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|
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.