Punjab Holidays 2020

Punjab Holidays 2020Punjab Holidays 2020 shed light on Punjabi holidays and festivals observed by Punjabi natives. Read the list of Punjabi holidays in 2020 and know their significance.

Punjab possesses an ecstatic vibe, which automatically attracts millions of people. Being one of the northern Indian states, Punjab is famous for its exuberant lifestyle and lively spirit. With an abundance of natural resources originating from fertile lands of Punjab, a lot of Punjabi festivals revolve around farming and harvest. Planning a trip to Punjab add wings to your spirit since the people here are welcoming and celebrate every occasion, small or big, with style and fervour. Hence, go through the list of Punjab Holidays 2020 and know why they are celebrated with so much love.

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Punjab Holidays 2020

Date & Day Holiday
January 15, Wednesday Makar Sankranti or Maghi
January 26, Sunday Republic Day
February 9, Sunday Guru Ravidas Jayanti
February 21, Friday Maha Shivratri
March 10, Tuesday Holi
March 23, Monday Shaheed Diwas
April 2, Thursday Ram Navmi
April 6, Monday Mahavir Jayanti
April 10, Friday Good Friday
April 14, Tuesday Ambedakar Jayanti / Vaisakhi
May 24, Sunday Eid al-Fitr
June 5, Friday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
July 31, Friday Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day, Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August 3, Monday Rakhi
August 11, Tuesday Janmashtami
August 15, Saturday Independence Day
August 20, Thursday Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
August 27, Thursday Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti
September 28, Monday S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti
October 2, Friday Gandhi Jayanti
October 26, Monday Vijaya Dashami
October 31, Saturday Valmiki Jayanti
November 2, Monday Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji
November 14, Saturday Diwali, Bandi Chhor Divas
November 16, Monday Shahidi Diwas S. Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji
November 30, Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Purab
December 19, Saturday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji's Martyrdom Day
December 25, Friday Christmas Day

Note: These dates are subjected to change as per astrological calculations as well as government announcement. Visit this page and stay updated with the latest date and time.

List of Holidays in Punjab

List of Punjabi Holidays 2020 is mentioned below. Go through these festivals and religious events and know how significant they are for Punjabi natives.

Bandi Chhor Divas

As per Punjab Holidays 2020 list, Bandi Chhor Divas coincides with famous Hindu festival Diwali, and is observed as the Day of Liberation. As per mythological legends, Guru Hargobind, the sixth Sikh Guru, was released by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir from the jail on this day. This is why this day is celebrated as the Bandi Chor Diwas. On this day, the Gurudwaras are decorated with lights and diyas, people meet their family members and loved ones and share happy moments. Houses are decorated, and feasts are prepared.

Guru Nanak Jayanti or Guru Purab

Guru Nanak Jayanti, commonly known as Gurpurab, commemorates the birth of the first Sikh Guru Guru Nanak. This is celebrated by the Sikhs with great fervour and enthusiasm. This day is observed as a gazetted holiday in India. Celebrations start from early-morning, when Aasa-Ki-Vaar or morning hymns are recited. Then the Katha is chanted, following which Langar is conducted at the Gurudwara.


Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi is a religious festival observed by SIkha and Hindus in Punjab. According to Punjab Holidays 2020, It falls on 14 April this year, and is one of the major Punjabi festivals. This day marks the formation of Khalsa panth under Guru Gobind Singh. On this day, Gurudwaras are decorated with beautiful lights and kirtans are organized. Sikh natives bathe in the holy waters and perform Nagar Kirtans. For Hindus residing in Punjab and all over the world, this day marks the beginning of Solar New Year. it is a provision to bathe in sacred rivers such as Ganga, Kaveri etc. and wash off the sins.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

Guru Ravidass Jayanti commemorates the birthday of Guru Ravidass, and falls on the date of Purnima during the month of Magh. Devotees recite the Amritbani Guru Ravidass Ji and organize Nagar Kirtan or street procession while carrying out the portrait of the Guru. devotees from all over the world take part in the ritual and perform the holy bath.

S. Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day

March 23 is yearly observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs Day and honours great freedom fighter Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar. These men fought against the Britishers and sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. Hence on this day, they are honoured and excerpts of their bravery are remembered and recited.

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti

Sant Kabir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Kabir Das, a celebrated poet, social reformer and saint. The followers of the Saint recite poems and literary transcripts created by him, and pay homage. Various seminars and get-togethers are held at different academic universities, where his preachings are shared.

Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day

Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day is a regional public holiday in Punjab, and solemnizes the martyrdom of Udham Singh. Udham Singh was a patriotic revolutionary who assassinated Michael O' Dwyer, the former lieutenant of Punjab, as revenge for the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh.

Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is observed as a regional holiday by the natives of Punjab, and memorializes the first opening ceremony or “prakash” of the sacred book, the Guru Granth Sahib, at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, in 1604.

Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti

Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Sri Chand, the eldest son of Guru Nanak and founder of the hermetic Udasi sect. This day is marked as a public holiday in Punjab. On this day, people remember his preachings and recite his writings.

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