STATE GOVERNMENT has declared optional holidays for its employees for the calendar year 2007.
They are; January 1-New Year Day, January 5 - Guru Govind Singhji birthday, January 6 - Maharishi Guru Gokuldas Birthday, January 15 - Makar Sankranti / Pongal, January 23 - Basant Panchmi, January 24 – Dev Narayan Jayanti, January 25 - Narmada Jayanti, February 1 - Swami Ramcharan Birthday,
February 12 - Maharishi Dayanand birthday, February 24 - Shabri Jayanti, March 3 - Holi, March 5 - Bhai Dooj, March 15 - Bhakt Mata Karma Jayanti, March 20 - Virangana Avanti Bai Balidan day, April 13 - Vallabhcharya jayanti, April 14 - Vishu / Sen jayanti, April 19 - Chhatrapati Shivaji jayanti, April 20 -
Parshuram Jayanti, May 7 - Birthday of Dr Sayyedana Sahib, June 9 - Martyr day of Munda Birsa, June 28 - Bada Mahadev Poojan, June 30 - Kabir Jayanti, July 16 - Rath yatra, July 28 - Hazrat Ali birthday, July 30 - Guru Poornima, August 13 -
Durgadas Rathore jayanti, August 18 - Naag panchmi, August 20 - Parsi new year, August 27 - Onam, August 29 - Shab-e-Baraat, September 15 - Ganesh Chaturthi, September 17 - Vishwakarma Jayanti, September 18 - Martyr day of Navakhai, Raja Shankar Shah and Raghunath Shah, September 25 - Anantchaturshi, October 9 - Prannath Jayanti, October 10 - Sarvapitramoksh Amavasya, October 12 - Agrasar Jayanti / Jamaat – ul – Bida, October 19 - Dussehra (Mahaashtmi ), October 20 - Dussehra
(Mahanaomi ), October 26 – Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti / Maharaj Ajmeed Dev Jayanti / Samadhi Utsav of Tekji Maharaj, October 29 - Karwa Chouth, November 8 - Diwali ( South Indian ), November 10 - second day of Diwali, November 15 - Birsa Munda Jayanti, November 17 - Bhagwaan Sahastrabahu Jayanti, November 20 – Namdev Jayanti, November 22 - Jhalkari Jayanti, November 24 -Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji martyr day, December 18 - Guru Ghasidas Jayanti, December 27 – Gadeer- e - Khum and
December 31 – Balinath ji Berwa jayanti have been declared as optional holidays. Any Government employee can avail any three of the above-mentioned 51 optional holidays. The occasions falling on Sunday in the year 2007 have not been included in the optional holidays list namely January 7 – Gadeer - e - Khum, January 28 - Yom-e Ashura, April 1 - Hatkeshwar Jayanti, April 22 - Shankaracharya Jayanti, June 17 - Chhatrasaljayanti / Maharana Pratap Jayanti, June 24 - Mahesh jayanti
/ Virangana Durgavati Martyr Day, September 23 - Dol Gyaras, November 11 - Bhai Dooj, December 16 - Sant Shri Jin Taran Taran Jayanti and December 23 - Datatray Jayanti.