In Pune District, the Divisional Commissioner holds the authority to declare local holidays in specific circumstances. The power vested in the Divisional Commissioner to proclaim local holidays is aimed at addressing regional needs, local events, or situations that may warrant a temporary suspension of regular activities. Pune is a Divisional Commissioner head office hence in this district Local Holidays 2024 are declared by Divisional Commissioner. In other districts, this power is vested to the Collector of the district.
The authority of the Collector to declare local holidays is often exercised to acknowledge and facilitate the observance of significant cultural or religious events specific to the district. Additionally, in times of emergencies, natural disasters, or other unforeseen situations, the Collector can utilize this power to ensure public safety and manage community affairs effectively.
The process of declaring a local holiday typically involves a careful consideration of the context and the potential impact on public life.
Local Holidays 2024 for Pune District
1) Local Holiday declared on 17th Sep 2024 for Anant Chaturdashi (Ganpati Visarjan)
Anant Chaturdashi (Ganpati Visarjan)is a significant Hindu festival that holds cultural and religious importance. In 2024, Anant Chaturdashi is scheduled to be observed on September 17th.
2) Local Holiday declared on 31st Oct 2024 for Narak Chaturdashi (one day among Diwali Festival)
The significance of Narak Chaturdashi lies in its association with the defeat of the demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna.
Narak Chaturdashi, also known as Choti Diwali or Kali Chaudas, is a Hindu festival celebrated on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Ashwin. In 2024, Narak Chaturdashi is scheduled to be on October 31st, 2024.
3) Local Holiday declared on 26th Nov 2024 for Alandi Yatra
The Alandi Yatra is likely a religious procession or festival associated with the town’s spiritual significance, possibly in honor of Sant Dnyaneshwar. The yatra may involve processions, prayers, cultural events, and gatherings of devotees.
For the most accurate and up-to-date information about the Alandi Yatra on November 26, 2024.