Overview 2017 Long Weekends in India
We don't always remember to check out calendars, finding long weekends popping up at random. That's why it's helpful to have a list of the long weekends that may approach throughout the year. Here is a list of all the long weekends throughout India during the year of 2017.
Know The Date & Celebrate!
There are 4 long weekends throughout the year of 2017. This is the perfect chance for you to plan out your year!
Friday, February 24
Maha Shivaratri is a proud celebration for Shiva. It's celebrated throughout the day, but the majority of the celebrations take place during the night hours. There are many festivals all over India on this particular day. The long weekend is often met with prayer time. It's common that people take the extra day off work to participate in the festivals and activities. Mandi is the most common place for celebration and many will choose to attend specific festivities over this long weekend.
Friday, April 14
Good Friday marks the beginning of a long weekend. Now, many individuals in India don't observe Good Friday. Although it's a day off in many areas, due to the Christian popularity within India. This is a great chance to take a break from life. It's a good time to travel for many individuals. This can be with family members, or alone. This can be to new countries, or even visiting locations within India. Or, if you'd rather, you can just sit back and relax for the weekend.
Monday, October 2
Mahatma Gandhi's birthday is a great time of celebration. He was an honorable human being who helped India to gain their independence. This day celebrates the accomplishments of his life. Many choose to read his teachings and visit temples. It marks the final day of a long weekend. Many people travel to different areas on this weekend. It's particularly common to travel to specific temples, where Gandhi would preach.
Monday, December 25
Christmas, while being a Christian holiday, is a long weekend. It lands on a Monday in 2017, marking a long weekend. Many individuals in India do not observe Christmas. For these individuals, it's a great chance to spend extra time with the family. This can be done through traveling, or staying home. There are some cities in India that celebrate Christmas, including parades and mall decorations. You may wish to attend festivities with the family, even if it's not your practiced religion.
Holiday planner (calendar per states) 2017
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Detailed list next long weekends & holidays per states in India 2017
|Sunday, 1. January 2017||New Year's Day||Restricted Holiday|
|Saturday, 14. January 2017||Pongal||Restricted Holiday|
|Saturday, 14. January 2017||Makar Sankranti||Restricted Holiday|
|Thursday, 26. January 2017||Republic Day||Gazetted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Wednesday, 1. February 2017||Vasant Panchami||Restricted Holiday|
|Friday, 10. February 2017||Guru Ravidas Jayanti||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Sunday, 19. February 2017||Shivaji Jayanti||Restricted Holiday|
|Tuesday, 21. February 2017||Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti||Restricted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Friday, 24. February 2017||Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri||Gazetted Holiday||long weekend|
|Sunday, 12. March 2017||Holika Dahana||Restricted Holiday|
|Monday, 13. March 2017||Dolyatra||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Tuesday, 28. March 2017||Chaitra Sukhladi||Restricted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Sunday, 9. April 2017||Mahavir Jayanti||Gazetted Holiday|
|Tuesday, 11. April 2017||Hazarat Ali's Birthday||Restricted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Thursday, 13. April 2017||Vaisakhi||Restricted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Friday, 14. April 2017||Good Friday||Gazetted Holiday||long weekend|
|Saturday, 15. April 2017||Mesadi/Vaisakhadi||Restricted Holiday|
|Sunday, 16. April 2017||Easter Day||Restricted Holiday|
|Wednesday, 10. May 2017||Buddha Purnima/Vesak||Gazetted Holiday|
|Friday, 23. June 2017||Jamat Ul-Vida||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Sunday, 25. June 2017||Rath Yatra||Restricted Holiday|
|Monday, 7. August 2017||Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi)||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Tuesday, 15. August 2017||Independence Day||Gazetted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Tuesday, 15. August 2017||Janmashtami||Gazetted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Friday, 25. August 2017||Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Saturday, 2. September 2017||Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha||Gazetted Holiday|
|Monday, 4. September 2017||Onam||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Wednesday, 27. September 2017||Maha Saptami||Restricted Holiday|
|Friday, 29. September 2017||Maha Navami||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Saturday, 30. September 2017||Dussehra (Maha Navami)||Gazetted Holiday|
|Sunday, 1. October 2017||Muharram/Ashura||Gazetted Holiday|
|Monday, 2. October 2017||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||Gazetted Holiday||long weekend|
|Thursday, 5. October 2017||Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti||Restricted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Sunday, 8. October 2017||Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)||Restricted Holiday|
|Wednesday, 18. October 2017||Naraka Chaturdasi||Restricted Holiday|
|Thursday, 19. October 2017||Diwali/Deepavali||Gazetted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Friday, 20. October 2017||Govardhan Puja||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Saturday, 21. October 2017||Bhai Duj||Restricted Holiday|
|Thursday, 26. October 2017||Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)||Restricted Holiday||possible long weekend|
|Saturday, 4. November 2017||Guru Nanak Jayanti||Gazetted Holiday|
|Friday, 24. November 2017||Guru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom Day||Restricted Holiday||long weekend|
|Saturday, 2. December 2017||Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad||Gazetted Holiday|
|Sunday, 24. December 2017||Christmas Eve||Restricted Holiday|
|Monday, 25. December 2017||Christmas||Gazetted Holiday||long weekend|