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Holidays in May 2020

Holidays in May 2020 Holidays in May 2020 will include many such occasions and festivals which will provide you with joyous opportunities to make the most of this month. The month’s very day will begin with a holiday, which will be observed in many states of our country. This month also marks the end of Spring as the summer season slowly seeps in. The climate during this month remains usually moderate, because of which many of you will be seen planning your vacations to enjoy to the fullest during this pleasant month. Apart from the festivals hosted by the Hindu and Muslim communities, this month will also include holidays which will be observed by natives belonging to various other religious communities. So, what are you waiting for? Scroll down and note down the holidays in May 2020. Apart from providing information about the exact day and dates of Holidays in May 2020, we will also be providing some crucial information about the holidays in May 2020 in the next section of this article. But, first of all, let us take a look at the list of May Holidays 2020 which are mentioned in the list below.

List of Holidays in May 2020

Date Day Festival
May 1, 2020 Friday May Day
May 1, 2020 Friday Maharashtra Day
May 1, 2020 Friday Gujarat Day
May 7, 2020 Thursday Budha Purnima
May 8 , 2020 Friday Rabindra Jayanti
May 16, 2020 Saturday Sikkim Statehood Day
May 20, 2020 Wednesday Shab- E- Qadr
May 22, 2020 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida
May 25, 2020 Monday Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam

Holidays in May 2020

In the current section, we will point out some crucial information about the list of Holidays in May 2020.

May Day - In the list of Holidays in May, the first one to be celebrated is International Workers Day. Most of the public offices as well as transportation services remain closed on this day. Even though it is not gazetted holiday, some states observe this day as a full fledged holiday. It is celebrated to recognize and pay tribute to the achievements of workers in various fields. The roots of this occasion lie in the Union Labour Movement whose revolt lasted for a period of eight hours in history.

Maharashtra Day - Making it to the list of Holidays in May 2020, Maharashtra Din or Maharashtra Day is observed as a state holiday Maharashtra. On this very day, the Maharashtra state was formed, fifty years ago. The States Reorganisation Act in the year 1956 regulated fortifications for various states on the basis of predominant languages of the state. Along with the observation of Labour’s day on this day, the state of Maharashtra also celebrates its history and customs.

Gujrat Day - The list of Holidays in May 2020 also brings bouts of happiness to the state of Gujarat as it celebrates its formation anniversary on this very day. It is a very crucial day for Gujratis residing everywhere and also for the state of Gujarat. Parades and other government events take place on the first day of May and the active participation of each and every citizen is also seen.


Budha Purnima - The birthday of Prince and Saint, Gautama Budha is celebrated in a very exquisite manner all over East Asia. Our own country also do not lag behind in its celebrations. Buddhism is quite a prevalent religion in India and considering our multicultural diversity, the government of India has declared this day to be a gazetted holiday, which is why it has an important mention in the list of Holidays in May 2020. The followers of Buddhism visit monasteries on this day and listen to the preachings recited by the Monks on Buddha’s life and various philosophies of Buddhism.

Rabindra Jayanti - Bengali natives all around celebrate the birth anniversary of the great literary giant of Bengal on his birthday during Rabindra Jayanti. Creator of majestic literary works like Gitanjali, The Home and the World, Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize in the year 1913. Considering the great interest, Bengali natives possess in the field of Literature, Rabindranath Tagore is worshipped in the state of Bengal, which is why Rabinadra Jayanti is celebrated with such fervour in by each and every Bengali native.

Sikkim State Day - On 15 May 1975, Sikkim became a part of India. Until then, it remained an autonomous state. Sources state that the last ruling monarch of Sikkim married an American origin who took the matters of the state into her own hands. Having had it all the local people started revolting. It is after the success of the revolt that Sikkim became a part of India on 15 May. from then onwards, the people of Sikkim have been celebrating their statehood Day on this very day.


Shab- E- Qadr - Amongst the list of holidays in May 2020, Shab- E-Qadr, the grand Islamic event also finds a mention. As per beliefs, it is stated it is on this day that the verses of the Quran were revealed in front of the Prophet. Hence, this day is of great significance to the followers of Islam.

Jumut-Ul- Wida - Among the list of Holidays 2020, Jumut- Ul-Wida happens to be a special one for the followers of Islam. It is the last friday to fall in the month of Ramadan, the pious month of the Islamic calendar. The word literally translates into english as Farewell Friday. People attend a communal prayer ceremony on this day and bid farewell to the month of Ramadan.

Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam - The national poet of Bangladesh, kazi Nazrul Islam’s birthday is celebrated with great fervour in our country. He was a great anti colonial revolutionary who reached out to the masses and spoke against the colonial government with the help of his poems. Hence, his birthday is one of the most celebrated holidays in the state of Bengal, Assam and many other North Eastern states and is considered a prominent holiday in the list of Holidays in May 2020.

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