Holidays in India 2020

Festivals form an integral part of the Indian culture and varies from state to state, with each state or city having its own set of customs and traditions of celebrating a festival. Here’s a complete list of government, public, and bank holidays in 2020.

Government holidays are of two types:

  • Gazetted Holidays 2020

 A Gazetted holiday is that a holiday must be observed by schools, banks and other organizations which includes both private as well as public.


FestivalDateDay
Republic Day
26 January
Sunday
Mahashivratri
21 February
Friday
Holi
10th March
Tuesday
Ram Navami
2nd April
Thursday
Good Friday
10th April
Friday
Mahavir Jayanti
06th April
Monday
Buddha Purnima
07th May
Thursday
Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitr
25 May
Monday
Bakr Id
31st July
Friday
Janmashtami
12th August
Wednesday
Independence Day
15th August
Saturday 
Muharram
29th August
Saturday
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Friday
Dussehra
25th October
Sunday
Diwali
14th November
Saturday
Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
30th November
Monday
Christmas
25 December
Friday
  • Restricted Holidays 2020

It is an optional holiday and totally depend on an individual employee whether he or she is willing to take or not.


FestivalDateDay
New Year’s Day
1 January
Wednesday
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
2 January
Thursday
Lohri
13 JanuaryMonday
Pongal
15 January
Wednesday
Holika Dahana
09 March
Monday
Hazrat Ali’s Birthday
09th March
Monday
Chaitra Sukladi
25 March
Wednesday
Easter Day
12 April
Sunday
Vaisakhi
13 April
Monday
Birthday of Rabindranath
07th May
Thursday
Jamat-UI-Vida
22 May
Friday
Rakshabandhan
03rd August
Monday
Ganesh Chaturthi
22 August
Saturday
Onam
31st August
Monday
Maha Asthami
23 October
Friday
Maha Navami
24 October
Saturday
Govardhan Puja
15th November
Sunday
Bhai Duj
16th November
Monday
Chatt Puja
20th November
Friday
Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
24th November
Tuesday

Observance Days 2020

There are also some observance days celebrated in India. List of the same are as follows:


FestivalDateDay
Chinese New Year
25 January
Saturday
Valentine’s Day
14 February
Friday
First Day of Passover
09th April
Thursday
Maundy
09th April
Thursday
Ambedkar Jayanti
14th April
Tuesday
May Day
01st May
Friday
Mother’s Day
10th May
Sunday
Father’s Day
21st June
Sunday
Guru Purnima
05th July
Sunday
Friendship Day
02nd August
Sunday
Halloween Day
31st October
Saturday
Children’s day
14th November
Saturday
First Day of Hanukah
11th December
Friday
Last Day of Hanukah
18th December
Friday