No matter what is your culture or background, everyone gets involved in Christmas and new year celebrations in some way, whether by attending the annual office party, exchanging gifts with friends, or going all out and hosting the very special family picnic. 

 As the year 2023 is about to end to heralding new year 2024.So it’s all exciting and a welcome break from daily routines and responsibilities—but in the midst of all the parties, festive outfits, and holiday shopping going on in Ranchi, a feature common to many parts of the country. 

 Against this backdrop, the Jharkhand government has notified holidays in the state due to a cold wave-like situation. 

 According to an official notification, all government and private schools in Jharkhand will remain closed from December 26 to 31. The state school education and literacy department released a notice. 

As per the notice, due to the increasing cold wave, all government, non-government-aided/unaided, and minority schools and private schools in the state will be closed from December 26 to December 31. 

 The notice further reads that considering the secondary and higher secondary board examinations, the concerned schools may conduct classes from classes 10 to 12 as per the requirement. 

 As per the forecast report, the lowest temperature was recorded between 7 and 11 degrees Celsius on December 20 night. Garhwa recorded the state's lowest temperature at 6.6 degrees Celsius, followed by Daltonganj at 7.9 degrees Celsius. 

State capital Ranchi recorded a minimum temperature of 10.4 degrees Celsius. Ramgarh registered 8.5 degrees Celsius, Bokaro 8.5, Chaibasa 8.6, and Jamshedpur 10.7 degrees Celsius.


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