The Restricted holiday is also called an Optional holiday in the Indian leave management policy. It is the type of holiday that is optional for an employee and depends on him whether he/she wants to avail the same. They are allowed to select a particular number of restricted holidays in a financial year that is defined as the maximum limit of restricted holidays. For example, Rakshabandhan is a festival that is celebrated among Hindus, in this case, it is categorized as an optional or restricted holiday, it depends on employees whether to take the leave or not. This type of holiday is to promote the cultural pluralism of the country.