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Delhi Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

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

Delhi is officially known as the National Capital Territory of Delhi as it is the capital of the Republic of India. The main religion in Delhi is Hinduism with almost 82 percent of the population practicing. The next largest religion is Islam with almost 13 percent. As a result, many of the public holidays celebrated in Delhi are related to the Hindu religion.

The Government of the National Capital of Delhi General Administration Department establish public holidays each year. Notification is made based on Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881. The official notice has the holidays broken down into Saka Era which is a historical calendar era. The calendar e corresponds to the Julian Year 78. It is also referred to as Shaika Era or Shalvahana.

Public holidays in Delhi include Republic Day which falls on January 26. It commemorates the day when India’s constitution was placed in force. The Delhi Republic Day Parade is the largest and most important parade in India. Republic Day celebrations last for three days with the parade acting as the kick-off for the celebrations throughout the area. Prior to the parade, there is a Flag Hoisting Ceremony with an honoured guest, such as the President of India, given the honour of raising the flag.

Public Holidays 2016

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

26 JanTueRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 MarThuHoli
25 MarFriGood Friday
15 AprFriRam Navami
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
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 Delhi government.

26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
13 MarMonHoli
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
14 AprFriGood Friday
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
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