Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020
Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020 hold high significance for Tamilians in India and all around the world. The list of Tamilian Holidays sheds light on some of the widely celebrated festivals and events observed with great devotion and fanfare.
Tamil Nadu is the southernmost state of India, and shares its border with another Indian state, Kerala. This state is enclosed with beautiful beaches and mountains, and comprises of some of the famous tourist attractions. Embarking on an enchanting journey, we have below mentioned some of the spell-bounding festivals and events observed by the locals of Tamil Nadu, that highlight their mythological and spiritual importance and take you to a religious journey.
Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020
|Date & Day||Holiday|
|January 1, Wednesday||New Year’s Day|
|January 15, Wednesday||Pongal|
|January 16, Thursday||Thiruvalluvar Day|
|January 17, Friday||Uzhavar Thirunal|
|January 26, Sunday||Republic Day|
|March 10, Tuesday||Holi|
|March 23, Wednesday||Ugadi or Telugu New Year's Day|
|April 1, Wednesday||Bank Holiday|
|April 6, Monday||Mahaveer Jayanthi|
|April 10, Friday||Good Friday|
|April 14, Tuesday||Puthandu or Tamil New Year, B R Ambedkar's Birthday|
|May 1, Friday||Labour Day|
|May 24, Sunday||Eid al-Fitr|
|July 31, Friday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 3, Monday||Rakhi|
|August 11, Tuesday||Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanthi|
|August 15, Saturday||Independence Day|
|August 22, Saturday||Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|October 2, Friday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 25, Sunday||Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja|
|October 26, Monday||Vijay Dashami|
|October 28-29, Wednesday-Thursday||Eid-E-Milad|
|November 14, Saturday||Diwali|
|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 Tamil Nadu
Below we have provided you a quick list of holidays in Tamil Nadu observed in the year 2020. They can be religious or cultural in nature.
Among the list of Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020 is Pongal, one of the most famous and main festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness. This harvest festival stretches up to four days and falls in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan-Feb). This festival marks the commencement of the season Spring and transmission of Sun towards the North. In the North India, this festival is known as Makar Sankranti. People venerate Lord Indira, prepare dishes made from the fresh harvest, decorate their houses and wear new, traditional clothes.
Thiruvalluvar Day is one of the major Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020 and falls on 16 January in the year 2020 since its a leap year, otherwise on 15th January. This day is dedicated to Thiruvalluvar, a renowned Tamil philosopher and poet and the author of Thirukkuṛaḷ, a cherished Tamil literary work comprising of couplets based on love, economical, ethical and political matters.
Puthandu or Tamil New Year
Tamil New Year is observed on 14 April annually and marks the beginning of a new year as per Tamil Calendar. On this day, people fast, visit the homes of their family members and friends, greet each other, perform puja at temples and feast on vegetarian delicacies. In the state of Madurai, Chitterai Porutkaatchi, an exhibition is held, along with Car Festival at Tiruvidaimarudur. A special dish made of jaggery, mustard, raw mango, neem and chillies called Mangai-pachadi is prepared.
Ayudha Puja begins on the ninth day or Navami during Navratri and is known as Astra Puja in various states. On this day, instruments, weapons, machines and musical instruments are worshipped with great devotion. In Tamil Nadu. The festival of Golu is celebrated, where the idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are kept on a seven-stepped platform made of wood. On the ninth day, Saraswati Puja or Ayudha puja commences, where books, musical instruments, weapons and machines are revered.
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