Public Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir in 2017

India National and Regional Public holidays of Jammu and Kashmir in 2017

Thursday January 05 Jan 5 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 24 Feb 24 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Monday March 13 Mar 13 Holi
Tuesday March 21 Mar 21 Nauroz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Tuesday March 28 Mar 28 1st Navratra Jammu and Kashmir only
Saturday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Wednesday April 05 Apr 5 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Sunday April 09 Apr 9 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Thursday April 13 Apr 13 Vaisakhi Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab
Friday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Monday April 24 Apr 24 Shab-I-Miraj Jammu and Kashmir
Wednesday May 10 May 10 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Friday June 23 Jun 23 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Monday June 26 Jun 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Wednesday July 05 Jul 5 Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
Thursday July 13 Jul 13 Martyr's Day Jammu and Kashmir only
Tuesday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Tuesday August 15 Aug 15 Janmashtami
Saturday September 02 Sep 2 Idul Juha Eid al-Adha
Friday September 29 Sep 29 Mahanavami Ninth Day of Dussehra
Saturday September 30 Sep 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 01 Oct 1 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Monday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 19 Oct 19 Deewali Maharashtra(Laxmi Pujan)
Saturday November 04 Nov 4 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Friday December 01 Dec 1 Milad-un-Nabi
Tuesday December 05 Dec 5 Birthday of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Jammu and Kashmir
Monday December 25 Dec 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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