The maharashtra province is not known by its state rather than fame by its capital city Bombay or Later Mumbai. The growing bollywood film industry has its origin here in the state of Maharashtra. The significant monument British Raj-era built Gateway of India and the island of Elephanta cave temple has the presence. Close to 78% follow hindu dharma and 14% opted islam so a mixture of hindus and muslims all round here. Apart from that about 6% are of buddhist.
The General Administration Department of Maharashtra has right to authenticate the approved public holidays 2017 after cooperating with the Government of India. Most holidays declared for this state of maharashtra has their celebration along with all other indian states. The three major holidays and its importance are:
- Republic Day celebrated here remembers the constitutional date of India coming into force.
- Independence Day observed commemorates India’s independence from the British Empire in the year 1947.
- Gandhi Jayanti or his birth anniversary honored on October 2. He is otherwise known as Father of India, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi or Bapuji.
The cultural and traditional practices followed by the religious citizens celebrate other holidays such as Mabashivratri, Holi, Ram Navmi, Dusshera, Moharram & Diwali.
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|19 Feb||Sun||Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|28 Mar||Tue||Gudi Padva / Ugadi /
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|9 Apr||Sun||Mahavir Jayanti|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|1 May||Mon||Maharashtra Day|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|26 Jun||Mon||Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|17 Aug||Thu||Parsi New Year
|25 Aug||Fri||Ganesh Chaturthi /
|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)
|20 Oct||Fri||Balipadyami Diwali|
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|