2017 has awesome long weekends! Here’s how to plan ahead
As the year comes to an end, we all can say that 2016 was a little cruel on us regarding holidays. There are a few festivals or holidays that a person looks forward to. Who had anticipated that Diwali, Gandhi Jayanti and other holidays would land on a weekend?
But not to worry, 2017 is being nice to us. It is packed with long weekends and holidays.
Republic day: 26th, Thursday
You can take a leave on the 27th, Friday. Plan a visit to Auli or Kashmir for skiing; go to Dubai for its shopping festival.
Mahashivratri: 24th, Friday
So this holiday gives you a long weekend. Here you can plan a trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahotsav or go to Goa for their thrilling Carnival.
Holi: 13th, Monday
As Monday is a holiday, you can use the previous weekend. See the Holi celebration in Mathura or see the coffee flower in Coorg.
Gudi Padva: 28th, Tuesday.
Take a leave on the 27th, Monday and enjoy the long weekend. Visit Sri Lanka’s beaches or go to Rishikesh for some adventures.
Ram Navami: 4th, Tuesday.
Tuesday being a holiday, you can take a leave on Monday and go out for the long weekend. Visit Turkey for some hot air ballooning or visit Tokyo to see the cherry bloom there.
Vaisakhi: 13th, Thursday.
Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti: 14th, Friday.
Easter: 16th, Sunday.
This long weekend can be enjoyed by visiting Phuket for the Bike Week or Mahabaleshwar for its Mapro Strawberry Festival. You can also visit Amritsar to celebrate Vaisakhi.
May Day: 1st, Monday.
You can plan an outing for the previous weekend. Visit Landour to get away from the sun or go to Tadoba to enjoy some wildlife.
Razan Eid: 26th, Monday.
Go to Lucknow to enjoy the Eid or visit Dharamshala for some adventure. You can do all this during the previous weekend.
August is full of holidays and joy.
Janmashtami: 14th, Monday
Independence Day: 15, Tuesday.
Parsi New Year: 17th, Thursday.
Here you have a long week of holidays. You can take a leave on the 16th, Wednesday and 18th, Friday. You can 9 days of vacation which can take you to Ladakh or Uttarakhand for some adventure. You can also visit Austria for the Salzburg Festival.
Ganesh Chaturthi: 25th, Friday.
Enjoy the weekend by visitng Pune and seeing the celebrations there. You can also visit Coonoor for the cheese making.
Gandhi Jayanti: 2nd, Monday.
Utilize the previous weekend by enjoying the Oktoberfest in Munich or go to Bhutan for its Thimphu Tshechu Festival.
Dhabteras: 16th, Monday.
Naraka Chaturdashi: 17th, Tuesday.
Diwali: 18th, Wednesday.
Balipratipada: 19th, Thursday.
Bhaiduj: 20th, Friday.
9 days of holiday here, you can visit New York to witness its beautiful fall season. For some adventure you can try Billing or Bir.
Eid- e- Milad: 1st, Friday.
Go to periyar, Odisa or Bharatpur for some wildlife or enjoy the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland.
Christmas: 25th, Monday.
Utilize the previous weekend and visit Manali to adore the snowfall or Maldives for a romantic getaway.
So here are the places you can visit or things you can see to make 2017 a memorable year. Do let us know if you visit any of the above places.