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Daman and Diu
Public Holidays

Daman and Diu Public Holidays 2017

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

Daman and Diu are two districts that comprise a Union Territory in India with Daman on the mainland near the southern portion of Gujarat State. Diu is an island near Una. Daman and Diu were liberated from Portuguese rule in 1961. Over 93 percent of the citizens of Diu are Hindu while almost 90 percent of Daman’s citizens are Hindu. Many of the public holidays in the territory are related to traditional Hindu holidays.

Public holidays are determined by the United Territory Administration, Office of the Collector/Secretary in conjunction with the government of India. Holidays are declared under power conferred under section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881. Holidays are divided into three Annexures on the official notification. Annexure I lists holidays celebrated by government offices and banks. It includes holidays such as Republic Day, Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday and Christmas. Annexure II includes restricted holidays and employees are entitled to choose two of those included. Annexure II includes Easter Sunday, Pongal and Onam. Annexure III includes holidays that must be paid holidays in the territory and includes Holi, Liberation Day for Daman and Diu as well as Labour Day. Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday is also included as a holiday on Annexure II.

Public Holidays 2017

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