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Public Holidays in Bihar in 2016

Bihar Upcoming Public Holidays in Bihar

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 17 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Republic Day
Republic Day

26 January 2017 This National holiday is in 49 days. Republic Day is an important national holiday that commemorates the establishment of th...

Holi
Holi

13 March 2017 This Regional holiday is in 95 days. Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Bihar in 2016

DayDateHolidayComments
Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday March 22 Bihar Divas Bihar Only
Wednesday March 23 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Thursday March 24 Holi
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Thursday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Thursday April 14 Ashoka's Birth Anniversary Bihar only
Friday April 15 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Sunday May 01 May Day Many states
Wednesday July 06 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 10 Mahanavami Bihar, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Tuesday October 11 Vijaya Dashami Assam, Bihar, Kerala, Odisha, Telangana, Tripura, Sikkim. Dussehra
Wednesday October 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday October 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Sunday November 06 Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Monday November 07 Chhath Puja Bihar only
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

Key

National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs which are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are observed nationally.

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