Public Holidays for Sikhs in Punjab Province for 2017 New Year

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punjab-province-holidaysThe state of punjab borders with indian states and more crucially with our neighbouring country Pakistan. There is conflict going on since independence in 1947 with pakistan over territorial disputes whereever it borders especially jammu kashmir. And punjab is one such state having long border with pakistan and our soliders are posted all along to protect our country. Therefore there is no approved borders for punjab in exact measurement and the borders keeps changing. Hence Punjab has only fewer holidays than any other Indian states and territories. Ofcourse each Sunday is supposed to be a holiday in the province of Punjab. The Section twenty five of the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881, the Government of Punjab, Department of Personnel rules over every new calendar year holidays for the public to be issued.

Punjab public holidays for year 2017 includes Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Ghandi birth anniversary to be celebrated all along with the states of India. On these days several govt. offices, banks and businesses go close. The Punjab’s population are mostly Sikhs and hence their holidays are associated with the Sikh religion. The practice of Sikhism has belife in “One Immortal Being,” ten Gurus, the teachings of the Gurus and “baptism bequeathed by the 10th Guru.”

Date Day Holiday
5 Jan Thu Guru Govind Singh Birthday
26 Jan Thu Republic Day
(National Day)
1 Feb Wed Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami
10 Feb Fri Guru Ravidas Jayanti
24 Feb Fri Maha Shivaratri
13 Mar Mon Holi
23 Mar Thu Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhedev
4 Apr Tue Ram Navami
9 Apr Sun Mahavir Jayanti
13 Apr Thu Vaisakh / Baisakhi /
14 Apr Fri Good Friday
14 Apr Fri Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
28 Apr Fri Maharshi Parasuram
1 May Mon May Day
29 May Mon Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru
Arjun Dev Ji
9 Jun Fri Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
26 Jun Mon Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
31 Jul Mon Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day
15 Aug Tue Independence Day
15 Aug Tue Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
30 Aug Wed Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji
2 Sep Sat Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
2 Sep Sat Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
21 Sep Thu Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
28 Sep Thu Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh JI
30 Sep Sat Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
2 Oct Mon Mahatma Gandhi’s
19 Oct Thu Diwali
(Festival of Lights)
4 Nov Sat Guru Nanak Jayanti
5 Dec Tue Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur JI
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day
25 Dec Mon Guru Govind Singh Birthday

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