Monday, October 3, 2011

Gujarat Holidays

Gujarat Holidays

Gujarat HolidaysLike every other state of India, Gujarat also celebrates all the festivals with great zeal and joy. It is known as the land of fairs and festivals. During the festive season, the people visit temples and pray, which is usually followed by a round of merrymaking. The state is swept away by the tides of festivity. There are some festivals which are celebrated particularly in this region only. These festivals provide an opportunity to learn about the cultural heritage of the people of Gujarat. On such occasions, all the government offices observe holidays.

National Holidays
  • Republic Day (26th January)
  • Independence Day (15th August)
  • Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October)
Public Holidays
  • Makarsankranti (Kite Flying Festival)
  • Bansanta Panchami/Shree Panchami
  • Guru Ravida's Birthday
  • Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti
  • Holi (Holikadahana Dolyatra)
  • Chaitra Sukhladi/Gudi Padava/Ugadi/Cheti Chand
  • Ram Navami
  • Vaishakhi
  • Mesadl
  • Avishu
  • Rath Yatra
  • Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Hazarat Ali's Birthday
  • Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday
  • Dussehra
  • Diwali
  • Govardhan Puja
  • Bhai Dooj

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