Uttarakhand Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Uttarakhand public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Uttarakhand, known for its sites devoted to Hindu pilgrimage, is a major centre for the study of yoga. It was made famous around the world when the Beatles visited there in 1968. It is often called “Land of the Gods,” due to its natural beauty and the many Hindu temples throughout the area. Almost 83 percent of the population is Hindu and just under 14 percent practice Islam. Public holidays, which are approved by the Uttarakhand government each year, are a combination of religious celebrations and commemorations of cultural or historical events.
Like many states in India, Uttarakhand separates public holidays into categories. All government offices, banks, schools and many businesses are closed on gazetted holidays, including Holi, Good Friday and Christmas. Employees are permitted to choose two from the list of restricted holidays. Restricted holidays include New Year’s Day, Pongal and Easter Sunday.
Republic Day, Independence Day and the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi are gazetted holidays. These holidays are celebrated throughout India and are in recognition of events that helped India win its independence from other countries, including Britain. Mahatma Ghandi is considered the father of India due to his fight to create an independent country for his homeland. People throughout India celebrate his birthday as an homage to him.
Public Holidays 2017
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|12 Mar||Sun||Doljatra / Holika Dahan|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar 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)
|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|
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|