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India's UP State Amends Official Public Holidays List

Source: The Organiser
Posted: Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The UPA government has removed Holi and Janmasthami from the list of gazetted government holidays. They are now only on the list of Restricted Holidays, along with 32 other festivals and sacred days.

Now, both strictly Hindu festivals and Muslim festivals, are even in number.

According to the present list, there are three holidays for Muslim festivals (Id-ul-Juha, Muharram and Milad-un-nabi), three for Hindus (Diwali, Dussehra and Ram Navami), three national festivals (Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti), two of the Christians (Good Friday and Christmas), Buddha Purnima, Guru Nanak Jayanti, and Mahavir Jayanti.

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