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Public Holidays in Maharashtra (2018)

Public Holidays in 2018

 

Name of the Festival Date Weekday Type of Holiday
Republic Day Jan 26 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Maha Shivratri Feb 14 Wednesday Optional Holiday
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Feb 19 Monday Gazetted Holiday
Holi Mar 2 Friday Optional Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti Mar 29 Thursday Gazetted Holiday
Good Friday Mar 30 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Bank Holiday Apr 1 Sunday Bank Holiday
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Apr 14 Saturday Gazetted Holiday
Idul Fitr Jun 16 Saturday Optional Holiday
Independence Day Aug 15 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday
Parsi New Year Aug 17 Friday Optional Holiday
Idul Juha Aug 22 Wednesday Optional Holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi Sep 13 Thursday Optional Holiday
Muharram Sep 20 Thursday Optional Holiday
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Oct 2 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday
Dussehra Oct 18 Thursday Optional Holiday
Diwali Nov 7 Wednesday Gazetted Holiday
Deepavali Nov 8 Thursday Gazetted Holiday
Id-e-Milad Nov 21 Wednesday Optional Holiday
Guru Nanak Jayanti Nov 23 Friday Gazetted Holiday
Christmas Dec 25 Tuesday Gazetted Holiday

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Public Holidays in 2017

Name of the Festival

Date

Weekday

Type of Holiday

Republic Day

January 26

Thursday

Gazetted Holiday

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

February 19

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Maha Shivratri

February 24

Friday

Optional Holiday

Holi

March 13

Monday

Optional Holiday

Ugadi

March 28

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Bank Holiday

April 01

Saturday

Bank Holiday

Ram Navami

April 04

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Mahavir Jayanti

April 09

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14

Friday

Optional Holiday

Good Friday

 April 14

Friday

Public Holiday

Maharashtra Day

May 01

Monday

Optional Holiday

Buddha Purnima

May 10

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Idul Fitr

June 26

Monday

Optional Holiday

Independence Day

August 15

Tuesday

Gazetted Holiday

Parsi New Year

August 17

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Ganesh Chaturthi

August 25

Friday

Optional Holiday

Idul Juha

September 02

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Dussehra

September 30

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Muharram (10th Day)

October 01

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

October 02

Monday

Gazetted Holiday

Deewali

October 19

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Deepavali

October 20

Friday

Optional Holiday

Guru Nanak Birthday

November 04

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Milad-un-Nabi

December 01

Friday

Optional Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25

Monday

Public Holiday

Ideas to spend your Public Holiday in Maharashtra

Plan to for a resort on a public holiday in Maharashtra

While planning a holiday mostly, we plan to go for a tour. Sometimes planning to for a resort will be a little helpful. As you can, give some rest to your body and have some peaceful time. There are a lot of resorts around which you can plan to visit on a bank holiday in Maharashtra.
 
The Lagoona Resort -  Lagoona Resort in Lonavala one of the best resort to visit. If you are living in Mumbai, this resort is just a few kilometers away. This resort is an apt place for couples to visit. The accommodation here is classified into mainly three types one is standard rooms, deluxe rooms, and the other is executive suites. So visit here will be an excellent idea on a public holiday in Maharashtra.
 
Zara’s Resort - This resort is located in Khandala, and the unique thing about this resort is this a calm and soothing and peaceful stopover. There is a restaurant in this resort where you can expect some yummy food and beverages.
 
Mystica Resort - This is a Modern day resort, and this is in the surrounded by the Sahyadri Mountains. This resort has impressive rooms with huge windows opening to a charming and pleasant view. There is a private lake where you can go for boating. There is a beautiful bar at houseboat as well. 

Know more about Maharashtra on a public holiday

Maharashtra is famous for its economy essentially because of Mumbai the financial capital of India. Mumbai is also the home for the Indian film industry. The ruins of the ancient palaces and fortresses in Pune and Ratnagiri among others proudly tells us the story of the then powerful rulers of Maharashtra. Using a public holiday in Maharashtra to visit the places will be a good idea. Ancient temples situated in areas like Pandharpur, Ozar are still rooted in their cultures, offering shelter to pilgrims. The foothills of Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, nestled cozily in nature, provide rest to tourists from the hustle of the cities. Population wise Maharashtra state stands in the second place. Decorated by the majestic Sahyadri mountains of the Western Ghats with great hills that fade in the morning haze.
 
People of different culture and beliefs live brotherly in this state, which is why there is much cherish about the culture of Maharashtra. There are many public holidays in Maharashtra due to the diversity of religions. Retaining its original Marathi society has gracefully covered the other civilizations that have come to call this state their residence. Apart from being rich in the tales, traditional arts, and culture, The blend of these qualities the state offers to make a visit here absolutely worthwhile.
 

Watch one of the best rated Marathi movies on IMDB on a public holiday in Maharashtra

Because of the busy schedules and hectic work, The are a lot of movie lovers who missed few films. If you are one of them watching one of the best rated Marathi movies on IMDB on a public holiday in Maharashtra. Here we are giving you with a list of movies which you may like to see.
 
Dombivli Fast - Starring Sandeep Kulkarni, Audumber Aphale, Ashwini Apte, Shashank Bawkar is one of the best movies in Marathi. This movie is about an ordinary man fights against the corruption and injustice. This movie is rated around 8.5 on IMDB and will be a good option to watch
 
Shwaas - Released in 2004, This movie is one of the best movies inspiring positivity in life. Arun Nalawade, Ashwin Chitale, Sandeep Kulkarni, Amruta Subhash are the star cast in this movie. Watching Shwaas with children on a public holiday in Maharashtra will be a good idea. As the movies like Shwaas will help them in a way lead a positive life.
 
Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy - One of the highest Marathi box office grosser ever. Starring top Marathi actors such as Makarand Anaspure, Suchitra Bandekar, Priya Bapat, Ankush Chaudhari is one of the best films in Marathi, and it is advised if you are planning to watch a movie on a public holiday in Maharashtra add this film on the top of the list.
 

Read a book written by famous authors of Maharashtra on a public Holiday

Many great writers from Maharashtra did great writings and brought pride to the Marathi's. Not being sticking on to one genre they did their writing in many categories. Knowing about these great people and reading the books written by them will be like food for your thought. Here is the list of the writers.
 
Vijay Tendulkar - He is a famous Marathi Commentator, leading Indian playwright, television, and movie writer. His works like Ghashiram Kotwal, Shantata Court Chalu Ahe, Gidhaade and Sakharam Binder are classics which you can plan to read on a public holiday in Maharashtra.
 
Kusumagraj - One of the famous Marathi poets, Actually Kusumagraj original name is Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar. He is one of the awarded writers for his writings such as Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Jnanpith Award, etc. There are many books written by his poems, etc. Reading his book is also a good thing to do during leisure.
 
G. A. Kulkarni - He is a legendary Sahitya Academy Award winner for his short stories in Marathi. He was famously called as "GA'. He is not only a book writer but also wrote the script for few movies such as Chaitra, The Raw Mango. His notable writings which you can prefer to read on a public holiday in Maharashtra are Raktachandan, Sanjshakun, Ramalakhuna, Dona Dirgha Katha.