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Arunachal Pradesh
Public Holidays

Arunachal Pradesh Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Arunachal Pradesh public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

The north-eastern most state in India, Arunachal Pradesh is known as the Orchid State of India. The name means “Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains,” and the native people trace their roots to Tibeto-Burman people. The state borders Bhutan, Myanmar and China. Much of the country belong to indigenous religions worshipping nature and following their own traditional beliefs.

According to the 2011 census, just over 30 percent of the population identifies as Christian, while a little more than 26 percent claim to be an indigenous religion, although most of those identify with the Donyl-Polo. Laws have been passed in Arunachal Pradesh to protect indigenous religions in the state, although no other religions have such protections.

Public holidays in Arunachal Pradesh are determined by the government and consist of three different lists. Citizens celebrate gazetted holidays, many of which are celebrated throughout India. These holidays are often mandatory, meaning that schools, banks and offices must close. In Arunachal Pradesh, these may include Republic Day, New Year’s Day and Christmas Day. Restricted holidays are those that an employee may choose to take based on religious or cultural beliefs. Some of these include Pongal, Easter Sunday and Rath Yatra. Local holidays may be celebrated in specific areas of Arunachal Pradesh. For example, Si Donyi is celebrated by the Tagin tribe while Uying-Aran is celebrated by the Adi tribe.

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
15 AugTueIndependence Day
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
Birthday