Holiday Calendar 2020

Holidays In India

India is a country of diversity and culture, where people of many religions lives in. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Buddhism and many more religions are there and having a population of more than 1.2 billion.

Indian observes festivals now and then that may be from other religion. So here is the list of holidays, and holiday calendar of India. Some holidays are region specific and some of them are observed nationally.

Indian Holiday Calendar 2020

Date Day Name Type
1 Jan Wednesday New Year’s Day Restricted Holiday
2 Jan Thursday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Restricted Holiday
14 Jan Tuesday Lohri Restricted Holiday
15 Jan Wednesday Pongal Restricted Holiday
15 Jan Wednesday Makar Sankranti Restricted Holiday
25 Jan Saturday Chinese New Year Observance
26 Jan Sunday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
29 Jan Wednesday Vasant Panchami Restricted Holiday
9 Feb Sunday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Restricted Holiday
14 Feb Friday Valentine’s Day Observance
18 Feb Tuesday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Restricted Holiday
19 Feb Wednesday Shivaji Jayanti Restricted Holiday
21 Feb Friday Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri Gazetted Holiday
9 Mar Monday Holika Dahana Restricted Holiday
9 Mar Monday Hazarat Ali’s Birthday Restricted Holiday
10 Mar Tuesday Holi Gazetted Holiday
25 Mar Wednesday Chaitra Sukhladi Restricted Holiday
2 Apr Thursday Rama Navami Gazetted Holiday
6 Apr Monday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
9 Apr Thursday First day of Passover Observance
9 Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance, Christian
10 Apr Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday
12 Apr Sunday Easter Day Restricted Holiday
13 Apr Monday Vaisakhi Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Tuesday Mesadi/Vaisakhadi Restricted Holiday
14 Apr Tuesday Ambedkar Jayanti Observance
7 May Thursday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday
7 May Thursday Birthday of Ravindranath Restricted Holiday
10 May Sunday Mother’s Day Observance
22 May Friday Jamat Ul-Vida Restricted Holiday
25 May Monday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Gazetted Holiday
25 May Monday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Muslim, Common local holiday
21 Jun Sunday June Solstice Season
21 Jun Sunday Father’s Day Observance
23 Jun Tuesday Ratha Yatra Restricted Holiday
5 Jul Sunday Guru Purnima Observance
31 Jul Friday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha Gazetted Holiday
2 Aug Sunday Friendship Day Observance
3 Aug Monday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Restricted Holiday
11 Aug Tuesday Janmashtami (Smarta) Restricted Holiday
12 Aug Wednesday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday
15 Aug Saturday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday
16 Aug Sunday Parsi New Year Restricted Holiday
22 Aug Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Restricted Holiday
29 Aug Saturday Muharram/Ashura Gazetted Holiday
31 Aug Monday Onam Restricted Holiday
2 Oct Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
22 Oct Thursday Maha Saptami Restricted Holiday
23 Oct Friday Maha Ashtami Restricted Holiday
24 Oct Saturday Maha Navami Restricted Holiday
25 Oct Sunday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
29 Oct Thursday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
31 Oct Saturday Halloween Observance
31 Oct Saturday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Restricted Holiday
4 Nov Wednesday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Restricted Holiday
14 Nov Saturday Naraka Chaturdasi Restricted Holiday
14 Nov Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday
15 Nov Sunday Govardhan Puja Restricted Holiday
16 Nov Monday Bhai Duj Restricted Holiday
20 Nov Friday Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) Restricted Holiday
24 Nov Tuesday Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Restricted Holiday
30 Nov Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
11 Dec Friday First Day of Hanukkah Observance
18 Dec Friday Last day of Hanukkah Observance
24 Dec Thursday Christmas Eve Restricted Holiday
25 Dec Friday Christmas Gazetted Holiday
31 Dec Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance

National Holidays In India

Only secular holidays are celebrated as national holidays of India. Those are Independents Day on August 15, Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, and Republic Day on January 26.

Many States have local festivals depending upon religious demographics. Popular Hindu festivals of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Maha Shivratri, Onam, Janmashtami, Saraswati Puja, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Raksha Bandhan, Holi, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Nuakhai. Jain festivals like Mahavir Jayanti and Paryushan, Sikh festivals like Guru Nanak Jayanti and Vaisakhi, Muslim festivals like Eid ul-Fitr, Eid ul-Adha, Mawlid, Muharram; Buddhist festivals like Buddha Jayanti, Dhammachakra Pravartan Day and Losar and Christian festivals of Christmas, Easter and Good Friday are celebrated all over India.

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