28/04/2017

Gazetted Holiday List 2017 Central Government Holidays in India

Central Government Holidays in India


The word gazetted is derived from the root word ‘gazette’ which usually refers to a news letter. ‘Gazetted’ means the name or matter published in the official government journal including holidays, public notices and government’ appointment and promotions. So the list of holidays published in the Gazette is known as gazetted holiday. These holidays includes our national festivals; Independence day on 15 August, Republic day on 26 January and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on second October and important festivals of different religions like Depawali, Guru Purnima, Eid-Ul-Fiter, Christmas,…etc.

The culture of India is very diverse and fervent where many festivals are celebrated by people from different linguistic, cultural and religious background. So holidays are needed to celebrate these festivals. Central government of India have selected some of these festivals celebrated by different communities and announced them as Gazetted Holidays. All the government and private offices are closed on these gazetted holidays.

Gazetted Holiday List 2017


S.No Holiday Date Day
1Republic dayJanuary 26Thursday
2Mahavir JayantiApril 9Tuesday
3Good FridayApril 14Friday
4Buddha PurnimaMay 10Wednesday
5Idu’l FitrJune 26Monday
6Independence dayAugust 15Tuesday
7Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)September 2Saturday
8DussehraSeptember 30Saturday
9MuharramOctober 1Sunday
10Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 2Monday
11Diwali (Deepavali)October 19Thursday
12Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 4Saturday
13Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of prophet Mohammad)December 2Saturday
14Christmas DayDecember 25Monday
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