Statehood Day in Himachal Pradesh in 2020

Statehood Day in Himachal Pradesh in 2020
  How long until Statehood Day?
This holiday next takes place in 103 days.
  Dates of Statehood Day in Himachal Pradesh
2021 Mon, Jan 25Regional Holiday
2020 Sat, Jan 25Regional Holiday
2019 Fri, Jan 25Regional Holiday
2018 Thu, Jan 25Regional Holiday
2017 Wed, Jan 25Regional Holiday
  Summary
Himachal Pradesh. Statehood Day commemorates the granting of statehood on 25 January 1971

When is Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day?

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

It is always celebrated on January 25th. It was on this day in 1971 that Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state of India.

History of Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day

Himachal Pradesh is a state in North India. Bordering Tibet, it is noted for its Himalayan landscapes (Himachal Pradesh means 'snow-laden region') and is a popular tourist destination for trekking and enjoying the natural beauty. It also has the fourth highest per capita income for Indian States and is the third fastest growing economy in India.

Following independence from Britain in 1947, Himachal Pradesh was created as a province on April 15th 1948. This event is celebrated with a public holiday of its own - Himachal Day.

In 1950 it became a sub-state under the Indian constitution then becoming a union territory in 1956.

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 making it the 18th state of India. Y.S. Parmar became the state’s first chief minister.

Between its creation in 1948 and statehood in 1971, Himachal Pradesh also changed its boundaries several times, incorporating smaller districts in the region.

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