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Government holidays in 2017 Punjab, India


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The list of government holidays in Punjab 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.

Day Date Holiday Comments
Thursday January 05 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday January 26 Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Friday February 10 Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Monday March 13 Holi
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 June 09 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Friday June 16 Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Monday June 26 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 14 Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday August 15 Independence Day
Saturday September 02 Idul Juha Many states
Saturday September 30 Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Monday October 02 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Thursday October 05 Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Wednesday October 18 Deewali Deepawali
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
Monday December 25 Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Punjab only. Second time in 2017
Tuesday December 26 Shaheed Udham Singh’s Birthday Haryana, Punjab only

 

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.

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