Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh in 2016

Uttar Pradesh Upcoming Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh


30 October 2016 This Regional holiday is in 5 days. Celebrations revolve around the triumph of good over evil, purity over impurity, light ...

Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja

6 November 2016 This Regional holiday is in 12 days. Assam, Bihar, Haryana, UP. An ancient Hindu festival which give thanks to the Sun God

Guru Nanak Birthday
Guru Nanak Birthday

14 November 2016 This Regional holiday is in 20 days. The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the...

India National and Regional Public holidays of Uttar Pradesh in 2016

Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Monday March 07 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Wednesday March 23 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Thursday March 24 Holi
Friday March 25 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Friday April 08 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year
Thursday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 15 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Tuesday April 19 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Thursday April 21 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Monday May 09 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
Saturday May 21 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Wednesday July 06 Idul Fitr Many states
Thursday July 07 Ramzan Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 18 Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Monday September 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday October 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Sunday November 06 Chhath Puja Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Monday November 14 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Tuesday December 13 Id-e-Milad Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Tripura, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
Sunday December 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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