2016: maharashtra

maharashtra, India National public holidays of maharashtra, India in 2016

Tuesday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 19 Feb 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Monday March 07 Mar 7 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 24 Mar 24 Holi
Friday March 25 Mar 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Friday April 08 Apr 8 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year
Thursday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 15 Apr 15 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Tuesday April 19 Apr 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Sunday May 01 May 1 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Saturday May 21 May 21 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Thursday July 07 Jul 7 Ramzan Many states
Monday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 17 Aug 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Gujarat, Mumbai Only
Monday September 05 Sep 5 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Tuesday September 13 Sep 13 Bakrid Gujurat, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
Sunday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 11 Oct 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 12 Oct 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday October 30 Oct 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Monday October 31 Oct 31 Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra
Monday November 14 Nov 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Monday December 12 Dec 12 Id-e-Milad
Sunday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


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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