bronze chariot of Lord Krishna and Arjuna at Kurukshetra
When is Haryana Day?
How long until ?Haryana Day
|This holiday next takes place in 40 Days.|
Dates of Haryana Day
|Commemorates the day when the state of Haryana was carved out of Punjab in 1966|
Haryana Day is a regional public holiday observed in Haryana, India.
It is always celebrated on 1 November and marks the formation of the state of Haryana on 1 November 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 1 November 1966.
The major change from the commission's report was that instead of splitting Chandigrah, 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