Uttarakhand is a Hindu pilgrimage devoted state along with major yoga study centre. The state went fame throughout the world when the Beatles visited there in the year 1968. Because of its natural wonder and sprawling of hindu temples everywhere It is often called as “Land of the Gods,”. 83% of the population is Hindu and 14 percent follow Islam. Public holidays approved by the Uttarakhand government calendar year are just a mix of religious celebrations and commemorations taking into account of cultural or historical events.
Uttarakhand categories public holidays into many. The gazetted holidays of uttarakhand where the government offices, commercial banks, schools and many companies will be shut on festivals of Holi, Good Friday & Christmas. Workers are opted to select 2 from the list of restricted holidays like New Year’s Day 2017, Pongal & Easter Sunday.
The main national holidays such as Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Ghandi birthday are also gazetted holidays for UK.
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day
|24 Feb||Fri||Maha Shivaratri|
|12 Mar||Sun||Doljatra / Holika Dahan|
|4 Apr||Tue||Ram Navami
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|26 Jun||Mon||Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
|7 Aug||Mon||Raksha Bandhan|
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|15 Aug||Tue||Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti|
|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|
|21 Oct||Sat||Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti|
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|