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Public Holidays in Punjab in 2017

Punjab Upcoming Public Holidays in Punjab

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2016 This Regional holiday is in 19 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus which (traditionally, but unlikely in reality)...

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

5 January 2017 This Regional holiday is in 30 days. Haryana, Himachal Pradesh , Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-t...

Republic Day
Republic Day

26 January 2017 This National holiday is in 51 days. Republic Day is an important national holiday that commemorates the establishment of th...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Punjab in 2017

DayDateHolidayComments
Thursday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 10 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
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
Sunday April 09 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday June 09 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Friday June 16 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Monday June 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 14 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Many states
Saturday September 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
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
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 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Monday December 25 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Punjab only. Second time in 2017
Tuesday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana, Punjab only

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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