List of Gujarat government public holidays 2017 announced

 Gandhinagar:  The Government of Gujarat has today announced the details of public holidays in calendar year 2017.

 

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Notification

Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar, Dated the 14th December, 2016

PART – I

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, 2017

No. GS/2016-51-PHD/102016/977/GH : The Government of Gujarat is pleased to declare the following days to be Public Holidays for State Government Offices during the year 2017.

No. Name of General Holidays Date /Saka  Era Days  of  Week
1. Makar Sankranti 14th January, 2017 / 24, Paush, 1938 Saturday
2. Republic Day 26th January, 2017 / 06, Magh, 1938 Thursday
3. Maha Shivratri (Maha Vad-13-14)(Maha Vad – Teras Param Chaudas) 24th February, 2017 / 05, Phalgun, 1938 Friday
4. Holi 2nd  Day – Dhuleti 13th March, 2017 / 22, Phalgun,1938 Monday
5. Chetichand 28th March, 2017 / 07, Chaitra,1939 Tuesday
6. Shree Ram Navmi (Chaitra Sud -9) 4th April, 2017 / 14, Chaitra, 1939 Tuesday
7. (1)       Dr. Baba saheb Ambedkar’s Birthday

(2)       Good Friday

14th April, 2017 / 24, Chaitra,1939 Friday
8. Bhagvan Shree Parshuram Jayanti 28th April, 2017 / 08, Vaishakh, 1939 Friday
9. Ramjan-Id (Id-Ul-Fitra) (1st  Shawaal) (Muslim, Shiya & Sunni) 26th June, 2017 / 05, Ashadh, 1939 Monday
10. Raksha Bandhan 7th August, 2017 / 16, Shravan, 1939 Monday
11. (1)       Independence Day

(2)       Janmashtami (Shravan Vad-8)

15th  August,2017  / 24, Shravan,1939 Tuesday
12. Parsi  New Year Day-  Pateti  (Parsi Shahenshahi) 17th August, 2017/ 26, Shravan,1939 Thursday
13. Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha) 25th August, 2017 / 03, Bhadrapad, 1939 Friday
14. Bakri-Id (Eid-al-Adha ) 2nd  September, 2017 / 11, Bhadrapad, 1939 Saturday
15. Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi) 30th September, 2017 / 08, Ashwin, 1939 Saturday
16. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 2nd October, 2017 / 10, Ashwin, 1939 Monday
17. Diwali 19th  October, 2017 / 27, Ashwin, 1939 Thursday
18. Vikram Samvat New Year Day 20th  October, 2017 / 28, Ashwin, 1939 Friday
19. Bhai Bij 21st  October, 2017 / 29, Ashwin, 1939 Saturday
20. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday 31st  October, 2017 / 09, Kartik,1939 Tuesday
21. Guru Nanak’s Birthday (Kartak Sud-15) 4th  November, 2017 / 13,  Kartik, 1939 Saturday
22. Id-e-Miladunnabi ( Prophet Mohammad’s birthday) 2nd December, 2017 / 11, Agrahayan, 1939 Saturday
23. Christmas 25th December, 2017 / 04, Paush, 1939 Monday

 

Note :   (1)   The following days will not be  notified as General Holiday as they fall on Sunday

1 Mahavir Jayanti (Janma Kalyanak) 9th April, 2017 / 19, Chaitra, 1939 Sunday
2 Muharram (Asura) 1st  October, 2017 / 09, Ashwin,1939 Sunday

 

 

Note: (2) If any of the Muslim Holidays notified above does not fall on the day notified, the Muslim Government Employees may be granted an optional holiday on the day on which the holiday is actually observed.
Note: (3) The holidays will also be applicable to all State Government Undertakings, Boards, Corporations and Panchayat Offices.

 

PART – II

OPTIONAL HOLIDAYS FOR GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

 

No. GS/2016-51-PHD/102016/977/GH:- The following are the Optional Holidays recognized by Government of Gujarat for the year 2017 in addition to those notified as Public Holidays.

No Name of the Optional Holidays Date / Saka Era Days of Week
1. Guru Govindsingh’s Birthday 5th January 2017 / 15 , Paush,1938 Thursday
2. Vishvakarma Jayanti (Maha Sud-13) 9th February, 2017 / 20 , Magh, 1938 Thursday
3. Jamshedi Navroz ( Parsi Shahenshahi & Parsi Kadmi) 21st  March, 2017 / 30, Falgun, 1938 Tuesday
4. Gudi Padvo (Chaitra  Sud-1) 28th March, 2017 / 07, Chaitra, 1939 Tuesday
5. Hatkeshvar Jayanti 10th April, 2017 / 20, Chaitra, 1939 Monday
6. Hanuman Jayanti (Chaitra Sud-15) 11th April, 2017 / 21, Chaitra,1939 Tuesday
7. Passovar (1st Day) (Yahudi) 11th April, 2017 / 21, Chaitra,1939 Tuesday
8. Maha Prabhuji’s Praktyotsava (Vallabhacharya Jayanti) 22nd April, 2017 / 02, Vaishakh, 1939 Saturday
9. Zarthost-no-Disho (Parsi Kadmi) 24th April,  2017 / 04, Vaishakh,1939 Monday
10. Budhha Purnima (Vaishakh Sud-15) 10th May,  2017 / 20, Vaishakh,1939 Wednesday
11. Shab-e-Barat (Muslim Shiya & Sunni) 12th May, 2017 / 22, Vaishakh, 1939 Friday
12. Zarthost-no-Disho (Parsi Shahenshahi) 24th May, 2017 / 03,  Jyesth,  1939 Wednesday
13. Shavuoth (Yahudi) 1st  June, 2017 / 11, Jyesth, 1939 Thursday
14. Guru Arjundev’s Martyrdom Day 8th June, 2017 / 18, Jyesth, 1939 Thursday
15. Shahadat-e-Hazarat Ali (Muslim Shiya) 17th June, 2017 / 27, Jyesth, 1939 Saturday
16. Ramjan-Id (Id-Ul-Fitra) (2ndShawaal-Muslim Shiya & Sunni) 27th  June, 2017 / 06, Ashadh, 1939 Tuesday

 

17. Gatha Gahamber (Gatha-III) (Parsi Kadmi) 15th July, 2017 / 24, Ashadh,1939 Saturday
18. Parsi New Year Day Eve (Gatha-V) (Parsi Kadmi) 17th July,  2017 / 26, Ashadh, 1939 Monday
19. Parsi New Year Day (Parsi Kadmi) 18th  July, 2017 / 27, Ashadh,1939 Tuesday
20. Tisha-be-aav (Yahudi) 2nd August, 2017 / 11, Shravan, 1939 Wednesday
21. Gatha Gahamber (Gatha-III) (Parsi Shahenshahi) 14th August, 2017 / 23, Shravan, 1939 Monday
22. Parsi New Year Day Eve (Gatha-V) (Parsi Shahenshahi) 16th August, 2017 / 25, Shravan, 1939 Wednesday
23. Nand Utsav (Shravan Vad-9) 16th August, 2017 / 25, Shravan, 1939 Wednesday
24. Shravan Vad-12 (Paryusan 1st Day) (Chaturthi Paksha) 18th August, 2017 / 27, Shravan, 1939 Friday
25. Shravan Vad-13 (Paryusan 1st Day) (Panchami Paksha) 19th, August, 2017 / 28, Shravan, 1939 Saturday
26. Mahavir Swami JanmaVachan (Chaturthi Paksha) 22nd  August, 2017 / 31, Shravan, 1939 Tuesday
27. Khordad Sal (Parsi Shahenshahi) 22nd August, 2017 / 31, Shravan, 1939 Tuesday
28. Ganesh Chaturthi (Bhadarva Sud-4) 25th  August, 2017 / 03, Bhadrapad, 1939 Friday
29. Samvatsari (Panchami Paksha) 26th August, 2017 / 04, Bhadrapad,1939 Saturday
30. Onam 4th September, 2017  / 13, Bhadrapad, 1939 Monday
31. Rosh Hashanah  (1st Day) (New Year) (Yahudi) 21st September, 2017 / 30, Bhadrapad, 1939 Thursday
32. Eve of Kippur (Yahudi) 29th September, 2017 / 07, Ashwin, 1939 Friday
33. 9th Muharram (Muslim Shiya & Sunni) 30th September, 2017 / 08, Ashwin, 1939 Saturday
34. Yom Kippur (Yahudi) 30th September, 2017 / 08, Ashwin, 1939 Saturday
35. Succoth (Yahudi) 5th October, 2017 / 13, Ashwin,1939 Thursday
36. Dhan Terash (AsoVad- 13) 17th  October, 2017 / 25, Ashwin, 1939 Tuesday
37. Kali Chaudash (Aso Vad-14) 18th  October, 2017 / 26, Ashwin, 1939 Wednesday
38. Kartak Sud-15 (Dev-Diwali) 4th November, 2017 / 13, Kartik, 1939 Saturday
39. Shahadat-e- Imam Hasan (Muslim Shiya) 18th November, 2017 / 27, Kartik, 1939 Saturday
40. Shrimad Bhagwad Gita Jayanti 30th November, 2017 / 09, Agrahayan,1939 Thursday
41. Id-e-Maulud (Muslim Shiya) 7th December, 2017 / 16, Agrahayan,1939 Thursday
42. Boxing Day (Next Day to Christmas) 26th  December, 2017 / 05, Paush, 1939 Tuesday

 

Note:  (1) The following days have not been notified as Optional Holidays as they fall on Sunday

 

1. Christian New Year  Day 1st January, 2017 / 11, Paush,1938 Sunday
2. Vassi Uttarayan (Next Day to Makar Sankranti) 15th January, 2017 / 25, Paush,1938 Sunday
3. Holi 12th March, 2017 / 21, Phalgun, 1938 Sunday
4. Shree Adhya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Jayanti  (Vaishakh Sud-5) 30th April, 2017 / 10, Vaishakh, 1939 Sunday
5. Rathayatra (Ashadhi bij) (Ashadh Sud-2) 25th June, 2017 / 04, Ashadh,1939 Sunday
6. Khordad Sal (Parsi Kadmi) 23rd July, 2017 / 01, Shravan,1939 Sunday

 

Note: (2) Government Employees may avail of maximum any two of the holidays on the festival occasions mentioned above at their option and irrespective of their religious denomination. Permission for availment of this optional holidays should however, be applied for in advance and will normally be granted by the officer competent to grant casual leave with due regard to the exigencies of Government work.  This leave of two days taken by Government Employees at their discretion on the festival of their choice will not be debited to their casual leave account.

Note: (3) If any of the Muslim holidays notified above, does not fall on the day notified, the Muslim Government Employees may be granted an optional holiday on the day on which the holiday is actually observed.

 

 

PART – III

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS,  2017  FOR BANKS

No. GS/2016-51-PHD/102016/977/GH:-  In pursuance of the explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, (XXVI of 1881) read with the Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No. 39/1/68-Judl.III dated the 8th May, 1968, the Government of Gujarat, in consultation with Reserve Bank of India, Ahmedabad is pleased to declare the following days to be Public Holidays for banks in Gujarat during the year 2017.

No Name of General Holidays Date / SakaEra Days of Week
1. Republic Day 26th January, 2017 / 06, Magh, 1938 Thursday
2. Maha Shivratri (Maha Vad-13-14)(Maha Vad – Teras Param Chaudas) 24th February, 2017 / 05, Phalgun, 1938 Friday
3. Holi 2nd  Day – Dhuleti 13th March, 2017 / 22, Phalgun,1938 Monday
4. Shree Ram Navmi  (Chaitra Sud-9) 4th April, 2017 / 14, Chaitra, 1939 Tuesday
5. Dr. Baba sahib Ambedkar’s Birthday 14th April, 2017 / 24, Chaitra,1939 Friday
6. Ramjan-Id (Id-Ul-Fitra) (1st  Shawaal) (Muslim, Shiya & Sunni) 26th June, 2017 / 05, Ashadh, 1939 Monday

 

7. Raksha Bandhan 7th August, 2017 / 16, Shravan, 1939 Monday
8. (1) Independence Day

(2) Janmashtami

15th  August,2017  / 24, Shravan,1939 Tuesday
9. Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha) 25th August, 2017 / 03, Bhadrapad, 1939 Friday
10. Bakri-Id (Eid-al-Adha ) 2nd  September, 2017 / 11, Bhadrapad, 1939 Saturday
11. Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi) 30th September, 2017 / 08, Ashwin, 1939 Saturday
12. Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday 2nd October, 2017 / 10, Ashwin, 1939 Monday
13. Diwali 19th  October, 2017 / 27, Ashwin, 1939 Thursday
14. Vikram Samvat New Year Day 20th  October, 2017 / 28, Ashwin, 1939 Friday
15. Id-e-Miladunnabi ( Prophet Mohammad’s birthday) 2nd December, 2017 / 11, Agrahayan, 1939 Saturday
16. Christmas 25th December, 2017 / 04, Paush, 1939 Monday
 

Note:   (1)   The following days have not been notified as General Holiday as it falls on 2nd Saturday and Sundays

 

1. Makar Sankranti 14th January, 2017 / 24, Paush, 1938 2nd Saturday
2. Mahavir Jayanti (Janma Kalyanak) 9th April, 2017 / 19, Chaitra, 1939 Sunday
3. Muharram (Asura) 1st  October, 2017 / 09, Ashwin,1939 Sunday
 

Note :  (2)   The Government of Gujarat is also pleased to declare Monday, the 1st April, 2017 /11, Chaitra, 1939 to  be Public Holiday for Banks,  Pay & Accounts Office, Treasury / Sub-Treasury Offices only in the State of Gujarat to enable them to close yearly accounts.

By order and in the name of the Governor of Gujarat,

 

Manish Shah

Joint  Secretary (Protocol) to Government of Gujarat

General Administration Department

 

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