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Karnataka

Public Holidays

Karnataka Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

Karnataka is the 7th largest state in India by size and 8th largest by population, and has a diversity of public holidays due to its rich history and religious influences.

Public holidays in Karnataka are determined by the state government and announced in the last months of each year for the following year. The announcement is made with an official notification published by the Karnataka Government Secretariat under to the Negotiable Instruments Act. The notification is published in kannada and english, and the most recent announcement is available on the state government's website.

2016

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

DateDayHoliday
15 JanFriUttarayana punya kala
Sankranti Festival
26 JanTueRepublic Day
(National Day)
7 MarMonMaha Shivaratri
25 MarFriGood Friday
8 AprFriGudi Padva / Ugadi /
Chetti Chand
14 AprThuDr Ambedkar Jayanti
19 AprTueMahavir Jayanti
1 MaySunMay Day
9 MayMonBasava Jayanti
6 JulWedRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugMonIndependence Day
5 SepMonVarasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
12 SepMonBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
30 SepFriMahalaya Amavasye
2 OctSunMahatma Gandhi's
Birthday
10 OctMonDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
11 OctTueDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
12 OctWedMuharram
15 OctSatMaharishi Valmiki's Birthday
29 OctSatNaraka Chaturdashi
31 OctMonBalipadyami Diwali
1 NovTueKannada Rajyothsava
17 NovThuKanakadasa Jayanthi
12 DecMonMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecSunChristmas Day

2017

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

DateDayHoliday
14 JanSatMakara Sankranti
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
28 MarTueGudi Padva / Ugadi /
Chetti Chand
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
29 AprSatBasava Jayanti
1 MayMonMay Day
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugTueIndependence Day
25 AugFriGanesh Chaturthi /
Vinayaka Chaturthi
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
20 SepWedMahalaya Amavasye
29 SepFriDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
Birthday
18 OctWedNaraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja
20 OctFriBalipadyami Diwali
1 NovWedKannada Rajyothsava
2 DecSatMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecMonChristmas Day