi (Thursday): Again, you can take a day off on November 1 for a long weekend till November 3 (Sunday).

November 2 – Deepavali (Saturday)

November 18 – Kanakadasa Jayanti (Monday): Take a break on Friday (November 15) and you have four days to relax.

December 25 – Christmas (Wednesday)

Note: Take advantage of a Saturday holiday and turn it into a long weekend. Similarly, with many holidays falling on Fridays, consider taking a day off to convert them into enjoyable long weekends.

Benefits of Planning A Holiday In Advance:

Discounts: Booking early for your trip, no matter where you’re headed, often brings discounts. While the savings may seem small initially, they can add up and save you a decent amount on flight tickets, local transportation, accommodation, and activities.

Cheaper flight tickets: Flying is undoubtedly the easiest way to reach your destination. But, the only problem is that it can be expensive. The best way to avoid high costs is to book your tickets in advance. Popular destinations tend to have higher prices if you book closer to your travel date. Book in advance, start searching for deals, and explore all the offers and prices. This will help you to get a good price.

Flexibility: Booking your vacation in advance provides you and your family with a good amount of time and flexibility to choose the perfect getaway.

Relaxation: Booking in advance offers a more relaxed experience, freeing you from the pressure of a ticking clock and allowing thoughtful consideration for a vacation that is truly ‘wow.’ Anticipating and planning your vacation in the months leading up to it can significantly enhance your happiness levels, ensuring a more fulfilling and enjoyable travel experience.

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