Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh in 2015

India National and Regional Public holidays of Uttar Pradesh in 2015

Saturday January 03 Milad-un-Nabi Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
Monday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Tuesday February 17 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Thursday March 05 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Assam, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.
Friday March 06 Holi
Saturday March 21 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh.
Saturday March 28 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Thursday April 02 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday April 03 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Tuesday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 17 Public Holiday Uttar Pradesh. Birthday of former PM Chandra Shekhar
Monday April 20 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only
Sunday May 03 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Monday May 04 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Saturday May 09 Public Holiday Uttar Pradesh. Birthday of Rajput king Maharana Pratap
Saturday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday August 29 Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Saturday September 05 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Thursday September 24 Idul Juha Bakrid.
Friday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti.
Thursday October 22 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami.
Saturday October 24 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Saturday October 31 Public Holiday Uttar Pradesh. Birthday of birth anniversary of Sardar Patel and Narendra Dev
Tuesday November 10 Deewali Deepawali.
Tuesday November 17 Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh only
Wednesday November 25 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Sunday December 06 Dr Ambedkar death anniversary Uttar Pradesh.
Thursday December 24 Id-e-Milad Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Second time in 2015.
Friday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


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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