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Himachal Day in 2020

National and Public Holidays in India Regional Holiday in Himachal Pradesh, India

Following independence from Britain in 1947, Himachal Pradesh was created as a province on April 15th 1948.

When is Himachal Day?

How long until ?Himachal Day
This holiday next takes place in 363 Days.
Dates of Himachal Day
Year Weekday Date
2020 Wednesday
2019 Monday
2018 Sunday
2017 Saturday
2016 Friday
Duration
1 Day
Summary
Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948

Himachal Day is a gazetted public holiday in the Himachal Pradesh state in India.

It is always celebrated on April 15th. It was on this day in 1948 that Himachal Pradesh was created as a province of India.

As Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Birthday is usually a gazetted holiday in the state on April 14th, this forms part of a two-day break in Himachal Pradesh.

History of Himachal Day

Himachal Pradesh is a state in northern India. Bordering Tibet, it is noted for its Himalayan landscapes (Himachal means 'snow-laden region') and is a popular tourist destination for trekking and enjoying the natural beauty.

The state also has the fourth highest per capita income of the Indian States and is the third fastest growing economy in India.

Did you know?

In 1864, Shimla, the modern-day capital of Himachal Pradesh was declared as the summer capital of British India. This meant the annual movement of the government from Calcutta, over 1,000 miles away. As the summer capital of the British Raj, Shimla came to be known as ‘the workshop of the Empire’.

Following independence from Britain in 1947, the Chief Commissioner's Province of Himachal Pradesh was created on April 15th 1948 as a result of the integration of 28 petty princely states (including feudal princes and zaildars) in the promontories of the western Himalayas.

On December 18th 1970 the State of Himachal Pradesh Act was passed by Parliament and the new state came into being on January 25th 1971. Himachal then became the eighteenth state of the Indian Union. This event is marked by the public holiday of Statehood Day in Himachal Pradesh on January 25th each year.


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