List of Public Holidays in Maharashtra - India 2014

Here we have listed list of Public Holidays in Maharashtra - India 2014. The website owner shall not be liable for any inaccuracy in the information provided here. ( Page# 1 )

Total : 22

Date Event About
Monday
January 13, 2014
Milad-un-Nabi / Id-E-Milad Many Muslims observe Milad un-Nabi, which commemorates the Prophet Muhammad's (or Mohammad's) birthday. Milad un-Nabi is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad's Birthday or the Prophet's Birthday.
Sunday
January 26, 2014
Republic Day India became independent from British rule in 1947 but, at that stage, had no formal constitution. On 24 January 1950, after nearly three years of deliberations, the Constitution of India was signed. Two days after this on 26 January the Constitution came into effect across India.

Republic Day is one of three national holidays in India and is the celebration of the Constitution of India. Government offices, post offices, schools and most businesses are closed on this day.
Wednesday
February 19, 2014
Shivaji Jayanti Shivaji Jayanti is the birthday of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and is celebrated on the 19th February in a grand way.

Shivaji was not just the hero for the Marathas but for the entire India as well. His glory is preserved in various poems, scriptures and movies.
Friday
February 28, 2014
Maha Shivaratri Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. It is also known as padmarajarathri. Alternate common names/spellings include Maha Sivaratri, Shivaratri, Sivarathri, and Shivaratri. Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva. It is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha month of the Hindu calendar.
Monday
March 17, 2014
Holi / Dol Jatra Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. Holi is a spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. It is a Hindu religious festival which has also become popular with people of other communities.

Holi is also known by the name of Doljatra in West Bengal. The festival is celebrated in a dignified manner by placing the idols of Krishna and Radha on a picturesquely decorated palanquin which is then taken round the main streets of the city. The devotees take turns to swing them while women dance around the swing and sing devotional songs. Throughout the procession men keep spraying coloured water and colour powder, 'abeer' at them.
Monday
March 31, 2014
Ugadi / Telugu New Year Ugadi marks the beginning of the Telugu New Year. It also brings happiness with the onset of Vasanth Ruthu (spring). Ugadi name has been changed from Yuga Aadi (Yuga + Aadi means beginning of New age).

It is believed that the creator of the Hindu pantheon Lord Brahma started creation on this day - Chaithra Shuddha Prathipade or the Ugadi day.
Tuesday
April 08, 2014
Ram Navami Ram Navami is a famous Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Rama.
Sunday
April 13, 2014
Mahavir Jayanti The Jain community celebrates the birth anniversary of the 24th and the last Tirthankara, Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism as Mahavir Jayanti every year.

The birth anniversary of the 24th and the last Tirthankara of the Jains, Vardhman Mahavir, the founder of Jainism, is celebrated by the Jain community in March. Born a prince in 599 BC, Mahavir renounced worldly life at the age of 30 and undertook austere penance until he achieved realization.
Monday
April 14, 2014
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar the man who drafted the Indian Constitution. Huge processions are taken out to honor the memory of this great person who fought against all the odds to become a leader and who gave India its Constitution.
Friday
April 18, 2014
Good Friday Good Friday is the Christian holiday that remembers when Jesus Christ died.

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Thursday
May 01, 2014
Maharashtra Day Maharashtra Day, commonly known as Maharashtra Diwas in Marathi is a state holiday in Maharashtra, India commemorating the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on 1 May 1960. Maharashtra Day is commonly associated with parades and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history and traditions of Maharashtra.
Tuesday
May 13, 2014
Buddha Purnima / Vesak Vesak (Buddha Purnima, Buddha Jayanti) is a Buddhist festival that marks Gautama Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. It falls on the day of the full moon in May.
Friday
August 15, 2014
Independance Day of India Independence Day is a national holiday on 15 August. It celebrates the day in 1947 when India became independent from British rule.

In India, the day of 15 August is a proudly patriotic day of celebrations, kite flying, feasts, parades and festivities.
Wednesday
August 20, 2014
Parsi New Year (Navroze) * Jamshed Navroz. Mumbai Only
Also known as Navroze, the Parsi New Year is mainly celebrated by a particular sect of Parsis, the Faslis. It is also celebrated by the Muslims of Iran and Zoroastrians. Navroze is the first day of the first month according to the Zoroastrian calendar. Navroze means spring, or the beginning of a new life shedding off all that is old and worn out. Originally an agricultural festival, the Parsi New Year later transformed into a religious festival.
Friday
August 29, 2014
Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi (Chavithi) Ganesha Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of Lord Ganesha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.
Thursday
October 02, 2014
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Gandhi Jayanti, or Mahatma Gandi’s Birthday, is celebrated in India on 2 October. The date is the birthday of Mohandas (Mahatma) Karamchand Gandhi in 1869. It is also the day now commemorated by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Saturday
October 04, 2014
Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), which is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is a festival that many Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings and gifts.
Muslims around the world believe that Allah (God) commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Ibrahim followed God's orders, but his son was replaced by a sheep at the last moment.
Monday
October 06, 2014
Dussehra Festival / Vijayadasami / Durga Puja Dasami The festival of Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm. According to the great Hindu scripture, the Ramayana, Lord Rama performed chandi-puja (holy prayer). This was carried out in order to invoke the blessings of Durga Maa for the killing of Ravana, the ten-headed demon king of Sri Lanka who had abducted Seeta, wife of Lord Rama.
Thursday
October 23, 2014
Deepavali / Diwali The Diwali or Deepavali festival marks the victory of good over evil. The Sanskrit word “Deepavali” means “an array of lights” and signifies the victory of brightness over darkness.

Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
Monday
November 03, 2014
Muharram Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden" and is derived from the word harām, meaning "sinful". It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which to Shia Muslims is part of the Mourning of Muharram.
Thursday
November 06, 2014
Guru Nanak Jayanti Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. Apart from Sikhs, the Nanakpanthi Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival.
Thursday
December 25, 2014
Christmas December 25th is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ, who is believed to be born on the same date at Bethlehem, the land of Jews. The festival is celebrated as a mark of respect to Lord Jesus, who is considered as the son of God and founder of the Christianity religion.

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