Haryana brings out list of public holidays

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Chandigarh, Nov 19 (UNI) The Haryana Government has notified public holidays in its offices during the calendar year 2009.

All Saturdays and Sundays will be closed day.

Other holidays are Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday (Jan 5), Republic Day ( Jan 26), Guru Ravidas's Birthday (Feb 09), Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (Feb 19), Maha Shivratri (Feb 23), Holi (March 11), Ram Navami (April 03), Mahavir Jayanti (April 07), Vaisakhi (April 13), Dr.B.R.Ambedkar's Jayanti (April 14), Lord Parshu Ram Jayanti (April 27), Maharana Partap Jayanti (May 27), Sant Kabir Jayanti (June 07), Teej (July 24), Janamashtmi (August 14), Id-ul-Fitr (Sept 21), Haryana's Heroes Martyrdom Day (Sept 23), Dussehra (Sept 28), Mahatma Gandhi's birthday (Oct 02) and Guru Nanak's Birthday (Nov 02) and Christmas Day (Dec 25).

The festivals and occasions which fall on closed days have been excluded from the above list.

These are Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti and Basant Panchmi (Jan 31), Independence Day (Aug 15), Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (Sept 19), Maharshi Balmiki's Birthday (Oct 4), Diwali (Oct 17), Vishavakarma Day (Oct 18), Haryana Day (Nov 1), Id-ul-Juha (Bakrid) (Nov 28) and Shaheed Udham Singh's Birthday (Dec 26).

The employees would also be allowed any two holidays to be chosen out of the following Restricted Holidays : Muharram (Jan 08), Id-e-Milad or Milad-ul-Nabi (March 10), Good Friday (April 10), Budh Purnima (May 09), Guru Arjan Dev's Martyrdom Day (June 16), Shaeed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day (July 31), Raksha Bandhan (Aug 05), Karva Chauth (Oct 07), Govardhan Puja (Oct 18), Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day (Nov 24) and Muharram (Dec 28).

Holidays within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

The Goverment has also notified public holidays in the State, except Judicial Courts, during the calendar year 2009 within the meaning of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881.

These are all Sundays, Republic Day (Jan.26), Guru Ravidas's Birthday(Feb.09), Mahashivratri (Feb. 23), Holi (March 11), Annual Closing of Bank Accounts - First working day of April- (April 1), Mahavir Jayanti (April 07), Dr.B.R.Ambedkar's Jayanti (April 14), Janamashtmi (Aug.14), Independence Day (Aug. 15), Half yearly closing of bank accounts-last working day of September - (Sept.30), Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday (Oct.2), Id-ul-Fitr (Sept. 21), Dussehra (Sept.

28), Maharshi Balmiki's Birthday (Oct.04), Diwali (Oct.17), Guru Nanak's Birthday (Nov.02) and Christmas Day (Dec.25).

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