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Uttar Pradesh
Public Holidays

Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays 2017

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 Uttar Pradesh public holidays. Please scroll down to view.

Created as the United Provinces in 1937 under British Rule, Uttar Pradesh was renamed in 1950. It is the location of the world-renowned Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built in honour of Mumtaz Mahal, the wife of Shah Jahan, who died in childbirth. The state is almost 80 percent Hindu and just over 19 percent Muslim. Sikhs, Jains, Christians and Buddhists make up the rest of the religious groups in Uttar Pradesh.

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 recognize his great sacrifice.

Public Holidays 2017

26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
12 MarSunDoljatra / Holika Dahan
13 MarMonHoli
4 AprTueRam Navami
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
11 AprTueHazrat Alis Birthday
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
9 MayTueLok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu'l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
7 AugMonRaksha Bandhan
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu'l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
29 SepFriDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi's
19 OctThuDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
20 OctFriBalipadyami Diwali
21 OctSatBhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti
3 NovFriKarthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
2 DecSatMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet's Birthday)
25 DecMonChristmas Day