Telangana Holidays 2020
List of Telangana Holidays 2020 sheds light on some of the famous and widely celebrated festivals observed in the new state of Telangana. Read their significance and know the date of their occurrence.
Telanganites celebrate their main as well as regional festivals such as Batukamma, Bonalu etc. with equal fervour and passion. Localites visit the sacred temples, offer prayers and wish for a good and prosperous life. From Bathukamma to Bhogi to Monthly Jataras, the state exhibits an accumulation of secular glory. Below mentioned are some of the acclaimed holidays celebrated by Telangana natives along with their short description explaining their importance and rituals.
Telangana Holidays 2020
|Date & Day||Holiday|
|January 1, Wednesday||New Year’s Day|
|January 15, Wednesday||Bhogi, Sankranti|
|January 26, Sunday||Republic Day|
|February 5-8, Wednesday - Saturday||Sammakka Saralamma Jatara|
|February 21, Friday||Maha Shivratri|
|March 10, Tuesday||Holi or Dol Jatra|
|March 25, Wednesday||Ugadi|
|April 1, Wednesday||Bank Holiday|
|April 2, Thursday||Ram Navmi|
|April 5, Sunday||Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday|
|April 10, Friday||Good Friday|
|April 14, Tuesday||Ambedakar Jayanti|
|May 24, Sunday||Eid al-Fitr|
|June 19, Sunday||Bonalu|
|July 31, Friday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 3, Monday||Rakhi|
|August 11, Tuesday||Janmashtami or Sri Krishna Ashtami|
|August 15, Saturday||Independence Day|
|August 20-21, Thursday-Friday||Muharram Begins or Peerla Padunga|
|August 22, Saturday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|October 2, Friday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 15, Thursday||Bathukamma|
|October 24, Saturday||Maha Ashtami|
|October 25, Sunday||Maha Navami|
|October 26, Monday||Vijay Dashami, Durga Puja|
|October 30, Friday||Eid e Milad|
|November 14, Saturday||Diwali|
|November 30, Monday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|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.
Telangana Holidays 2020
Go through the list of Regional, Local, Public and State Holidays in Telangana and find out the ways to celebrate them with great passion and respect.
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara
According to Telangana Holidays 2020, Sammakka Saralamma Jatara, also known as Medaram Jatara, honours the Hindu goddesses and is widely celebrated by the natives with great passion and devotion. Thousands of people gather during this Jatara and offer Jaggery or Bangarm equivalent to the weight of the Goddess and take a holy dip to wash off their sins at the Jampanna Vagu.
Bhogi festival brings with itself a new wave of leading life and is associated with Bihu, Bhogali, Lohri, and Vaisakhi. On this auspicious day, natives discard any old, broken items from their houses, which represents vices, old habits etc. and use them to light a bonfire, which eliminates all the negative energy from life.
Telangana Holidays 2020 Muharram is known as Peerla Panduga in Telangana, and observed as one of the major Telangana holidays. On this day, an ancient relic called Alam is carried out in the procession at the Ashurkhana and worshipped. This festival witnesses the participation of many Muslims as well as Hindus. It is said that the Hindus respect the sorrowful sentiments of this day by paying their homage and participating in the activities.
Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday
Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti is observed as a public holiday in the state of Telangana and marks the birth anniversary of Jagjivan Ram, fondly called as Babuji. Jagjivan Ram was a well-known Indian independence activist and played a significant role in laying the foundation of the All-India Depressed Classes League, an organization for untouchables set up with the aim of attaining equality.
Bonalu is one of the popular Telangana holidays 2020 and dedicated to Goddess Mahakali as a thanksgiving festival. Every year, the Goddess is thanked for her blessings by performing the rituals with great devotion and offering her Bonam or meal. This festival is observed with great fervour at Secunderabad and Hyderabad. On this occasion, women cook a sweetened rice pudding with milk, rice and jaggery in a new pot or vessel, decorate it with vermillion, turmeric and neem leaves and carry it to the Mahakali temple. The Goddess is then offered a saree, turmeric, kumkum, bangles and the food.
Telangana festival Bathukamma commemorates the commencement of Sharad season or winters and is observed by Hindu women before Dussehra. A flower stack called Bathukamma is arranged, where seasonal flowers with medicinal value are arranged concentrically in a shape of the Gopuram temple. Women and young girls gather in an open area with their Bathukamma and perform folk dances and songs. On the last day, they take those stacks and immerse them in the water.
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