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Chattisgarh Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

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

It is believed that Chhattisgarh gets its name from the 36 ancient forts that existed in the area since “chhattis” means 36 and “garh” means fort, although some historians believe the name is a corrupted form of Chedisgarh, or “Empire of the Chedis” since the area was part of the Chedi dynasty during ancient times. The 2011 census indicated that over 93 percent of the population practiced Hinduism with only two percent reporting as Muslim and one percent reporting as Christian. Other religions in the area include Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism or the indigenous religion, Sarnaism.

Public holidays in Chhattisgarh are determined by the government and many of them are related to the religions practiced in the area. Mahavir Javanti is one of the most important holidays in the practice of Jainism and is a public holiday in Chhattisgarh. The birth of Buddha is also a public holiday as is Guru Nanak’s birthday who is believed to be the founder of Sikhism.

Public Holidays 2016

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

26 JanTueRepublic Day
(National Day)
7 MarMonMaha Shivaratri
23 MarWedHoli
19 AprTueMahavir 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
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 Chattisgarh government.

26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
13 MarMonHoli
4 AprTueRam Navami
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
9 JunFriSant Guru Kabir Jayanti
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
7 AugMonRaksha Bandhan
15 AugTueIndependence Day
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
19 OctThuDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
2 DecSatMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecMonChristmas Day