Uttar Pradesh Holidays 2020

The holiday page gives you the most vital information related to holidays in Uttar Pradesh for the year 2020. Both the central and state governments have declared the calendar of holidays for the central and state government employees. 

FestivalDateDay
Republic Day
26 January
Sunday
Mahashivratri
21 February
Friday
Hazrat Ali Jayanti09 MarchMonday
Holi
10th March
Tuesday
Ram Navami02 AprilThursday
Mahavir Jayanti06 AprilMonday
Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilTuesday
Buddha Purnima07 MayThursday
Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitr
24 May
Sunday
Bakrid
31st July
Friday
Rakshabandhan03rd AugustMonday
Janmashtami
12th August
Wednesday
Independence Day
15th August
Saturday 
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Friday
Maha Asthami24th OctoberSaturday
Dussehra
25th October
Sunday
Eid-e-Milad30 OctoberFriday
Diwali
14th November
Saturday
Deepavali Holiday15th NovemberSunday
Bhai Dooj16th NovemberMonday
Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
30th November
Monday
Christmas day
25 December
Friday

Description of Uttar Pradesh holidays in 2020

The state is unique in terms of customs and traditions. Birthday of Hazrat Ali and Bhai Bij are the two state-specific holidays in Uttar Pradesh. Hazrat Ali is the son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muharram is a famous Islamic festival and falls in the month of August this year. Diwali, a notable Hindu festival, signifies the triumph of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

Dussehra, also called Vijay Dashami, is observed for various reasons. Various parts of the Indian continent celebrate Dussehra differently. The festival marks the completion of Durga Puja and is celebrated in the month of October. Raksha Bandhan denotes and strengthens the relationships between sisters and brothers. The festival is majorly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. On 14 April every year, Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated to honor the birth of the creator of our constitution.