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Indian Holidays & Festivals 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday Jan 01 New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday Jan 03 Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Wednesday Jan 04 Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday Jan 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday Jan 05 350th Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Delhi. Govt. only
Thursday Jan 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only.
Friday Jan 13 Bhogi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Saturday Jan 14 Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Sunday Jan 15 Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Monday Jan 16 Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday Jan 17 Public Holiday Tamil Nadu only. 100th Birth Anniversary of Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R.
Monday Jan 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Wednesday Jan 25 Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Thursday Jan 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Saturday Jan 28 Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Tuesday Jan 31 Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Wednesday Feb 01 Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Wednesday Feb 01 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, Punjab , West Bengal
Friday Feb 10 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Sunday Feb 19 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Tuesday Feb 21 Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Friday Feb 24 Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Saturday Feb 25 Maha Shivratri Punjab
Sunday Mar 05 Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha
Sunday Mar 12 Doljatra Holi Dahan. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Monday Mar 13 Holi  
Tuesday Mar 21 Nauroz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday Mar 23 Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana, Punjab only
Tuesday Mar 28 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Maharashtra only
Tuesday Mar 28 Cheti Chand Gujarat only.
Wednesday Mar 29 Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
Wednesday Mar 29 Telugu New Year Telugu and Kannada New Year. Tamil Nadu only.
Saturday Apr 01 Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Saturday Apr 01 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Tuesday Apr 04 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday Apr 05 Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday Apr 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Wednesday Apr 05 Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Telangana only
Sunday Apr 09 Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Tuesday Apr 11 Hazrat Alis Birthday Uttar Pradesh only.
Thursday Apr 13 Vaisakhi Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab
Friday Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday Apr 14 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday Apr 14 Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Friday Apr 14 Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Friday Apr 14 Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year
Friday Apr 14 Biju Festival Tripura only
Saturday Apr 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Saturday Apr 15 Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Saturday Apr 15 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Sunday Apr 16 Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Friday Apr 21 Garia Puja Tripura only
Monday Apr 24 Shab-I-Miraj Jammu and Kashmir
Friday Apr 28 Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Friday Apr 28 Parashurama Jayanti Gujarat only
Saturday Apr 29 Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.
Saturday Apr 29 Lord Parshuram Jayanti Punjab only
Monday May 01 Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Monday May 01 May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal only
Tuesday May 09 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore West Bengal. A Bengali polymath who reshaped literature and music.
Wednesday May 10 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 16 State Day Sikkim only
Friday May 26 Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura only
Sunday May 28 Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Monday May 29 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Friday Jun 09 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Wednesday Jun 14 Pahili Raja Odisha
Thursday Jun 15 Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Friday Jun 23 Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Sunday Jun 25 Ratha Yatra Odisha
Sunday Jun 25 Idul Fitr Kerala
Monday Jun 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Tuesday Jun 27 Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana. Following Day of Ramzan
Saturday Jul 01 Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Monday Jul 10 Bonalu  
Saturday Jul 15 Ker Puja Tripura only
Wednesday Jul 26 Teej Haryana only
Monday Jul 31 Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab only
Monday Aug 07 Raksha Bandhan  
Monday Aug 14 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday Aug 15 Independence Day  
Tuesday Aug 15 Janmashtami  
Thursday Aug 17 Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz
Tuesday Aug 22 Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Friday Aug 25 Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday Aug 26 Nuakhai Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Wednesday Aug 30 Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Friday Sep 01 Idul Juha Kerala, Puducherry
Saturday Sep 02 Idul Juha Many states
Sunday Sep 03 First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Monday Sep 04 Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday Sep 06 Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer
Tuesday Sep 19 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday Sep 20 Bathukamma Starting day Nine days before Durgastami
Thursday Sep 21 Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Thursday Sep 21 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab only
Thursday Sep 21 Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Saturday Sep 23 Haryana's Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Wednesday Sep 27 Saptami of Durgapuja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday Sep 28 Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal
Thursday Sep 28 Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu
Thursday Sep 28 Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Friday Sep 29 Mahanavami Ninth Day of Dussehra
Friday Sep 29 Dussehra Punjab
Saturday Sep 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Saturday Sep 30 Vijaya Dashami Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu. Dussehra
Sunday Oct 01 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Monday Oct 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday Oct 03 Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.
Wednesday Oct 04 Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.
Thursday Oct 05 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Thursday Oct 05 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Saturday Oct 07 Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab only
Wednesday Oct 18 Deewali Deepawali
Wednesday Oct 18 Kati Bihu Assam only
Wednesday Oct 18 Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Thursday Oct 19 Kali Puja Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Thursday Oct 19 Deewali Maharashtra(Laxmi Pujan)
Friday Oct 20 Vishavkarma day Haryana, Punjab only
Friday Oct 20 Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra
Friday Oct 20 Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Friday Oct 20 Govardhan puja Uttar Pradesh
Saturday Oct 21 Bhai Bij Gujarat only.
Tuesday Oct 31 Public Holiday Haryana. Birthday of birth anniversary of Sardar Patel
Wednesday Nov 01 Haryana Day Haryana only.
Wednesday Nov 01 Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Saturday Nov 04 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Saturday Nov 04 Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Monday Nov 06 Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Thursday Nov 23 Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Friday Dec 01 Milad-un-Nabi  
Saturday Dec 02 Milad-un-Nabi  
Sunday Dec 03 Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only.
Monday Dec 18 Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chhattisgarh
Tuesday Dec 19 Goa Liberation Day Goa only
Monday Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states
Monday Dec 25 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana only. Second time in 2017
Tuesday Dec 26 Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday Haryana only
Tuesday Dec 26 Boxing Day Mizoram, Telangana
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