UP 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.
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|12 Mar||Sun||Doljatra / Holika Dahan|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|9 Apr||Sun||Mahavir Jayanti|
|11 Apr||Tue||Hazrat Alis Birthday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|9 May||Tue||Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|26 Jun||Mon||Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
|7 Aug||Mon||Raksha Bandhan|
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|15 Aug||Tue||Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti|
|2 Sep||Sat||Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
|29 Sep||Fri||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|30 Sep||Sat||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|2 Oct||Mon||Mahatma Gandhi’s
(Festival of Lights)
|20 Oct||Fri||Balipadyami Diwali|
|21 Oct||Sat||Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti|
|3 Nov||Fri||Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima|
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|