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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.

Date Day Occasion
01 Sunday New Year
05 Thursday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti
08 Sunday Tailang Swami Jayanti
13 Friday Lohri
14 Saturday Pongal/Makar Sankranti
19 Thursday Vivekananda Jayanti
23 Monday Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 Thursday Republic 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.

Date Day Occasion
01 Wednesday Vasant Panchami
10 Friday Guru Ravidas Jayanti
21 Tuesday Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
24 Friday Maha Shivratri
26 Tuesday Ramakrishna 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.

Date Day Occasion
12 Sunday Doljatra
13 Monday Holi
23 Thursday Shaheed Diwas
28 Tuesday Ugadi


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

Date Day Occasion
1 Saturday Odisha day, Bank Holiday
4 Tuesday Ram Navami
5 Wednesday Jagjivan Ram Birthday
9 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
11 Tuesday Hazrat Ali Birthday
13 Thursday Vaisakhi
14 Friday Good Friday, Dr. Ambedkar’s birthday
15 Saturday Bengali New Year
16 Sunday Bohag Bihu, Easter
28 Friday Parashuram 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 –

Date Day Occasion
01 Monday May Day
09 Tuesday Rabindra Nath Tagore Jayanti
10 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
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 –

Date Day Occasion
09 Friday Sant Kabir Jayanti
15 Thursday Raja Sankranti (Odisha Only)
16 Friday Martyrdom Day (Punjab only)
23 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida
25 Sunday Rath Yatra
26 Monday Idul 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.

Date Day Occasion
30 Sunday Tulsidas Jayanti
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.

Date Day Occasion
07 Monday Raksha Bandhan
14 Monday Janmasthami
15 Tuesday Independence Day
17 Thursday Parsi New Year (Mumbai only)
24 Thursday Teej
25 Friday Ganesh chaturthi
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.

Date Day Occasion
02 Saturday Eid Al-adha/ Bakri Eid
04 Monday Onam
21 Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (Haryana only)
22 Friday Al Hijra
23 Saturday Martyrdom Day (Haryana only)
28 Thursday Durga Ashtami
29 Friday Mahanavami
30 Saturday Dussehra


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 –

Date Day Occasion
01 Sunday Day of Ashura, Muharram
02 Monday Gandhi Jayanti
05 Thursday Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai Jayanti
08 Sunday Karwa Chauth
18 Wednesday Kali Puja (West Bengal only)
19 Thursday Diwali
20 Friday Vishwakarma Day (Haryana only)
21 Saturday Bhai Dooj
26 Thursday Chhath 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.

Date Day Occasion
1 Wednesday Haryana Day, Kannada Rajyotsava
4 Saturday Guru Nanak Jayanti, Rasa Purnima
14 Tuesday Children’s Day
15 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat
22 Wednesday Vinayak 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.

Date Day Occasion
03 Sunday Feast of St. Francis Xavier (Goa only)
25 Monday Christmas Day
26 Tuesday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (Haryana only)

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