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Maharashtra 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Government of Maharashtra (Mumbai)
Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020


The General Administration Department of 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 2021 ("In exercise of the powers entrusted to it by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its Notification No.39/I/68/JUDl-3, dated the 8th May 1968, the Government of Maharashtra hereby declares the following days as Public Holidays in the State of Maharashtra during the calendar year 2021").

As per custom (2019-12-09, 2018-12-10, 2017-11-12, 2016-11-20, 2012-11-24 and 2010-11-03), the aforementioned notification of the annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Maharashtra for the upcoming calendar year 2021, are contained in Notification No. PHO. 1120/C.R.82/Desk-29, dated the 1st December 2020 ("The holidays listed under (A) above are notified as public holidays under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881)."), and issued by order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra by the Deputy Secretary to Government of Maharashtra, J. J. Valvi.

The notification also mentions 5 Maharashtra public holidays that are traditionally observed in Maharashtra, but which fall on a Sunday in 2021 ("The following Holiday's falls on Saturday and Sunday"), namely: Mahavir Jayanti, Maharashtra Din, Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, and Christmas.

Finally, the Notification of 2021 public holidays in the Indian state of Maharashtra lists April 1st, 2021, "To enable to Banks to close their yearly accounts", separately, as a bank holiday ("Above holiday is limited for the Banks only. This holiday is not admissible to the Government Offices.").

Subsequent amendments to the list of 2021 public holidays in Maharashtra are always possible (2019-09-25 and 2019-07-01), though none was made in 2020.



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