Public Holiday List Month Wise in India
Who does not love a little holiday? Now that we are at the very wee hours of 2016 and 2017 is knocking at the door, let us find out the different holidays we would be bagging in 2017. It is a fun way to start the New Year by anticipating all the good days that awaits. So let’s begin
There are nine holidays in January. Although one of them falls on Sunday which is an official holiday, the rest of the holidays all fall on normal working days so rest assured you can enjoy them with ease.
For once, the year begins with a Holiday. Yes, the first day of the year falls on a Sunday and one would say that it is an auspicious start to the New Year.
|05||Thursday||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti|
|08||Sunday||Tailang Swami Jayanti|
|23||Monday||Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti|
With so many holidays in the previous month, February is all about putting your focus back to work. There are only 5 holidays gracing the month. However, most of them fall either on a weekend or at the mid of the week. So there’s that.
|10||Friday||Guru Ravidas Jayanti|
|21||Tuesday||Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti|
March is the season of Holi. But apart from Holi there are several other holidays on this month too. It is the final month with so many festivals usually but this year there are more holidays in April as well.
Just when you think you are forgetting the holidays and the work seems to take over your daily life, April comes with a new surprise. Yes, there are numerous holidays in April to make your life feel refreshed again. In fact there are 10 Holidays in this month
|1||Saturday||Odisha day, Bank Holiday|
|5||Wednesday||Jagjivan Ram Birthday|
|11||Tuesday||Hazrat Ali Birthday|
|14||Friday||Good Friday, Dr. Ambedkar’s birthday|
|15||Saturday||Bengali New Year|
|16||Sunday||Bohag Bihu, Easter|
The month of May is well into the season of work and you won’t find many holidays on this month. It is usually the second half of the year wherein you don’t have a lot of festivals to celebrate or events to look forward to. But you can still expect a holiday or two. Here are few of them –
|09||Tuesday||Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti|
|16||Tuesday||State Day (Sikkim Only)|
|28||Sunday||Maharana Pratap Jayanti|
June is the preparatory month which prepares you for the festivals that are coming forth. It is slowly building up the pace for the better part of the year that is filled with lights and occasions. So here are a few holidays you will have this month –
|09||Friday||Sant Kabir Jayanti|
|15||Thursday||Raja Sankranti (Odisha Only)|
|16||Friday||Martyrdom Day (Punjab only)|
July is the month of the year that will give you the least amount of pleasure. Yes, there are hardly any holidays – and even if there are, maybe most of the offices won’t give you any leave. That’s because the holidays are region specific.
|23||Sunday||Karkkadaka Vaku (Kerala only)|
August makes us all patriotic – after all our much cherished Independence Day falls on this month. This also means extended holidays and weekend getaways into nearby places. So make a checklist of all the holidays you will have by seeing this detailed list of occasions in this month.
|17||Thursday||Parsi New Year (Mumbai only)|
|26||Saturday||Nuakhai (Odisha only)|
September is the time when the festivities begin to gear up. This year there’s the Navratri falling on this month. So you have a lot to gear up for at this time of the year. These are the following events you should look up to.
September will have a lot of dates falling on the weekends. But you know that there are plenty of other dates that are falling on the weekdays too. It is a good time to plan a weekend tour though.
|02||Saturday||Eid Al-adha/ Bakri Eid|
|21||Thursday||Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (Haryana only)|
|23||Saturday||Martyrdom Day (Haryana only)|
While September ends with a festive note, October begins with one and thus the festive saga continues. There are a lot of holidays in this month. You can see it that the festivals are jammed in this month. So mark your calendars for these dates –
|01||Sunday||Day of Ashura, Muharram|
|05||Thursday||Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti|
|18||Wednesday||Kali Puja (West Bengal only)|
|20||Friday||Vishwakarma Day (Haryana only)|
After the heavy toil of holidays from August to October, November comes as a brief resting period. There are only 3 main holidays in this month. Even these three holidays won’t be celebrated across all states.
This is the time however when the preparations will be going on for the celebration of Christmas and New Year which will come right next year.
|1||Wednesday||Haryana Day, Kannada Rajyotsava|
|4||Saturday||Guru Nanak Jayanti, Rasa Purnima|
The last month of the year will go as promised. There are plenty of holidays this month as usual and you can see on which dates they fall to plan your outing.
|03||Sunday||Feast of St. Francis Xavier (Goa only)|
|26||Tuesday||Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (Haryana only)|