Public Holidays in Haryana in 2016

India National and Regional Public holidays of Haryana in 2016

Tuesday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 12 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura
Friday February 12 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Monday February 22 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Friday March 04 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Monday March 07 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Wednesday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana only
Thursday March 24 Holi
Friday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Wednesday April 13 Vaisakhi Haryana, Punjab only
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
Monday May 09 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh only
Saturday May 21 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday June 07 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Monday June 20 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Thursday July 07 Ramzan Many states
Monday August 15 Independence Day
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Sunday September 04 Teej Haryana only
Monday September 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Except Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Sikkim.
Friday September 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Saturday October 01 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan only
Sunday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 11 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 12 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Saturday October 15 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka
Sunday October 30 Deewali Deepawali. Except Assam, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal.
Tuesday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Tuesday November 01 Vishvakarma Day Haryana only
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
Monday December 12 Id-e-Milad
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Monday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana only


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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