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Global Holidays and Observances 2020

This page contains a table of the list of globally observed public holidays and non-holiday observances for the calendar year 2020.*

The list of global holidays for the calendar year 2020 is:


Date Weekday Holiday or Observance Calendar
Wednesday Western New Year
Monday Epiphany
Tuesday Orthodox Christmas orthodox
Tuesday Orthodox New Year orthodox
Wednesday Tamil Thai Pongal Day solar
Monday Aquarius (UTC) solar
Saturday Chinese New Year / Spring Festival chinese lunar
Saturday Seol-nal / Korean New Year korean lunar
Saturday Tet Nguyen Dan / Vietnamese New Year vietnamese lunar
Saturday Thaipusam hindu solar
Wednesday Pisces (UTC) solar
Friday Maha Shivaratree hindu lunar
Monday Dangpa Losar / Bhutanese New Year (Year of the Male Iron Mouse) bhutanese lunar
Monday Losar / Tibetan New Year tibetan lunar
Monday Tsagaan Sar / Mongolian New Year (Year of the Iron Male Mouse) mongolian lunar
Tuesday Shrove Tuesday / Carnival easter
Wednesday Ash Wednesday easter
Monday Orthodox Clean Monday orth. easter
Tuesday Orthodox Shrove Tuesday orth. easter
Wednesday Orthodox Ash Wednesday orth. easter
Sunday International Women's Day
Tuesday Holi Phagwa hindu lunar
Tuesday Purim jewish
Wednesday Mi-Carême / Mid-Lent easter
Friday Aries (UTC) solar
Friday Vernal Equinox / Spring (UTC) solar
Sunday Lailat al Miraj / The Prophet's Ascension (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Ougadi / Ugaadi hindu lunar
Thursday Ram Navami hindu lunar
Saturday Qing Ming Jie / Tomb Sweeping Day chinese solar
Sunday Palm Sunday easter
Monday Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak hindu lunar
Wednesday Lailat al Bara'a / Night of Emancipation (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Thursday Maundy Thursday easter
Thursday Pesach / Jewish Passover jewish
Friday Good Friday easter
Sunday Easter easter
Monday Cambodian New Year solar
Monday Easter Monday easter
Monday Laotian New Year
Friday Burmese New Year
Friday Orthodox Good Friday orth. easter
Saturday Orthodox Holy Saturday orth. easter
Sunday Orthodox Easter orth. easter
Sunday Taurus (UTC) solar
Monday Orthodox Easter Monday orth. easter
Friday Start of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday International Labour Day
Friday Great Prayer Day easter
Sunday Nuzul Quran / Revelation of the Qur'an (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Wednesday Gemini (UTC) solar
Wednesday Lailat al Qadr / Night of Destiny (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Thursday Ascension Day easter
Friday Jumatul Bidah / Friday of Farewell (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Sunday Eid al Fitr / End of Ramadan (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Shavuot jewish
Sunday Whit Sunday / Pentecost easter
Monday Whit Monday easter
Monday Orthodox Pentecost Monday orth. easter
Thursday Corpus Christi easter
Saturday Cancer (UTC) solar
Saturday Summer Solstice / Summer (UTC) solar
Thursday Duan Wu Jie / Dragon Boat Festival chinese lunar
Wednesday Leo (UTC) solar
Thursday Arafat Day (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Friday Eid al Adha / Feast of Sacrifice (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Assumption
Sunday Parsi New Year zoroastrian
Thursday Islamic New Year / Hijra New Year (1442) (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi / Vinayaka Chaturthi / Chaturthi Paksha hindu lunar
Saturday Virgo (UTC) solar
Saturday Ashura (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday Onam / Thiruonam hindu solar
Saturday Rosh Hashanah / Jewish New Year (5781) jewish
Tuesday Autumnal Equinox / Fall (UTC) solar
Tuesday Libra (UTC) solar
Monday Yom Kippur jewish
Thursday Zhong Qu Jie / Mid Autumn Festival chinese lunar
Saturday Sukkot jewish
Monday Magal de Touba (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Monday Canadian Thanksgiving
Thursday Scorpio (UTC) solar
Sunday Dassain hindu lunar
Thursday Mawlid an Nabi / The Prophet's Birthday (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Reformation Day
Sunday All Saints' Day
Monday All Souls' Day
Thursday Baptism of the Prophet (Umm al-Qura) muslim
Saturday Northern Deepavali / Diwali Amavasya hindu lunar
Saturday Southern Deepavali / Diwali Krisna Chaturdasi hindu lunar
Saturday Sagittarius (UTC) solar
Thursday US Thanksgiving
Sunday First Sunday in Advent
Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti hindu lunar
Sunday Second Sunday in Advent
Tuesday Immaculate Conception
Sunday Third Sunday in Advent
Sunday Fourth Sunday in Advent
Monday Capricorn (UTC) solar
Monday Winter Solstice / Winter (UTC) solar
Friday Western Christmas
Saturday Boxing Day / Saint Stephen's Day
Thursday Western New Year's Eve

* The actual date of most global public holidays, and non-holiday observances, differs from one country, region or state, to another. To get the exact date when one of the holidays, above, is observed in a specific country, region or state, please refer to our listings of official worldwide public holidays by country or by date.