Thiruvonam, Good Friday & Ramzan 2017 Holidays in Kerala

kerala-state-holidays-2017Kerala founded in 1956 as Keralam is situated on the costal side of Malobar. It is a malayalam language spoken region in India formed Under the States Reorganisation Act. The exports of spice from here attracted Portugal in the 15th century. The kerala state contains less sectarianism unlike other states in India. It has 55% hindu, 27% muslim and 18% per cent christians living. Except to the region of Malappuram where Hindu followers outnumber by vast region dominated Muslims.

The Negotiable Instruments Act of 1881 derived section 25 along with the kerala Government of India makes the public holidays of Kerala government. The common holidays of india are also observed here as public holidays. These are the public holidays of governet holidays for the celebrations like Republic Day, Independence Day & Mahatma Gandhi birthday. The other holidays in respect to Hindu, Muslim and Christian religions thiruvonam, Id-ul-Fitr and Good Friday.

Incase the Holidays falls on Sunday it goes exclusion from the official public holiday list of kerala.  Only the muslim festival holidays differ due to follow of lunar calendar of islam. Apart from that all commercial and cooperative banks goes on holiday on the Annual Closing of Bank Accounts.

26 JanThuRepublic Day
(National Day)
24 FebFriMaha Shivaratri
13 AprThuMaundy (Pesaha) Thursday
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
14 AprFriVishu
16 AprSunEaster Sunday
1 MayMonMay Day
26 JunMonRamazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
22 JulSatKarkkadaka Vavu
15 AugTueIndependence Day
15 AugTueJanmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
28 AugMonAyyankali Jayanthi
2 SepSatBakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
3 SepSunFirst Onam
4 SepMonThiruvonam
5 SepTueThird Onam
6 SepWedFourth Onam
21 SepThuSree Narayana Guru
Samdhi Day
29 SepFriDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 SepSatDurga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 OctSunMuharram
2 OctMonMahatma Gandhi’s
18 OctWedDeepavali
(Festival of Lights)
2 DecSatMilad-un-Nabi
(Prophet’s Birthday)
25 DecMonChristmas Day


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