Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Uttar Pradesh public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Created as the United Provinces in 1937 under British Rule, Uttar Pradesh was renamed in 1950. It is the location of the world-renowned Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built in honour of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Shah Jahan, who died in childbirth. The state is almost 80 percent Hindu and just over 19 percent Muslim. Sikhs, Jains, Christians and Buddhists make up the rest of the religious groups in Uttar Pradesh.
Public holidays in Uttar Pradesh are approved by the government and many of those approved are related to the religions found in the state. Republic Day, Independence Day and the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi are celebrated throughout India. Other public holidays are in honour of freedom fighters and prophets that are revered in Uttar Pradesh. Good Friday and Christmas Day are also celebrated as public holidays.
One public holiday celebrated in Uttar Pradesh is the birthday of Hazrat Ali, a religious dignitary who was said to be blessed by the Prophet Mohammad. On his birthday, Muslims in the Chishti community offer respect to him, considering him a Sufi saint. People celebrate by offering prayers seeking his blessing. Mosques also hold ceremonies for those who wish to recognize his great sacrifice.
Public Holidays 2017
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|12 Mar||Sun||Doljatra / Holika Dahan|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|9 Apr||Sun||Mahavir Jayanti|
|11 Apr||Tue||Hazrat Alis Birthday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|9 May||Tue||Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|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|
|2 Sep||Sat||Bakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
|29 Sep||Fri||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|30 Sep||Sat||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|2 Oct||Mon||Mahatma Gandhi's
(Festival of Lights)
|20 Oct||Fri||Balipadyami Diwali|
|21 Oct||Sat||Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti|
|3 Nov||Fri||Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima|
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|