Kerala Holidays 2020

Here’s an exhaustive list of National and Public holidays in Kerala in 2020, that includes regional, and bank holidays that residents of Kerala can avail in the year 2020.

FestivalDateDay
Republic Day
26 January
Sunday
Mahashivratri
21 February
Friday
Good Friday
10th April
Friday
Easter Sunday12th AprilSunday
Ambedkar Jayanti/Vishu
14 April
Tuesday
May Day01 MayFriday
Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitr
24 May
Sunday
Bakrid
31st July
Friday
Independence Day
15th August
Saturday 
First Onam30 AugustSunday
Thiruvonam
31st AugustMonday
Shri Narayana Guru Jayanti02 SeptemberWednesday
Shri Narayana Guru Samadhi21 SeptemberMonday
 Gandhi Jayanti2nd October
Friday
Maha Navami24 OctoberSaturday
Dussehra
25th October
Sunday
Eid-e-Milad30 OctoberFriday
Diwali
14th November
Saturday
Christmas day
25 December
Friday


Main festivals of Kerala

Onam is a renowned festival in Kerala. The festival is celebrated in 2019 on 30 August 2020. The remarkable feature of this festival is that it comprises of Indoor and outdoor games, boat race, Kathakali dance and several featuring songs.

Vishu is one of the most vital festivals of Kerala. It is said to be the New Year in the state. The festival is celebrated on 15 April in 2019. Vishu, being a harvest festival, brings lovely weather conditions.

Thrissur Pooram is one of the popular temple festivals in Kerala. It has been celebrated for more than 200 years. The festival is celebrated for 36 hours.

Like other states, Christmas Day is a famous festival in Kerala. It is celebrated on 25 December 2019 with happiness and joy. The major attractions during the festivals include Kerala sweets, Cathedrals and Christmas mass.

Main destinations to celebrate festivals of Kerala are as follows:

Kerala, called an actual heaven on the earth, has many pleasing localities to visit during holidays. The state attracts tourists from all parts of the world, but not necessarily from India. The top three holiday destinations in the state include:

Alappuzha Backwaters: It is a notable backwater tourist point to spend holidays with your friends and families. 

Alappuzha Backwaters is renowned Venice of the East. The destination is well-known for its beaches, boat contests and houseboat holidays.

Munnar: Munnar is famous for its comprehensive tea estates. It is a must-visit holiday destination for people interested to see how tea is picked and processed. You can also visit a museum of tea nearby to this destination.

Cochin: Cochin or Kochi is one of the renowned seaports in the country. The main tourist points in Cochin include Santa Cruz Basilica, Chinese fishing nets, Dutch Cemetery, Jewish Synagogue, Cochin Thirumala Devaswom Temple and many others.