We have compiled a list of holidays in Puducherry in 2020. The list includes all bank holidays, regional holidays, national holidays, and public holidays the state of Puducherry in 2020. You can refer the list to plan your leaves.
|New Year's day||01 January||Wednesday|
|Thiruvalluvar Day||16 January||Thursday|
|Uzhavar Tirunal||17 January||Friday|
|Republic Day||26 January||Sunday|
|Good Friday||10th April||Friday|
|Labour Day||01 May||Wednesday|
|Independence Day||15th August||Saturday |
|De Jure Transfer Day||16th August||Sunday|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||22 August||Saturday|
|Gandhi Jayanti||2nd October||Friday|
|Ayudha Puja/ Dusherra||25th October||Sunday|
|Maulud Nabi||29 October||Thursday|
|Puducherry Liberation Day||01 November||Sunday|
Main Puducherry festivals
One of the main festivals celebrated here is the “Pongal festival “. It is widely spread for around three to four days all throughout the southern regions regarding the harvest and its sale. On the early days of January sometime between the 13th to the 15th this festival blooms in full shape.
Masi Magam Festival
On this auspicious day all the idols from the various temples are brought out into the open near some water body where they are bathed. Being a religious city, the natives show their divine appreciation to their respective idols.
In April comes the Puthandu or the Tamil New Year. This occasion is mainly celebrated in the mid-April 14th to be precise. Putting on their pretty attire people celebrate this day by greeting each other Puthandu vazthukal which means happy New Year in Tamil terms.