2015 & 2016 Holidays of Himachal Pradesh


hp holidays 2016The north eastern state of himachal pradesh will in 2 months time release the holidays of government for the upcoming new calendar year 2016. Being a multi-cultural state himachal pradesh mostly populated by hindu and buddhist religions with few minority practices like islam and christianity. The bank holidays here limited as there are not much branches of any secular or non secular banks whether public or private sector.

With restricted and non-restricted gazetted and non-gazetted holidays reserved for himachal pradesh government employees for the upcoming 2016. The printable calendars are on any time from now on as once it is notified it should be ready by next week.
RBI responsible for fixing the holidays for himachal pradesh state when it is for bank or stock market otherwise the state govt of hp holds responsible in that. On the list of holidays the schools, companies, offices goes on leave. ONly for the muslim festivals like ramzan and bakrid 2016 the date may vary by the real time due to lunar calendar they follow.

Here is the current year festival calendar holiday for 2015 and the next year 2016 may have little difference

January January
25th Jan Statehood Day
26th Jan Republic Day
1st Jan New Years day
14th Jan Makar Sakranti – Lohri
24th Jan Basant Panchami
February February
3rd Feb Guru Ravidas Birthday
17th Feb Maha Shivratri
14th Feb Swami Dayanand Saraawati Jayanti
March March
6th Mar Holi
28th Mar Ram Navami
April April
3rd Apr Good Friday
14th Apr Dr BR Ambedkar Birthday
15th Apr Himachal Day
20th Apr Parshu Ram Jayanti
2nd Apr Mahavir Jayanti
5th Apr Easter Sunday
14th Apr Baisakhi
May May
4th May Budha Purnima
20th May Maharana Pratap Jayanti
June June
2nd Jun Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti – Prakat Diwas
July July
18th Jul Id Ul Fitr
August August
15th Aug Independence Day
29th Aug Raksha Bandhan
September September
5th Sep Janmashatmi
25th Sep Id Ul Zuha – Bakrid
October October
2nd Oct Mahatama Gandhi Bithday
22nd Oct Dussehra
24th Oct Muharram
27th Oct Maharishi Valmiki Bithday
21st Oct Maha Ashtami
30th Oct Karva Chauth
November November
11th Nov Diwali
25th Nov Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
12th Nov Govardhan Puja
13th Nov Bhai Duj
24th Nov Guru Teg Bahadur Martyrdom Day
December December
25th Dec Christmas Day
24th Dec Christmas Eve


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