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A preview of the India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2020, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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India Public Holidays in 2020 Observance*
Jan.    Wed New Year's Day (PY TN TS) Regional
        Thu Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (BR CH DL HP HR JK PB RJ) Regional
        Sun Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Tue Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) Regional
        Wed Pongal (AP PY TN) Regional
        Wed Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ KA TS) Regional
        Thu Thiruvalluvar Day (PY TN) Regional
        Thu Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
        Fri Uzhavar Thirunal (PY TN) Regional
        Thu Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
        Sat Statehood Day (HP) Regional
        Sun Republic Day (National Day)
        Thu Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR OR PB WB) Regional
Feb.    Sun Guru Ravidas Jayanti (CH HP HR MP PB) Regional
        Tue Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti (HR) Regional
        Wed Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) Regional
        Fri Maha Shivaratri (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
Mar.    Thu Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) Regional
        Mon Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP BR JH JK MP OR RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
        Tue Holi / Dhuleti (BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Sun Bihar Day (BR) Regional
        Mon Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh (PB) Regional
        Mon Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
        Wed Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) Regional
        Wed Telugu New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Sat Sarhul (JH) Regional
Apr.    Wed Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
        Wed Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
        Thu Ram Navami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
        Sun Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) Regional
        Mon Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UP) Regional
        Fri Good Friday (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP JH KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
        Mon Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Mon Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (CH HR JK MP PB) Regional
        Tue Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (AP BR CG GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Tue Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
        Tue Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
        Wed Himachal Day (HP) Regional
        Sat Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR PB) Regional
        Sun Basava Jayanti (KA) Regional
May     Fri May Day / Labor Day (BR GA KA KL PB PY TN WB) Regional
        Fri Maharashtra Din (MH) Regional
        Thu Buddha Purnima (BR CG CH DL HP HR JH JK MH MP UK UP WB) Regional
        Fri Rabindranath Tagor Jayanti (WB) Regional
        Sat Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti (UP) Regional
        Thu Shab-i-Qadr (JK) Regional
        Fri Jumat-ul-Wida (JK) Regional
        Mon Ramazan / Id-ul-Fitr / Kuthba-e-Ramzan (End of Ramadan) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Maharana Pratap Jayanti (HP HR RJ) Regional
        Tue Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji (PB) Regional
        Tue Ramazan (2nd day) (TS) Regional
June    Fri Kabir Jayanti (BR CG HP HR PB) Regional
        Sun Pahaliraja (OR) Regional
        Mon Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Tue Ratha Yathra (OR TS) Regional
July    Sun Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
        Mon Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
        Thu Bonalu (TS) Regional
        Thu Hariyali Teej (HR) Regional
        Fri Bakri Id / Id-ul-Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Fri Martyrdom Day of Shahid Udham Singh (HR PB) Regional
Aug.    Sat Eid-Ul-Azha Holiday (JK) Regional
        Mon Raksha Bandhan (CG GJ MP RJ UK UP) Regional
        Mon Jhulana Purnima (OR) Regional
        Wed Janmashtami / Sri Krishna Jayanti/ Sri Krishna Astami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KL MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP) Regional
        Sat Independence Day
        Sun Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) (GJ MH) Regional
        Sun De Jure Transfer Day (PY) Regional
        Thu Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji (PB) Regional
        Sat Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha (AP GA GJ KA MH OR PY TN TS) Regional
        Sun Nuakhai (OR) Regional
        Sun Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd Day) (GA) Regional
        Thu Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji (PB) Regional
        Fri Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Fri Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
        Sun Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR RJ TN TS UP WB) Regional
        Sun First Onam (KL) Regional
        Mon Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
Sep.    Tue Third Onam (KL) Regional
        Wed Fourth Onam (KL) Regional
        Wed Mahalaya / Mahalaya Amavasye (KA OR WB) Regional
        Thu First day of Bathukamma (TS) Regional
        Mon Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day (KL) Regional
        Wed Haryana Veer and Shahidi Divas (HR) Regional
        Mon Birthday of S. Bhagat Singh Ji (PB) Regional
        Wed Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
Oct.    Fri Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
        Sat Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (PB) Regional
        Sat Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
        Sat Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
        Thu Dussehra (Maha Saptami) / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (BR OR WB) Regional
        Fri Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Durga Ashtami (BR JH OR RJ WB) Regional
        Sat Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN TS UP WB) Regional
        Sat Durgastami (AP TS) Regional
        Sun Durga Puja / Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Fri Milad-un-Nabi / Baravfat (Prophet's Birthday) (AP BR CG DL GJ HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP) Regional
        Sat Lakshmi Puja / Kunar Purnima (OR WB) Regional
        Sat Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji (CH DL HP HR KA MP PB) Regional
        Sat Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (GJ) Regional
Nov.    Sun Kannada Rajyothsava (KA) Regional
        Sun Haryana Day (HR) Regional
        Sun Puducherry Liberation Day (PY) Regional
        Fri Friday Following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (JK) Regional
        Sat Diwali / Diwali Amavasya / Deepavali (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Sat Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN TS) Regional
        Sat Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja (KA OR WB) Regional
        Sun Balipadyami Diwali / Govardhan Pooja / Vikram Samvat (GJ HR KA MH PB RJ UK UP) Regional
        Mon Bhai Duj / Chitragupth Jayanti / Bhau Beej (BR GJ MH RJ UK UP) Regional
        Fri Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR HR JH) Regional
        Sat Chath Holiday (BR) Regional
        Sun Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS UP) Regional
        Mon Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
Dec.    Thu Kanakdasa Jayanti (KA) Regional
        Thu Feast of St. Francis Xavier (GA) Regional
        Sat Birthday of Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah (JK) Regional
        Fri Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (CG) Regional
        Sat Goa Liberation Day (GA) Regional
        Fri Christmas (AP BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR PB PY RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Sat Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (HR) Regional
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Recent News and Updates

16 Feb 2017 Indian 2017 West Bengal Public Holidays Expanded (Government of West Bengal-Kolkata) The Chief Minister of the Government of India's state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has announced that Buddha Purnima would be a non-working public holidays in India's state of West Bengal.  10 Feb 2017 India 2017 Maharashtra Public Holidays February 16 and 21 (Government of Maharashtra-Mumbai) The Government of India's state of Maharashtra has declared 2 one-off non-working public holidays for its employees on Thursday, February 16, and Tuesday, February 21, 2017, on account of the upcoming Maharashtra state polling days.  13 Jan 2017 Indian Tamil Nadu Public Holiday January 17 (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Chief Secretary of the Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu, Girija Vaithiyanathan, has released a Government Order declaring a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, to mark the birth centenary of former Chief Minister and AIADMK founder MG Ramachandran.  11 Jan 2017 Indian 2017 Central Public Holidays Amended (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Central Government's Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, has bowed to public pressure from within Tamil Nadu and has amended the previously-released list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government of India in Tamil Nadu, for the calendar year 2017.  04 Jan 2017 India Delhi NCT Public Holiday January 5 (Government of Delhi NCT-New Delhi) The newly-appointed lieutenant-governor of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory), Anil Baijal, has announced the gazetted declaration of tomorrow, Thursday, January 5, 2017, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's Delhi NCT on the occasion of the 350th birth anniversary of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji.  03 Jan 2017 Indian Karnataka Public Holiday January 3 (The Hindu-Bangalore) Following the death, earlier today, from a heart attack of Karnataka Cooperation and Sugar Minister, H S Mahadev Prasad, the Government of India's State of Karnataka has declared a one-day government holiday for today, Tuesday, January 3, 2016.  18 Dec 2016 India 2017 Punjab Public Holidays Announced (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  18 Dec 2016 India 2017 Jharkhand Public Holidays Announced (Government of Jharkhand-Ranchi) The Government of India's state of Jharkhand has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Jharkhand for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  16 Dec 2016 India 2017 Bihar Public Holidays Announced (Government of Bihar-Patna) The Government of India's state of Bihar has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Bihar for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  14 Dec 2016 India 2017 Gujarat Public Holidays Announced (Government of Gujarat-Gandhinagar) The Government of India's state of Gujarat has announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Gujarat for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the India public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Full national public holidays: India has only 3 full national public holidays: Republic Day on January 26, Independence Day on August 15, and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday on October 2.  Indian States and Territories and their Abreviations: There are 29 Indian States and 7 Union Territories (denoted by an asterisk). Their 2-letter codes are: •AN* Andaman/Nicobar, •AP Andhra Pradesh, •AR Arunachal Pradesh, •AS Assam, •BR Bihar, •CG Chattisgarh, •CH* Chandigarh, •DD* Daman/Diu, •DL* Delhi, •DN* Dadra and Nagar Haveli, •GA Goa, •GJ Gujarat, •HP Himachal Pradesh, •HR Haryana, •JH Jharkhand, •JK Jammu/Kashmir, •KA Karnataka, •KL Kerala, •LD* Lakshadweep, •MH Maharashtra, •ML Meghalaya, •MN Manipur, •MP Madhya Pradesh, •MZ Mizoram, •NL Nagaland, •OR Odisha (formerly Orissa), •PB Punjab, •PY Puducherry, •RJ Rajasthan, •SK Sikkim, •TS Telangana, •TN Tamil Nadu, •TR Tripura, •UK Uttarakhand (formerly UA-Uttaranchal), •UP Uttar Pradesh, •WB West Bengal.  Coverage: We do not cover 6 of the so-called Seven Sister States of the Northern Frontier (Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura), nor the Himalayan state of Sikkim, and the extremely minor, often former Portuguese enclaves that are the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, and Lakshadweep.  Selection of Indian Public holidays: Each of the Indian States and Union Territories issues 2 or 3 annual listings; the General holidays (sometimes also called Public Holidays or Gazetted Holidays), a list of Restricted Holidays (a smorgasbord of 15-30 holidays related to all the various religious minorities of a given state, from which employees are allowed to select a few, typically 3), and in some, but not all, cases a list of Bank Holidays. We do not include the list of restricted holidays, per se, as this would more than double the current list of over 160 annual public holidays in the 23 States and 3 Union Territories that we cover (see below), though many of these restricted holidays can appear as general holidays of one or more of the other Indian states. We do not include the bank holidays lists either, but these usually follow the general holidays lists (and some states/territories even omit them altogether).  India International Codes IN and IND (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .in (ICANN national top-level internet domain). • Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of India information and news: Reserve Bank of India (India central bank), UnitedHealthcare Global (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (India maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in India), and Wikipedia (includes India commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in India, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in India that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays, for India, were calculated using a mathematical model that is based on Sufist lunar visibility criteria. For Salat (prayer times) calculations, see our Freeware page.

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For India, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.

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Solar Holidays : The calculation of moon phases, moonrises, moonsets, equinoxes, solstices, sunrises, and sunsets used to predict solar bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India are based on the geographical location of New Delhi (latitude 28,6°N, longitude 77,2°E, GMT+5,5 hours, no summer time rules). Note that many countries in South-East Asia are progressively changing the recurrence rule of some of their lunar/solar holidays to rules based on fixed dates of the Western (Gregorian) calendar. Therefore, while the dates predicted above for 2018 and beyond are currently technically correct, the rules of these holidays may change in the next few years.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2020 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for India, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of India, before planning any trip to India. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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