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Maharashtra Holidays and Dry Days 2011

Fairly late in the year, but I’ve decided to put up a new list of Prohibition days in Mumbai, and more generally, Maharashtra for 2011.

Links to the official govt pages:
List of Holidays, 2011
List of Dry days, 2011

Dry Days:
1. Republic Day – 26-Jan
2. Martyr’s Day – 30-Jan
3. Maharashtra Day (May Day) – 1-May
4. Ashadhi Ekadasi – 11-Jul
5. Independnce Day – 15-Aug
6. Anant Chaturdashi – 12-Sep
7. Mahatmi Gandhi Jayanthi – 2-Oct
8. Prohibition Week – day 7 – 8-Oct
9. Kartiki Ekadashi – 6-Nov

Holidays in Maharashtra:
1. Republic Day – 26-Jan
2. Id-e-Milad – 16-Feb
3. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti – 19-Feb
4. Mahashivratri – 2-Mar
5. Holi (2nd Day) – 20-Mar
6. Gudi Padwa – 4-Apr
7. Ram Navmi – 12-Apr
8. Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti – 14-Apr
9. Mahavir Jayanti – 16-Apr
10. Good Friday – 22-Apr
11. Maharashtra Day (May Day) – 1-May
12. Buddha Pournima – 17-May
13. Independnce Day – 15-Aug
14. Parsi New Year – 19-Aug
15. Ramazan Id – 31-Aug
16. Ganesh Chaturthi – 1-Sep
17. Mahatmi Gandhi Jayanthi – 2-Oct
18. Dasara – 6-Oct
19. Diwali (Laxmi Pujan) – 26-Oct
20. Diwali (Balipratipada) – 27-Oct
21. Bakri-Id – 7-Nov
22. Guru Nanak Jayanti – 10-Nov
23. Moharum – 6-Dec
24. Christmas – 25-Dec
25. New Year 2012 – 1-Jan

Here’s a quick Snapshot of a Google Docs list
Dry Days/Holidays in 2011, MH

You can find the link to the Google Doc here.

Maharashtra Holidays and Dry Days 2010

UDATE – You can get a the list of Holidays and Dry Days in Maharashtra for 2011 in my newer entry, here.

Happy Republic Day to All Indians across India and the World!

I’ve been hunting for a complete list of Dry Days in Mumbai, but invariably come up with naught. So, after much searching, I’ve decided to put up a list of my own! It’s easy enough to tie this up with the list of Public Holidays in Mumbai, as well, as almost half of the dry days are holidays!

Below is the list of Dry Days (as listed on the Official Site for the Govt. of Maharashtra):

  1. Republic Day – 26-Jan
  2. Martyr’s Day – 30-Jan
  3. Maharashtra Day (May Day) – 1-May
  4. Ashadhi Ekadasi – 21-Jul
  5. Independnce Day – 15-Aug
  6. Anant Chaturdashi – 22-Sep
  7. Mahatmi Gandhi Jayanthi – 2-Oct
  8. Prohibition Week-day 7 – 8-Oct
  9. Kartiki Ekadashi – 17-Nov

The 18 Public Holidays mentioned on the same site are:

  1. Republic Day – 26-Jan
  2. Mahashivratri – 12-Feb
  3. Id-e-Milad – 27-Feb
  4. Holi (2nd Day) – 1-Mar
  5. Gudi Padwa – 16-Mar
  6. Ram Navmi – 24-Mar
  7. Good Friday – 2-Apr
  8. Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti – 14-Apr
  9. Maharashtra Day (May Day) – 1-May
  10. Buddha Pournima – 27-May
  11. Independnce Day – 15-Aug
  12. Parsi New Year – 19-Aug
  13. Ramazan Id – 10-Sep
  14. Ganesh Chaturdashi – 11-Sep
  15. Mahatmi Gandhi Jayanthi – 2-Oct
  16. Diwali – 5-Nov
  17. Moharum – 17-Dec
  18. Christmas – 25-Dec
  19. New Year 2011 – 1-Jan,2011

Here’s the complete list, put together (I’ve also uploaded it on Google docs, here):
Dry Days & Holidays in MH 2010
Note that Election days and ballot counting days are also dry days-  I haven’t mentioned any here. If anyone sees anything wrong with the lists, let me know.

Other resources:
  • http://www.hindu-blog.com/2009/06/ashadi-ekadasi-2009-devsayani-ashadi.html
  • http://bombayhighcourt.nic.in/site/latest/calendar_2010.pdf