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Indian Punjab Public Holiday August 16

Source: Government of Punjab (Chandigarh)
Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, August 7, 2019


The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring Thursday, August 16, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of the death of Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon.

Earlier this summer (2018-06-28 and 2018-06-16), Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had already announced that June 28 and June 29 would be gazetted public holidays in India's state of Punjab, while, late last year (2017-12-30), less than a week after it announced the list of Punjab 2018 public holidays in its Notification No.6/7/2017-2PP3/S91 (2017-12-28), the Government of India's state of Punjab, facing widespread criticism by opposition parties and religious organizations, amended its list of the days which were to be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2018, by restoring 3 public holidays that had been moved to the restricted list of Punjab holidays for 2018: Maha Shivrarti, Vaisakhi, and the Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.



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