Public Holidays in Maharashtra in 2014

India National and Regional Public holidays of Maharashtra in 2014

Tuesday January 14 Jan 14 Milad-un-Nabi
Sunday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Wednesday February 19 Feb 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Thursday February 27 Feb 27 Maha Shivratri
Monday March 17 Mar 17 Holi
Monday March 31 Mar 31 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.
Tuesday April 08 Apr 8 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Sunday April 13 Apr 13 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Monday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 18 Apr 18 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Thursday May 01 May 1 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960.
Wednesday May 14 May 14 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday July 29 Jul 29 Idul Fitr All states except Goa, Jharkhand
Friday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Monday August 18 Aug 18 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only
Friday August 29 Aug 29 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Thursday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Friday October 03 Oct 3 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Monday October 06 Oct 6 Idul Juha Bakrid.
Wednesday October 15 Oct 15 Public Holiday Allow voting in Assembly elections
Thursday October 23 Oct 23 Deewali Deepawali. Except Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal.
Friday October 24 Oct 24 Balipadyami Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra only
Tuesday November 04 Nov 4 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Thursday November 06 Nov 6 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik


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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