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The Punjab government has declared June 17 a holiday in the list of official holidays for 2024.

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This weekend is a supreme time to plan a retreat as 3 consecutive government holidays are coming in Punjab. Along with the Saturday and Sunday, June 17 (Monday) has also been declared a holiday in the official list of holidays in 2024. The summer vacation is already in effect in schools across the state, setting up the perfect time for a family retreat.

In fact, June 15 is a Saturday and June 16 is a Sunday, the days on which government offices have a holiday. On Monday, June 17, there will be a holiday in government offices, other institutions and commercial units across the state as this day is the festival of Eid-ul-Juha (Bakrid). The Punjab government has declared this festival as a holiday in the list of official holidays for the year 2024.

Eid al-Adha, commonly translated as the Feast of Sacrifice, is the second of the two main Islamic holidays alongside Eid al-Fitr.

Speaking of upcoming holidays in June, June 22 has been declared a bank holiday on account of Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti.