Public Holidays for Sikhs in Punjab Province for 2017 New Year

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.”

DateDayHoliday
5 JanThuGuru Govind Singh Birthday
26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
1 FebWedBasant Panchami / Sri Panchami
10 FebFriGuru Ravidas Jayanti
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
13 MarMonHoli
23 MarThuShaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhedev
4 AprTueRam Navami
(Vaishnava)
9 AprSunMahavir Jayanti
13 AprThuVaisakh / Baisakhi /
Masadi
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
28 AprFriMaharshi Parasuram
Jayanti
1 MayMonMay Day
29 MayMonMartyrdom Day of Sri Guru
Arjun Dev Ji
9 JunFriSant Guru Kabir Jayanti
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
31 JulMonShaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
30 AugWedBirthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
2 SepSatParkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
21 SepThuMaharaja Agrasen Jayanti
28 SepThuBirthday of S. Bhagat Singh JI
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi’s
Birthday
19 OctThuDiwali
(Festival of Lights)
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
5 DecTueMartyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur JI
25 DecMonChristmas Day
25 DecMonGuru Govind Singh Birthday

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