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Puducherry Public Holidays 2017

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

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

DateDayHoliday
14 JanSatPongal
16 JanMonUzhavar Thirunal
26 JanThuRepublic Day
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
14 AprFriTamil New Year
1 MayMonMay Day
26 JunMonIdul Fitr
15 AugTueIndependence Day
16 AugWedDe Jure Transfer Day
25 AugFriGanesh Chaturthi
1 SepFriIdul Zuha
29 SepFriMaha Navami
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's Birthday
18 OctWedDeepavali
1 NovWedPuducherry Liberation Day
2 DecSatMilad un-Nabi
25 DecMonChristmas Day

Public holidays are determined by the Government of Puducherry. Holidays are divided into three lists. All government offices and banks are closed on Appendix I and II. Holidays which fall on Sunday are excluded from the list.

The holidays listed on Appendix I are conferred under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881 and include Thiruvalluvar Day, in remembrance of a renowned poet who is regarded as a saint and philosopher in Puducherry, and De jure Transfer Day, recognising the area’s independence from France. It is important to note that public holidays may be different depending on the region. Appendix II includes holidays such as Tamil New Year’s Day and Deepavali.

Government employees are permitted to choose two listed on Appendix III as paid holidays. These include Bhogi, Ram Navami and Buddha Purnima.