Haryana Day in Haryana in 2023

Haryana Day in Haryana in 2023
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Haryana Day
  Dates of Haryana Day in Haryana
2025 Sat, Nov 1Regional Holiday
2024 Fri, Nov 1Regional Holiday
2023 Wed, Nov 1Regional Holiday
2022 Tue, Nov 1Regional Holiday
2021 Mon, Nov 1Regional Holiday

Commemorates the day when the state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab in 1966

When is Haryana Day?

Haryana Day is a regional public holiday observed in the Indian state of Haryana.

It is always celebrated on November 1st and marks the formation of the state of Haryana on this day in 1966.

History of Haryana Day

In April 1966, the Indian government set up the Shah Commission to review the existing state of Punjab and determine the boundaries of the new state of Haryana by considering the languages spoken by the local people. The commission delivered its recommendations at the end of May 1966 and Haryana state was created on November 1st 1966.

The major change from the commission's report was that instead of splitting Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab, it would instead become a union territory serving as the capital of Punjab and Haryana.

The name Haryana means 'the land of God'. In Sanskrit, Hari means God and Ayana is home.

In terms of area, Haryana is the 21st largest state out of 29, however it has the third-highest per capita income in India and is one of the most economically developed regions in South Asia

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