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Holidays in August 2020

Holidays in August 2020 Holidays in August 2020 includes many such events and festivals, which will keep your energy high during this entire month. You will also be provided with many joyous opportunities to take part in various festivities and enjoy to the fullest with your family members and friends. The month of August is generally regarded as a holiday period as most of the schools and colleges remain closed during this month. The summer season also remains at its peak, which is why most people prefer to take trips and journeys to cold places. Keeping your summer vacations and colleges in mind, we have prepared a list of possible holidays in August 2020. With our calendar’s help, you can also plan your vacations in accordance with your leaves and also that of your children. So what are you waiting for? Take a look at our calendar which contains information about the Holidays in August 2020 and enjoy to your fullest this summer. The holiday list of August 2020 is noted down below.

Holidays in August 2020 List

Date Day Festival
August 3 Monday Raksha Bandhan
August 12 Tuesday Janmashtami (Smarth)
August 12 Wednesday Janmashtami
August 15 Saturday Independence Day
August 16 Sunday Parsi New Year
August 22 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi - Vinayaka Chaturthi
August 29 Saturday Muharram - Ashura

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Now, let us move on to have a closer look at these festivals and events which have made it to the list of Holidays in August 2020 and discover some important trivia about them.

Raksha Bandhan - Amongst the list of Holidays in August 2020, the first major event to be celebrated is Raksha Bandhan, which falls on the third day of August. On this day, sisters tie the holy thread or “Rakhee” around the wrist of their brothers and pray for their long life. The brothers in turn take a vow to protect their respective sisters forever. Generally, it is celebrated on the Purnima or New Moon of Shukla Paksha during the month of Sawan. Usually, this festival is celebrated by the followers of Hindu religion, but in today’s generation, it has found a prominent place in other cultures too. A grand feast also takes place in this festival, where the bond of brothers and sisters is hailed specifically.

Janmashtami (Smarth) - The August Holidays 2020 are making their contributions to the grand festive season. The birthday of Lord Krishna will be celebrated by the followers of the Smartha sect on Tuesday, 12 August 2020. By Smartha, we refer to a sect, which comes under Hinduism. The followers of this sect worship five Hindu Gods who are Shiva, Vishnu, Surya, Ganesh and Devi respectively and treat every one of them equally. They are known to be the followers of a domestic sort of life and they believe in absolute simplicity. They celebrate the birth of little Krishna in their special own way.

Janmashtami (Vaishnav)- While making the list of Holidays in August 2020, one should not forget the existence of another sect, who celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, which is quite different from the Smarthas. They are the ones who follow the Vaishnava sect. As per the sect, the followers receive regular preaching from a Guru, wrap a Mala or necklace around their neck and apply Tilaks on their foreheads. Unlike the followers of the Smartha sect, Vaishnavas believe that Lord Vishnu is the supreme deity ruling this Universe. People observe fasts on this day to obtain the blessings of the Lord. The child incarnation of Lord Krishna, also known as Bal Gopal is offered special prayers on this day.

Independence Day - The day when India gained its freedom back and rose as an independent country in front of the whole world is certainly important to each and every Indian. Of all the three national holidays, it is the most prominent one. Thus, it occupies a special place in the list of Holidays in August 2020. Every year, on this day, the Honourable Prime Minister hoists the national flag of our country at the Red Fort, which is situated in the capital of our country, New Delhi. Since, it is such an important day, celebrations are seen taking place all over the nation and respect being paid to the Martyrs of the nation.

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Parsi New Year- The list of holidays in August 2020 will bring bouts of happiness to the people belonging to the Parsi community as they will celebrate their New Year, which is also known as Nowruz. On this day, people take early baths in the morning and dress up spectacularly. A grand Parsi feast is also prepared on this day and people enjoy scrumptious delicacies. It happens to be a regional holiday in states like Maharashtra and Gujarat, where the Parsi population is found in majority. The roots of this tradition lie some three hundred years ago, and ever since then, people have been welcoming the Parsi New Year with open and wide arms.

Onam - Among the Holidays in August 2020, the major one which is also a prominent festival of God’s own country Kerala is Onam. Each and every Malayali person takes active and joyous part in the celebrations of Onam, which go on for a period of ten days. However, the most important is this day, also known as Thiruvonam. All the major institutions remain closed on this day and thus people are able to celebrate the festival more freely.

Ganesh Chaturthi- Amongst the list of holidays in August 2020, Ganesh Chaturthi is marked to celebrate and eulogize Lord Ganesha. People establish and worship the idols of Ganesh Ji in their households to witness the inflow of prosperity and flourishment in abundance.

Muharram - This Holiday in August 2020 marks the very first day of theHijri or Islamic calendar during which warfare is abstained. Since theIslamiccalendar happens to be a lunar one, the month of Muharram keeps shuffling when it is compared with the Gregorian calendar.

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