Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh in 2013

India National and Regional Public holidays of Uttar Pradesh in 2013

Friday January 25 Milad-un-Nabi
Saturday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Sunday March 10 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Wednesday March 27 Holi
Friday March 29 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Saturday April 20 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Tuesday April 23 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Wednesday April 24 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Wednesday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only
Friday May 24 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Saturday May 25 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Thursday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 28 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Bangalore, Delhi. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Wednesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 14 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Tuesday October 15 Idul Juha Bakrid
Sunday November 03 Deewali Deepawali
Thursday November 14 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday November 17 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Monday December 23 Birthday of Chaudhary Charan Singh Uttar Pradesh only. Former Prime Minister of India.


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  • 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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