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Holidays and Observances in India in 2020

Events and observations associated with the holidays we list may be canceled or otherwise affected due to measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with event organizers for details.

Holidays and Observances in India in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year's DayRestricted Holiday
Jan 2ThursdayGuru Govind Singh JayantiRestricted Holiday
Jan 14TuesdayLohriRestricted Holiday
Jan 15WednesdayPongalRestricted Holiday
Jan 15WednesdayMakar SankrantiRestricted Holiday
Jan 25SaturdayLunar New YearObservance
Jan 26SundayRepublic DayGazetted Holiday
Jan 29WednesdayVasant PanchamiRestricted Holiday
Feb 9SundayGuru Ravidas JayantiRestricted Holiday
Feb 14FridayValentine's DayObservance
Feb 18TuesdayMaharishi Dayanand Saraswati JayantiRestricted Holiday
Feb 19WednesdayShivaji JayantiRestricted Holiday
Feb 21FridayMaha Shivaratri/ShivaratriGazetted Holiday
Mar 9MondayDolyatraRestricted Holiday
Mar 9MondayHolika DahanaRestricted Holiday
Mar 9MondayHazarat Ali's BirthdayRestricted Holiday
Mar 10TuesdayHoliGazetted Holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 25WednesdayChaitra SukhladiRestricted Holiday
Mar 25WednesdayUgadiRestricted Holiday
Mar 25WednesdayGudi PadwaRestricted Holiday
Apr 2ThursdayRama NavamiGazetted Holiday
Apr 6MondayMahavir JayantiGazetted Holiday
Apr 9ThursdayFirst day of PassoverObservance
Apr 9ThursdayMaundy ThursdayObservance, Christian
Apr 10FridayGood FridayGazetted Holiday
Apr 12SundayEaster DayRestricted Holiday
Apr 13MondayVaisakhiRestricted Holiday
Apr 14TuesdayMesadi / VaisakhadiRestricted Holiday
Apr 14TuesdayAmbedkar JayantiCentral Government Holiday
May 1FridayInternational Worker's DayObservance
May 7ThursdayBuddha Purnima/VesakGazetted Holiday
May 7ThursdayBirthday of RabindranathRestricted Holiday
May 10SundayMothers' DayObservance
May 22FridayJamat Ul-VidaRestricted Holiday
May 25MondayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarGazetted Holiday
May 25MondayRamzan Id/Eid-ul-FitarMuslim, Common local holiday
Jun 21SundayFathers' DayObservance
Jun 21SundayJune SolsticeSeason
Jun 23TuesdayRath YatraRestricted Holiday
Jul 5SundayGuru PurnimaObservance
Aug 1SaturdayBakrid/Eid ul-AdhaGazetted Holiday
Aug 2SundayFriendship DayObservance
Aug 3MondayRaksha Bandhan (Rakhi)Restricted Holiday
Aug 11TuesdayJanmashtami (Smarta)Restricted Holiday
Aug 12WednesdayJanmashtamiGazetted Holiday
Aug 15SaturdayIndependence DayGazetted Holiday
Aug 16SundayParsi New YearRestricted Holiday
Aug 22SaturdayGanesh Chaturthi/Vinayaka ChaturthiRestricted Holiday
Aug 30SundayMuharram/AshuraGazetted Holiday
Aug 31MondayOnamRestricted Holiday
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 2FridayMahatma Gandhi JayantiGazetted Holiday
Oct 17SaturdayFirst Day of Sharad NavratriObservance, Hinduism
Oct 22ThursdayMaha SaptamiRestricted Holiday
Oct 22ThursdayFirst Day of Durga Puja FestivitiesObservance, Hinduism
Oct 23FridayMaha AshtamiRestricted Holiday
Oct 24SaturdayMaha NavamiRestricted Holiday
Oct 25SundayDussehraGazetted Holiday
Oct 30FridayMilad un-Nabi/Id-e-MiladGazetted Holiday
Oct 31SaturdayHalloweenObservance
Oct 31SaturdayMaharishi Valmiki JayantiRestricted Holiday
Nov 4WednesdayKaraka Chaturthi (Karva Chauth)Restricted Holiday
Nov 14SaturdayNaraka ChaturdasiRestricted Holiday
Nov 14SaturdayDiwali/DeepavaliGazetted Holiday
Nov 15SundayGovardhan PujaRestricted Holiday
Nov 16MondayBhai DujRestricted Holiday
Nov 20FridayChhat Puja (Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi)Restricted Holiday
Nov 24TuesdayGuru Tegh Bahadur's Martyrdom DayRestricted Holiday
Nov 30MondayGuru Nanak JayantiGazetted Holiday
Dec 11FridayFirst Day of HanukkahObservance
Dec 18FridayLast day of HanukkahObservance
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveRestricted Holiday
Dec 25FridayChristmasGazetted Holiday
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year's EveObservance

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