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Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh in 2018

Uttar Pradesh Upcoming Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh

Doljatra
Doljatra

1 March 2018 This Regional holiday is in 11 days. Originally a harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu...

Holi
Holi

2 March 2018 This Regional holiday is in 12 days. A harvest and fertility festival, Holi also commemorates a legend from Hindu Mythology

Hazrat Ali's Birthday
Hazrat Ali's Birthday

21 March 2018 This Regional holiday is in 31 days. Known as Imam Ali in Muslim countries

India National and Regional Public holidays of Uttar Pradesh in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
Friday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Several states
Friday January 26 Republic Day
Wednesday February 14 Maha Shivratri Several states
Thursday March 01 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 02 Holi
Wednesday March 21 Hazrat Ali's Birthday Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad
Sunday March 25 Ram Navami 9th day of the 1st month in the Hindu calendar
Thursday March 29 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Friday March 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Monday April 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Saturday June 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Wednesday August 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Sunday August 26 Raksha Bandhan Several states. Shravana Purnima
Monday September 03 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Friday September 21 Muharram Many states
Tuesday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 18 Mahanavami Several states. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Friday October 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday November 07 Deewali Many states
Thursday November 08 Vishvakarma Day Govardhan Puja
Friday November 09 Bhai Bij Several states
Wednesday November 21 Id-e-Milad
Friday November 23 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Tuesday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

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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