Photograph: Shutterstock

Photograph: Shutterstock

With January 1 being a Sunday, most of us are looking forward for the next holiday of 2017 so we can plan our travels around it. But worry not, 2017 has many holidays in store for us. We earlier told you about the long weekends in 2017, and now we have a list of holidays the new year will bring for us. Take a look and start planning where you can escape to in 2017. ALSO SEE Top 17 places to visit in the world in 2017

January 2017

Jan 5, Thursday – Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti

Jan 26, Thursday – Republic Day

February 2017

Feb 1, Wednesday – Vasant Panchami

February 24, Friday – Mahashivratri

March 2017

Mar 13, Monday – Holi

Mar 28/29, Tuesday/Wednesday – Ugadi

April 2017

Apr 4, Tuesday – Ram Navami

Apr 13, Thursday – Vaisakhi

Apr 14, Friday – Good Friday

May 2017

May 1, Monday – Maharashtra Day

June 2017

Jun 26, Monday – Id-ul-Fitr

August 2017

Aug 7, Monday – Raksha Bandhan

Aug 14, Monday – Janmashtami

August 15, Tuesday – Independence Day

August 17, Thursday – Parsi New Year

August 25, Friday – Ganesh Chaturthi

September 2017

Sep 21, Thursday – Muharram

Sep 28, Thursday – Durga Puja

October 2017

Oct 2, Monday – Gandhi Jayanti

Oct 20, Friday – Diwali

December 2017

Dec 25, Monday – Christmas

Now, all of these may not be a public holiday in the entire country as some are specific to regions but broadly, you can expect these days to be off and start planning your trip based on these. Hope this helps, happy holidays!


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