State of Bihar Holidays for New Year 2017

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bihar-holidays-2071Bihar is a hard land-locked indian state with only one route to the kolkata harbor lies inbetween West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. Bihar gets a transitional climate, economy & traditional culture. Bihar consider its festival to be significant and the most are state public holidays set by the Bihar government.

Bihar religions are the followers of sun god which is very famous across worshippers in india. Chatth Puja is one among such festival that makes the celebration of setting sun. This festival comes 2 times in a year with the former being called as Chaitra as per the Hindu calendar falls in the month of March and the latter being Kartik dates in November. The bihar official public calendar holidays is released by the Bihar government. The color of festivals Holi in the month of March has resemblence to the November Chhath Puja.

The public holiday for Ram Navami is for Hindu festival celebrates the birth of the lord RAMA. This bihar festival 2017 is observed by biharis by fasting or offering prayers. Similary Diwali is the Festival of Lights comes in October month for hindu religions and for muslims it is Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha is the Feast of the Sacrifice, this time dates to September.

Date Day Holiday
5 Jan Thu Guru Govind Singh Birthday
26 Jan Thu Republic Day
(National Day)
1 Feb Wed Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami
24 Feb Fri Maha Shivaratri
12 Mar Sun Doljatra / Holika Dahan
13 Mar Mon Holi
22 Mar Wed Bihar Divash
4 Apr Tue Ram Navami
9 Apr Sun Mahavir Jayanti
14 Apr Fri Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
23 Apr Sun Veer Kunvar Singh Jayanti
1 May Mon May Day
10 May Wed Buddha Purnima
9 Jun Fri Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
26 Jun Mon Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 Aug Tue Independence Day
2 Sep Sat Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
27 Sep Wed Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Saptami)
28 Sep Thu Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Asthami)
29 Sep Fri Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 Sep Sat Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 Oct Sun Muharram
2 Oct Mon Mahatma Gandhi’s
19 Oct Thu Diwali
(Festival of Lights)
21 Oct Sat Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti
2 Dec Sat Milad-un-Nabi
(Prophet’s Birthday)
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day
25 Dec Mon Guru Govind Singh Birthday


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