Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh in 2012

India National and Regional Public holidays of Uttar Pradesh in 2012

Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Sunday February 05 Milad-un-Nabi
Monday February 20 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 08 Holi
Sunday April 01 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Thursday April 05 Mahavir Jayanti
Friday April 06 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only
Tuesday May 08 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Wednesday June 06 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Friday August 10 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Bangalore, Delhi. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Tuesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Wednesday October 24 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Friday October 26 Idul Juha Bakrid
Tuesday November 13 Deewali Deepawali
Wednesday November 28 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day


National Holiday Regional 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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