Public Holiday List Month Wise in India

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

Public Holiday List 2017 Month Wise in India


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.

01SundayNew Year
05ThursdayGuru Gobind Singh Jayanti
08SundayTailang Swami Jayanti
14SaturdayPongal/Makar Sankranti
19ThursdayVivekananda Jayanti
23MondaySubhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26ThursdayRepublic Day


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.

01WednesdayVasant Panchami
10FridayGuru Ravidas Jayanti
21TuesdayDayanand Saraswati Jayanti
24FridayMaha Shivratri
26TuesdayRamakrishna 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.

DateDay Occasion
23ThursdayShaheed Diwas


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

1SaturdayOdisha day, Bank Holiday
4TuesdayRam Navami
5WednesdayJagjivan Ram Birthday
9SundayMahavir Jayanti
11TuesdayHazrat Ali Birthday
14FridayGood Friday, Dr. Ambedkar’s birthday
15SaturdayBengali New Year
16SundayBohag Bihu, Easter
28FridayParashuram Jayanti


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 –

01MondayMay Day
09TuesdayRabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti
10WednesdayBuddha Purnima
16TuesdayState Day (Sikkim Only)
28SundayMaharana 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 –

09FridaySant Kabir Jayanti
15ThursdayRaja Sankranti (Odisha Only)
16FridayMartyrdom Day (Punjab only)
25SundayRath Yatra
26MondayIdul Fitr


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.

30SundayTulsidas Jayanti
23SundayKarkkadaka 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.

07MondayRaksha Bandhan
15TuesdayIndependence Day
17ThursdayParsi New Year (Mumbai only)
25FridayGanesh chaturthi
26SaturdayNuakhai (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.

02SaturdayEid Al-adha/ Bakri Eid
21ThursdayMaharaja Agrasen Jayanti (Haryana only)
22FridayAl Hijra
23SaturdayMartyrdom Day (Haryana only)
28ThursdayDurga Ashtami


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 –

01SundayDay of Ashura, Muharram
02MondayGandhi Jayanti
05ThursdayValmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
08SundayKarwa Chauth
18WednesdayKali Puja (West Bengal only)
20FridayVishwakarma Day (Haryana only)
21SaturdayBhai Dooj
26ThursdayChhath Pooja


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.

1WednesdayHaryana Day, Kannada Rajyotsava
4SaturdayGuru Nanak Jayanti, Rasa Purnima
14TuesdayChildren’s Day
15WednesdayPradosh Vrat
22WednesdayVinayak Chaturthi


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.

03SundayFeast of St. Francis Xavier (Goa only)
25MondayChristmas Day
26TuesdayShaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (Haryana only)

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