Central Government restricted holidays in 2017 in India

India is a land of diverse religions, customs, beliefs and languages. As all important holidays of different religions, cultures and beliefs cannot be combined in a single holiday list the central government publishes a a list of restricted holidays (35 in number for the year 2017) from which a central government employee can take two holidays as per his choice in the calendar year. The restricted holiday list for the year 2017 is as follows.

S.NoHoliday Name 2017Month 2017Date 2017Day 2017
1New Year’s DayJanuary1Sunday
2Guru Govind Singh BirthdayJanuary5Thursday
3Makar SankrantiJanuary14Saturday
4PongalJanuary14Saturday
5Basant Panchami / Sri PanchamiFebruary1Wednesday
6Guru Ravidas BirthdayFebruary10Friday
7Shivaji JayantiFebruary19Sunday
8Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiFebruary21Tuesday
9Holika Dahan /DolyatraMarch12Sunday
10Chaitra Sukladi /Gudi Padava/Ugadi / Cheti ChandMarch28Tuesday
11Hazarat Ali BirthdayApril11Tuesday
12Vaisakhi / VishuApril13Thursday
13MesadiApril14Friday
14Vaisakhadi (Bengal) /Bahag Bihu (Assam)April15Saturday
15Easter SundayApril16Sunday
16Guru Rabindranath BirthdayMay9Tuesday
17Jamat-Ul-VidaJune23Friday
18Rath YatraJune25Sunday
19Raksha BandhanAugust7Monday
20Janmashtami (Vaishnav)August15Tuesday
21Parsi New Year’s day / NaurajAugust17Thursday
22Vinayaka Chaturthi /Ganesh ChaturthiAugust25Friday
23OnamSeptember4Monday
24Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)September27Wednesday
25Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)September28Thursday
26Dussehra (Maha Navmi)September29Friday
27Maharishi Valmiki BirthdayOctober5Thursday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)October8Sunday
29Deepavali (South India)October18Wednesday
30Naraka ChaturdasiOctober18Wednesday
31Govardhan PujaOctober20Friday
32Bhai DujOctober21Saturday
33Pratihar Sashthi Or Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)October26Thursday
34Guru Teg Bahadur Martyrdom DayNovember24Friday
35Christmas EveDecember24Sunday

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