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Assam Public Holidays 2017

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

Assam is located south of the eastern Himalayas, drawing thousands to the country each year to the Kaziranga National Park and the Manas National Park, both of which are World Heritage Sites. Known for wildlife, Assam has protected the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from extinction and has a large population of many wild animals, like the wild water buffalo, pygmy hog and tiger.

Public holidays in Assam are declared by the Governor of Assam under the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. In addition to specific holidays, Sundays are also considered holidays in Assam. All public holidays are determined in coordination with the Government of India and the Ministry of Home Affairs Notification.

Many holidays declared in Assam are based on religious and cultural beliefs. As the rest of India does, Assam celebrates three National Days which include Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. Republic Day honours the day in which the constitution of India came into force. Independence Day commemorates the country’s independence from Britain. Gandhi Jayanti is a festival which marks the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is considered the “Father of the Nation.” Other holidays celebrate harvests and other cultural beliefs that exist throughout India.

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
11 JanWedFateha-Dwaj-Daham
14 JanSatMakara Sankranti
15 JanSunKanuma Panduga
23 JanMonNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanati
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
31 JanTueMe-Dum-Me-Phi
11 FebSatBir Chilarai Divas
12 MarSunDoljatra / Holika Dahan
13 AprThuBohag Bihu
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriBohag Bihu
15 AprSatBohag Bihu
27 AprThuTithi of Damodar Deva
1 MayMonMay Day
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
23 AugWedTithi of Shrimanta Shankar Deva
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
27 SepWedDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Saptami)
28 SepThuDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Asthami)
29 SepFriDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
Birthday
18 OctWedDeepavali
(Festival of Lights)
18 OctWedNaraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
2 DecSatAsom Divas / Assam Day
25 DecMonChristmas Day
31 DecSunFateha-Dwaj-Daham