Government Holiday List 2021. Check All Government Holidays Calendar 2021 Month Wise, and Public Holiday Details Here!

Government Holiday List 2021, When are the Government Holidays 2021? In India, different states celebrate different festivals at various months and To know the List of India Holiday Calendar, check out the Detailed information provided below this article provides the List of Government Holidays 2021 in India month-wise and the date of the festival and Here you can get the latest updates on the List of Government Holidays 2021 in India month-wise on Fresherslive. 

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Government Holiday List 2021. Check All Government Holidays Calendar 2021 Month Wise, and Public Holiday Details Here!

List Of Government Holidays 2021 In India

We have provided the entire details on Government holidays 2021 based on the Government calendar 2021.You can check out the month wise Government holiday list for 202 including the states of the country. In India, we celebrate a lot of national and religious festivals that falls every year. Here is the complete list of Govt holidays 2021.

Date Day Government Holidays 2021  States
1 January 2021 Friday New Year's Day Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
2 January 2021 Saturday New Year Holiday Mizoram
11 January 2021 Monday Missionary Day Mizoram
12 January 2021 Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti West Bengal
14 January 2021 Thursday Makara Sankranti Gujarat, Karnataka, Sikkim Telangana
14 January 2021 Thursday Pongal Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
15 January 2021 Friday Magh Bihu Assam
15 January 2021 Friday Kanuma Panduga Andhra Pradesh
15 January 2021 Friday Uzhavar Thirunal Puducherry
16 January 2021 Saturday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu
20 January 2021 Wednesday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Chandigarh & Haryana
23 January 2021 Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Odisha, Tripura & West Bengal
25 January 2021 Monday State Day Himachal Pradesh
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day All states
31 January 2021 Sunday Me-Dum-Me-Phi Assam
12 February 2021 Friday Sonam Losar Sikkim
15 February 2021 Monday Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur
16 February 2021 Tuesday Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura & West Bengal
19 February 2021 Friday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra
20 February 2021 Saturday State Day Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram
26 February 2021 Friday Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh
27 February 2021 Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Punjab
5 March 2021 Friday Panchayatiraj Divas Odisha
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivaratri All states except for:  Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal
13 March 2021 Saturday Losar Sikkim
22 March 2021 Monday Bihar Day (Bihar Diwas) Bihar
23 March 2021 Tuesday S. Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day Haryana
29 March 2021 Monday Holi All states except for:  Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Puducherry & Tamil Nadu
1 April 2021 Thursday Odisha Day Odisha
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday National except for: Haryana & Jammu and Kashmir
3 April 2021 Saturday Easter Saturday Nagaland
4 April 2021 Sunday Easter Sunday Kerala & Nagaland
5 April 2021 Monday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
13 April 2021 Tuesday Ugadi Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Telangana & Rajasthan
13 April 2021 Tuesday Telugu New Year Telangana
13 April 2021 Tuesday Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam
13 April 2021 Tuesday Gudi Padwa Maharashtra
13 April 2021 Tuesday Vaisakh Haryana, Punjab & Jammu and Kashmir
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti All states except for: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura
14 April 2021 Wednesday Tamil New Year Tamil Nadu
14 April 2021 Wednesday Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
14 April 2021 Wednesday Bohag Bihu Arunachal Pradesh & Assam
14 April 2021 Wednesday Cheiraoba Manipur
15 April 2021 Thursday Vishu Kerala
15 April 2021 Thursday Bengali New Year Tripura & West Bengal
15 April 2021 Thursday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
15 April 2021 Thursday Sarhul Jharkhand
21 April 2021 Wednesday Ram Navami Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh
21 April 2021 Wednesday Garia Puja Tripura
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
1 May 2021 Saturday Maharashtra Day Maharashtra
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura & West Bengal
7 May 2021 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Jammu and Kashmir
9 May 2021 Sunday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti Tripura & West Bengal
10 May 2021 Monday Shab-i-Qadr Jammu and Kashmir
13 May 2021 Thursday Idul Fitr National except for: Puducherry  & West Bengal
14 May 2021 Friday Idul Fitr Puducherry & West Bengal
14 May 2021 Friday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan
14 May 2021 Friday Basava Jayanti Karnataka
14 May 2021 Friday Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana
16 May 2021 Sunday State Day Sikkim
25 May 2021 Tuesday Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti Tripura
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
13 June 2021 Sunday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan
14 June 2021 Monday Pahili Raja Odisha
14 June 2021 Monday Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab
15 June 2021 Tuesday Raja Sankranti Odisha
15 June 2021 Tuesday YMA Day Mizoram
24 June 2021 Thursday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Punjab
30 June 2021 Wednesday Remna Ni Mizoram
2 July 2021 Friday Kharchi Puja Tripura
5 July 2021 Monday Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
6 July 2021 Tuesday MHIP Day Mizoram
12 July 2021 Monday Ratha Yathra Odisha
13 July 2021 Tuesday Martyrs' Day Jammu and Kashmir
13 July 2021 Tuesday Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
17 July 2021 Saturday U Tirot Sing Day Meghalaya
20 July 2021 Tuesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha All states except for:  Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Puducherry & Sikkim
21 July 2021 Wednesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha Puducherry
21 July 2021 Wednesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
31 July 2021 Saturday Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day Haryana
4 August 2021 Wednesday Bonalu Telangana
8 August 2021 Sunday Tendong Lho Rum Faat Sikkim
11 August 2021 Wednesday Haryali Teej Haryana
13 August 2021 Friday Patriots Day Manipur
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day All states
16 August 2021 Monday De Jure Transfer Day Puducherry
17 August 2021 Tuesday Parsi New Year Gujarat & Maharashtra
19 August 2021 Thursday Muharram All states except for: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Goa, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand & West Bengal
20 August 2021 Friday First Onam Kerala
21 August 2021 Saturday Thiruvonam Kerala
22 August 2021 Sunday Raksha Bandhan Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh
22 August 2021 Sunday Jhulan Purnima Odisha
22 August 2021 Sunday Indra Jatra Sikkim
23 August 2021 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
30 August 2021 Monday Janmashtami All states except for: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Puducherry & West Bengal
8 September 2021 Wednesday Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab
9 September 2021 Thursday Hartalika Teej Chandigarh & Sikkim
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Telangana & Tamil Nadu
11 September 2021 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Goa
11 September 2021 Saturday Nuakhai Odisha
16 September 2021 Thursday Ramdev Jayanti Rajasthan
16 September 2021 Thursday Teja Dashmi Rajasthan
21 September 2021 Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
23 September 2021 Thursday Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana
28 September 2021 Tuesday S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti Punjab
2 October 2021 Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti All states
6 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasye Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura & West Bengal
6 October 2021 Wednesday First Day of Bathukamma Telangana
7 October 2021 Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Haryana
7 October 2021 Thursday Ghatasthapana Rajasthan
12 October 2021 Tuesday Maha Saptami Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura & West Bengal
13 October 2021 Wednesday Maha Ashtami Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura & West Bengal
       
14 October 2021 Thursday Maha Navami Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami All states except for: Manipur & Puducherry
19 October 2021 Tuesday Eid e Milad All states except for: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Punjab, Sikkim & West Bengal
20 October 2021 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura & West Bengal
20 October 2021 Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka & Madhya Pradesh
22 October 2021 Friday Fridayday Following Eid e Milad Jammu and Kashmir
27 October 2021 Wednesday Lhabab Duchen Sikkim
31 October 2021 Sunday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti Gujarat
1 November 2021 Monday Kut Manipur
1 November 2021 Monday Puducherry Liberation Day Puducherry
1 November 2021 Monday Haryana Day Haryana
1 November 2021 Monday Kannada Rajyothsava Karnataka
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali All states
5 November 2021 Friday Deepavali Holiday Daman and Diu, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand & UP
       
5 November 2021 Friday Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat
6 November 2021 Saturday Bhai Dooj Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh
10 November 2021 Wednesday Chhath Puja Bihar, Chandigarh & Jharkhand
11 November 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja Holiday Bihar
19 November 2021 Friday Karthika Purnima Odisha & Telangana
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti All states except for: Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Daman and Diu, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu & Tripura
23 November 2021 Tuesday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
1 December 2021 Wednesday Indigenous Faith Day Arunachal Pradesh
3 December 2021 Friday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa
5 December 2021 Sunday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti Jammu and Kashmir
8 December 2021 Wednesday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab
12 December 2021 Sunday Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma Meghalaya
18 December 2021 Saturday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham Meghalaya
18 December 2021 Saturday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chandigarh
19 December 2021 Sunday Liberation Day Daman and Diu & Goa
24 December 2021 Friday Christmas Holiday Meghalaya & Mizoram
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day All states
26 December 2021 Sunday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti Haryana
26 December 2021 Sunday Christmas Holiday Meghalaya, Mizoram & Telangana
30 December 2021 Thursday U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya
30 December 2021 Thursday Tamu Losar Sikkim
31 December 2021 Friday New Year's Eve Manipur

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

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Government Holidays 2021 - 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 2021 is celebrated?

Diwali is celebrated on 04 November 2021. 

5. When is Holi celebrated in 2021?

Holi 2021 is celebrated on 29 March 2021, Monday.

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.