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19 September 2017 This Regional 20 September 2017 This Regional 21 September 2017 This Regional
holiday is Today!. Marks the first day of holiday is Tomorrow. A floral festival holiday is in 2 days. Marks Islamic
the festival of Durga Puja celebrated by the Hindu women of New Year and the Prophet
Telangana Muhammad's journey from Mecca to
Medina in 6...

List of National and regional Public holidays of India in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments

Sunday January 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim,
Tamil Nadu only

Tuesday January 03 Prakash Parv of Guru 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Gobind Singh
Wednesday January 04 Prakash Parv of Guru 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Gobind Singh

Thursday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru

Thursday January 05 350th Birthday of Guru Delhi. Govt. only

Gobind Singh

Thursday January 12 Birthday of Swami West Bengal only.


Friday January 13 Bhogi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Saturday January 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki

Sunday January 15 Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only

Monday January 16 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only

Tuesday January 17 Public Holiday Tamil Nadu only. 100th Birth Anniversary of Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R.

Monday January 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader
Bose Jayanti in the Indian freedom movement

Wednesday January 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only

Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India

Saturday January 28 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year

Tuesday January 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival

Wednesday February 01 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only

Wednesday February 01 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, Punjab , West Bengal

Friday February 10 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only

Sunday February 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharashtra only

Maharaj Jayanti

Tuesday February 21 Maharshi Dayanand Haryana only

Saraswati Jayanti

Friday February 24 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha

Saturday February 25 Maha Shivratri Punjab

Sunday March 05 Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha

Sunday March 12 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West
Monday March 13 Holi

Tuesday March 21 Nauroz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.

Thursday March 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Haryana, Punjab only

Rajguru & Sukhdev

Tuesday March 28 Gudi Padwa Telugu and Kannada New Year. Maharashtra only

Tuesday March 28 Cheti Chand Gujarat only.

Wednesday March 29 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka,

Wednesday March 29 Telugu New Year Telugu and Kannada New Year. Tamil Nadu only.

Saturday April 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas

Saturday April 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing

Tuesday April 04 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of

Wednesday April 05 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of

Wednesday April 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only

Saturday April 08 Public Holiday Punjab. Birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Das

Sunday April 09 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism

Tuesday April 11 Hazrat Ali's Birthday Uttar Pradesh only.

Thursday April 13 Vaisakhi Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab

Friday April 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar

Friday April 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday

Friday April 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only

Friday April 14 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar

Friday April 14 Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year

Friday April 14 Biju Festival Tripura only

Saturday April 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only

Saturday April 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh
was created on 15 April 1948

Saturday April 15 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only

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Saturday April 15 Easter Saturday Nagaland

Sunday April 16 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only

Friday April 21 Garia Puja Tripura only

Monday April 24 Shab-I-Miraj Jammu and Kashmir

Friday April 28 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only

Saturday April 29 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.

Saturday April 29 Lord Parshuram Jayanti Punjab only

Monday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of
Maharashtra on 1 May 1960

Monday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil
Nadu, West Bengal only

Tuesday May 09 Birthday of Rabindra West Bengal

Nath Tagore

Wednesday May 10 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha

Tuesday May 16 Sikkim State Day Sikkim only

Friday May 26 Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Tripura only


Sunday May 28 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only

Monday May 29 Guru Arjun Dev Punjab Only

Martyrdom day

Friday June 09 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.

Sunday June 11 Public Holiday Goa. For panchayat elections

Wednesday June 14 Pahili Raja Odisha

Thursday June 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only

Friday June 23 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam

Sunday June 25 Ratha Yatra Odisha

Sunday June 25 Idul Fitr Kerala

Monday June 26 Idul Fitr Many states

Tuesday June 27 Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana. Following Day of Ramzan

Saturday July 01 Kharchi Puja Tripura only

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Monday July 10 Bonalu

Saturday July 15 Ker Puja Tripura only

Wednesday July 19 State Holiday Sikkim only. For funeral of former CM Bhandari

Wednesday July 26 Teej Haryana only

Monday July 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Punjab only


Monday August 07 Raksha Bandhan

Monday August 14 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna

Tuesday August 15 Independence Day

Tuesday August 15 Janmashtami

Thursday August 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz

Tuesday August 22 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Punjab only

Wednesday August 23 Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only

Friday August 25 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata

Saturday August 26 Nuakhai Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh
Wednesday August 30 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only

Friday September 01 Idul-Ad'ha Eid al-Adha. Kerala, Puducherry

Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Eid al-Adha

Sunday September 03 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival

Monday September 04 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival

Wednesday September 06 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only

Tuesday September 12 Public Holiday Punjab. To commemorate Saragarhi Day

Tuesday September 19 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

Wednesday September 20 Bathukamma Starting day Nine days before Durgastami

Thursday September 21 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community

Thursday September 21 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab only

Thursday September 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer

Saturday September 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only

Wednesday September 27 Saptami of Durgapuja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only

Thursday September 28 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal

Thursday September 28 Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu

Thursday September 28 Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Friday September 29 Mahanavami Ninth Day of Dussehra

Friday September 29 Dussehra Punjab

Saturday September 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami

Saturday September 30 Vijaya Dashami Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu.

Sunday October 01 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah

Monday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti

Tuesday October 03 Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.

Wednesday October 04 Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.

Thursday October 05 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.

Thursday October 05 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

Saturday October 07 Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Punjab only

Dass Ji

Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali

Wednesday October 18 Kati Bihu Assam only

Wednesday October 18 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka

Thursday October 19 Kali Puja Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu
goddess Kali

Thursday October 19 Deewali Maharashtra(Laxmi Pujan)

Friday October 20 Vishavkarma day Haryana, Punjab only

Friday October 20 Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra

Friday October 20 Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.

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Friday October 20 Govardhan puja Uttar Pradesh

Saturday October 21 Bhai Bij Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh

Tuesday October 31 Public Holiday Haryana. Birthday of birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

Wednesday November 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.

Wednesday November 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day

Saturday November 04 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on
full moon day of the month Kartik

Saturday November 04 Rasa Purnima Odisha only

Monday November 06 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only

Thursday November 23 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Punjab only

Teg Bahadur Ji

Friday December 01 Milad-un-Nabi

Saturday December 02 Milad-un-Nabi

Sunday December 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only.

Monday December 18 Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chhattisgarh

Tuesday December 19 Goa Liberation Day Goa only

Monday December 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

Monday December 25 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana only. Second time in 2017

Tuesday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Haryana only


Tuesday December 26 Boxing Day Mizoram, Telangana


National Holiday Regional Holiday Not a Public Holiday


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.

Public Holiday News

06 September 2017: Punjab declares holiday on Sept 12 to commemorate Saragarhi Day

04 September 2017: Ganesh immersion: Holiday declared on Sept 5 in Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy
02 September 2017: Sept 5 declared as Holiday for Ganesh visarjan
20 August 2017: 'Saragarhi Diwas' State Holiday Formally Announced
25 June 2017: It's official! Eid al-Fitr 2017 is on June 26 in India
08 June 2017: June 11 will be a paid holiday
25 April 2017: Yogi govt cancels 15 holidays on VIPs' birth, death anniversaries
14 April 2017: Govt declares April 15 as general holiday
06 April 2017: Punjab government declares holiday on Guru Nabha Dass birthday on April 8
04 April 2017: Assam govt declares Apr 9 as local holiday in Dhemaji
29 March 2017: Assam Govt declares public holiday on August 23

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