The Haryana government has declared a holiday for schools across the state in view of Bhai Duj celebrations. The day that celebrates the strong bond of love between a sister and a brother falls on October 27 this year. All private, government and aided schools will remain closed on Thursday.

The Haryana government has issued a holiday notification a week in advance. The notification was also posted online on the official Twitter page of the Department of Information, Public Relations and Languages, Government of Haryana. A scanned copy of the official letter declaring holiday for all private, government and aided schools in the state was released on Friday afternoon.

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“Education department has declared a holiday on October 27, 2022 in all government, private and aided schools in the state on the occasion of Bhai Duj. In this regard, instructions have been issued to all district education offices and district offices of primary education in the state,” the tweet said.

A letter issued by the State Directorate of School Education signed by Kuldeep Mehta, Assistant Director (Academics), on behalf of the Director of Secondary Education, Haryana Panchkula. The letter is addressed to the Departments of Education and Primary Education of all districts of the state.

An official statement said that the decision to declare October 27 as a holiday on the occasion of Bhai Duj was taken on October 20. Officials addressed in the letter have been asked to ensure that all schools in their districts comply with the decision. Bhai Dooj is usually the fifth and last day of Diwali celebrations, which takes place right after the main day of the festival of lights. However, this year, while Diwali falls on October 24, Bhai Duj will be celebrated three days later.

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