365 days of a year are interspersed with rigorous working days as well as holidays. All the people all over the world, irrespective of race, caste, creed or professional discrepancies, are generally excited when the holidays come around which are there due to festivals or other purposes.

After a heavy work load everyone wants to spend their holidays with the family, relatives and friends or just doing their own things.

Some of them also plan for a visit for long tours with their beloved ones in various exotic locations or religious places.. People celebrate holidays also to celebrate certain particular traditional festivals also.

Holidays vary from country to country. Holidays vary from religion to religion, from states to states, even from one ethnic group to the other. Yet certain holidays remain the same all over the world, like the holiday given out on the 1st of January every year.

Various holidays are typically observed in certain countries and then again there are holidays which are followed by a different country. Listing these holidays for 2017 is 123NewYears efforts in keeping a consolidated and a single list of global holidays just right near to you and on you literally, so that you do not need to go back to the calendar again and again while making a vacation plan going.

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National/Public holidays- these are the regulated holidays which are made mandated by the government and the laws of different countries depending the history and culture on which country you are staying.

Bank holidays:  banks and financial companies are declared as non- working day on these days.

Gazetted holidays: those who work in government job are entitled to a holiday. But the private sectors are not given one as it is not required as a holiday to their workers.

Local holidays:  these holidays are celebrated for particular countries for their traditional history and culture.

Restricted holidays: these are optional holidays.   These holidays are marked in advance and can only be availed in one single year.

Observances: these happen when people are maintaining ritualistic and established holidays within their own community or religion.

Religious holidays:  these holidays are dependant completely upon religious observances and vary from one particular religion to the other and their dates.

State holidays:  these holidays are important for particular states and not suitable or not observed for those who are in different states.

The list of 2017 is crammed up with all types of holidays. This list basically and mostly covers the largest festivals that are celebrated in almost all parts of the world and have major implications.

List of holidays around the world in 2017 and their dates:

Name of the   holiday Date Day of the week Where or who celebrate the occasion
New year 2017 1st January Sunday Around the world
Concluding day of hogmanay 1st January Sunday UNITED KINGDOM
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 5th January Thursday India
Epiphany 6th January Friday Christian
Orthodox Christmas day 7th January Saturday Christian
Stephen Foster Memorial day 13th January Friday UNITED STATES
Orthodox New year 14th January Saturday Christian
Pongal, Makar Sankranti 14th January Saturday India
Lee Jackson day 13th January Friday UNITED STATES
Martin Luther King Day    National holiday, Robert E Lee’s Birthday, Robert E Lee’s Birthday, Confederate Memorial Day, Idaho Human Rights Day, Civil Rights Day. 16thJanuary Monday UNITED STATES
Maha shivratri 24th January Friday India
Burn’s night 25th January Wednesday UNITED KINGDOM
Republic day 26th January Thursday India
Chinese new year 28th January Saturday Chinese
Kansas day 29th  January Sunday United States
National freedom day 1st February Wednesday United States
Tu  Bhisvat 11th February Saturday Jewish
Dayanand saaswati jayanti 21st feb Tuesday India
Vasant panchami 1st February Wednesday India
Rosa parks day 4th February Saturday UNITED STATES
RaviDas jayanti 10th February Friday
Valentine’s day 14th february Tuesday Around the world
Statehood day 14th February Tuesday UNITED STATES
Shivaji jayanti 19th February Sunday India
Shrove Tuesday 28th February Tuesday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
Mardi Gras 28th February Tuesday UNITED STATES
Ash wednesday 1st March Wednesday Christian
Town Meeting Day  Vermont 1st March Wednesday UNITED STATES
St  David’s day 1st March Wednesday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
Texas Independence Day/ Texas Flag Day 2nd March Thursday UNITED STATES
Casimir Pulaski Day, Read Across America Day 2nd March Thursday UNITED STATES
Evacuation day 17th March Friday UNITED STATES
Mothering Sunday 26th March Sunday UNITED KINGDOM
Purim 12th March Sunday Jewish
Holi 13th March Monday India
Maryland day 25th March Saturday UNITED STATES
Gudi padwa 28th March Tuesday India
César Chávez Day 21st March Friday UNITED STATES
Easter sunday 1st April Sunday Christian
Ram navami 4th  April Tuesday India
National tartan day 6th April Thursday UNITED STATES
Palm Sunday 9th April Sunday Christian
Mahavir jayanti 9th April Sunday India
HazratAli’s birthday 11th April Tuesday Muslim
First day of passover 11th  April Tuesday Jewish
Maundy Thursday 13th  April Thursday Christian
Baishakhi 13th  April Thursday India
Good Friday 14th April Friday Around the world
Holy Saturday 15th  April Saturday Christian
Amedkar jaynti 14th  April Friday India
Father Damien day 15th April Saturday UNITED STATES
Tax day 18th April Tuesday UNITED STATES
Yom hashoh 24th April Monday Jewish
St George’s day , Shakespeare day 24th April Monday UNITED KINGDOM
May day 1st  May Monday India
Law day 1st  May Monday UNITED STATES
Primary election day Indiana 2nd May Tuesday UNITED STATES
National nurse day 6th   May Saturday UNITED STATES
Truman day 8th May Monday UNITED STATES
Rabindra jayanti 9th   May Tuesday India
Budha purnima 10th May Wednesday India
Mother’s day 14th May Sunday Around the world
Peace Officers Memorial Day 15th May Monday United States
Ramadan 27th May Saturday Muslim
Spring bank holiday 29th May Monday UNITED KINGDOM
Shavout 31st  May Wednesday Jewish
Pentecost 4th  June Sunday Christian
Trinity day 11th   June Sunday Christian
Whit Monday 5th June Monday Christian
D day 6th June Tuesday UNITED STATES
Flag day 14th June Wednesday UNITED STATES
Father’s day 18th   June Sunday Around the world
Corpus christi 15th June Thursday christian
Lailat al-qadir 21st june Wednesday Muslim
Ratha yatra 25th june Sunday India
Eid ul fitr 26th   June Monday Muslim
Independence day 4th july Tuesday UNITED STATES
Pioneer day 24th july Monday UNITED STATES
Friendship day 6th August Sunday Around the world
Raksha bandhan 7th august Monday India
Independence day 15th August Tuesday India
Janmasthami 15th August Tuesday India
Parsi new year 17th August Thursday Parsi
Ganesh chathurthi 25th August Friday India
Labor day 4th September Monday UNITED STATES
Bakri- eid 2nd September Saturday Muslim
Rosh hasana 21st September Thursday Jewish
Muhaarram 21st September Thursday Muslim
September equniox 22nd  September Friday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
Maha saptami 27th September Wednesday India
Maha ashtami 28th September Thursday India
Maha navami 29th September Friday India
Yom kippur 30th September Saturday Jewish
Mahatma Gandhi jayanti 2nd October Monday India
Karva chauth 8th October Sunday India
Shmini Atzeret 12th October Thursday Jewish
Boss’s day 16th october Monday UNITED STATES
Alaska day 18th october Wednesday UNITED STATES
Diwali 18th October Wednesday India
Chat puja 24th October Tuesday India
Halloween 31st October Tuesday UNITED STATES/ UNITED KINGDOM
All Saints’ day 1st November Wednesday Christian
Guru nanak jayanti 4th November Saturday India
Veterans day 11th November Friday UNITED STATES
Thanksgiving day 23rd November Thursday UNITED STATES
Cyber Monday 27th November Monday UNITED STATES
The prophet’s birthday 1st  December Friday Muslim
First day of Hanukkah 13th December Wednesday Jewish
Wright bother’s day 17th December Sunday UNITED STATES
Winter solstice 21st December Thursday UNITED KINGDOM
Christmas eve 24th December Sunday Around the world
Christmas 25th December Monday Around the world
Kwazana 26th December Tuesday UNITED STATES (Afro-American)
New year’s eve 31st December Sunday Around the world