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Delhi NCT Chhath Puja Public Holiday November 20

Source: Government of Delhi NCT (New Delhi)
Posted: Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: November 5, 2021

The general administration department of the Government of India's Delhi NCT (National Capital Territory) has declared a one-off non-working public holiday in the Delhi NCT on Friday, November 20, 2020, on the occasion of the upcoming Chhath Puja festival.

The aforementioned declaration of a public holiday on Friday, November 20, 2020, which states that "Chhath Puja is an important festival for the people of NCT of Delhi. Accordingly, Government of NCT of Delhi, has decided to declare November 20, 2020 as a public holiday on account of 'Chhat Pooja", and thus further (2020-01-27) amends the terms of the "Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020" as set out in the DOPT Order No. F. 53/296/GAD/CN/2019/4662-4710 (2019-11-18).

In 2013, the BJP Party had promised to declare Chhath Puja as a new annual non-working public holiday in the Delhi NCT, if it won the then coming Assembly elections (2013-08-29). Since then, though Chhath Puja is almost never included in the initially-released list of Delhi public holidays for the coming year, it almost always is declared a public holiday at the last minute (2019-11-01, 2018-11-12, 2017-10-24, 2014-10-28).

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