Assamese Calendar 2017 Public Holidays of Assam State

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assam-calendar-2017Assam is that state situated located on the southern most part of eastern Himalayas. Assam gets enormous visitors to the state annually to the World Heritage Sites such as Kaziranga National Park & Manas National Park. It is fame for wildlife sanctuary. Assam is one such that secured the one-horned Indian rhinoceros from extinction apart from other wild animals like water buffalo, pygmy hog & tiger.

Here the state Public holidays of Assam are generally dictated by the state Governor falling under the Negotiable Instrument Act of year 1881. Along with assam specific holidays, Sundays too considered public holidays in Assam and are fixed in cooperation with the indian Government led Ministry of Home Affairs Notification.

There are often religious holidays and cultural holidays announced in Assam that are based on beliefs. As like other states Assam too observes 3 National Days namely indian Republic Day, indian Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. As we assamese all know Republic Day honours the day in which the indian constitution was formed. Independence Day welcomes the country’s independence from Britain. Gandhi Jayanti is the birth day of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is popularly known as the “Father of the Nation.”

Date Day Holiday
11 Jan Wed Fateha-Dwaj-Daham
14 Jan Sat Makara Sankranti
15 Jan Sun Kanuma Panduga
23 Jan Mon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanati
26 Jan Thu Republic Day
(National Day)
31 Jan Tue Me-Dum-Me-Phi
11 Feb Sat Bir Chilarai Divas
12 Mar Sun Doljatra / Holika Dahan
13 Apr Thu Bohag Bihu
14 Apr Fri Good Friday
14 Apr Fri Bohag Bihu
15 Apr Sat Bohag Bihu
27 Apr Thu Tithi of Damodar Deva
1 May Mon May Day
10 May Wed Buddha Purnima
26 Jun Mon Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 Aug Tue Independence Day
15 Aug Tue Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
23 Aug Wed Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Deva
2 Sep Sat Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
27 Sep Wed Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Saptami)
28 Sep Thu Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Asthami)
29 Sep Fri Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 Sep Sat Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
2 Oct Mon Mahatma Gandhi’s
18 Oct Wed Deepavali
(Festival of Lights)
18 Oct Wed Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja
4 Nov Sat Guru Nanak Jayanti
2 Dec Sat Asom Divas / Assam Day
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day
31 Dec Sun Fateha-Dwaj-Daham

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