Gazetted holidays in 2017 in India

Gazetted holidays are the holidays listed for central government employees in India applicable throughout the country. These holidays are as per the Circular issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Government of India, issued every year. The following are the gazetted holidays for the year 2017 as per the latest circular issued. You can plan your holidays based on these in advance.

There are 17 Gazetted holidays applicable throughout India in central government offices. Out of this fourteen are fixed and other three can be chosen from the second list depending upon state to state as festivals vary from state to state

S.NoMonth in 2017Date in 2017Holiday NameDay
1January26Republic dayThursday
2April9Mahavir JayantiTuesday
3April14Good FridayFriday
4May10Buddha PurnimaWednesday
5June26Idu’l FitrMonday
6August15Independence dayTuesday
7September2Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)Saturday
10October2Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayMonday
11October19Diwali (Deepavali)Thursday
12November4Guru Nanak’s BirthdaySaturday
13December2Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of prophet Mohammad)Saturday
14December25Christmas DayMonday

Additional list (three to be chosen state wise)

  1. An Additional Day for Dussehra
  2. Holi
  3. Janamashtami (Vaishnavi)
  4. Ram Navami
  5. Maha Shivratri
  6. Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayak Chaturthi
  7. Makar Sankranti
  8. Rath Yatra
  9. Onam
  10. Pongal
  11. Sri Panchami / Basant Panchami
  12. Vishu/ Vaisakhi / Vaisakhadi / Bhag Bihu / Mashad Ugadi / Chaitra Sukladi / Cheti Chand / Gudi Padava 1st / Navratra / Nauraj / Chhath Pooja / Karva Chauth

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