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2017 India Public Holidays

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Sunday – January 01 – New Years Day

Thursday – January 05 – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti – Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher.

Thursday – January 12 – Birthday of Swami Vivekananda – West Bengal only.

Friday – January 13 – Bhogi – Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka.

Saturday – January 14 – Pongal – Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki

Monday – January 16 – Uzhavar Tirunal – Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only.

Monday – January 23 – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti – Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement.

Tuesday – January 24 – Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti – Haryana only.

Wednesday – January 25 – Statehood Day – Himachal Pradesh only.

Thursday – January 26 – Republic Day – Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India.

Saturday – January 28 – Losar – Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year.

Tuesday – January 31 – Me-dam-me-phi – Assam. Ancestor festival.

Wednesday – February 01 – Vasant Panchami – Haryana, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

Friday – February 10 – Guru Ravidas Birthday – Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only.

Sunday – February 19 – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti – Maharashtra only.

Tuesday – February 21 – Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti – Haryana only

Friday – February 24 – Maha Shivratri – wCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha

Sunday – March 12 – Doljatra – Holi Dahan. Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.

Monday – March 13 – Holi

Thursday – March 23 – Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev – Haryana only

Tuesday – March 28 – Ugadi – Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.

Saturday – April 01 – Odisha Day – Odisha only. Utkal Divas

Saturday – April 01 – Bank Holiday – Banks only. Annual accounts closing

Tuesday – April 04 – Ram Navami

Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya

Wednesday – April 05 – Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday – Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only

Sunday – April 09 – Mahavir Jayanti – The most important religious holiday in Jainism

Tuesday – April 11 – Hazrat Alis Birthday – Uttar Pradesh only.

Thursday – April 13 – Vaisakhi – Haryana only.

Friday – April 14 – Dr Ambedkar Jayanti – Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar.

Friday – April 14 – Good Friday – Friday before Easter Sunday.

Friday – April 14 – Tamil New Year – Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only.

Friday – April 14 – Vishu – Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar.

Friday – April 14 – Bohag Bihu – Assamese New Year.

Saturday – April 15 – Bengali New Year – Tripura, West Bengal only.

Saturday – April 15 – Himachal Day – Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948.

Saturday – April 15 – Bohag Bihu Holiday – Assam only

Sunday – April 16 – Bohag Bihu Holiday – Assam only

Friday – April 28 – Parashurama Jayanti – Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only

Monday – May 01 – Maharashtra Day – Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960.

Monday – May 01 – May Day – Celebrated All over india.

Tuesday – May 09 – Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore -Tripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.

Wednesday – May 10 – Buddha Purnima – Birth of Buddha.

Tuesday – May 16 – State Day – Sikkim only.

Sunday – May 28 – Maharana Pratap Jayanti – Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only.

Friday – June 09 – Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti – Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.

Thursday – June 15 – Raja Sankranti – Odisha only

Friday – June 16 – Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day – Punjab Only .

Friday – June 23 – Jumat-ul-Wida – Last Friday of Ramadam.

Sunday – June 25 – Ratha Yatra – Odisha

Monday – June 26 – Idul Fitr – All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.

Sunday – July 23 – Karkkadaka Vavu – Kerala

Monday – August 07 – Raksha Bandhan – Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.

Tuesday – August 15 – Independence Day.

Tuesday – August 15 – Janmashtami – Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna.

Thursday – August 17 – Parsi New Year – Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only.

Thursday – August 24 – Teej – Haryana only

Friday – August 25 – Ganesh Chaturthi, Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata.

Saturday – August 26 – Nuakhai – Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi.

incredible-indiaSaturday – September 02 – Idul Juha – Bakrid. Except Tamil Nadu, Sikkim.

Monday – September 04 – First Onam – Kerala only. Harvest Festival.

Tuesday – September 05 – Thiruvonam – Kerala only. Harvest Festival.

Tuesday – September 19 – Mahalaya – Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

Thursday – September 21 – Muharram – Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community.

Thursday – September 21 – Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati – Haryana only.

Thursday – September 21 – Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi – Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer.

Saturday – September 23 – Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom Day
Haryana only

Wednesday – September 27 – Saptami of Durgapuja – Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only

Thursday – September 28 – Durga Puja – Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim and South india.

Friday – September 29 – Mahanavami – Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra.

Saturday – September 30 – Dussehra – Vijaya Dashami

Saturday – September 30 – Vijaya Dashami – Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim only. Dussehra

Sunday – Oct 1 – Muharram (10th Day) – Day of Ashurah

Monday – October 02 – Mahatma Gandhi Birthday – Gandhi Jayanti

Thursday – October 05 – Maharishi Valmiki Birthday – Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.

Thursday – October 05 – Lakshmi Puja – Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

Wednesday – October 18 – Kali Puja – West Bengal only. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali.

Wednesday – October 18 – Deewali – Deepawali. Except West Bengal.

Wednesday – October 18 – Kati Bihu – Assam only

Friday – October 20 – Vishavkarma day – Haryana only

Wednesday – November 01 – Haryana Day – Haryana only.

Wednesday – November 01 – Kannada Rajyothsava – Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day

Saturday – November 04 – Guru Nanak Birthday – The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik.

Saturday – November 04 – Rasa Purnima – Odisha only.

Saturday – December 02 – Milad-un-Nabi

Sunday – December 03 – Feast of St Francis Xavier – Goa only.

Tuesday – December 19 – Goa Liberation Day – Goa only

Monday – December 25 – Christmas Day – Observed in all states

Monday – December 25 – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti – Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Second time in 2017

Tuesday – December 26 – Shaheed Udham Singh’s Birthday
Haryana, Punjab only

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