Jharkhand Holidays 2020

Here is the list of holidays in Jharkhand for the year 2020. India, being a fervent and culturally diverse society, celebrates several festivals and thus, there are different holidays. Each state in India has local occasions depending on predominant linguistic and religious demographics.

FestivalDateDay
Republic Day
26 January
Sunday
Maha Shivratri21 FebruaryFriday
Holi
10th March
Tuesday
Sarhul28 MarchSaturday
Mahavir Jayanti06th AprilMonday
Good Friday
10th April
Friday
Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilVaisakhi
Buddha Purnima
07th May
Thursday
Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitr
24 May
Sunday
Bakrid/Shaheed Uddham Singh Martyrdom day
31st July
Friday
Janmashtami
12th August
Wednesday
Independence Day
15th August
Saturday 
Muharram
29th August
Saturday
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Friday
Maha Ashtami/ Maha Navami24 OctoberSaturday
Dussehra
25th October
Sunday
Eid-e-Milad30 OctoberFriday
Diwali
14th November
Saturday
Chhat Puja
20th November
Friday
Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti30th NovemberMonday
Christmas day
25 December
Friday


Major religious festivities that one needs to experience in Jharkhand are as follows:

Sarhul

Celebrations began at a time when the Saal trees blossoms with flowers in Spring. Worship of deities happens in this festival with the new flowers. On this occasion, traditional drums, dhols, etc. are played and the boys carry the Pahan on their shoulders and girls dance ahead taking the boy to his house, where his wife awaits him.

Chhat Puja

It is one of the most popular festival of the Jharkhand. It is an age-old Hindu festival that is dedicated to the worshiping of the Sun God, Surya and is also known as Surya Shashti. The Chhat Puja is performed in the hour of God Surya, asking the earth and the sun deities to grant wishes. 

Bandna

Bandna is extremely famous among the festivals in Jharkhand. Celebrations take place during Karthik Amavasya, for the animals, with pomp and splendor. The tribal population which constitutes most of the Jharkhand population are extremely close to their animals.

Jani-Shikaar

This festival is held once every 12 years. The womenfolk wear menswear and go hunting in the forests. It is in remembrance of driving away the Mohammedans by the Kurukh womenfolk in Roh-tas-Garh.

Bhagta Parab

In the period between spring and summer, this festival in Jharkhand is a celebration by the tribes for the tribes who worship Lord Buddha. 

Rohini

In Jharkhand, the celebration of Rohini commences the sowing of seeds. Since a large part of Jharkhand’s economy based on agriculture, it is for that reason a very popular festival. 

Hai Punhya

It is the festival that marks the beginning of the fall and winter. As the first day of Magh month, it ushers the beginning of plowing. The farmers start the festival celebrations through plowing a section of their land and mark the auspicious beginning of the farming season.