List of Holidays

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01
Jan 1
New Years Day Arunachal pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday January 03
Jan 3
Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Wednesday January 04
Jan 4
Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday January 05
Jan 5
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 350th Birthday of the tenth Sikh Guru
Thursday January 05
Jan 5
350th Birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Delhi. Govt. only
Thursday January 12
Jan 12
Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only.
Friday January 13
Jan 13
Bhogi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Saturday January 14
Jan 14
Pongal Also known as Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Bihu, Hadaga, Poki
Sunday January 15
Jan 15
Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu only
Monday January 16
Jan 16
Uzhavar Tirunal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu only
Tuesday January 17
Jan 17
Public Holiday Tamil Nadu only. 100th Birth Anniversary of Puratchi Thalaivar M.G.R.
Monday January 23
Jan 23
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Wednesday January 25
Jan 25
Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh only
Thursday January 26
Jan 26
Republic Day Commemorates the establishment of the Constitution of India
Saturday January 28
Jan 28
Losar Sikkim only. Tibetan New Year
Tuesday January 31
Jan 31
Me-dam-me-phi Assam. Ancestor festival
Wednesday February 01
Feb 1
Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana only
Wednesday February 01
Feb 1
Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, Punjab , West Bengal
Friday February 10
Feb 10
Guru Ravidas Birthday Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab only
Sunday February 19
Feb 19
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra only
Tuesday February 21
Feb 21
Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana only
Friday February 24
Feb 24
Maha Shivratri Celebrated on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha
Saturday February 25
Feb 25
Maha Shivratri Punjab
Sunday March 05
Mar 5
Panchayati Raj Diwas Odisha
Sunday March 12
Mar 12
Doljatra Holi Dahan. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.
Monday March 13
Mar 13
Holi
Tuesday March 21
Mar 21
Nauroz Spring Festival. Persian New Year.
Thursday March 23
Mar 23
Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev Haryana, Punjab only
Tuesday March 28
Mar 28
Gudi Padwa Telugu and Kannada New Year. Maharashtra only
Tuesday March 28
Mar 28
Cheti Chand Gujarat only.
Wednesday March 29
Mar 29
Ugadi Telugu and Kannada New Year. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana
Wednesday March 29
Mar 29
Telugu New Year Telugu and Kannada New Year. Tamil Nadu only.
Saturday April 01
Apr 1
Odisha Day Odisha only. Utkal Divas
Saturday April 01
Apr 1
Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Tuesday April 04
Apr 4
Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday April 05
Apr 5
Ram Navami Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama to King Dasharatha of Ayodhya
Wednesday April 05
Apr 5
Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Andhra Pradesh, Telangana only
Saturday April 08
Apr 8
Public Holiday Punjab. Birth anniversary of Guru Nabha Das
Sunday April 09
Apr 9
Mahavir Jayanti The most important religious holiday in Jainism
Tuesday April 11
Apr 11
Hazrat Ali’s Birthday Uttar Pradesh only.
Thursday April 13
Apr 13
Vaisakhi Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab
Friday April 14
Apr 14
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 14
Apr 14
Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 14
Apr 14
Tamil New Year Puthandu. Tamil Nadu only
Friday April 14
Apr 14
Vishu Kerala Only. First day of Tulu calendar
Friday April 14
Apr 14
Bohag Bihu Assamese New Year
Friday April 14
Apr 14
Biju Festival Tripura only
Saturday April 15
Apr 15
Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Saturday April 15
Apr 15
Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh only. The province of Himachal Pradesh was created on 15 April 1948
Saturday April 15
Apr 15
Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Saturday April 15
Apr 15
Easter Saturday Nagaland
Sunday April 16
Apr 16
Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam only
Friday April 21
Apr 21
Garia Puja Tripura only
Monday April 24
Apr 24
Shab-I-Miraj Jammu and Kashmir
Friday April 28
Apr 28
Parashurama Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Saturday April 29
Apr 29
Basava Jayanthi Karnataka only. The most important festival of the Lingayats.
Saturday April 29
Apr 29
Lord Parshuram Jayanti Punjab only
Monday May 01
May 1
Maharashtra Day Maharashtra only. Commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960
Monday May 01
May 1
May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal only
Tuesday May 09
May 9
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore West Bengal
Wednesday May 10
May 10
Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 16
May 16
Sikkim State Day Sikkim only
Friday May 26
May 26
Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam Tripura only
Sunday May 28
May 28
Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh only
Monday May 29
May 29
Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom day Punjab Only
Friday June 09
Jun 9
Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Gazetted holiday in Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.
Sunday June 11
Jun 11
Public Holiday Goa. For panchayat elections
Wednesday June 14
Jun 14
Pahili Raja Odisha
Thursday June 15
Jun 15
Raja Sankranti Odisha only
Friday June 23
Jun 23
Jumat-ul-Wida Last Friday of Ramadam
Sunday June 25
Jun 25
Ratha Yatra Odisha
Sunday June 25
Jun 25
Idul Fitr Kerala
Monday June 26
Jun 26
Idul Fitr Many states
Tuesday June 27
Jun 27
Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana. Following Day of Ramzan
Saturday July 01
Jul 1
Kharchi Puja Tripura only
Monday July 10
Jul 10
Bonalu
Saturday July 15
Jul 15
Ker Puja Tripura only
Wednesday July 19
Jul 19
State Holiday Sikkim only. For funeral of former CM Bhandari
Wednesday July 26
Jul 26
Teej Haryana only
Monday July 31
Jul 31
Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh Punjab only
Monday August 07
Aug 7
Raksha Bandhan
Monday August 14
Aug 14
Janmashtami Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Tuesday August 15
Aug 15
Independence Day
Tuesday August 15
Aug 15
Janmashtami
Thursday August 17
Aug 17
Parsi New Year Jamshed Navroz
Tuesday August 22
Aug 22
Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab only
Wednesday August 23
Aug 23
Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Dev Assam only
Friday August 25
Aug 25
Ganesh Chaturthi Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
Saturday August 26
Aug 26
Nuakhai Odisha only. Harvest Festival. Day after Ganesh Chaturthi
Wednesday August 30
Aug 30
Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab only
Friday September 01
Sep 1
Idul-Ad’ha Eid al-Adha. Kerala, Puducherry
Saturday September 02
Sep 2
Idul Juha Eid al-Adha
Sunday September 03
Sep 3
First Onam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Monday September 04
Sep 4
Thiruvonam Kerala only. Harvest Festival
Wednesday September 06
Sep 6
Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala only. Marks the birth of a key social reformer
Tuesday September 19
Sep 19
Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday September 20
Sep 20
Bathukamma Starting day Nine days before Durgastami
Thursday September 21
Sep 21
Muharram Observed mainly by the Shia Muslim community
Thursday September 21
Sep 21
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanati Haryana, Punjab only
Thursday September 21
Sep 21
Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala only. Marks the death of a key social reformer
Saturday September 23
Sep 23
Haryana’s Heroes’ Martyrdom Day Haryana only
Wednesday September 27
Sep 27
Saptami of Durgapuja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only
Thursday September 28
Sep 28
Durga Puja Mahastami. Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal
Thursday September 28
Sep 28
Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu
Thursday September 28
Sep 28
Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Friday September 29
Sep 29
Mahanavami Ninth Day of Dussehra
Friday September 29
Sep 29
Dussehra Punjab
Saturday September 30
Sep 30
Dussehra Vijaya Dashami
Saturday September 30
Sep 30
Vijaya Dashami Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu. Dussehra
Sunday October 01
Oct 1
Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Monday October 02
Oct 2
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Tuesday October 03
Oct 3
Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.
Wednesday October 04
Oct 4
Puja Holiday (additional) Tripura only.
Thursday October 05
Oct 5
Maharishi Valmiki Birthday Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab.
Thursday October 05
Oct 5
Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Saturday October 07
Oct 7
Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab only
Wednesday October 18
Oct 18
Deewali Deepawali
Wednesday October 18
Oct 18
Kati Bihu Assam only
Wednesday October 18
Oct 18
Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
Thursday October 19
Oct 19
Kali Puja Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Thursday October 19
Oct 19
Deewali Maharashtra(Laxmi Pujan)
Friday October 20
Oct 20
Vishavkarma day Haryana, Punjab only
Friday October 20
Oct 20
Deepavali Karnataka, Maharashtra
Friday October 20
Oct 20
Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat only.
Friday October 20
Oct 20
Govardhan puja Uttar Pradesh
Saturday October 21
Oct 21
Bhai Bij Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh
Tuesday October 31
Oct 31
Public Holiday Haryana. Birthday of birth anniversary of Sardar Patel
Wednesday November 01
Nov 1
Haryana Day Haryana only.
Wednesday November 01
Nov 1
Kannada Rajyothsava Bangalore Only. Karnataka Formation Day
Saturday November 04
Nov 4
Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of Guru Nanak Sahib, the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Saturday November 04
Nov 4
Rasa Purnima Odisha only
Monday November 06
Nov 6
Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka only
Thursday November 23
Nov 23
Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Punjab only
Friday December 01
Dec 1
Milad-un-Nabi
Saturday December 02
Dec 2
Milad-un-Nabi
Sunday December 03
Dec 3
Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa only.
Monday December 18
Dec 18
Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chhattisgarh
Tuesday December 19
Dec 19
Goa Liberation Day Goa only
Monday December 25
Dec 25
Christmas Day Observed in all states
Monday December 25
Dec 25
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana only. Second time in 2017
Tuesday December 26
Dec 26
Shaheed Udham Singh’s Birthday Haryana only
Tuesday December 26
Dec 26
Boxing Day Mizoram, Telangana