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India bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the first 4 months of 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.  1 Wed New Year's Day (PY TN TS) Regional
      2 Thu Guru Govind Singh Jayanti (BR CH DL HP HR JK PB RJ) Regional
      2 Thu Mannam Jayanti (KL) Regional
     12 Sun Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (WB) Regional
     14 Tue Bhogi / Bogi Pandigai (AP TS) Regional
     15 Wed Sankranti / Pongal (AP PY TN) Regional
     15 Wed Makara Samkranti / Magh Bihu (GJ KA TS) Regional
     16 Thu Thiruvalluvar Day / Mattu Pongal (PY TN) Regional
     16 Thu Kanuma Panduga / Tusu Puja (AP) Regional
     17 Fri Uzhavar Thirunal (PY TN) Regional
     23 Thu Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (OR WB) Regional
     25 Sat Statehood Day (HP) Regional
     26 Sun Republic Day (National Day)
     30 Thu Vasant Panchami / Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti / Saraswati Puja (BR HR JH OR PB WB) Regional
Feb.  9 Sun Guru Ravidas Jayanti / Magha Purnima (CH HP HR PB) Regional
     19 Wed Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (MH) Regional
     21 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.  5 Thu Panchayati Raj Divas (OR) Regional
      9 Mon Dolapurnima / Doljatra / Holika Dahan / Holi (AP BR JH MP OR RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
      9 Mon Hazrat Alis Birthday (UP) Regional
     10 Tue Holi / Dhuleti (BR CG CH DL GA GJ HP HR JH MH MP OR PB RJ UK UP) Regional
     21 Sat Nauroz (JK) Regional
     22 Sun Bihar Day (BR) Regional
     23 Mon Death of Sardar Bhagat Singh (HR) Regional
     25 Wed Gudi Padva / Ugadi / Chetti Chand / 1st Navratra (AP GA GJ JK KA MH MP RJ TS) Regional
     25 Wed Telugu New Year (PY TN) Regional
     28 Sat Sarhul (JH) Regional
Apr.  1 Wed Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
      1 Wed Utkal Dibas / Orissa Day (OR) Regional
      2 Thu Ram Navami (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP OR PB RJ TS UK UP) Regional
      5 Sun Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanthi (AP TS) Regional
      6 Mon Mahavir Jayanti / Janma Kalyanak (BR CG CH DL GJ HR JH KA MH MP PB RJ TN UK UP) Regional
      9 Thu Maundy Thursday (KL) Regional
     10 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
     13 Mon Tamil New Year (PY TN) Regional
     13 Mon Maha Visubha Sankranti (OR) Regional
     13 Mon Vaisakhi / Baisakhi (CH HR JK MP PB) Regional
     14 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
     14 Tue Bengali New Year / Masadi (WB) Regional
     14 Tue Vishu / Vishu 2nd Day (KL) Regional
     15 Wed Himachal Day (HP) Regional
     25 Sat Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti (GJ HP HR MP PB RJ) Regional
     26 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 Rabindra Nath Tagore 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 / Pahili Raja (OR) Regional
        Mon Raja Sankranti (OR) Regional
        Tue Ratha Yathra (OR) Regional
July    Sun Guru Hargobind Ji's Jayanti (JK) Regional
        Mon Martyr's Day (JK) Regional
        Thu Bonalu (TS) (may vary by a few weeks) Regional
        Mon Karkidaka Vavu Bali (KL) 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
        Fri Ayyankali Jayanti (KL) Regional
        Fri Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi (RJ) Regional
        Sat Karma Puja (JH) Regional
        Sun Muharram / Ashoora (AP BR CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK KA KL MH MP OR RJ TN TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Sun First Onam (KL) Regional
        Mon Onam / Thiruonam (KL) Regional
Sep.    Tue Third Onam (KL) Regional
        Tue Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (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
        Wed Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday) Banks
Oct.    Fri Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
        Sat Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (HR PB) Regional
        Sat Navratra Stapana / Navratri Ghatasthapana (RJ) Regional
        Fri Dussehra (Maha Saptami) / Durga Puja / Durga Saptami (BR OR WB) Regional
        Sat Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) / Durga Ashtami (AP BR JH OR RJ TS WB) Regional
        Sat Dussehra (Maha Navami) / Ayudha Puja / Saraswathi Puja (BR JH JK KA KL OR PY TN TS UP WB) Regional
        Sun Durga Puja / Dussehra / Dasehra (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 UK) 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 TS UK UP) Regional
        Sat Deepavali / Diwali (GA KL PY TN) 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 / Dawat Puja (BR GJ MH RJ UK UP) Regional
        Fri Chhath Puja Parva / Surya Sasthi (BR DL HR JH UK) Regional
        Sat Chath Holiday (BR) Regional
        Mon Guru Nanak Jayanti (CG CH DL GJ HP HR JH JK MH MP PB RJ TS UK UP WB) Regional
        Mon Karthika Purnima / Rahasa Purnima (OR TS) 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
        Sat Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji (PB) 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 Boxing Day (TS) Regional
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

14 Feb 2019 Indian Goa Public Holiday February 15 (Government of Goa-Panaji) The government of the Indian State of Goa has announced that Friday, February 15, 2019, would be a one-off statewide non-working public holiday on account of the death of Goa Deputy Chief Minister, Francis Dsouza.  05 Feb 2019 India 2019 Rajasthan Public Holidays Announced (Government of Rajasthan-Jaipur) The Government of India's state of Rajasthan has finally announced its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Rajasthan for the upcoming calendar year 2019.  21 Jan 2019 India Karnataka Public Holiday January 22 (Government of Karnataka-Bengaluru) The Government of India's State of Karnataka has declared tomorrow, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, as a one-off non-working public holiday in the Indian State of Karnataka, following the death of Siddaganga Mutt seer Shivakumara Swamy.  09 Jan 2019 India 2019 Puducherry Public Holidays Amended (Government of Puducherry-Saram) The Government of India's state of Puducherry has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, January 14, 2019, for Bhogi Day, thus extending the upcoming Pongal non-working public holidays of the Indian state of Puducherry to five consecutive days.  08 Jan 2019 Indian 2019 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Amended (Government of Tamil Nadu-Chennai) The Government of India's state of Tamil Nadu has declared a one-off non-working public holiday on Monday, January 14, 2019, thus extending the upcoming Pongal non-working public holidays of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to six consecutive days.  03 Jan 2019 India 2018 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Announced (Government of Chhattisgarh-Raipur) The Government of India's state of Chhattisgarh has released a Government Order containing its annual list of the days which will be non-working public holidays in India's state of Chhattisgarh for the calendar year 2019.  31 Dec 2018 India 2019 Uttarakhand Public Holidays Announced (Government of Uttarakhand-Dehradun) The Government of India's state of Uttarakhand has announced the list of the days which will be non-working public holidays, government holidays and bank holidays, in India's state of Uttarakhand for the upcoming calendar year 2019.  27 Dec 2018 Indian Punjab Public Holiday December 30 (Government of Punjab-Chandigarh) The Government of India's state of Punjab, has once again amended the list of of the days which are non-working public holidays in India's state of Punjab for the calendar year 2018, this time by declaring, Sunday, December 30, 2018, as a one-off non-working public holiday in India's state of Punjab, on account of the Gram Panchayat elections.  23 Dec 2018 India 2019 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 2019.  14 Dec 2018 Indian 2019 Delhi NCT Public Holidays Released (The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions-New Delhi) India's Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi General Administration Department, has released the DOPT Order F.No.53/211/GAD/CN/2018/4397-4445 containing its annual list of public holidays and restricted holidays to be observed as holidays in all Government offices under Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi during the year 2019 (Saka Era 1940-41).  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 2020 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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