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India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the next 9 months of 2017, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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India Public Holidays in 2017 Observance*
Jan.    Sun New Year's Day (TN) Regional
        Tue Public Holiday (Mourning for HS Mahadeva Prasad) (KA) Reg+Gov
        Thu Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (CH DL HP HR PB RJ) Regional
        Thu Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Fri Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) Regional
        Sat Pongal (AP PY TN) Regional
        Sat Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ KA TS) Regional
        Sun Thiruvalluvar Day (TN) Regional
        Sun Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
        Mon Uzhavar Thirunal (PY TN) Regional
        Tue Public Holiday (MG Ramachandran Birth Centenary) (TN) Regional
        Mon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
        Wed Statehood Day (HP) Regional
        Thu Republic Day (National Day)
Feb.    Wed Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram jayanti / Saraswati Puja (HR OR PB WB) Regional
        Sat Public Holiday (Assembly Polls) (PB) Regional
        Fri Guru Ravidas Jayanti (CH HP HR MP PB) Regional
        Thu Public Holiday (State Elections) (MH) Reg+Gov
        Tue Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (HR) Regional
        Tue Public Holiday (State Elections) (MH) Reg+Gov
        Fri Maha Shivaratri (AP CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
Mar. 12 Sun Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP JK RJ UK UP) Regional
     13 Mon Holi / Dhuleti (CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
     13 Mon Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (BR) Regional
     14 Tue Holi / Dhuleti (BR) Regional
     22 Wed Bihar Day (BR) Regional
     23 Thu Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh (PB) Regional
     23 Thu Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
     28 Tue Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (GA GJ JK MH) Regional
     29 Wed Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP KA MP RJ TS) Regional
     29 Wed Telugu New Year (TN) Regional
     30 Thu Sarhul (JH) Regional
Apr.  1 Sat Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
      1 Sat Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
      4 Tue Ram Navami (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH MH OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
      5 Wed Ram Navami (AP BR MP TS) Regional
      5 Wed Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) Regional
      9 Sun Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (CG DL PB RJ TN UP) Regional
     11 Tue Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
     13 Thu Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (CH HR JK MP PB) Regional
     14 Fri Good Friday (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ JH KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     14 Fri Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (AP BR CG GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     14 Fri Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
     14 Fri Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
     14 Fri Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
     14 Fri Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (MP) Regional
     15 Sat Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
     15 Sat Himachal Day (HP) Regional
     28 Fri Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR PB) Regional
     29 Sat Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
     29 Sat Parshuram Jayanti (MP) Regional
May   1 Mon May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PB PY TN WB) Regional
      1 Mon Maharashtra Din (MH) Regional
      9 Tue Rabindranath Tagor Jayanti (WB) Regional
     10 Wed Buddha Purnima (CG CH DL HP HR JH JK MH MP UK UP WB) Regional
     28 Sun Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP RJ) Regional
     29 Mon Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
June  9 Fri Kabir Jayanti (CG HP HR PB) Regional
     14 Wed Pahaliraja (OR) Regional
     15 Thu Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
     22 Thu Shab-i-Qadr (JK) Regional
     23 Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) Regional
     25 Sun Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (KL) Regional
     25 Sun Ratha Yathra (OR) Regional
     26 Mon Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
     27 Tue Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) Regional
July  5 Wed Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
     10 Mon Bonalu (TS) Regional
     13 Thu Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
     26 Wed Hariyali Teej (HR) Regional
     31 Mon Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (PB) Regional
Aug.  7 Mon Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ MP RJ UK UP) Regional
      7 Mon Jhulana Purnima (OR) Regional
     14 Mon Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (AP BR OR TN TS) Regional
     15 Tue Independence Day
     15 Tue Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (CG CH GJ HP HR JH JK MP PB RJ UK UP) Regional
     16 Wed De Jure Transfer Day (PY) Regional
     17 Thu Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) Regional
     22 Tue Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) Regional
     25 Fri Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP GA GJ KA MH OR PY TN TS) Regional
     26 Sat Nuakhai (OR) Regional
     26 Sat Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) Regional
     28 Mon Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
     30 Wed Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji (PB) Regional
     31 Thu Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
Sep.  1 Fri Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (KL PY) Regional
      2 Sat Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP JH JK KA MH MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
      3 Sun First Onam (KL) Regional
      3 Sun Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) Regional
      4 Mon Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
      6 Wed Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (KL) Regional
     19 Tue Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) Regional
     20 Wed First day of Bathukamma (TS) Regional
     21 Thu Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
     21 Thu Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
     21 Thu Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
     27 Wed Dussehra (Maha Saptami) / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (OR WB) Regional
     28 Thu Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Durga Ashtami (JH OR RJ WB) Regional
     28 Thu Durgastami (AP TS) Regional
     28 Thu Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji (PB) Regional
     29 Fri Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH KA KL OR PY TN UP WB) Regional
     30 Sat Muharram / Ashoora (KL) Regional
     30 Sat Durga Puja / Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) (AP BR CG DL GA GJ HP JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
Oct.  1 Sun Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG DL HP JK RJ TN UP) Regional
      2 Mon Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
      5 Thu Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) Regional
      5 Thu Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB) Regional
      7 Sat Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (PB) Regional
     18 Wed Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN TS) Regional
     18 Wed Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA) Regional
     19 Thu Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
     19 Thu Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (OR WB) Regional
     20 Fri Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (GJ HR KA MH PB RJ UK UP) Regional
     21 Sat Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej (GJ RJ UK UP) Regional
     26 Thu Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR JH) Regional
     27 Fri Chath Holiday (BR) Regional
     31 Tue Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) Regional
Nov.  1 Wed Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
      1 Wed Haryana Day (HR) Regional
      1 Wed Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) Regional
      3 Fri Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) Regional
      4 Sat Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
      4 Sat Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) Regional
      6 Mon Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) Regional
     16 Thu Shahidi Divas S. Kartar Singh Srabha Ji (PB) Regional
     23 Thu Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) Regional
Dec.    Fri Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP JK KA MH TN TS) Regional
        Sat Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (CG DL GJ JH KL MP OR PY RJ UK UP) Regional
        Mon Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) Regional
        Tue Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) Regional
        Fri Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) Regional
        Mon Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) Regional
        Tue Goa Liberation Day (GA) Regional
        Mon Christmas (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (HR RJ) Regional
        Tue Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (HR) Regional
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Recent News and Updates

16 Feb 2017 Indian 2017 West Bengal Public Holidays Expanded (Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has announced that Buddha Purnima would be a non-working public holidays in India's state of West Bengal.  10 Feb 2017 India 2017 Maharashtra Public Holidays February 16 and 21 (Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has declared 2 one-off non-working public holidays for its employees on Thursday, February 16, and Tuesday, February 21, 2017, on account of the upcoming Maharashtra state polling days.  13 Jan 2017 Indian Tamil Nadu Public Holiday January 17 (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Chief Secretary of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Girija Vaithiyanathan, has released a Government Order declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, to mark the birth centenary of former Chief Minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran.  11 Jan 2017 Indian 2017 Central Public Holidays Amended (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has bowed to public pressure from within Tamil Nadu and has amended the previously-released list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India in Tamil Nadu, for the calendar year 2017.  04 Jan 2017 India Delhi NCT Public Holiday January 5 (Government of Delhi NCT-New Delhi) The newly-appointed lieutenant-governor of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory), Anil Baijal, has announced the gazetted declaration of tomorrow, Thursday, January 5, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's Delhi NCT on the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  03 Jan 2017 Indian Karnataka Public Holiday January 3 (The Hindu-Bangalore) Following the death, earlier today, from a heart attack of Karnataka Cooperation and Sugar Minister, H S Mahadev Prasad, the Government of India's State of Karnataka has declared a one-day government holiday for today, Tuesday, January 3, 2016.  18 Dec 2016 India 2017 Punjab Public Holidays Announced (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  18 Dec 2016 India 2017 Jharkhand Public Holidays Announced (Government of Jharkhand-Ranchi) The Government of India's state of Jharkhand has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jharkhand for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  16 Dec 2016 India 2017 Bihar Public Holidays Announced (Government of Bihar-Patna) The Government of India's state of Bihar has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  14 Dec 2016 India 2017 Gujarat Public Holidays Announced (Government of Gujarat-Gandhinagar) The Government of India's state of Gujarat has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Gujarat for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  11 Dec 2016 India 2017 Jammu and Kashmir Public Holidays Announced (Government of Jammu and Kashmir-Srinigar) The Government of India's state of Jammu and Kashmir has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jammu and Kashmir for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  09 Dec 2016 India 2017 Delhi NCT Public Holidays Announced (Government of Delhi NCT-New Delhi) The Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Delhi NCT for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  09 Dec 2016 India 2017 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Chhattisgarh-Raipur) The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  08 Dec 2016 India 2017 Chandigarh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Chandigarh-Chandigarh) The Government of India's Union Territory of Chandigarh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's Union Territory of Chhattisgarh for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  04 Dec 2016 India 2017 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Uttar Pradesh-Lucknow) The Government of India's state of Uttar Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  01 Dec 2016 India 2017 Meghalaya Public Holidays Announced (Government of Meghalaya-Shillong) The Government of India's state of Meghalaya has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Meghalaya for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  01 Dec 2016 India 2017 Rajasthan Public Holidays Announced (Government of Rajasthan-Jaipur) The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Rajasthan for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  30 Nov 2016 India 2017 Karnataka Public Holidays Announced (Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) The Government of India's state of Karnataka has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Karnataka for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  26 Nov 2016 India 2017 Haryana Public Holidays Announced (Government of Haryana-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Haryana has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Haryana for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  26 Nov 2016 India 2017 Andhra Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Andhra Pradesh-Hyderabad) The Government of India's state of Andhra Pradesh has published in its extra-ordinary Gazette (G.O.RT.No. 2412) an announcement of the days which shall be non-working public holidays for the calendar year 2017 ("the days which shall be observed as General Holidays by all the State Government Offices").  23 Nov 2016 India 2017 Telangana Public Holidays Released (Government of Telangana-Hyderabad) The Government of India's State of Telangana has released the "Telangana GO List of General Holidays, Optional Holidays for the year 2017" (G.O.RT.No. 2529) which officially lists the annual non-working public holidays to be observed in the Indian State of Telangana for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  20 Nov 2016 India 2017 Maharashtra Public Holidays Announced (Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  17 Nov 2016 India 2017 Kerala Public Holidays Announced (Government of Kerala-Thiruvananthapuram) The Government of India's state of Kerala has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Kerala for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  15 Nov 2016 India 2017 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Released (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Tamil Nadu for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  13 Nov 2016 India 2017 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Announced (Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Uttarakhand for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  13 Nov 2016 India 2017 Puducherry Public Holidays Announced (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The government of India's State of Puducherry has announced the list of official state non-working public holidays in India's State of Puducherry for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  11 Nov 2016 India 2017 Manipur Public Holidays Announced (Government of Manipur-Imphal) The Government of India's state of Manipur has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Manipur for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  10 Nov 2016 India 2017 Goa Public Holidays Announced (Government of Goa-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Goa has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Goa for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  02 Nov 2016 India 2017 Madhya Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Madhya Pradesh-Bhopal) The Government of India's state of Madhya Pradesh has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Madhya Pradesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  01 Nov 2016 Indian 2017 West Bengal Public Holidays Announced (Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) The Government of India's state of West Bengal has announced the days which shall be non-working public holidays in India's state of West Bengal for the calendar year 2017.  31 Oct 2016 India 2017 Odisha Public Holidays Announced (Government of Odisha-Bhubaneswar) The Government of India's state of Odisha has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Odisha for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  03 Oct 2016 India 2017 Himachal Pradesh Public Holidays Announced (The official webportal of the Himachal Pradesh Government-Shimla) The government of the Indian State of Himachal Pradesh has issued a notification of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in the State of Himachal Pradesh as gazetted holidays during the upcoming calendar year 2017.  25 Jun 2016 Indian 2017 Central Public Holidays Released (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has released its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India, for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the India public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Full national public holidays: India has only 3 full national public holidays: Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15, and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday on October 2.  Indian States and Territories and their Abreviations: There are 29 Indian States and 7 Union Territories (denoted by an asterisk). Their 2-letter codes are: •AN* Andaman/Nicobar, •AP Andhra Pradesh, •AR Arunachal Pradesh, •AS Assam, •BR Bihar, •CG Chattisgarh, •CH* Chandigarh, •DD* Daman/Diu, •DL* Delhi, •DN* Dadra and Nagar Haveli, •GA Goa, •GJ Gujarat, •HP Himachal Pradesh, •HR Haryana, •JH Jharkhand, •JK Jammu/Kashmir, •KA Karnataka, •KL Kerala, •LD* Lakshadweep, •MH Maharashtra, •ML Meghalaya, •MN Manipur, •MP Madhya Pradesh, •MZ Mizoram, •NL Nagaland, •OR Odisha (formerly Orissa), •PB Punjab, •PY Puducherry, •RJ Rajasthan, •SK Sikkim, •TS Telangana, •TN Tamil Nadu, •TR Tripura, •UK Uttarakhand (formerly UA-Uttaranchal), •UP Uttar Pradesh, •WB West Bengal.  Coverage: We do not cover 6 of the so-called Seven Sister States of the Northern Frontier (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura), nor the Himalayan state of Sikkim, and the extremely minor, often former Portuguese enclaves that are the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep.  Selection of Indian Public holidays: Each of the Indian States and Union Territories issues 2 or 3 annual listings; the General holidays (sometimes also called Public Holidays or Gazetted Holidays), a list of Restricted Holidays (a smorgasbord of 15-30 holidays related to all the various religious minorities of a given state, from which employees are allowed to select a few, typically 3), and in some, but not all, cases a list of Bank Holidays. We do not include the list of restricted holidays, per se, as this would more than double the current list of over 160 annual public holidays in the 23 States and 3 Union Territories that we cover (see below), though many of these restricted holidays can appear as general holidays of one or more of the other Indian states. We do not include the bank holidays lists either, but these usually follow the general holidays lists (and some states/territories even omit them altogether).  India International Codes IN and IND (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .in (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of India information and news: Reserve Bank of India (India central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (India maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in India), and Wikipedia (includes India commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in India, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in India that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for India, were calculated using a mathematical model that is based on Sufist lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For India, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.

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Solar Holidays : The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India are based on the geographical location of New Delhi (latitude 28,6°N, longitude 77,2°E, GMT+5,5 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2018 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2017 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of India, before planning any trip to India. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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