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Public Holidays in Kerala in 2017

Kerala Upcoming Public Holidays in Kerala

Id-e-Milad
Id-e-Milad

12 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 8 days. Celebrated by Muslims on the twelfth day of the month of Rabiulawal, the third month of...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 21 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 53 days. Republic Day is an important national holiday that commemorates the establishment of th...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Kerala in 2017

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 24 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Saturday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Friday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 14 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Monday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday June 25 Idul Fitr Kerala
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday September 01 Idul Juha Kerala, Puducherry
Sunday September 03 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Monday September 04 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 06 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer
Thursday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Friday September 29 Mahanavami Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Saturday September 30 Vijaya Dashami Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu. Dussehra
Monday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali
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 December 02 Milad-un-Nabi Kerala, Puducherry
Monday 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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