Mizoram Public Holidays 2017
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Mizoram public holidays. Please scroll down to view.
Located in northeast India, Mizoram shares borders with Tripura Assam, Manipur, Bangladesh and Myanmar. The name translates to “land of the hill people.” It was created as a Union Territory in 1972 from Assam and became a state in 1987. Approximately 95 percent of Mizoram’s population is tribal, the highest concentration in India.
Public holidays in Mizoram are approved annually by the Governor. Holidays are divided into two lists with the first showing holidays where the government, banks and schools are closed for celebration. These include Missionary Day, a holiday that celebrates the arrival of two Welsh missionaries who helped establish the Presbyterian Church in the area, as well as Diwali, an ancient Hindu festival known as the Festival of Lights. Like the rest of India, Mizoram includes Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Ghandi’s birthday as public holidays. Good Friday and Christmas are also public holidays in Mizoram.
Government employees are also permitted to choose two restricted holidays each year. These holidays include Pongal, a harvest festival, and Bahag Bihu, a festival that unites the population regardless of religion and promotes diversity. Easter Monday is also included as a restricted holiday in Mizoram as is the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.
Public Holidays 2017
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|2 Oct||Mon||Mahatma Gandhi's
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