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Punjab
Public Holidays

Punjab Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Punjab public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

As a result of changing borders, Punjab recognises fewer holidays than other Indian states and territories. Each Sunday is considered a holiday in Punjab. Under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881, the Government of Punjab, Department of Personnel, determines each year what holidays are considered public.

Punjab celebrates Republic Day, Independence Day and the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi as these are public holidays throughout India. Government offices, banks and many businesses are closed on other public holidays as well. A large percentage of Punjab’s population are Sikh. Therefore, many of the holidays celebrated are related to the Sikh religion. Those who practice Sikhism believe in “One Immortal Being,” ten Gurus, the teachings of the Gurus and “baptism bequeathed by the tenth Guru.”

Public Holidays 2017

DateDayHoliday
5 JanThuGuru Govind Singh Birthday
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
1 FebWedBasant Panchami / Sri Panchami
10 FebFriGuru Ravidas Jayanti
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
13 MarMonHoli
23 MarThuShaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhedev
4 AprTueRam Navami
(Vaishnava)
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
13 AprThuVaisakh / Baisakhi /
Masadi
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
28 AprFriMaharshi Parasuram
Jayanti
1 MayMonMay Day
29 MayMonMartyrdom Day of Sri Guru
Arjun Dev Ji
9 JunFriSant Guru Kabir Jayanti
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
31 JulMonShaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
30 AugWedBirthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
2 SepSatParkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
21 SepThuMaharaja Agrasen Jayanti
28 SepThuBirthday of S. Bhagat Singh JI
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
Birthday
19 OctThuDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
5 DecTueMartyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur JI
25 DecMonChristmas Day
25 DecMonGuru Govind Singh Birthday