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Holidays in July 2020

Holidays in July 2020 Holidays in July 2020 contains many such festivals which will provide you with many opportunities to spend your summer vacations in a very jovial manner. With the Sun at its peak shining brightly all throughout the day and adding to the temperature, it surely becomes a bit difficult for you to beat the heat. You are looking for a summer vacation, but unable to plan it because of the unavailability of the dates of various holidays and festivals? Worry not, because we have got you covered. Our list of holidays in July 2020 will definitely help you to plan your vacation in a swifter manner. Along with providing the dates of various hospitals and festivals occurring in July 2020, we will also provide with some interesting trivia about them. So, what are you waiting for? Let us put an end to your wait and quickly move on to the list of holidays in July 2020.

July Holidays 2020 List

Date Day Festival
July 3, 2020 Friday Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle
July 3 , 2020 Friday Behdienkhlam
July 5, 2020 Sunday Guru Purnima
July 6, 2020 Monday MHIP Day
July 13, 2020 Monday Martyr’s Day in Jammu and Kashmir
July 17, 2020 Friday U Tirot Singh Day
July 20, 2020 Monday Karkidaka Vavu
July 23, 2020 Thursday Hariyali Teej
July 27, 2020 Monday Kharchi Puja
July 31, 2020 Friday Uddham Singh Jayanti
July 31, 2020 Friday Bakrid
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Some detailed information about the festivals and events contained in the list of Holidays 2020 mentioned above has been given below.

Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle - In the list of Holidays 2020, the first to mention is the Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle, which is celebrated by the followers of Christianity each and every year. Sources state that it was Saint Thomas who preached the teachings of the Gospel to the entire Asia. He moved beyond the Roman Empire’s frontier and travelled all over Persia and possibly to India and then spread the teachings of the Gospel. Very often, he is given the title of guardian saint of India. In our country, this day is jubilantly celebrated in the state of Kerala, by its Christian population.

Beidenkhlam - In the list of Holidays in July 2020, Behdienkhlam festival, celebrated by the Jaintia community of Meghalaya has also made its place. 'Behdienkhlam' can be literally translated into ‘ warding off evil energies and spirits using broom sticks. Numerous rituals which are quite elaborate in nature are commenced during this festival. It takes place in the Jowai district after the sowing season gets over. The festival which lasts for three long days is deep rooted in cultural and religious Jaintia beliefs. In recent times, the government of Meghalaya is seen funding this festival in completely to promote tourism opportunities available in Meghalaya. The pre ceremonies of this event begin a week before the actual festival. It is when an offering of a pig is made to Knia Partyhat (Thunder God), believing it ward off the demons. It is believed that the successful observation of this ritual helps to ward off evil spirits and energies. Afterwards, the opening ceremony of this grand festival is inaugurated by the chief of the tribe or village, who is popularly known as Daloi. While this festival is going on, the younger generation of the locality create an exquisite ornamental structure out of bamboo, which is known as ‘Rath’. Finally, the ‘Rath’ is immersed in water when the festival ends.


MHIP Day in Mizoram - The MHIP, also known as The Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl, happens to be one of the largest voluntary organisations to be ever established in the state of Mizoram. Its main goal is social welfare and the organisations stands true to its cause till date. 6th of July is the date when this organisation laid its founding stones in this state. Thus, in memoriam of this, every year, the MHIP Day is celebrated.

Martyr’s Day - As per the list of Holidays in July 2020, Martyr’s Day is celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir every year on the 13th of July. It is celebrated on both flanks of the Line of Control. It is on this day that homage is paid to all the Kashmiris who lost their lives in the violent revolt which occurred in the year 1931. Kashmiris spread all over the world do not forget to observe this day.

U Tirot Sing Day - Among the holidays in July 2020 list, U Tirot Singh Day is observed in the state of Meghalaya who happened to be a great freedom fighter of this state. This particular personality led a grand revolt against the British rule. People of Meghalaya have still not forgotten him and his birthday is revered as one of the most important holidays in this state.

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Karkidaka Vavu- In the list of Holidays in July 2020, the occasion of karkidaka Vavu is observed in the state of kerala, during which the Hindu natives of Kerala, pay their regards to their departed ancestors. It takes place during the New Moon of karkidakam month only. During this ceremony, people organize ceremonies in sea shores or temples. A certain individual who commemorates the Shradham ceremony should fast for the entire day while completing the puja rituals one by one.

Kharchi Puja - kharchi puja also makes it to the list of festivals in Holidays July 2020.The celebration of this festival remain limited to Tripura and it also happens to be one of the most primary festivals to be celebrated by the Hindu population based in the state of Tripura. It goes on a period of fourteen days and prayers are offered to fourteen different Gods in Chaturdasha temple which is situated near Old Agartala. The fourteen Gods are collectively known as Chaturdasha Devata. Among the list of Gods and Goddesses, Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, Goddesses Durga, Saraswati and Lakshmi, Lord Kartikeya, Ganesha, Earth, Ganga, Himavan, Varuna, Agni and Kamdev.

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