Uttar Pradesh Bank Holidays 2017Today – 19 October 2017 – is a holiday in Uttar Pradesh for Diwali.
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 bank holidays for Uttar Pradesh. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day|
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami|
|9 Apr||Sun||Mahavir Jayanti|
|11 Apr||Tue||Hazrat Ali Jayanti|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|26 Jun||Mon||Idul Fitr|
|7 Aug||Mon||Raksha Bandhan|
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|2 Sep||Sat||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|29 Sep||Fri||Maha Navami|
|30 Sep||Sat||Vijaya Dashami|
|2 Oct||Mon||Gandhi Jayanti|
|20 Oct||Fri||Deepavali Holiday|
|21 Oct||Sat||Bhai Dooj|
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|2 Dec||Sat||Eid e Milad|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
Bank 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 bank holidays are in honour of freedom fighters and prophets that are revered in Uttar Pradesh. Good Friday and Christmas Day are also celebrated as bank 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.