Public Holidays In India

Public Holidays In IndiaPublic holiday are the right of each and every citizen whether it is Indian or of any other country.  So in this page we are providing Public Holidays In India 2017 revised list which will help you in making your holiday planning easy. It is a part of the National Employment Standards (NES) which is our right.

In Uttar Pradesh, there are 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to the birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. Now Chief Minister Yogi of Uttar Pradesh has scrapped the 15 public holidays in educational institutions. On these days all educational institutions will organize a workshop and make students aware about these eminent personalities.

Everyone need holidays, as holidays are the best days to be spend time with your family and loved ones. In India we have three national holidays which are Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi Birthday.

All these days including January to December 2017 festival dates are provided for your convenience in this page. Along with these restricted, religious and bank holidays list is also given below.  Here we have also updated the latest list of holidays scrapped in Uttar Pradesh by U.P government. Give it a look.

Public Holidays In India



Sunday01New Years DayArunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Thursday05Guru Gobind Singh JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher
Thursday12Birthday of Swami VivekanandaWest Bengal only.
Friday13BhogiAndhra Pradesh Only
Saturday14PongalAlso known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Monday16Uzhavar TirunalPuducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Monday23Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose JayantiAssam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Tuesday24Sir Chhotu Ram JayantiHaryana only
Wednesday25Statehood DayHimachal Pradesh only
Thursday26Republic DayCommemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Saturday28LosarSikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Tuesday31Me-dam-me-phiAssam. Ancestor festival


Wednesday01Vasant PanchamiHaryana, Odisha,Tripura, West Bengal only
Friday10Guru Ravidas BirthdayHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Sunday19Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra only
Tuesday21Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiHaryana only
Friday24Maha ShivratriCelebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha


Sunday12DoljatraHoli Dahan. Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.
Thursday23Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & SukhdevHaryana only
Tuesday28UgadiTelugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.


Saturday01Odisha DayOdisha only. Utkal Divas
SaturdayBank HolidayBanks only. Annual accounts closing
Tuesday04Ram NavamiCelebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday05Babu Jagjivan Ram BirthdayAndhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Sunday09Mahavir JayantiThe most important religious holiday in Jainism
Tuesday11Hazrat Alis BirthdayUttar Pradesh only.
Thursday13VaisakhiHaryana only
Friday14Dr Ambedkar JayantiBirthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
FridayGood FridayFriday before Easter Sunday
FridayTamil New YearPuthandu. Tamil Nadu only
FridayVishuKerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
FridayBohag BihuAssamese New Year
Saturday15Bengali New YearTripura, West Bengal only
SaturdayHimachal DayHimachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
SaturdayBohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
Sunday16Bohag Bihu HolidayAssam only
Friday28Parashurama JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only


Monday1Maharashtra DayMaharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
MondayMay DayAssam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only
Tuesday9Birthday of Rabindra Nath TagoreTripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.
Wednesday10Buddha PurnimaBirth of Buddha
Tuesday16State DaySikkim only
Sunday28Maharana Pratap JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh only


Friday9Sant Guru Kabir JayantiGazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Thursday15Raja SankrantiOdisha only
Friday16Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom dayPunjab Only
Friday23Jumat-ul-WidaLast Friday of Ramadam
Sunday25Ratha YatraOdisha
Monday26Idul FitrAll states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh


Sunday23Karkkadaka VavuKerala


Monday7Raksha BandhanGujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.
Tuesday15Independence Day –
Tuesday15JanmashtamiRestricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Thursday17Parsi New YearJamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only
Thursday24TeejHaryana only
Friday25Ganesh ChaturthiVarasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday26NuakhaiOdisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi


Saturday2Idul JuhaBakrid. Except Tamil Nadu, Sikkim.
Monday4First OnamKerala only. Harvest Festival
Tuesday5ThiruvonamKerala only. Harvest Festival
Tuesday19MahalayaKarnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Thursday21MuharramObserved mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Thursday21Maharaja Agrasen JayanatiHaryana only
Thursday21Sree Narayana Guru SamadhiKerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Saturday23Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom DayHaryana only
Wednesday27Saptami of DurgapujaOdisha, Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday28Durga PujaMahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only
Thursday28Ayudha PujaKarnataka only
Friday29MahanavamiKerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra
Saturday30DussehraVijaya Dashami
Saturday30Vijaya DashamiKerala, Odisha, Sikkim only. Dussehra


Sunday1Muharram (10th Day)Day of Ashurah
Monday2Mahatma Gandhi BirthdayGandhi Jayanti
Thursday5Maharishi Valmiki BirthdayDelhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
ThursdayLakshmi PujaOdisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday18Kali PujaWest Bengal only. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
WednesdayDeewaliDeepawali. Except West Bengal.
WednesdayKati BihuAssam only
Friday20Vishavkarma dayHaryana only


Wednesday1Haryana DayHaryana only.
WednesdayKannada RajyothsavaBangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Saturday4Guru Nanak BirthdayThe Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
SaturdayRasa PurnimaOdisha only


Saturday2Milad-un-Nabi –
Sunday3Feast of St Francis XavierGoa only
Tuesday19Goa Liberation DayGoa only
Monday25Christmas DayObserved in all states
Monday25Guru Gobind Singh JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only. Second time in 2017
Tuesday26Shaheed Udham Singh’s BirthdayHaryana, Punjab only


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Uttar Pradesh 15 Public Holidays Scrapped Of Birth, Death Anniversaries

In Uttar Pradesh, there are 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to the birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. The Uttar Pradesh government cancelled 15 public holidays of birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities. Instead on these holidays schools and colleges will now organize 2hours of workshop on these days and will teach about these eminent personalities.

“There should be no holidays in schools on birth anniversaries of great personalities. Instead, a special two-hour programme should be held to teach students about them. The 220-day academic session has been reduced to only 120 days due to such holidays and if this tradition continues, there will be no day left for teaching in schools,” Adityanath had said.

Scrapped Holidays In Uttar Pradesh

Karpoori Thakur’s birth anniversaryTuesday, January 24, 2017
Cheti ChandWednesday, March 29, 2017
Maharshi Kashyap and Maharaj Guha birth anniversaryWednesday, April 05, 2017
Hazrat Khwaja Muiuddin Chishti Ajmeri Garib Nawaj UrsFriday, April 14, 2017
Chandrashekhar’s birth anniversaryMonday, April 17, 2017
Parshuram JayantiFriday, April 28, 2017
Maharana Pratap JayantiTuesday, May 09, 2017
Jamat-ul-Alvida (Last Friday of Ramzan)Friday, June 23, 2017
Vishva Karma PujaSunday, September 17, 2017
Maharaja Agrasen JayantiThursday, September 21, 2017
Maharshi Valmiki JayantiThursday, October 05, 2017
Chhath PujaThursday, October 26, 2017
Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel and Acharya Narendra Dev JayantiTuesday, October 31, 2017
Eid-e-Miladul NabiSaturday, December 02, 2017
Chaudhary Charan Singh JayantiSaturday, December 23, 2017


Full list of Public Holidays in India 2017 is listed above from January to December of all India and Uttar Pradesh. All the Government holidays, Religious and Bank holidays are given. Go through it.

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