Kerala State Government Holiday List 2017

Government of Kerala Notification – Holiday List 2017

Kerala Govt has issued a Notification for Holiday List 2017

Kerala Holiday List 2017


General Administration (Co-Ordination) Department


G.O.(P) No.32/2016/GAD

Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 27-10-2016

Under the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (Central Act 26 of 1881) read with the Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No.20/25/56/pub-1 dated 8th June 1957, the Government of Kerala are hereby pleased to declare that in addition to Sundays, expressly defined as Public Holidays in the said explanation, the following days shall be Public Holidays Under N.I.Act in Kerala for the Calendar Year 2017.

Name of Holidays

Days of Week


Republic Day Thursday 26-01-2017
Sivarathri Friday 24-02-2017
Annual closing of Accounts of commercial and Co-Operative Bank Saturday 01-04-2017
Vishu/Good Friday/Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Friday 14-04-2017
May Day Monday 01-05-2017
Independence Day Tuesday 15-08-2017
Idul-Ad’ha* (Bakrid) Friday 01-09-2017
Thiruvonam Monday 04-09-2017
Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi Wednesday 06-09-2017
Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day Thursday 21-09-2017
Mahanavami Friday 29-09-2017
Vijayadasami Saturday 30-09-2017
Gandhi Jayanthi Monday 02-10-2017
Deepavali Wednesday 18-10-2017
Milad-I-Sherif * (Birthday of Prophet Muhammed) Saturday 02-12-2017
Christmas Monday 25-12-2017

The following festivals/Occasions which fall on Public Holidays (Sundays) have been excluded in the above list. The branches of Banks, which work on Sunday will observe Holiday for the same days.

Easter Sunday 16-04-2017
Idul-fitr*(Ramzan) Sunday 25-06-2017
First Onam Sunday 03-09-3017

• Subject to change depending on the sighting of the moon.

The holidays to the Institutions coming under Industrial Disputes Act, Labour Law, shops and commercial Establishment Act etc., will be governed by the Kerala Industrial Establishments (National and Festival Holidays) Act, 1958.

By Order of the Governor,


Secretary to Government

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