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Maharashtra Public Holidays 2016 and 2017

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

One of the better known states in India due to its capital, Mumbai, which used to be Bombay, Maharashtra is the location for the growing Bollywood movie industry. It is where the British Raj-era Gateway of India monument as well as Elephanta Island with its famous cave temple. Almost 78 percent of Maharashtra is Hindu while almost 14 percent are Islamic. Almost six percent of the population practices Buddhism.

The General Administration Department of Maharashtra approves all public holidays in the state in cooperation with the Government of India. Some of the holidays declared are celebrated throughout India. Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force. Independence Day is observed throughout the country on August 15. It commemorates India’s independence from the British Empire in 1947. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on October 2 in honour of the Father of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is better known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji. He was the spiritual leader and played a critical role in the independence of India.

Other holidays in Maharashtra are related to the culture, history and religion of the citizens of the state. Mabashivratri, Holi and Ram Navmi are celebrated in the state as well as Dasara, Moharum and Diwali.

Public Holidays 2016

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

26 JanTueRepublic Day
(National Day)
19 FebFriChatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
7 MarMonMaha Shivaratri
24 MarThuHoli
25 MarFriGood Friday
8 AprFriGudi Padva / Ugadi /
Chetti Chand
14 AprThuDr Ambedkar Jayanti
15 AprFriRam Navami
19 AprTueMahavir Jayanti
1 MaySunMaharashtra Day
21 MaySatBuddha Purnima
6 JulWedRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugMonIndependence Day
17 AugWedParsi New Year
5 SepMonGanesh Chaturthi /
Vinayaka Chaturthi
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)
31 OctMonBalipadyami Diwali
1 NovTueBhaubeej / Yam Dwitya
14 NovMonGuru Nanak Jayanti
12 DecMonMilad-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 Maharashtra government.

26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
19 FebSunChatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
13 MarMonHoli
28 MarTueGudi Padva / Ugadi /
Chetti Chand
4 AprTueRam Navami
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
1 MayMonMaharashtra Day
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 AugTueIndependence Day
17 AugThuParsi New Year
25 AugFriGanesh Chaturthi /
Vinayaka Chaturthi
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)
20 OctFriBalipadyami Diwali
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
2 DecSatMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecMonChristmas Day