Every state has different traditions and cultures same is for New Delhi. So, every state has specific regional holidays, which cannot be the same across the country. There are three national holidays in India: Independence Day, which is celebrated on 15 August every year; Republic Day, which is celebrated on 26 January every year; and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, which is celebrated on 02 October every year. These national holidays are common across the nation. All Indian state governments have declared the regional and public holidays for the year 2020.
|Republic Day||26 January||Sunday|
|Ram Navami||2nd April||Thursday|
|Good Friday||10th April||Friday|
|Buddha Purnima||07th May||Thursday|
|Independence Day||15th August||Saturday |
|Gandhi Jayanti||2nd October||Friday|
|Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti||30th November||Monday|
|Christmas day||25 December||Friday|
Popular Delhi Festivals
Republic Day: It is a Gazetted holiday in India. All state, national and local government offices shall remain closed on the day. Business organizations and stores may be closed or have reduced operating hours.
Maha Shivaratri: It is a major Hindu festival celebrated on 14 February 2019, which falls on Wednesday. It is a popular festival in Delhi. People celebrate with joy. It is the day Shiva married to Goddess Parvati. Maha Shivaratri, also called Shivaratri, marks the convergence of Shiva and Shakti. The festival is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of Hindu calendar.
Holi: For the year 2020, Holi is observed on 10 March that falls on Tuesday. Usually, the festival falls in between the months of March and February. Holi is a two-day spring festival. The first day is called Chhoti and the second day is called Rangawali Holi. It is a colorful festival celebrated with love and affection among people.
Mahavir Jayanthi: Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavir and falls between the months of March and April. In 2019, the festival is on 06 April that falls on Monday. The day is observed with fasting and prayers.
Idul Fitr: It a popular Islamic festival celebrated on 24 May 2020 that falls on Sunday. It marks the end of Ramadan, an Islamic month of fasting. The day of Eid falls on the first day of the month of Shawwal. The community of Islamic celebrates the festival across the nation.
Independence Day: It is a national holiday in India and is celebrated on 15 August every year honoring the country’s independence from the United Kingdom. Throughout the country, the festival is observed with flag-hoisting ceremonies, cultural functions and parades.
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on 02 October every year to honor the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. His contributions and sacrifices to the nations have been tremendous. It is a Gazetted Indian holiday.
Christmas Day: Christmas Day honors the birth of Lord Jesus and is celebrated on 25 December every year. It is a major festival for Christians who exchange gifts among themselves. In 2020, the festival falls on Friday.
Where to visit in Delhi during festivals?
Holidays in Delhi will get you to see some of the historical monuments as well as our esteemed parliament, red fort, among others. With better planning and scheduling of leaves along with the mentioned holidays, you can effectively plan the best vacation in our country’s capital city of Delhi.