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.
|Republic Day||26 January||Sunday|
|Good Friday||10th April||Friday|
|Easter Sunday||12th April||Sunday|
|Ambedkar Jayanti/Vishu||14 April||Tuesday|
|May Day||01 May||Friday|
|Independence Day||15th August||Saturday |
|First Onam||30 August||Sunday|
|Shri Narayana Guru Jayanti||02 September||Wednesday|
|Shri Narayana Guru Samadhi||21 September||Monday|
|Gandhi Jayanti||2nd October||Friday|
|Maha Navami||24 October||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.