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Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu in 2017

Tamil Nadu Upcoming Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu

Telugu New Year
Telugu New Year

29 March 2017 This Regional holiday is in 35 days. Ugadi marks the beginning of a new Hindu lunar calendar with a change in the moon's...

Mahavir Jayanti
Mahavir Jayanti

9 April 2017 This Regional holiday is in 46 days. Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara (24 great sages)

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

14 April 2017 This Regional holiday is in 51 days. Celebrated to mark the birthday of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, an Indian jurist, politician...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Tamil Nadu in 2017

DayDateHolidayComments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Saturday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Sunday January 15 Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Monday January 16 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday January 17 Public Holiday Tamil Nadu only. 100th Birth Anniversary of Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R.
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Wednesday March 29 Telugu New Year Telugu and Kannada New Year. Tamil Nadu only.
Saturday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 09 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Monday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal only
Monday June 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 14 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Friday August 25 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Eid al-Adha
Thursday September 28 Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu
Saturday September 30 Vijaya Dashami Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu. Dussehra
Sunday October 01 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Monday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali
Friday December 01 Milad-un-Nabi
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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