Puducherry Holidays 2020

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.

FestivalDateDay
New Year's day01 JanuaryWednesday
Pongal15 JanuaryWednesday
Thiruvalluvar Day16 JanuaryThursday
Uzhavar Tirunal17 JanuaryFriday
Republic Day
26 January
Sunday
Good Friday
10th April
Friday
Labour Day
01 May
Wednesday
Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitr
24 May
Sunday
Bakrid
31st July
Friday
Independence Day15th AugustSaturday 
De Jure Transfer Day16th AugustSunday
Ganesh Chaturthi22 AugustSaturday
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Friday
Ayudha Puja/ Dusherra
25th October
Sunday
Maulud Nabi29 OctoberThursday
Puducherry Liberation Day01 NovemberSunday
Diwali
14th November
Saturday
Christmas
25 December
Friday

Main Puducherry festivals

Pongal Festival

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.

Puthandu

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.