Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh in 2017

India National and Regional Public holidays of Himachal Pradesh in 2017

Thursday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Wednesday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 10 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Friday February 24 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Monday March 13 Holi
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
Friday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Friday April 28 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only
Wednesday May 10 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Sunday May 28 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Friday June 09 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Monday June 26 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Tamil Nadu, Sikkim.
Saturday September 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 01 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.
Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali. Except West Bengal.
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
Monday December 25 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Second time in 2017


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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