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Gujarat Public Holidays 2017

Today – 27 March 2017 – is not a holiday in Gujarat.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Gujurat public holidays. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
14 JanSatMakara Sankranti
26 JanThuRepublic Day
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
13 MarMonHoli
28 MarTueUgadi
4 AprTueRam Navami
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
28 AprFriMaharshi Parasuram Jayanti
26 JunMonIdul Fitr
7 AugMonRaksha Bandhan
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami
17 AugThuParsi New Year
25 AugFriGanesh Chaturthi
2 SepSatIdul Zuha
30 SepSatVijaya Dashami
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's Birthday
19 OctThuDiwali
20 OctFriViskram Samvat New Year
21 OctSatBhai Dhooj
31 OctTueSardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
2 DecSatMilad un-Nabi
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Visit gad.gujarat.gov.in for the official announcement.

Holidays are determined by the Personnel Division of the General Administration Department of the Government of Gujarat. There are three holiday lists approved in Gujarat. Government offices are closed on General Holidays. These holidays include Sardar Vallabhbbhai Patel’s birthday, Shree Ram Navmi and Guru Nanak’s birthday.

Government employees may choose two optional holidays as paid holidays. Optional holidays include Yom Kippur, Boxing Day and Onam. On Bank Holidays, all banks are closed and employees are provided the day off with pay. These include Republic Day, Raksha Bandhan and Bhai Bij.

Christmas is also declared a public holiday in Gujarat as is Good Friday. If any Muslim holiday does not fall on the day authorised by the government, public employees may be granted an optional holiday in place of the authorised holiday.