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.
|Republic Day||26 January||Sunday|
|Maha Shivratri||21 February||Friday|
|Mahavir Jayanti||06th April||Monday|
|Good Friday||10th April||Friday|
|Ambedkar Jayanti||14 April||Vaisakhi|
|Buddha Purnima||07th May||Thursday|
|Bakrid/Shaheed Uddham Singh Martyrdom day||31st July||Friday|
|Independence Day||15th August||Saturday |
|Gandhi Jayanti||2nd October||Friday|
|Maha Ashtami/ Maha Navami||24 October||Saturday|
|Chhat Puja||20th November||Friday|
|Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti||30th November||Monday|
|Christmas day||25 December||Friday|
Major religious festivities that one needs to experience in Jharkhand are as follows:
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.
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 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.
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.
In the period between spring and summer, this festival in Jharkhand is a celebration by the tribes for the tribes who worship Lord Buddha.
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.
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.