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home  > about india index > bank holiday & festival dates 2007

Bank holiday and festival dates in India 2007

NOTE: We have now added a page with this year's public holiday & festival dates.

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Dates marked with letters in the right hand column represent gazetted public holidays (p) and restricted holidays (r) in the state of Himachal Pradesh, but many of those marked will be applicable as public holidays in other Indian states. Dates with a coloured (p) are marked all over India. 'Restricted holidays' mean that government employees may take a choice of any two of the dates, while on public holidays most government offices and banks will be closed. Entries with no letter in the right hand column are not official holidays in Himachal Pradesh, but may be in other Indian states.


January

     
01 jan   New Year's Day r
01 jan*   Idu'l Zuha / Id ul Zuha /Eid ul Adha (Bakrid - Feast of the Sacrifice) Note p
05 jan   Guru Govind Singh's birthday p
13 jan   Mela Maghi Muktsar (Sikh)  
13 jan   Lohri / Lohari (HP, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi) r
14 jan   Makra Sankaranti r
14 jan   Bhogi (1st day of Pongal)  
15 jan   Pongal (Surya Pongal, main)  
16 jan   Mattu Pongal  
16 jan   Thiruvalluvar Day (Tamil Nadu)  
23 jan   Basanta Panchami / Vasant Panchami / Shree Panchami r
25 jan   Statehood Day (Himachal Pradesh) p
26 jan   Bhim Ashtami  
26 jan   Republic Day p
27 jan   Madhva Navami (Karnataka)  
30 jan*   Muharram (Islamic New Year) r
31 jan   Guru Har Rai Sahib's birthday (Sikh)  
       

February

     
02 feb   Guru Ravi Dass's birthday r
12 feb   Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti r
16 feb   Maha Shivaratri (Smarta) p
       

March

     
03 mar   Holi (Holika Dahana) r
04 mar   Holi / Holika / Medin Poya / Dola Purnima (in Orissa) p
04 mar   Hola Mohalla (Sikh)  
04 mar   Lunar eclipse (3:00 am to 6:42 am)  
11 mar   Sheetela Pujanam  
14 mar   Sikh New Year's Day (Nanakshahi calendar)  
18 mar   Losar  
19 mar   Chaitra Sukhladi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi /
Cheti Chand
 
19 - 27 mar   Ramayana week  
19 mar   Solar eclipse (6:08 am to 9:55 am)  
20 mar   Telugu new year  
27 mar   Ram Navami p
31 mar   Mahavir Jayanti p
       

April

     
01 apr   Milad-un-Nabi (Prophet Mohammed's birthday) r
02 apr   Hanuman Jayanti  
05 apr   Maundy Thursday (Kerala)  
06 apr   Good Friday p
08 apr   Easter Sunday  
14 apr   Tamil New Year (Tamil Nadu)  
14 apr   Baisakhi / Vaisakhi (birth anniversary of the Khalsa) r
14 apr   Dr B.R. Ambedkar's birthday  
14 apr   Mesadi  
14 apr   Vishu  
15 apr   Vaiskhadi (Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)  
15 apr   Himachal day (Himachal Pradesh) p
18 apr   Guru Angad Sahib's birthday (Sikh)  
18 apr   Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib's birthday (Sikh)  
30 apr   Nrisinha Jayanti (Gujarat)  
       

May

     
01 may   May Day  
01 may   Maharashtra Day  
02 may   Buddha Purnima p
02 may   Guru Arjun Sahib's birthday (Sikh)  
15 may   Dunghri mela (HP, 1st day)  
16 may   Dunghri mela (HP, 2nd day)  
17 may   Old Manali mela (as part of Dunghri mela)  
21 may   Rajiv Gandhi death anniversary  
23 may   Guru Amar Das Sahib's birthday (Sikh)  
27 may   Pandit Nehru death anniversary  
       

June

     
16 jun   Guru Arjun Dev Sahib's Martyrdom Day  
25 jun   Ganga Dashami  
       

July

     
05 jul   Guru Hargobinds birthday (Sikh)  
16 jul   Rath Yatra  
23 jul   Guru Harkrishan Sahib' birthday (Sikh)  
28 jul   Hazrat Ali's birthday r
29 jul   Guru Purnima (Vyas pujan)  
       

August

     
15 aug   Independence Day p
15 aug   Varasiddhi Sri Vinayaka Vratha (Karnataka)  
18 aug   Naag Panchami (South India)  
19 aug   Randhan (Gujarat)  
20 aug   Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi)  
20 aug   Sitala Satan (Gujarat)  
22 aug   Nori Nem (Gujarat)  
26 aug   First Onam (uthraadam) (Kerala)  
27 aug   Second Onam (thiruvonam) - main Onam  
28 aug   Raksha Bandhan, or Rakhi r
28 aug   Avani Avittom (Kerala)  
28 aug   Third Onam (avittam)  
28 aug   Sravana Purnima (Andhra Pradesh)  
29 aug   Fourth Onam (chathayam) /
Sri Narayana Guru Jayanthi (Kerala)
 
       

September

     
01 sep   First Parkash Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh)  
03 sep   Janmashtami (Smarta) / Sri Krishna Jayanti  
04 sep   Janmashtami (Vaishnava) p
15 sep   Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi - main  
16 sep   Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd day) / Nuakhai (KA)  
16 sep   Rishi Panchami  
27 sep   Pitr-paksha (start; till 11/10)  
       

October

     
02 oct   Gandhi Jayanti (Mahatma Gandhi's birthday) p
09 oct   Guru Ramdas Sahib's birthday (Sikh)  
10 oct   Shastradi hatanam (Shraddha)  
11 oct   Sarva Pitri shraddha  
12 oct   Jamat-Ul-Vida  
12 oct   Navaratri (start; till 20/10)  
14 oct*   Id ul Fitr (Eid - end of Ramadan / Ramzan) p
18 oct   Saraswati Puja (part of Navratri)  
18 oct   Dussehra / Durga Puja (Maha Saptami) r
19 oct   Dussehra / Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami) r
20 oct   Guru Granth Sahib Holy Scriptures installation  
20 oct   Dussehra / Durga Puja (Maha Navami) r
21 oct   Dussehra / Durga Puja (Vijay Dashami) - main day p
21 oct   1st day of Kullu Dussehra (HP), which runs for a week. The Gods parade from the Palace at Sultanpur to Dhalpur ground for the 'running of the Gods'.  
26 oct   Maharishi Valmiki's birthday p
29 oct   Karva Chauth  
       

November

     
01 nov   Kannada Rajyotsava (Karnataka founding day)  
07 nov   Dhan Teras  
08 nov   Deepawali (South India) / Lakshmi Puja  
08 nov   Naraka Chaturdasi r
09 nov   Diwali (Deepawali) / Bandi Chor Diwas p
10 nov   Govardhan Puja r
11 nov   Bhai Duj r
24 nov   Guru Nanak's birthday (Parkash) p
24 nov   Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom day r
       

December

     
20 dec   Gita Jayanti  
21 dec*   Idu'l Zuha / Id ul Zuha /Eid ul Adha (Bakrid - Feast of the Sacrifice) Note p
24 dec   Christmas Eve r
25 dec   Christmas p

* subject to change; one day earlier or later depending on sighting of moon

Note: Id ul Zuha occurs twice in 2007, and both will be public holidays in this year (in Delhi at least). However Id ul Zuha next year will not be a public holiday.

Dates for 2006 holidays are on this page.

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