There is a belief for the state being called as Chhattisgarh from the thirty six ancient forts that prevailed in the region as “chhattis” means in hindi number of count 36 and “garh” means fort. Another belief that it is Chedisgarh or simply “Empire of the Chedis” for being ruled by Chedi dynasty during ancient times. And chhattisgarh is the corrupted form or pronounciation.
There are about 93% of population celebrating hindu festival holidays and 2% of muslim calendar holidays and a percent of christian observing christmas and new year holidays 2017. Apart from that there are chhattisgarh government holidays for Sikhism, Jainism or Sarnaism religion.
The religion dominates the holidays in Chhattisgarh are declared by the state government of india. The hindu festivals are famous here and one such important celebration is the birthday of Lord Mahavir Javanti determined as public holiday in Chhattisgarh. Also for buddhist The birth of Buddha and for sikhs Guru Nanak’s birthday are published as government public holidays of chhattisgarh 2017.
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|9 Apr||Sun||Mahavir Jayanti|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|9 Jun||Fri||Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti|
|26 Jun||Mon||Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
|7 Aug||Mon||Raksha Bandhan|
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|2 Sep||Sat||Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
|30 Sep||Sat||Durga Puja / Dussehra
|2 Oct||Mon||Mahatma Gandhi’s
(Festival of Lights)
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|