Public Holidays in Punjab in 2017

India National and Regional Public holidays of Punjab in 2017

Thursday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Wednesday February 01 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, Punjab , West Bengal
Friday February 10 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Saturday February 25 Maha Shivratri Punjab
Sunday March 12 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Thursday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana, Punjab only
Saturday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Wednesday April 05 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Saturday April 08 Public Holiday Punjab. Birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Das
Sunday April 09 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
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
Saturday April 29 Lord Parshuram Jayanti Punjab only
Monday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal 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.
Monday June 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab only
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Tuesday August 15 Janmashtami
Tuesday August 22 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Wednesday August 30 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Eid al-Adha
Tuesday September 12 Public Holiday Punjab. To commemorate Saragarhi Day
Thursday September 21 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab only
Friday September 29 Dussehra Punjab
Monday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 05 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Saturday October 07 Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab only
Thursday October 19 Deewali Maharashtra(Laxmi Pujan)
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
Thursday November 23 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Monday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


  • The 2018 date of holiday for "Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji" will be announced later.
  • 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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