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Public Holidays in Kerala 2020

Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 list is exclusively brought to you by AstroSage which comprises of the vivid festivals and occasions taking place in the beautiful state of Kerala during the upcoming year, 2020. If you are looking for the appropriate time to visit Kerala can stop by to get information about the same and take a look at the catalogue of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020, prepared by us. So, you can plan your holidays accordingly and make the most of your stay in this marvellous state which encompasses a massive amount of natural beauty.

God’s own country Kerala needs no separate introduction. It is the dream of every soul to spend some joyous time in a boat house, amidst the backwaters of Kerala. Not only this, the captivating Blue Lagoons, the charming coconut grooves, everything is here at your expense in Kerala. No wonder, it is given the status of ‘God’s own country’. This place is a treat for people of all walks of life. Apart from being famous for its ecotourism initiatives, the state is also remarked for its unique cultural representation. It is clearly visible in the celebrations of various festivals and occasions. Hence, if you wish to make your stay in Kerala a memorable one, try to visit this place during the time of festivals. Now, if you are wondering about their dates and days, then sit back and relax as you have landed at the right place. Take a look at the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 which includes the small and big festivities taking place in the state of Kerala. To make things more convenient, we have also come up with some important info about them which will be noted down in the next section of this write up. First of all, let us go through the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 mentioned below.

Public Holidays in Kerala 2020

Date Day Festival
January 2, 2020 Thursday Mannam Jayanti
April 9, 2020 Thursday Maundy Thursday
April 14, 2020 Tuesday Vishu
July 20, 2020 Monday Karkidaka Vavu Bali
August 12, 2020 Wednesday Shri Krishna Jayanti
August 28, 2020 Friday Ayyankali Jayanti
August 31, 2020 Monday Thiruvonam/Onam
September 1 , 2020 Tuesday Shree Narayana Guru Jayanthi
September 1 , 2020 Tuesday Third Onam
September 2 , 2020 Wednesday Fourth Onam
September 21, 2020 Monday Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day

Above given are the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 which will be of great help to you. Let us now move on to take a look at some important trivia about them in the next section of this article.

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Mannam Jayanthi

The first event to make it to the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 is Mannam Jayanti, which is celebrated in honour of Mannathu Padmanabha Pillai, who happened to be a great social reformer belonging to the state of Kerala. Even in the contemporary Malayalam society, his birth anniversary is celebrated with great fervour and people from all over the state take part in the celebrations of Mannam Jayanthi.

Maundy Thursday

The next one to be mentioned in the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 is Maundy Thursday which will be celebrated on the 9th of April during the year 2020. The day before Easter is celebrated with great fervour all over the state as it is the residence to a considerable amount of Christian population. It is believed that Lord Jesus had the last supper with his apostles on this day and also washed their feet on the day of Maundy Thursday.

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Vishu

One of the most prominent celebrations taking place in the state of Kerala is Vishu. The natives of Kerala regard this day as the beginning of a new solar or harvesting year. Hence, it finds a mention in the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020. People wear new clothes and enjoy a merry time with their friends and family members. A feast is also organized which is also marked by the preparation of a special item known as Sadhya, which is supposed to be an amalgamation of sweet, sour, bitter and salty food items.

Karkidaka Vavu Bali

This event mentioned in the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 is a prominent one as it marks the practice of natives observing certain rituals for the pacification of the souls of their departed ancestors. As per the Malayalam calendar, is held in the month of ‘Karkidakam’ and also known by the name of ‘Vavu Bali’. The rituals of the Shradh or Shraddham as they call it are commemorated on the banks of a river or on a seashore. A large number gather near the banks of rivers and perform the vivid ceremonies which are supposed to be performed on this day.

Shri Krishna Jayanti

The birth anniversary of Lord Krishna is another festival to find a place in the catalogue of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020. It is celebrated and known by the name of Shri Krishna Jayanti in this state of Kerala.

Ayyankali Jayanti

This public holiday mentioned in the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 is celebrated in the honour of Ayyankali, a Dalit social reformer who fought for many social causes. In his lifetime, he revolted against the caste system, which is still considered to be a loophole in the Indian society. He later became a member of the Assembly of Travancore.

Thiruvonam

Onam is undoubtedly the major festival celebrated by the folks of Kerala and one of the most prominent one to make it to the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020. The entire state adorns a festive and colourful demeanor when the celebrations of Onam go on for a period of ten days. However, the most important day is considered to be Thiruvonam when the celebrations remain at their peak. Since, it is celebrated during Shravana Nakshatra, this festival is also known as “Thiru Onam”, as both of them are known by the same names. Many natives also know this day by the name of second onam.

Shree Narayana Guru Jayanthi

This festival to be mentioned in the catalogue of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 is celebrated amidst the festivities of Onam. It is celebrated in honour of Narayana Guru, who happened to be a legendary social reformer and saint belonging to the state of Kerala. He fought against the caste system, and voiced against it for a significant period of his lifetime.

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Third Onam

The eleventh day of the grand Onam festival is actually known as the Third Onam and one of the important mentions of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 list. Some natives of Kerala follow the ritual of immersing the Onathappan statue in the river or sea, which remain placed in the middle of their Pookalam for a period of ten days. Very soon, the carpets made of flower are removed and cleaned properly. However, some natives preserve the flower carpets (Pookalam) for a period of 28 days after Thiruvonam. On this very day, the very famous Tiger dance, also known as Pulikali is also organized and performed.

Fourth Onam

This day mentioned as a holiday in the catalogue of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 officially marks the conclusion of Onam. Dance ceremonies are organized on this day and people take part in them to officially bid farewell to Onam.

Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day

The official and the last one to be mentioned in the list of Public Holidays in Kerala 2020 is Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day. This happens to be the day which marks the death anniversary of Narayana Guru, who was a legendary social reformer of his age.

We hope that you find this article insightful. May you have a happy and joyous year ahead!!

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