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Public Holidays in India in 2017

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Guru Ghasidas Jayanti
Guru Ghasidas Jayanti

18 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 6 days. Birthday of an advocate of the Satnami sect of Hinduism in the early 19th century

Goa Liberation Day
Goa Liberation Day

19 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 7 days. Goa. Marks the surrender of Portuguese forces in Goa on 19 December 1961

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This Regional holiday is in 13 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

India List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday January 03 Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Wednesday January 04 Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday January 05 350th Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Delhi. Govt. only
Thursday January 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only.
Friday January 13 Bhogi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
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.
Monday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Wednesday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Saturday January 28 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Tuesday January 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Wednesday February 01 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Wednesday February 01 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, Punjab , West Bengal
Friday February 10 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Sunday February 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Tuesday February 21 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Friday February 24 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Saturday February 25 Maha Shivratri Punjab
Sunday March 05 Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha
Sunday March 12 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Monday March 13 Holi
Tuesday March 21 Nauroz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana, Punjab only
Tuesday March 28 Gudi Padwa Telugu and Kannada New Year. Maharashtra only
Tuesday March 28 Cheti Chand Gujarat only.
Wednesday March 29 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
Wednesday March 29 Telugu New Year Telugu and Kannada New Year. Tamil Nadu only.
Saturday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Saturday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Tuesday April 04 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday April 05 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday April 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Saturday April 08 Public Holiday Punjab. Birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Das
Sunday April 09 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Tuesday April 11 Hazrat Ali's Birthday Uttar Pradesh only.
Thursday April 13 Vaisakhi Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab
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
Friday April 14 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Friday April 14 Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year
Friday April 14 Biju Festival Tripura only
Saturday April 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Saturday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Saturday April 15 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Saturday April 15 Easter Saturday Nagaland
Sunday April 16 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Friday April 21 Garia Puja Tripura only
Monday April 24 Shab-I-Miraj Jammu and Kashmir
Friday April 28 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Saturday April 29 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.
Saturday April 29 Lord Parshuram Jayanti Punjab only
Monday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Monday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal only
Tuesday May 09 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore West Bengal
Wednesday May 10 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 16 Sikkim State Day Sikkim only
Friday May 26 Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura only
Sunday May 28 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Monday May 29 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Friday June 09 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Sunday June 11 Public Holiday Goa. For panchayat elections
Wednesday June 14 Pahili Raja Odisha
Thursday June 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Friday June 23 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Sunday June 25 Ratha Yatra Odisha
Sunday June 25 Idul Fitr Kerala
Monday June 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Tuesday June 27 Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana. Following Day of Ramzan
Saturday July 01 Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Monday July 10 Bonalu
Saturday July 15 Ker Puja Tripura only
Wednesday July 19 State Holiday Sikkim only. For funeral of former CM Bhandari
Wednesday July 26 Teej Haryana only
Monday July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab only
Monday August 07 Raksha Bandhan
Monday August 14 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Tuesday August 15 Janmashtami
Thursday August 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz
Tuesday August 22 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Wednesday August 23 Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only
Friday August 25 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday August 26 Nuakhai Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Wednesday August 30 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Friday September 01 Idul-Ad'ha Eid al-Adha. Kerala, Puducherry
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Eid al-Adha
Sunday September 03 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Monday September 04 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 06 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only
Tuesday September 12 Public Holiday Punjab. To commemorate Saragarhi Day
Tuesday September 19 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday September 20 Bathukamma Starting day Nine days before Durgastami
Thursday September 21 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Thursday September 21 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab only
Thursday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Saturday September 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Wednesday September 27 Saptami of Durgapuja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday September 28 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal
Thursday September 28 Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu
Thursday September 28 Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Friday September 29 Mahanavami Ninth Day of Dussehra
Friday September 29 Dussehra Punjab
Saturday September 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
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
Tuesday October 03 Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.
Wednesday October 04 Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.
Thursday October 05 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Thursday October 05 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Saturday October 07 Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab only
Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali
Wednesday October 18 Kati Bihu Assam only
Wednesday October 18 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Thursday October 19 Kali Puja Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Thursday October 19 Deewali Maharashtra(Laxmi Pujan)
Friday October 20 Vishvakarma Day Haryana only
Friday October 20 Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra
Friday October 20 Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Friday October 20 Govardhan puja Uttar Pradesh
Saturday October 21 Bhai Bij Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh
Thursday October 26 Chhath Puja Delhi, Uttarakhand only
Tuesday October 31 Public Holiday Haryana. Birthday of birth anniversary of Sardar Patel
Wednesday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Wednesday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Friday November 03 State Holiday Sikkim only
Saturday November 04 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Saturday November 04 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Monday November 06 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Tuesday November 14 Children's Day Delhi
Thursday November 23 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Friday December 01 Milad-un-Nabi
Saturday December 02 Milad-un-Nabi
Sunday December 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only.
Monday December 18 Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chhattisgarh
Tuesday December 19 Goa Liberation Day Goa only
Monday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Monday December 25 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana only. Second time in 2017
Tuesday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana only
Tuesday December 26 Boxing Day Mizoram, Telangana

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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