Chandigarh Govt Holidays 2017

Many friends keep asking me the question "is tomorrow a holiday in Chandigarh"? For the convenience of our readers, we are giving a complete list of govt holidays in Chandigarh in 2017. The list of bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2017 is also given on this page. Chandigarh is the capital of two states Punjab & Haryana, but is itself a Union Territory (U.T.). It has two satellite cities Mohali (Punjab) & Panchkula (Haryana) and these 3 cities collectively referred as Tricity or Chandigarh Tricity. The list of holidays in Chandigarh is different from the govt holidays in Punjab or Haryana. So the people living in or around Chandigarh always have the confusion about holidays in Chandigarh.

21 September Holiday in Chandigarh

In some states 21st September is a public holiday on the occassion of Agrasen Jayanti. This day is a govt holiday in the states of Punjab and Haryana. So many people are confused about this holiday in Chandigarh as it is capital of both Punjab and Haryana.

To make it clear, this day is not a holiday in the offices of Chandigarh administration or central govt offices in Chandigarh. But the offices of Punjab and Haryana govt located in Chandigarh will remain closed.

Tomorrow Holiday in Chandigarh

If you are a govt employee or school teacher working in Chandigarh, you must be looking for the answer as 'YES, Tomorrow is a Holiday in Chandigarh'. Although you will get disappointed on many occassions, but if you are reading this page on 15th August, then you must be happy to know that today is a holiday in banks in Chandigarh.


The next bank holiday in Chandigarh is on 2 October 2017 (Monday), on the occassion of Gandhi Jayanti. Mahatama Gandhi (M.K. Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi) was a great political leader during the British rule in India and he has a major contribution in the Indian Independence Movement. His birth anniversay falls on 2nd October and is observed as a national holiday in the country.
All the govt offices and schools in Chandigarh will be closed on this day. This day is also a bank holiday in Chandigarh, so all the private and public sector banks in Chandigarh will also remain closed on this day.

Govt Holidays in Chandigarh 2017

The complete list of public holidays in govt offices of Chandigarh administration during the year 2017 is given below. The list given here is according to the list released by department of Public Relations of Chandigarh Administration. According to this list, there are 17 public holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2017.
Sr. No.Name of Holiday(s)Holiday DateDay of Week
1Birthday of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji5th JanuaryThursday
2Republic Day26th JanuaryThursday
3Guru Ravidas Jayanti10th FebruaryFriday
4Maha Shivaratri24th FebruaryFriday
5Holi13th MarchMonday
6Ram Navami4th AprilTuesday
7Vaisakhi13th AprilThursday
8Good Friday14th AprilFriday
9Budh Purnima10th MayWednesday
10Eid-ul-Fitr26th JuneMonday
11Independence Day15th AugustTuesday
12Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)2nd SeptemberSaturday
13Gandhi Jayanti2nd OctoberMonday
14Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji5th OctoberThursday
15Diwali19th OctoberThursday
16Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji4th NovemberSaturday
17Christmas day25th DecemberMonday

Bank Holidays in Chandigarh 2017

The complete list of bank holidays in Chandigarh U.T. during the year 2017 is given below. It is important to note that bank holidays are not same throughout the country. The list is issued by the respective state governments according to the directions of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. According to the list issued by Chandigarh administration, there are 16 bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2017.
Sr. No.Name of Holiday(s)Holiday DateDay of Week
1Parkash Gurpurb Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji5th JanuaryThursday
2Republic Day26th JanuaryThursday
3Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji10th FebruaryFriday
4Maha Shivaratri24th FebruaryFriday
5Holi13th MarchMonday
6Bank Holiday (Annual Account Closing)1st AprilSaturday
7Ram Navami4th AprilTuesday
8Vaisakhi13th AprilThursday
9Good Friday14th AprilFriday
10Eid-ul-Fitr26th JuneMonday
11Independence Day15th AugustTuesday
12Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Ji2nd OctoberMonday
13Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji5th OctoberThursday
14Diwali19th OctoberThursday
15Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji4th NovemberSaturday
16Christmas day25th DecemberMonday
Other than these holidays banks will remain closed on all Sundays and also on 2nd/4th Saturdays of each month. There is an interesting thing to note that none of the following 16 holidays falls on an otherwise off day (like Sunday or 2nd/4th Saturday).