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Madhya Pradesh

Public Holidays

Madhya Pradesh Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

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

Madhya Pradesh has many landmarks remaining from throughout the history of India. It is also well known for its Bengal tiger sanctuaries and guided safaris. Almost 91 percent of the state practice Hinduism while Muslims account for almost seven percent. The high number of Hindu and Muslim citizens are the main reason that public holidays in Madhya Pradesh are related to those religions.

Like other states in India, several public holidays are those celebrated throughout the country. These include Republic Day, Independence Day and Christmas Day. On these days, government offices, schools and many businesses are closed. Other holidays are specific to Madhya Pradesh and are related to either the Hindu or Muslim calendar. These holidays include Raksha Banahan, Durga Puja/Dussehra and Diwali. Several holidays in Madhya Pradesh are to commemorate the birthdays of prophets, including Milad-un Nabi. Throughout India, Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday is celebrated as a public holiday as well.

Other holidays celebrated in Madhya Pradesh include the End of Ramadan, Vasishnava and the Feast of Sacrifice. There may also be regional holidays where businesses and offices may be closed in order to enjoy festivals and other commemorations.

Public Holidays 2016

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

26 JanTueRepublic Day
(National Day)
7 MarMonMaha Shivaratri
23 MarWedHoli
15 AprFriRam Navami
19 AprTueMahavir Jayanti
21 MaySatBuddha Purnima
6 JulWedRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugMonIndependence Day
18 AugThuRaksha Bandhan
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 Madhya Pradesh government.

26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
12 MarSunDoljatra / Holika Dahan
28 MarTueGudi Padva / Ugadi /
Chetti Chand
4 AprTueRam Navami
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
7 AugMonRaksha Bandhan
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
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