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List of Holidays Calendar 2020 in India: Check Out The Public and Government Indian Holidays Calendar 2020 Month Wise Here!

Updated December 23, 2020

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List of Holidays Calendar 2020 in India: In India, different states celebrate different festivals at various months and To know the List of India Holiday Calendar, check out the information provided below. This article provides the List of Holidays Calendar 2020 in India month-wise and the date of the festival. Here you can get the latest updates on the List of Holidays Calendar 2020 in India month-wise on Fresherslive. 

List Of Holidays Calendar 2020 In India

Here is the complete list of holidays 2020 in India Public and Government Holidays List 2020. Check date wise, day-wise, and states celebrating the festival from the table provided below. 

There are three national holidays in India. The country is celebrating Republic Day every year on January 26, Independence Day on August 15, and Gandhi Jayanti every year on October 2.

Public and Government Holidays 2020 Calendar

Date Day Festival State

June 5, 2020

Friday

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

Many states

June 15, 2020

Monday

Raja Sankranti

Odisha

June 23, 2020

Tuesday

Ratha Yatra

Odisha

June 28, 2020

Sunday

Kharchi Puja

Tripura

Sant Guru Kabir Das Jayanti 2020

Sant Kabir Jayanti is an annual event marking the anniversary of the birth of Kabir Das, a renowned poet, saint, and social reformer who lived in the 15th century. The day falls on the full moon day of the Jyeshta month according to the traditional Hindu calendar.

Sant Kabir Das Jayanti is usually observed as per the Gregorian calendar either in the month of May or in the month of June each year. All classes of people celebrate the day not only in India but in other countries as well. Kabir Das 's great poems and works express the coherence and immensity of the 'Supreme Being.'

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti: Dates in upcoming years

This year Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti is celebrated on 5th June 2020. Now let's see when Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti falls in the upcoming years.

2021: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti will be celebrated on 24 June 2021 (Thursday)

2022:Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti will be celebrated on 14 June 2022 (Tuesday)

2023: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti will be celebrated on 4 June 2023 (Sunday)

2024: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti will be celebrated on 22 June 2024 (Saturday)

2025: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti will be celebrated on 11 June 2025 (Wednesday)

What is the importance of Guru Kabir Das Jayanti?

Sant Kabir Das was born to Muslim parentages in Uttar Pradesh. From an early age, Sant Kabir Das showed interest in spirituality and named himself Lord Rama and Lord Allah 's child. He did not know about the spiritual discernments. The great poet was equally respectful of all religions of his time. His efforts had greatly inspired the Bhakti movement.

Raja Sankranti: 

Raja Sankranti is a state government holiday in Odisha, in eastern India. In the Hindu calendar, Raja Sankranti is observed on the second day of the Asadha month. This day is sometimes referred to as the 'Swing Festival' and marks the second day of a popular three-day festival that takes in the rainy season of the monsoon.

Rath Yatra 2020

Ratha Yatra is also called as Navadina Yatra, Gundicha Yatra, Dasavatara, and Gundicha Yatra. It is an annual event dedicated to Lord Jagannath. As per the traditional Oriya Calendar, the festival falls on Shukla Paksha 's second day.

Ratha Yatra Dates in upcoming years:

This year Ratha Yatra is celebrated on 23 June 2020. Now let's see when Ratha Yatra falls in the upcoming years.

2021: Ratha Yatra will be celebrated on 12 July 2021 (Monday)

2022:Ratha Yatra will be celebrated on 1 July 2022 (Friday)

2023: Ratha Yatra will be celebrated on 20 June 2023 (Tuesday)

2024: Ratha Yatra will be celebrated on 7 July 2024 (Sunday)

2025: Ratha Yatra will be celebrated on 27 June 2025 (Friday)

Why people are celebrating Ratha Yatra?

Ratha Yatra is celebrated in Puri, which is a prime city in Odisha. Devotees confide that Lord Krishna or Lord Jagannath desires to visit his birthplace, Mathura. They plan this festival to fulfill his yearly urge. Devotees also believe that if they take part devotedly to this festival, they are freed from the phase of birth and death. The festival is celebrated by Muslims too.

Kharchi Puja 2020

Kharchi Puja is a festival where the 14 gods that form the Tripuri community's dynastic diet are worshiped in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura. The rituals are performed in the temple dedicated to the 14 gods that are located in Agartala 's state capital city for an entire week.

A wide variety of sweets is offered as "prasad'." The horse, cow, and pigeon meat is often given to the gods as sacrifices and kept as "prasad." There is a beautiful fair where cultural activities are run during the day. Thousands of people will participate in such festivities.

Public and Government Holidays July 2020 Calendar

Date Day Festival State

July 5, 2020

Sunday

Guru Purnima Festival

Many States

July 14, 2020

Tuesday

Ker Puja

Tripura

July 16, 2020

Thursday

Bonalu

Telangana

July 23, 2020

Thursday

Haryali Teej

Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh

July 31, 2020

Friday

Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha

Many states

Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day

Haryana and Punjab

Guru Purnima Festival 2020

It is on 5 July 2020 that Guru Purnima will be celebrated. It is a day in our lives to honor the teachers or "gurus'.' It happens on the day of the full moon in the month of "Ashada" in the Hindu calendar.

History of Guru Purnima Festiva

The tradition behind Guru Purnima can be traced back to the birth of sage Ved Vyasa, the author of the Mahabharata and the Puranas. He is said to have divided and edited the Vedas into the four parts known today.

Guru Purnima in Hinduism:

Hindus also celebrate as "Vyasa Puja" Guru Purnima. Mantras are sung to venerate the Maha Guru and to seek his blessings. Hymns and devotional songs are sung during the day. The holy text, Guru Gita, is also recited in memory of the Maha Guru. Flowers and gifts are given, and prasad, also called charanamritha, is distributed. A puja of sandals is performed in some ashrams, believing it to be the one of Sage Ved Vyasa. Many meet their own spiritual gurus and have their lives and spiritual journeys rededicated to them. Also, on this day, fellow disciples are revered as the "Guru Bhai' that honors the spiritual path of each person and sees them and themselves as One with the Guru and the Divine.

Guru Purnima in Buddhism:

By conducting a ritual called 'Uposatha' Buddhists celebrate Guru Purnima. On this day, they celebrate Buddha 's eight teachings. Most Buddhist monks use this day to begin their meditative journey. On this day, they begin other ascetic practices as well.

Ker Puja 2020

Ker Puja is an important religious Hindu festival that is a public holiday in Tripura state in northeast India. At this point, the guardian Deity, called Ker, is being worshipped. For two weeks, the festival is celebrated and begins at the end of the Kharchi Puja. While Kharchi Puja is devoted to the 14 deities comprising the dynastic god, the Ker Puja is dedicated to the Vastu Devatha 's principal guardian god.

Ker Puja History

Ker Puja is executed two weeks after Kharchi Puja's start. A total of 14 different deities have been decorated in between the two Pujas. The last part of this Ker Puja cycle, in which Ker is honoured, the Vastu Devata 's guardian deity.

What's the reason to celebrate Ker Puja?

Ker Puja is being celebrated as an offering of gratitude and obeisance to the guardian deity to save the people from any natural calamities or aggressive external forces. This includes various god sacrifices and offerings.

Bonalu 2020

In 2020, the Bonalu celebrations will begin on June 28, Sunday, and continue for several days, ending on July 19, Sunday. It was declared in 2014 as Telangana's official state festival. Bonalu an annual festival held in the state of Telangana, especially in the twin towns of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. This is celebrated in memory of the Mahakali goddess who is considered the goddess of death and time.

The Origin of Bonalu Festival

The festival 's origins date back to the 19th century when a deadly plague broke out in the region that today is Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The residents of the two cities began praying to the Goddess with special offerings to deliver them from the plague.

When the plague finally stopped, they devoted themselves to worshiping Her in memory of Her grace and mercy, dedicating several days after that to Her memory each year. This is the root of the Bonalu festival.

Haryali Teej 2020

Haryali Teej is celebrated on the third day of the luminous half of the Lunar month of Shraavana. It is also known as Singhara Teej. Haryali 's definition is verdant. After the summer season, the world is assumed to be covered in greenery.

Eid al-Adha 2020- Bakrid 

Bakri-Id is an internationally recognized annual celebration of the Muslim faith. Some of the most important activities on this day are the distribution of meat among relatives and chanting the Takbir. God had provided Abraham with a male goat to sacrifice as a replacement before he forwent his son. The male goat was sacrificed by dividing into 3 spare parts according to the instructions of God. The poor were granted the one-third share, and friends and relatives were given a further part. Abraham 's family had kept the remaining part.

How is Eid al-Adha (Bakrid) Celebrated?

Monday, Eid al-Adha 2020 dropped. The festival is observed by the Muslim community, offering special prayers. The party shares gifts and salutations. Eid al-Adha is a holiday considered gazetted in India. Other names of  Eid al-Adha include Id-ul-Adha, the sacrificial festival, Id-ul-Zuha, and Bakr-Id. 

The  Bakrid is celebrated by wearing new dresses, and special prayers are offered. Goats can be bidden to God. The meat is shared between friends and family.

Shaheed Udham Singh 

Shaheed Udham Singh is best known for the murder of Michael O'Dwyer as a revenge against the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh. On 31 July 1940, he was martyred, and since then, the day is celebrated as Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day.

Shaheed Udham Singh as a Revolutionary:

At an early stage of life, Udham Singh became a revolutionary and toured several countries to serve the purpose of his life. He traveled to Nairobi in the year 1921 and Africa in the year 1920 and returned to India in 1924. Singh spent many years in radical activities.

Public and Government Holidays August 2020 Calendar

Date Day Festival State

August 1, 2020

Saturday

Bakrid

Many states

August 3,  2020

Monday

Raksha Bandhan

Many states

August 11, 2020

Tuesday

Janmashtami

Many states

August 15, 2020

Saturday

Independence Day

All over India

August 17, 2020

Monday

Parsi New Year

Maharashtra and Gujarat

August 22, 2020

Saturday

Ganesh Chaturthi

Many states

August 28, 2020

Friday

Ramdev Jayanti

Rajasthan

August 28, 2020

Friday

Ayyankali Jayanthi

Rajasthan

August 30, 2020

Sunday

Muharram

Many states

August 31, 2020

Monday

Thiruvonam

Kerala

Ayyankali Jayanthi 2020

Every year Ayyankali Jayanthi is celebrated in Kerala on 28 August as a public holiday. This is a commemoration of the birth of the renowned social reformer Ayyankali who was born in 1963.

History of Ayyankali Jayanthi

Ayyankali was born in modern-day Thiruvananthapuram, the former Travancore (British India), on 28 August 1963. He was born in a family belonging to the class of "Pulayar',' which was deemed untouchable. The group leaders were usually farmers who worked as rural slaves to wealthy landlords.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2020

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a famous Hindu festival where Lord Ganesha's bird is celebrated. Huge processions carrying a Lord Ganesha statue are standard practice on this day.

Ganesh Chaturthi Dates in upcoming years

This year Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on 22 August 2020. Now let's see when Ganesh Chaturthi falls in the upcoming years.

2021: Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 10 September 2021 (Friday)

2022: Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 31 August 2022 (Wednesday)

2023: Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 19 September 2023 (Tuesday)

2024: Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 7 September 2024 (Saturday)

2025: Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 27 August 2025 (Wednesday)

How is Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated?

Across a few parts of India such as Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, the festival of Ganesh is celebrated for ten days. It is a public occasion. They offer sweets. Vinayaka clay idols are installed in homes or outdoors in decorated tents on the festival day for the public to view and present their homage. Ganesh's Clay Idols are also installed through schools and colleges.

Which are the states to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi?

Ganesh Chaturthi / Chavithi is celebrated in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and Karnataka, with great pomp and display. Other states celebrating this festival include

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Delhi, and Punjab.

Public and Government Holidays September 2020 Calendar

Date Day Festival State

September 1, 2020

Tuesday

Indra Jatra

Sikkim

September 2, 2020

Wednesday

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

Kerala

September 17, 2020

Thursday

Mahalaya Amavasye

Many states

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti 2020

Sree Narayana is considered to be one of the greatest saints and social reformers ever to have existed in India. He is best known for rejecting the Indian caste system, although he adhered to traditional Hinduism in several other respects.

In the state of Kerala, there are "harmony parades" on Sree Narayana Jayanti, floral tributes, public prayers, special Narayana conferences, and feasts to which the poor are invited. It is a time of major festivity for people of every caste and economic level.

Public and Government Holidays October 2020 Calendar

Date Day Festival State

October 2 2020

Friday

Gandhi Jayanti

All over India

October 23, 2020

Friday

Maha Saptami

Many states

October 24, 2020

Saturday

Maha Ashtami

Many states

October 25, 2020

Sunday

Maha Navami

Many states

October 26, 2020

Monday

Vijaya Dashami

Many states

October 30, 2020

Friday

Eid-e-Milad

Many states

October 31, 2020

Saturday

Lakshmi Puja

West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha

Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti

Many states

Gandhi Jayanti 2020

On 2 October, Gandhi Jayanti is held annually in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. The day is celebrated nation-wide as a public and bank holiday. Every year India celebrates the anniversary of its legendary front runner. He was offered the title 'Father of the Nation' for his significant contributions to the country.

Gandhi Jayanti Days in upcoming years

This year Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on 2 October 2020. 

2021: Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated on 2 October 2021 (Saturday)

2022: Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated on 2 October 2022 (Sunday)

2023: Ganesh Jayanti will be celebrated on 2 October 2023 (Monday)

2024: Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated on 2 October 2024 (Wednesday)

2025:Gandhi Jayanti will be celebrated on 2 October 2025 (Thursday)

Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti 2020

Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti is a Hindu festival celebrating the birthday of Valmiki — a well-known Hindu poet best known for writing Ramayana. This year the birthday of Valmiki will be celebrated on October 31st.

Why Valmiki Jayanti is Celebrated?

Maharshi Valmiki 's birth is sometimes termed Pragat Diwas. The day is celebrated with enthusiasm by Hindu devotees. Meetings and shobha yatras keep the day. Devotees are providing free meals to mark the day. Prayers are also recited. Maharshi Valmiki's temples are attractively adorned with various flowers in different colours.

Public and Government Holidays November 2020 Calendar

Date Day Festival State

November 1, 2020

Sunday

Kannada Rajyotsava

Karnataka

Kerala Piravi

Kerala

Puducherry Liberation Day

Puducherry

Haryana Day

Haryana

November 14, 2020

Saturday

Diwali/Deepavali

Many states

November 16, 2020

Monday

Bhai Dooj

Many states

November 20, 2020

Friday

Chhath Puja

Jharkhand, Bihar

November 30, 2020

Monday

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Many states

Diwali (Deepavali) 2020

Diwali or Deepawali is a festival of lights held annually throughout India, especially in northern, western, and eastern India. The festival celebrates that good triumphs over evil. Citizens light up their homes and commercial outlets during the Diwali festival. Lord Ganesh is worshipped for health and wealth while Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for knowledge and riches.

Diwali Dates in upcoming years

This year Diwali is celebrated on 14 November 2020. 

2021: Diwali will be celebrated on 4 November 2021 (Thursday)

2022: Diwali Jayanti will be celebrated on 24 October 2022 (Monday)

2023: Diwali will be celebrated on 12 November 2023 (Sunday)

2024: Diwali will be celebrated on 1 November 2024 (Friday)

2025: Diwali will be celebrated on 21 October 2025 (Tuesday)

Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Jayanti in Sikhism is a popular Sacred Festival. It celebrates the birth at Guru of the first Sikh Guru and Sindhi Community. Nanak was born on April 15th, 1469. His father, in Talwandi village, was an accountant. Nanak had an elder sister, who, in 1475, married Jai Ram.

Public and Government Holidays December 2020 Calendar

Date Day Festival Sate

December 19, 2020

Saturday

Liberation Day

Goa

December 25, 2020

Saturday

Christmas

All over India

List of Holidays Calendar 2020 in India - FAQs

1. When is the Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti 2020 Celebrated?

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti is celebrated on June 5, 2020. The festival is celebrated in many states.

2. When is Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrated in 2022?

Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated on 31 August 2022 (Wednesday).

3. At what day Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in 2023?

 Ganesh Jayanti will be celebrated on 2 October 2023 (Monday).

4. At what date Diwali 2020 is celebrated?

Diwali is celebrated on 14 November 2020. 

5. When is Ayyankali Jayanth 2020 celebrated?

Ayyankali Jayanth 2020 is celebrated on August 28, 2020, Friday.

6. Why Valmiki Jayanti is Celebrated?

Maharshi Valmiki's birth is sometimes termed Pragat Diwas. The day is celebrated with enthusiasm by Hindu devotees. Meetings and Shobha yatras keep the day. Devotees are providing free meals to mark the day. Prayers are also recited. Maharshi Valmiki's temples are attractively adorned with various flowers in different colors.

7. Can I take the public holiday of one state in another state?

Unless it is a public holiday in the state you are in, you cannot take a public holiday of another state as a holiday in any other state in India.


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