New Year 2017 Assam State Festival Calendar Holidays

The south eastern border of mountain himalayas lies the indian state of Assam receiving thousands of visitors to the Kaziranga National Park and the Manas National Park the famous World Heritage Sites. Fame for wildlife, Assam is the guardian for single-horned Indian rhinoceros from extinction apart from other wild animals like wild water buffalo, pygmy hog & tiger.

The state Governor of Assam dictates the Assam Public Holidays 2017 adapted under the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. Leaving specific holidays, Sundays too are taken as holidays in Assam. The ministry of home affairs notifies all public holidays of assam in coordination with the Government of India.

Almost all holidays celebrated in Assam are relied on religious & cultural beliefs. Alike other states of India, Assam do observes 3 National Days comprising Republic Day, Indian Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.

Assam observes festivals of different religions and diverse tribes. It celebrates festival of colors of every tribes with high gusto and enthusiasm. The main festival of Assam is Bihu in 3 forms like Bohag Bihu or Rongali Bihu in April, Magh Bihu / Bhogali Bihu in January & Kati Bihu or Kongali Bihu in October / November. Certain other festivals observed are Tea Festival, Dehing Patkai Festival, Majuli Festival, Elephant Festival, and Brahmaputra Festival.

Date Day Holiday
11 Jan Wed Fateha-Dwaj-Daham
14 Jan Sat Makara Sankranti
15 Jan Sun Kanuma Panduga
23 Jan Mon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanati
26 Jan Thu Republic Day
(National Day)
31 Jan Tue Me-Dum-Me-Phi
11 Feb Sat Bir Chilarai Divas
12 Mar Sun Doljatra / Holika Dahan
13 Apr Thu Bohag Bihu
14 Apr Fri Good Friday
14 Apr Fri Bohag Bihu
15 Apr Sat Bohag Bihu
27 Apr Thu Tithi of Damodar Deva
1 May Mon May Day
10 May Wed Buddha Purnima
26 Jun Mon Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 Aug Tue Independence Day
15 Aug Tue Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti
23 Aug Wed Tithi of Shrimanta Shankar Deva
2 Sep Sat Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
27 Sep Wed Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Saptami)
28 Sep Thu Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Asthami)
29 Sep Fri Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 Sep Sat Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
2 Oct Mon Mahatma Gandhi’s
18 Oct Wed Deepavali
(Festival of Lights)
18 Oct Wed Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja
4 Nov Sat Guru Nanak Jayanti
2 Dec Sat Asom Divas / Assam Day
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day
31 Dec Sun Fateha-Dwaj-Daham

For government released Assam public holidays 2017 notification click here

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