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Chandigarh

Chandigarh Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

We currently have public holidays for 2016 and 2017 listed. Scroll down to view.

Chandigarh was the dream of India’s first Prime Minister, Sh. Jawahar Lal Nehru. The city was planned by renowned French architect, Le Corbusier and has been called the best example of urban planning as well as modern architecture in modern India. The name means “City Beautiful” and is named for the goddess of power, Chandi. It is part of the prosperous Punji Province and was designed to be the capital of East Punjab. It became home to thousands of refugees who had been uprooted from West Punjab.

Public holidays in Chandigarh are determined by the Home Department in the Chandigarh Administration. All holidays are determined based on Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. Chandigarh declares all Sundays as holidays as well as every second and fourth Saturday. Other holidays are based on the culture, history and religious beliefs of those who reside in the state.

Some of the holidays are known as gazetted holidays, a term remaining from when the country was ruled by Great Britain. Some of these include Republic Day and Independence Day. Like the rest of the country, Chandigarh requires all banks to be closed for the Annual Closing of Bank Accounts. If a holiday falls on Sunday, it is celebrated on that Sunday as a holiday and may be excluded from the official list of holidays.

Public Holidays 2016

This list has now been updated to reflect the official dates released by the Chandigarh government.

DateDayHoliday
26 JanTueRepublic Day
(National Day)
7 MarMonMaha Shivaratri
24 MarThuHoli
25 MarFriGood Friday
20 AprWedMahavir Jayanti
21 MaySatBuddha Purnima
6 JulWedRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugMonIndependence Day
25 AugThuJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
12 SepMonBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
2 OctSunMahatma Gandhi's
Birthday
11 OctTueDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
12 OctWedMuharram
30 OctSunDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
14 NovMonGuru Nanak Jayanti
13 DecTueMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecSunChristmas Day

Public Holidays 2017

The dates below are not official. We will update this page as soon as the dates are released by the Chandigarh government.

DateDayHoliday
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
13 MarMonHoli
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
14 AprFriGood Friday
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
Birthday
19 OctThuDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti