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India Changes Public Holiday For Birthday Of Shri Guru Gobind Singh

Source: Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (New Delhi)
Posted: Friday, July 1, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: September 18, 2011


The Government of India has announced a change in the method of calculating the date of the Birthday Of Shri Guru Gobind Singh public holiday, from the solar calendar to the lunar calendar, effective immediately.

The change, set forth in the Office Memorandum F.No.12/1/2010-JCA-2 of June 27, 2011, now bases all future occurrences of the Birthday Of Shri Guru Gobind Singh public holiday on the date of the Pausha Sukla Saptami of the lunar calendar, rather than the previously used, fixed-date, of January 5th.

As such the next occurrence of the Birthday Of Shri Guru Gobind Singh public holiday will be on December 31, 2011.



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