Public Holidays 2020

Public Holidays 2020Public Holidays have always been favorite among all of us since they give us the opportunity to enjoy life in the way we want. They are counted as the best ways to get some spare time and indulge in the activities you might have been missing out on for a long time. India is a country fostering a variety of religions, culture, language and so on, hereby making it different from others. Public Holidays bring a great break for all of us to take a rest from the on-going fast life and hectic schedule. Are you eager to know which festival is announced as a public holiday? You are in the right place as this content is going to give you the best information based on public holidays in 2020.

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Public Holidays January 2020

Date & Day Holiday
13 Jan, Monday Lohri
15 Jan, Wednesday Pongal , Uttarayan , Makar Sankranti
26 Jan, Sunday Republic Day
29 Jan, Wednesday Basant Panchami , Saraswati Puja

Public Holidays February 2020

Date & Day Holiday
21 Feb, Friday Mahashivratri

Public Holidays March 2020

Date & Day Holiday
10 Mar, Tuesday Holika Dahan
11 Mar, Wednesday Holi
25 Mar, Wednesday Chaitra Navratri , Ugadi , Gudi Padwa
26 Mar, Thursday Cheti Chand

Public Holidays April 2020

Date & Day Holiday
1 Apr, Monday Bank's Holiday
2 Apr, Thursday Ram Navami
6 Apr, Monday Mahavir Jayanti
10 Apr, Friday Good Friday
14 Apr, Tuesday Chaitra Navratri Parana , Baisakhi , Ambedkar Jayanti
26 April, Sunday Akshaya Tritiya, Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti

Public Holidays May 2020

Date & Day Holiday
1 May, Wednesday Maharashtra Day
7 May, Thursday Budh Purnima
24 May, Sunday Eid Ul Fitr

Public Holidays June 2020

Date & Day Holiday
23 June, Tuesday Jagannath Rath Yatra

Public Holidays July 2020

Date & Day Holiday
5 Jul, Sunday Guru Purnima
23 Jul, Thursday Hariyali Teej
25 Jul, Saturday Nag Panchami
31 Jul, Friday Bakrid / Eid al Adha

Public Holidays August 2020

Date & Day Holiday
3 Aug, Monday Raksha Bandhan
11 Aug, Tuesday Janmashtami
15 Aug, Saturday Independence Day
22 Aug , Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
29 Aug, Saturday Muharram
31 Aug, Monday Onam/Thiruvonam

Public Holidays September 2020

Date & Day Holiday
1 Sep, Tuesday Anant Chaturdashi

Public Holidays October 2020

Date & Day Holiday
2 Oct, Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
17 Oct, Saturday Sharad Navratri begins
24 Oct, Saturday Durga Maha Navami Puja
25 Oct, Sunday Dussehra
29 Oct, Thursday Eid e Milad

Public Holidays November 2020

Date & Day Holiday
4 Nov, Wednesday Karva Chauth
12 Nov, Thursday Dhanteras
14 Nov, Saturday Diwali, Children's Day
15 Nov, Sunday Govardhan Puja
16 Nov, Monday Bhai Dooj
30 Nov, Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays December 2020

Date & Day Holiday
25 Dec, Friday Christmas

Why Are Public Holidays Important?

Public holidays are not only important in just 2020 but every year because of certain reasons making them one of the days to organize any get-together or party. The reasons why public holidays are important are:

  • Belonging to a country that is very rich in culture and traditions, public holidays make us happy and help us promote cultural unity as well. Public holidays help people to understand the importance of every religious occasion along with secularism in the country
  • Holidays make people feel relaxed and at ease, and allow then to spend some quality time with the family. With the increasing burden of work on the professional life, holidays make people feel a little more relaxed so that nobody feels depressed and left out.
  • With less stress in one’s life, people can easily follow their passion and hobbies. Holidays help people to make the most of the time and do something they always procrastinate or think of doing.
  • In order to have a healthy and satisfying life ahead, it is very important to plan a vacation so as to spend some good hours with your family. It is one of the biggest reasons supporting and promoting a healthy economy. And therefore, public holidays are always awaited by people eagerly every year.
  • It helps in celebrating the historic and national landmarks of the country which belong to a diverse sector of communities.

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Public Holidays 2020: How To Make Public Holidays Useful

A handy list has been prepared that can help you in a great way to get the most out of public holidays –

  • You may go out and plan a short vacation, movie date, picnic etc. with your loved ones.
  • You may also go ahead and get indulged in a variety of hobbies you have thought about such as watching a movie, reading a book and so on.
  • Do have some quality time with yourself and relax. It is needless to say that spending quality time with yourself makes you peaceful from the inside.

Popular Public Holidays 2020

Celebrating the cultural diversity of the country is one of the important aspects of India. In India, there are a number of festivals which are celebrated with great pompous and zeal. And the best thing is that the event doesn’t remain limited to a specific location or religion but celebrated all across the country. In India, there are a number of public holidays owing to the cultural diversity of our country.

Every year marks some holidays that are fixed for all the residents of the country. Talking about it, some of them are:

  1. Independence Day falling on 15 August, marking the day India got freed from the clutches of British.
  2. Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October, which celebrates the birth of the father of the nation.
  3. Republic Day on 26 January, the day when Indian Constitution came into effect.

These three prominent holidays are always fixed for every year. Other festivals or occasional holidays are included in the yearly holidays depending on the solar calendar, lunar calendar and the solar-lunar calendar. There are a number of public holidays followed all across the length and breadth of the country. These holidays included have been mentioned above with the days and occasion in a discreet manner.


Hope this above-mentioned information regarding public holidays 2020 would be quite helpful to you. Do make your plan for the upcoming year accordingly. We wish you a very happy, safe and prosperous year.