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Delhi NCT Declares Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 2

Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi)
Posted: Friday, November 1, 2019
Most recent follow-up news item: November 5, 2021


The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory), via its Labour Minister, Gopal Rai, has announced that the Delhi Government had declared a one-off non-working public holiday in Delhi on Saturday, November 2, 2019, on account of Chhath Puja, a festival predominantly observed in the Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

The aforementioned declaration of a public holiday on Saturday, November 2, 2019, on account of Chhath Puja, thus further amends (2019-03-18) the terms of the "Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2019" (2018-12-14).

In 2013, the BJP Party had promised to declare Chhath Puja as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Delhi NCT, if it won the then coming Assembly elections (2013-08-29). Since then, though Chhath Puja is almost never included in the initially-released list of Delhi public holidays for the coming year, it almost always is declared a public holiday at the last minute (2018-11-12, 2017-10-24, 2014-10-28).



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