Here are 3 Public Holidays in 2017 That Every Employee is Going to Loathe

Ankkita Chauhan
January 6, 2017

Most of the public holidays in 2016 landed on weekends, breaking all our teeny-tiny hearts. We’re glad 2017 has taken some cues from Shawn Mendes to treat us better. Alas, no relationship can ever be perfect. And we’re all going to have to deal with the few holidays in 2017 that have ended up being on a Sunday.

1) New Year

YES. NEW YEAR. The one day that we really, really want on a weekday. Let’s face it, all our bosses are gonna get sloppy drunk and they know it too. This means it’s a guaranteed holiday for all of us! But sadly, all thanks to whoever decided the calendar (looking at you, Mayans), we’re all stuck with this one landing on a Sunday. Hope you guys enjoy going to work the next Monday. I’m 100% looking forward to it (:


No, really. I am.

2) Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Now, this one’s in Maharashtra only. And me being a Mumbaikar expecting to chill because Shivaji was born, am extremely disappointed. My birthday lands on a Sunday, totally cool. One less leave deducted from my balance. But a historic figure whose birthday might give us a holiday? C’mon, that has to be on a weekday.



3) Mahavir Jayanti

Jain people, we’re grateful to have you in our lives. All thanks to you, we get a holiday every year in the name of Mahavir Jayanti. But sadly, you couldn’t help us out this year. It’s okay, we’re not mad at you. Just sad that we’re missing out on another reason to stay in our warm cozy bed with a mug of coffee on a weekday. Have a marathon of our favorite TV show, go through a rollercoaster of emotions… Sorry, I got a bit carried away.


*wipes a tear away*

2017, even though you couldn’t give us these three holidays, we have very high hopes from you with regards to everything else.

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Ankkita Chauhan
Ankita is a content writer at SocioSquares. She has 4+ years hands-on experience in copywriting, marketing and social media.
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