Day

Date

Holiday name

Holiday type

Sunday

1 Jan 17

New Year's Day

Restricted Holiday

Thursday

5 Jan 17

Guru Govind Singh's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

14 Jan 17

Makar Sankranti

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

14 Jan 17

Pongal

Restricted Holiday

Thursday

26 Jan 17

Republic Day

Gazetted Holiday

Wednesday

1 Feb 17

Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami

Restricted Holiday

Friday

10 Feb 17

Guru Ravidas's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Sunday

19 Feb 17

Shivaji Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

Tuesday

21 Feb 17

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

Friday

24 Feb 17

Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri

Gazetted Holiday

Sunday

12 Mar 17

Holika Dahana

Restricted Holiday

Monday

13 Mar 17

Holi

Gazetted Holiday

Tuesday

28 Mar 17

Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand

Restricted Holiday

Tuesday

4 Apr 17

Rama Navami

Gazetted Holiday

Sunday

9 Apr 17

Mahavir Jayanti

Gazetted Holiday

Tuesday

11 Apr 17

Hazarat Ali's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Thursday

13 Apr 17

Vaisakhi/Vishu

Restricted Holiday

Friday

14 Apr 17

Good Friday

Gazetted Holiday

Friday

14 Apr 17

Mesadi

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

15 Apr 17

Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/Bahag Bihu (Assam)

Restricted Holiday

Sunday

16 Apr 17

Easter Day

Restricted Holiday

Tuesday

9 May 17

Guru Rabindranath's birthday

Restricted Holiday

Wednesday

10 May 17

Buddha Purnima/Vesak

Gazetted Holiday

Friday

23 Jun 17

Jamat Ul-Vida

Restricted Holiday

Sunday

25 Jun 17

Rath Yatra

Restricted Holiday

Monday

26 Jun 17

Idu'l Fitr

Gazetted Holiday

Monday

7 Aug 17

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

Restricted Holiday

Tuesday

15 Aug 17

Independence Day

Gazetted Holiday

Tuesday

15 Aug 17

Janmashtarni (Vaishnav)

Gazetted Holiday

Thursday

17 Aug 17

Parsi New Year's day/Nauraj

Restricted Holiday

Friday

25 Aug 17

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

2 Sep 17

Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)

Gazetted Holiday

Monday

4 Sep 17

Onam

Restricted Holiday

Wednesday

27 Sep 17

Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)

Restricted Holiday

Thursday

28 Sep 17

Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)

Restricted Holiday

Friday

29 Sep 17

Dussehra (Maha Navmi)

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

30 Sep 17

Dussehra

Gazetted Holiday

Sunday

1 Oct 17

Muharram/Ashura

Gazetted Holiday

Monday

2 Oct 17

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Gazetted Holiday

Thursday

5 Oct 17

Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

Sunday

8 Oct 17

Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)

Restricted Holiday

Wednesday

18 Oct 17

Deepavali (South India)

Restricted Holiday

Wednesday

18 Oct 17

Naraka Chaturdasi

Restricted Holiday

Thursday

19 Oct 17

Diwali (Deepavali)

Gazetted Holiday

Friday

20 Oct 17

Govardhan Puja

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

21 Oct 17

Bhai Duj

Restricted Holiday

Thursday

26 Oct 17

Pratihar Sashthi or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

4 Nov 17

Guru Nanak's Birthday

Gazetted Holiday

Friday

24 Nov 17

Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day

Restricted Holiday

Saturday

2 Dec 17

Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e- Milad (birthday of Prophet Mohammad)

Gazetted Holiday

Sunday

24 Dec 17

Christmas Eve

Restricted Holiday

Monday

25 Dec 17

Christmas Day

Gazetted Holiday

 Holiday 2016

Date

Day

Holiday name

Holiday type

 

 

Jan 1

Friday

New Year's Day

Restricted Holiday

 

Jan 14

Thursday

Makar Sankranti

Restricted Holiday

 

Jan 15

Friday

Pongal

Restricted Holiday

 

Jan 16

Saturday

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

 

Jan 26

Tuesday

Republic Day

Gazetted Holiday

 

Feb 8

Monday

Chinese New Year

Observance

 

Feb 12

Friday

Vasant Panchami

Restricted Holiday

 

Feb 14

Sunday

Valentine's Day

Observance

 

Feb 19

Friday

Shivaji Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

 

Feb 22

Monday

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

 

Mar 4

Friday

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

 

Mar 7

Monday

Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri

Gazetted Holiday

 

Mar 20

Sunday

March equinox

Season

 

Mar 23

Wednesday

Holika Dahana

Restricted Holiday

 

Mar 24

Thursday

Maundy Thursday

Observance, Christian

 

Mar 24

Thursday

Dolyatra

Restricted Holiday

 

Mar 25

Friday

Good Friday

Gazetted Holiday

 

Mar 27

Sunday

Easter Day

Restricted Holiday

 

Apr 8

Friday

Chaitra Sukhladi

Restricted Holiday

 

Apr 13

Wednesday

Vaisakhi

Restricted Holiday

 

Apr 14

Thursday

Mesadi/Vaisakhadi

Restricted Holiday

 

Apr 14

Thursday

Ambedkar Jayanti

Observance

 

Apr 15

Friday

Rama Navami

Gazetted Holiday

 

Apr 20

Wednesday

Mahavir Jayanti

Gazetted Holiday

 

Apr 21

Thursday

Hazarat Ali's Birthday

Restricted Holiday

 

Apr 23

Saturday

First day of Passover

Observance

 

May 1

Sunday

May Day

Observance

 

May 8

Sunday

Mother's Day

Observance

 

May 8

Sunday

Birthday of Ravindranath

Restricted Holiday

 

May 21

Saturday

Buddha Purnima/Vesak

Gazetted Holiday

 

Jun 19

Sunday

Father's Day

Observance

 

Jun 20

Monday

June Solstice

Season

 

Jul 1

Friday

Jamat Ul-Vida

Restricted Holiday

 

Jul 6

Wednesday

Rath Yatra

Restricted Holiday

 

Jul 8

Friday

Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar

Muslim, Common Local holidays

 

Aug 7

Sunday

Friendship Day

Observance

 

Aug 15

Monday

Independence Day

Gazetted Holiday

 

Aug 15

Monday

Thanksgiving Day

Observance

 

Aug 17

Wednesday

Parsi New Year

Restricted Holiday

 

Aug 18

Thursday

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)

Restricted Holiday

 

Aug 25

Thursday

Janmashtami

Gazetted Holiday

 

Sep 5

Monday

Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi

Restricted Holiday

 

Sep 12

Monday

Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha

Gazetted Holiday

 

Sep 14

Wednesday

Onam

Restricted Holiday

 

Sep 22

Thursday

September equinox

Season

 

Oct 2

Sunday

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

Gazetted Holiday

 

Oct 11

Tuesday

Dussehra (Maha Navami)

Gazetted Holiday

 

Oct 12

Wednesday

Muharram/Ashura

Gazetted Holiday

 

Oct 16

Sunday

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti

Restricted Holiday

 

Oct 19

Wednesday

Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)

Restricted Holiday

 

Oct 29

Saturday

Naraka Chaturdasi

Restricted Holiday

 

Oct 30

Sunday

Diwali/Deepavali

Gazetted Holiday

 

Oct 31

Monday

Halloween

Observance

 

Oct 31

Monday

Govardhan Puja

Restricted Holiday

 

Nov 1

Tuesday

Bhai Duj

Restricted Holiday

 

Nov 6

Sunday

Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)

Restricted Holiday

 

Nov 24

Thursday

Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day

Restricted Holiday

 

Dec 13

Tuesday

Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad

Gazetted Holiday

 

Dec 21

Wednesday

December Solstice

Season

 

Dec 24

Saturday

Christmas Eve

Restricted Holiday

 

Dec 25

Sunday

First Day of Hanukkah

Observance

 

Dec 25

Sunday

Christmas

Gazetted Holiday

 

Dec 31

Saturday

New Year's Eve

Observance, Christian

 

 

Day

Date

Holiday

Comments

Thursday

January 01

New Years Day

Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only

Thursday

January 01

New Years Day

Public Sector. Telangana only

Saturday

January 03

Milad-un-Nabi

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad

Sunday

January 04

Milad-un-Nabi

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Telangana

Monday

January 05

Guru Govind Singh Jayanti

Punjab only. Birthday of the tenth and final Sikh prophet-teacher

Monday

January 12

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

West Bengal only.

Tuesday

January 13

Bhogi

Andhra Pradesh Only

Wednesday

January 14

Pongal

Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki

Thursday

January 15

Pongal

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana

Friday

January 16

Thiruvalluvar Day

Tamil Nadu only

Saturday

January 17

Uzhavar Tirunal

Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only

Wednesday

January 21

Sonam Lhochar

Sikkim only. Tamang New Year

Friday

January 23

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement

Saturday

January 24

Vasant Panchami

Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, West Bengal only

Saturday

January 24

Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti

Haryana only

Sunday

January 25

Statehood Day

Himachal Pradesh only

Monday

January 26

Republic Day

Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India

Tuesday

February 03

Guru Ravidas Birthday

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only

Saturday

February 14

Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

Haryana only

Tuesday

February 17

Maha Shivratri

Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha

Thursday

February 19

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Maharashtra (Mumbai) only

Thursday

February 19

Losar

Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year

Thursday

March 05

Doljatra

Holi Dahan. Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal only.

Friday

March 06

Holi

 

Saturday

March 21

Ugadi

Telugu and Kannada New Year. Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh.

Monday

March 23

Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev

Haryana only

Saturday

March 28

Ram Navami

Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya

Wednesday

April 01

Odisha Day

Odisha only. Utkal Divas

Thursday

April 02

Mahavir Jayanti

The most important religious holiday in Jainism

Friday

April 03

Good Friday

Friday before Easter Sunday

Sunday

April 05

Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday

Andhra Pradesh only

Monday

April 13

Vaisakhi

Haryana only

Tuesday

April 14

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar

Tuesday

April 14

Tamil New Year

Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only

Tuesday

April 14

Vaisakhi

Haryana only

Wednesday

April 15

Himachal Day

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

Wednesday

April 15

Bengali New Year

Tripura, West Bengal only

Wednesday

April 15

Vishu

Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar

Wednesday

April 15

Babu Jagjivan Rams Birthday

Telangana only.

Monday

April 20

Parashurama Jayanti

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only

Friday

May 01

Maharashtra Day

Maharashtra (Mumbai) only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960

Friday

May 01

May Day

Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal only

Sunday

May 03

Hazrat Alis Birthday

Uttar Pradesh only. Son in law of Prophet Muhammad

Monday

May 04

Buddha Purnima

Birth of Buddha

Saturday

May 09

Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore

Tripura, West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.

Wednesday

May 20

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only

Tuesday

June 02

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.

Monday

June 15

Raja Sankranti

Odisha only

Tuesday

June 16

Arjun Dev Martyrdom day

Punjab Only

Friday

July 10

Jumat-ul-Wida

Last Friday of Ramadam

Saturday

July 18

Idul Fitr

All states except Goa, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh

Saturday

August 15

Independence Day

 

Monday

August 17

Teej

Haryana only

Tuesday

August 18

Parsi New Year

Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only

Thursday

August 27

First Onam

Kerala only. Harvest Festival

Friday

August 28

Thiruvonam

Kerala only. Harvest Festival

Saturday

August 29

Raksha Bandhan

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh only.

Saturday

September 05

Janmashtami

Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna

Thursday

September 17

Ganesh Chaturthi

Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata

Friday

September 18

Nuakhai

Odisha only. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi

Monday

September 21

Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi

Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer

Wednesday

September 23

Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day

Haryana only

Thursday

September 24

Idul Juha

Bakrid.

Friday

September 25

Idul Juha

Bakrid. Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra

Friday

October 02

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

Gandhi Jayanti

Monday

October 12

Mahalaya

Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

Tuesday

October 13

Muharram

Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community

Tuesday

October 13

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati

Haryana only

Tuesday

October 20

Saptami of Durgapuja

Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal only

Wednesday

October 21

Ayudha Puja

Karnataka, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only

Thursday

October 22

Dussehra

Vijaya Dashami.

Thursday

October 22

Mahanavami

Kerala, Odisha only. Ninth Day of Dussehra

Friday

October 23

Vijaya Dashami

Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim only. Dussehra

Friday

October 23

Muharram

Tamil Nadu only

Saturday

October 24

Muharram (10th Day)

Day of Ashurah

Saturday

October 24

Durga Puja

Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim only

Tuesday

October 27

Maharishi Valmiki Birthday

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.

Tuesday

October 27

Lakshmi Puja

Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.

Sunday

November 01

Kannada Rajyothsava

Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day

Sunday

November 01

Haryana Day

Haryana only.

Tuesday

November 10

Deewali

Deepawali.

Tuesday

November 10

Kali Puja

Odisha only. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali

Wednesday

November 11

Kali Puja

West Bengal only. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali

Wednesday

November 11

Deewali

Deepawali. Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana

Wednesday

November 11

Diwali

Laxmi Puja. Maharashtra

Thursday

November 12

Diwali

Deepawali. Maharashtra

Thursday

November 12

Vishavkarma day

Haryana only

Wednesday

November 25

Rasa Purnima

Odisha only

Wednesday

November 25

Guru Nanak Birthday

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

Thursday

December 24

Milad-un-Nab

Birthday of Prophet Muhammad. Second time in 2015.

Friday

December 25

Christmas Da

 

Saturday

December 26

Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday

Haryana, Punjab only.