2020 INDIA HOLIDAYS
The next public holiday in India is
2nd October, FridayMathatma Gandhi Jayanti
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of India in 2020
|WednesdayWed||Jan 01, 2020Jan 01||New Year's Day|
|WednesdayWed||Jan 15, 2020Jan 15||Makar Sankranti / Pongal|
|SundaySun||Jan 26, 2020Jan 26||Republic Day|
|FridayFri||Feb 21, 2020Feb 21||Maha Shivaratri|
|TuesdayTue||Mar 10, 2020Mar 10||Holi|
|WednesdayWed||Mar 25, 2020Mar 25||Ugadi / Gudi Padwa|
|ThursdayThu||Apr 02, 2020Apr 02||Ram Navami|
|MondayMon||Apr 06, 2020Apr 06||Mahavir Jayanti|
|FridayFri||Apr 10, 2020Apr 10||Good Friday|
|FridayFri||May 01, 2020May 01||Labor Day|
|ThursdayThu||May 07, 2020May 07||Budhha Purnima|
|MondayMon||May 25, 2020May 25||Eid-ul-Fitar|
|TuesdayTue||Jun 23, 2020Jun 23||Rath Yatra|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 01, 2020Aug 01||Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha|
|MondayMon||Aug 03, 2020Aug 03||Raksha Bandhan|
|WednesdayWed||Aug 12, 2020Aug 12||Janmashtami|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 15, 2020Aug 15||Independence Day|
|SaturdaySat||Aug 22, 2020Aug 22||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|SundaySun||Aug 30, 2020Aug 30||Muharram|
|MondayMon||Aug 31, 2020Aug 31||Onam|
|FridayFri||Oct 02, 2020Oct 02||Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|SundaySun||Oct 25, 2020Oct 25||Dussehra / Dasara|
|FridayFri||Oct 30, 2020Oct 30||Milad un Nabi|
|SaturdaySat||Nov 14, 2020Nov 14||Diwali / Deepavali|
|MondayMon||Nov 30, 2020Nov 30||Guru Nanak's Birthday|
|FridayFri||Dec 25, 2020Dec 25||Christmas|
Public Holidays in India
Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
Friday Oct 02, 2020
The upcoming India holiday Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti is in 8 days from today.
Dussehra / Dasara
Sunday Oct 25, 2020
The upcoming India holiday Dussehra / Dasara is in 31 days from today.
Milad un Nabi
Friday Oct 30, 2020
The upcoming India holiday Milad un Nabi is in 36 days from today.
2020 Public Holidays India Service
The above is the list of 2020 public holidays declared in India which includes federal, regional government holidays and popular observances. We also provide India holiday calendar for 2020 in Word, Excel, PDF and printable online formats.
India is the second populated nation in the world. For this reason, it has diverse cultural practices that are celebrated in various holidays. India has several holidays, but three are recognized as the main national holidays. Those three includes; Republic day in honor of the day India's constitution came into effect, Independence Day honors the day Indians got independence from the United Kingdom, and Gandhi Jayanti to honor the birth, Mahatma Gandhi.
On behalf of the central government, the Ministry of Personnel announces the days to celebrate national holidays yearly. The rest of the holidays are given at the states level. Each state has a right to choose holidays based on their religious beliefs and cultural diversities.
The set labor laws of India require that all the employees are given a paid day off for three national holidays. During these days, all business and government offices are closed. However, transport remains operational.
There are several religious groups in India, but Hinduism is the dominant religion with 80% of the population observing it. These religious groups have different holidays celebrated annually. Hindus celebrate several holidays yearly. The most celebrated Hindus holiday is Bhogi/Lori. The celebrations are marked with intense celebrations, shouts, and dances.
The rest of religious groups are Islamists, Christians, Buddhism, Jainism, and Judaism. Each of the groups marks their holidays differently on various set dates of the year.
The most celebrated national holiday in India is the Independence Day. The day is observed nationwide. During this day, Indians celebrate with cultural dances, songs, and military shows. The day is seen as a source of unity and peace.