List of Govt. Holidays of Uttar Pradesh New Calendar Year 2017

uttar-pradesh-holidaysUP was formed as the United Provinces in the year 1937 during the British Raj and later was rechristened as Uttar Pradesh in 1950. One of the world heritage and most popular Taj Mahal, a mausoleum constructed honouring Mumtaz Mahal, the spouse of Emperor Shah Jahan, who died during childbirth. The UP state has 80% of hindu population, 19% of muslims, and remaining 1% of Sikhs, Jains, Christians & Buddhists religious groups.

THe Public holidays in Uttar Pradesh approved are based on the religions here by the government. Throughout India the public holidays like Republic Day, Independence Day and the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi are celebrated and utter pradesh is no exception.

Some of the other public holidays in uttar pradesh are for honours of freedom fighters and prophets revered in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Good Friday & X-Mas Day for christians are too celebrated as public holidays for the forthcoming new year 2017.

And for the religion of islam, the birthday of Sufi saint Hazrat Ali, one of the religious dignitary and Prophet Mohammad blessed is celebrated by Muslims in the Chishti community by offering respect to him. People do celebrations by offering prayers and requesting his blessing. Mosques too conduct ceremonies for those who wish to remember his high sacrifice.

DateDayHoliday
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
12 MarSunDoljatra / Holika Dahan
13 MarMonHoli
4 AprTueRam Navami
(Vaishnava)
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
Birthday
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

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  • Ravi

    May i get the Uttar Pradesh state restricted holidays list for the year 2017

  • Mano

    Need various Banks holidays list in 2017 for the state of Uttar Pradesh