The Complete List of Holidays in India 2020 – Start Planning

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Are you looking for a list of holidays in India in 2020? If yes, then your search ends here. India is known for various fairs and festivals which form an integral part of Indian culture. If we talk about holidays in India, the country has an extensive list of public and government holidays. These holidays are observed on religious festivals, foundation days of different states, and birthdays of individuals with historical significance.

In this article, I am providing the complete list of public and government holidays in compliance with Indian holiday calendar. I have done a lot of research to prepare this list. I have analyzed and explored so many authentic sources to prepare the list of public, government, national, bank, state-wise, and gazetted holidays in India. Since the list of holidays in India is long, I have divided the list into different categorized namely: Public (National) Holidays in India, Government/Gazetted Holidays, and Bank Holidays in India.

 

Month Wise List of Holidays in India in 2020

List of Holidays in January 2020

Date Day Name Type
1 January Wednesday New Year’s Day Restricted Holiday
2 January Thursday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti Restricted Holiday
14 January Tuesday Lohri Restricted Holiday
15 January Wednesday Pongal Restricted Holiday
15 January Wednesday Makar Sankranti Restricted Holiday
25 January Saturday Chinese New Year Observance
26 January Sunday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
30 January Thursday Vasant Panchami Restricted Holiday

List of Holidays in February 2020

Date Day Name Type
9 February Sunday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Restricted Holiday
14 February Friday Valentine’s Day Observance
18 February Tuesday Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Restricted Holiday
19 February Wednesday Shivaji Jayanti Restricted Holiday
21 February Friday Maha Shivratri/Shivratri Gazetted Holiday

List of Holidays in March 2020

List of Holidays in April 2020

Date Day Name Type
2 April Thursday Rama Navami Gazetted Holiday
6 April Monday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
9 April Thursday First day of Passover Observance
9 April Thursday Maundy Thursday Observance, Christian
10 April Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday
12 April Sunday Easter Day Restricted Holiday
13 April Monday Vaisakhi Restricted Holiday
14 April Tuesday Mesadi/Vaisakhadi Restricted Holiday
14 April Tuesday Ambedkar Jayanti Observance

List of Holidays in May 2020

Date Day Name Type
1 May Friday May Day 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

List of Holidays in June 2020

Date Day Name Type
21 June Sunday June Solstice Season
21 June Sunday Father’s Day Observance
23 June Tuesday Rath Yatra Restricted Holiday

List of Holidays in July 2020

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Date Day Name Type
5 July Sunday Guru Purnima Observance
31 July Friday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha Gazetted Holiday

List of Holidays in August 2020

Date Day Name Type
2 August Sunday Friendship Day Observance
3 August Monday Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Restricted Holiday
11 August Tuesday Janmashtami (Smarta) Restricted Holiday
12 August Wednesday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday
15 August Saturday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday
16 August Sunday Parsi New Year Restricted Holiday
22 August Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka Chaturthi Restricted Holiday
29 August Saturday Muharram/Ashura Gazetted Holiday
31 August Monday Onam Restricted Holiday

List of Holidays in September 2020

Date Day Name Type
22 September Tuesday September Equinox Season

List of Holidays in October 2020

Date Day Name Type
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
22 October Thursday Maha Saptami Restricted Holiday
23 October Friday Maha Ashtami Restricted Holiday
24 October Saturday Maha Navami Restricted Holiday
25 October Sunday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
29 October Thursday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
31 October Saturday Halloween Observance
31 October Saturday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Restricted Holiday

List of Holidays in November 2020

Date Day Name Type
4 November Wednesday Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth) Restricted Holiday
14 November Saturday Naraka Chaturdasi Restricted Holiday
14 November Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday
15 November Sunday Govardhan Puja Restricted Holiday
16 November Monday Bhai Duj Restricted Holiday
20 November Friday Chhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi) Restricted Holiday
24 November Tuesday Guru Tegh Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day Restricted Holiday
30 November Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
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List of Holidays in December 2020

Date Day Name Type
11 December Friday First Day of Hanukkah Observance
18 December Friday Last day of Hanukkah Observance
21 December Monday December Solstice Season
24 December Thursday Christmas Eve Restricted Holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Gazetted Holiday
31 December Thursday New Year’s Eve Observance

List of Government / Gazetted Holidays in India 2020

There are 18 gazetted holidays in India in 2020. There are the following.

Date Day Name Type
26 January Sunday Republic Day Gazetted Holiday
21 February Friday Maha Shivratri/Shivratri Gazetted Holiday
10 March Tuesday Holi Gazetted Holiday
2 April Thursday Rama Navami Gazetted Holiday
6 April Monday Mahavir Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
10 April Friday Good Friday Gazetted Holiday
7 May Thursday Buddha Purnima/Vesak Gazetted Holiday
25 May Monday Ramzan Id/Eid-ul-Fitar Gazetted Holiday
31 July Friday Bakr Id/Eid ul-Adha Gazetted Holiday
12 August Wednesday Janmashtami Gazetted Holiday
15 August Saturday Independence Day Gazetted Holiday
29 August Saturday Muharram/Ashura Gazetted Holiday
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
25 October Sunday Dussehra Gazetted Holiday
29 October Thursday Milad un-Nabi/Id-e-Milad Gazetted Holiday
14 November Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Gazetted Holiday
30 November Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti Gazetted Holiday
25 December Friday Christmas Gazetted Holiday

List of Public / National Holidays in India

There are only three national holidays in India. There are the following.

Date Day Name Type
26 January Sunday Republic Day National Holidays
15 August Saturday Independence Day National Holidays
2 October Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National Holidays

List of Bank Holidays in 2020 in India

This list of bank holidays in India. There can be some specific bank holidays in different Indian states depending upon their specific regional festivals and cultural events.

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2020 Wednesday New Year’s Day
11 January 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 January 2020 Wednesday Pongal
25 January 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
30 January 2020 Thursday Vasant Panchami
8 February 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivratri
22 February 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
14 March 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi
28 March 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
11 April 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima
9 May 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 May 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr
13 June 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
27 June 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 July 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 July 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
3 August 2020 Monday Raksha Bandhan
8 August 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
11 August 2020 Tuesday Janmashtami
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram
12 September 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
26 September 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
10 October 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
24 October 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
30 October 2020 Friday Eid e Milad
31 October 2020 Saturday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali / Second Saturday
16 November 2020 Monday Bhai Dooj
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
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Moving is one of the best decisions of life. Different people have different choices when they need to plan their move. Some love to move on an auspicious date and some plan move on holiday or weekend.

There are also some people that plan move on weekday because they can find cheap movers and packers on weekday. Professional packers and movers charges may go higher on holidays because most people prefer to move on a holiday or weekend.

If you are thinking for moving home on holidays then this list of holidays in India might be beneficial. I hope you will find this article useful.

 

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Rabish Kumar

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