Gujarat Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Gujarat public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Often referred to as the “Jewel of Western India,” Gujarat is bordered by Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and the Arabian Sea. Lothal, which is considered to be one of the world’s first seaports, is located in Gujarat. It is the home of Mahatma Ghandi and Vallabhbhai Patel, both of which preached unity between all religions. Many of the public holidays in Gujarat are based on the Hindu religion as 89 percent of Gujarat practices the religion.
Holidays are determined by the Personnel Division of the General Administration Department of the Government of Gujarat. There are three holiday lists approved in Gujarat. Government offices are closed on General Holidays. These holidays include Sardar Vallabhbbhai Patel’s birthday, Shree Ram Navmi and Guru Nanak’s birthday. Government employees may choose two optional holidays as paid holidays. Optional holidays include Yom Kippur, Boxing Day and Onam. On Bank Holidays, all banks are closed and employees are provided the day off with pay. These include Republic Day, Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Bij.
Christmas is also declared a public holiday in Gujarat as is Good Friday. If any Muslim holiday does not fall on the day authorised by the government, public employees may be granted an optional holiday in place of the authorised holiday.
Public Holidays 2017
This list has now been updated to reflect the official dates released by the Gujarat government.
|14 Jan||Sat||Makara Sankranti|
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|28 Mar||Tue||Gudi Padva / Ugadi /
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|9 Apr||Sun||Mahavir Jayanti|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|28 Apr||Fri||Maharshi Parasuram
|26 Jun||Mon||Ramazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
|7 Aug||Mon||Raksha Bandhan|
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|15 Aug||Tue||Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti|
|17 Aug||Thu||Parsi New Year
|25 Aug||Fri||Ganesh Chaturthi /
|2 Sep||Sat||Bakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
|30 Sep||Sat||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|2 Oct||Mon||Mahatma Gandhi's
(Festival of Lights)
|20 Oct||Fri||Vikram Samvat New Year Day|
|21 Oct||Sat||Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti|
|31 Oct||Tue||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|