The list of government holidays in Maharashtra state for the year 2017 is mentioned below. Some of the holidays are declared by central government holidays and some of the holidays are declared by state government. Every year, republic day, Independence day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (gandhi jayanti) are nationally observed as holiday. The general public holiday in India is based on religion and regional basis. The dates mentioned below are the central government declared holidays, during the days all government offices will be closed nationwide. The muslim festivals holidays including Milad-un-Nabi, Ramzan, Muharram and Bakrid date will be changed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon. The Christians festival holidays including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are also declared as holiday.
|Thursday||January 26||Republic Day||Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India|
|Sunday||February 19||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti||Maharashtra only|
|Friday||February 24||Maha Shivratri||Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha|
|Tuesday||March 28||Ugadi||Telugu and Kannada New Year. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh only.|
|Saturday||April 01||Bank Holiday||Banks only. Annual accounts closing|
|Tuesday||April 04||Ram Navami||Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya|
|Sunday||April 09||Mahavir Jayanti||The most important religious holiday in Jainism|
|Friday||April 14||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti||Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar|
|Friday||April 14||Good Friday||Friday before Easter Sunday|
|Monday||May 01||Maharashtra Day||Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960|
|Wednesday||May 10||Buddha Purnima||Birth of Buddha|
|Monday||June 26||Idul Fitr||Many states|
|Tuesday||August 15||Independence Day|
|Thursday||August 17||Parsi New Year||Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only|
|Friday||August 25||Ganesh Chaturthi||Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata|
|Saturday||September 02||Idul Juha||Many states|
|Saturday||September 30||Dussehra||Vijaya Dashami|
|Sunday||October 01||Muharram (10th Day)||Day of Ashurah|
|Monday||October 02||Mahatma Gandhi Birthday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Thursday||October 19||Deewali||Maharashtra. Laxmi Pujan|
|Friday||October 20||Deepavali||Karnataka, Maharashtra|
|Saturday||November 04||Guru Nanak Birthday||The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik|
|Monday||December 25||Christmas Day||Observed in all states|
2017 Republic Day date January 26 (26/01/2017) It is one of the national holidays in India. In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force–on 26 January 1950–replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The new constitution, as drafted and approved by the Constituent Assembly of India, was mandated to take effect on 26 January 1950– and India became a republic.
2017 Good Friday date April 14 (14/04/2017) Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
2017 Workers Day Date (May Day) May 01 (01/05/2017) May Day coincides with International Workers’ Day, and in many countries that celebrate the latter, it may be referred to as “May Day”.May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.
2017 Independence Day date August 15 (15/08/2017) Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from British rule on 15 August 1947. The Celebration Ceremony of 68th Independence Day of India on 15th August 2014. The Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.
2017 Gandhi Jayanti date October 02 (02/10/2017) Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”.
2017 Diwali Date October 18 (18/10/2017) Diwali festival is one of the most important festival celebrated across India. Diwali is celebrated by Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism peoples. During diwali day, people’s wake up before dawn and have an oil bath. All the family members wear new clothes and pray to god. They distributed sweets with their neighbours, relatives and friends. The children’s are like to burst the crackers throughout the day.