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Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays 2017

Today – 27 March 2017 – is not a holiday in Uttar Pradesh.

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

DateDayHoliday
26 JanThuRepublic Day
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
12 MarSunHoli
4 AprTueRam Navami
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
11 AprTueHazrat Ali Jayanti
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonIdul Fitr
7 AugMonRaksha Bandhan
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami
2 SepSatIdul Zuha
29 SepFriMaha Navami
30 SepSatVijaya Dashami
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's Birthday
19 OctThuDiwali
20 OctFriDeepavali Holiday
21 OctSatBhai Dhooj
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
2 DecSatMilad un-Nabi
25 DecMonChristmas Day

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 recognise his great sacrifice.