Republic Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.In 2019 it falls on a Saturday. Due to this, some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.Many people throughout India celebrate the nation’s Republic Day, which is a gazetted holiday on January 26 each year. It is a day to remember when India’s constitution came into force on January 26, 1950, completing the country’s transition toward becoming an independent republic. Happy republic day whatsapp status video.