22 Gazetted Holidays Announced for 2011 by H.P. Govt.

For the forthcoming year 2011, the Himachal Pradesh govt. recently announced 22 gazetted holidays in the calendar. It is also stated that 13 restricted holidays have also been announced by H.P. Govt.

List of 22 Gazetted Holidays for 2011 Announced by H.P. Govt.:


1. Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti: Wednesday, 5th January, 2011.
2. Himachal Statehood Day: Tuesday, 25th January, 2011.
3. Republic Day: Wednesday, 26th January, 2011.
4. Guru Ravi Das Jayanti: Friday, 18th February, 2011.
5. Mahashivratri: Wednesday, 2nd March, 2011.
6. Holi: Sunday, 20th March, 2011.
7. Ram Navami: Tuesday, 12th April, 2011.
8. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti: Thursday, 14th April, 2011.
9. Himachal Day: Friday, 15th April, 2011.
10. Budh Poornima: Tuesday, 17th May, 2011.
11. Saint Guru Kabir Jayanti: Wednesday, 15th June, 2011.
12. Independence Day: Monday, 15th August, 2011.
13. Janamashtami: Monday, 22nd August, 2011.
14. Id-ul-Fitar: Wednesday, 31th August, 2011.
15. Mahatama Gandhi Jayanti: Sunday,2nd October, 2011.
16. Dusshehra: Thursday, 6th October, 2011.
17. Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti: Tuesday, 11th October, 2011.
18. Diwali: Wednesday, 26th October, 2011.
19. Id-ul-Juha: Monday, 7th Novemeber, 2011.
20. Guru Nanak Jayanti: Thursday, 10th November, 2011.
21. Muharram: Tuesday, 6th December, 2011.
22. Chrsitmas Day: Sunday, 25th December, 2011.

List of 13 Restricted Holidays for 2011 Announced by H.P. Govt.:


1. Makar Sakranti: Friday, 14th January, 2011.
2. Vasant Panchami: Tuesday, 8th February, 2011.
3. Milad-un-Navami: Wednesday, 16th February, 2011.
4. Swami Dyanand Saraswati Jayanti: Sunday, 17th February, 2011.
5. Mahavir Jayanti: Saturday, 6th April, 2011.
6. Good Friday: Friday, 22nd April, 2011.
7. Ister: Sunday, 24th April, 2011.
8. Parshuram Jayanti: Thursday, 5th May, 2011.
9. Hazrat Ali Jayanti: Thursday, 16th June, 2011.
10. Maha-Ashtami: Tuesday, 4th October, 2011.
11. Govardhan Pooja: Thursday, 27th October, 2011.
12. Guru Teg Bahadur Shahidi Day: Thursday, 24th November, 2011.
13. Christmas Eve: Saturday, 24th December, 2011.

Moreover, H.P. govt. has announced that women employees working in various departments/board/corporations and education sectors will also be given special holidays for variosu occasions listed below:

1. Raksha Bandhan: Saturday, 13th August, 2011.
2. Karva Chauth: Saturday, 13th October, 2011.
3. Bhaiya Duj: Friday, 28th October, 2011.


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