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The next public holiday in India is

2nd October, FridayMathatma Gandhi Jayanti

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of India in 2020

WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
WednesdayWedJan 15, 2020Jan 15Makar Sankranti / Pongal
SundaySunJan 26, 2020Jan 26Republic Day
FridayFriFeb 21, 2020Feb 21Maha Shivaratri
TuesdayTueMar 10, 2020Mar 10Holi
WednesdayWedMar 25, 2020Mar 25Ugadi / Gudi Padwa
ThursdayThuApr 02, 2020Apr 02Ram Navami
MondayMonApr 06, 2020Apr 06Mahavir Jayanti
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
FridayFriMay 01, 2020May 01Labor Day
ThursdayThuMay 07, 2020May 07Budhha Purnima
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Eid-ul-Fitar
TuesdayTueJun 23, 2020Jun 23Rath Yatra
SaturdaySatAug 01, 2020Aug 01Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
MondayMonAug 03, 2020Aug 03Raksha Bandhan
WednesdayWedAug 12, 2020Aug 12Janmashtami
SaturdaySatAug 15, 2020Aug 15Independence Day
SaturdaySatAug 22, 2020Aug 22Vinayaka Chaturthi
SundaySunAug 30, 2020Aug 30Muharram
MondayMonAug 31, 2020Aug 31Onam
FridayFriOct 02, 2020Oct 02Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti
SundaySunOct 25, 2020Oct 25Dussehra / Dasara
FridayFriOct 30, 2020Oct 30Milad un Nabi
SaturdaySatNov 14, 2020Nov 14Diwali / Deepavali
MondayMonNov 30, 2020Nov 30Guru Nanak's Birthday
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas

Public Holidays in India

Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti

Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti

Friday Oct 02, 2020

The upcoming India holiday Mathatma Gandhi Jayanti is in 8 days from today.

Dussehra / Dasara

Dussehra / Dasara

Sunday Oct 25, 2020

The upcoming India holiday Dussehra / Dasara is in 31 days from today.

Milad un Nabi

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.