Tripura Holidays 2020 – Tripura Government Calendar 2020
Tripura Holidays 2020 are mentioned below with the selected description. The list of Holidays 2020 in Tripura gives you a quick insight into the festivals observed in the state of Tripura, and how it adds to our diverse culture.
Tripura is a North-Eastern state of India, and celebrate a variety of festivals and important events with great pomp. Several common Hindu festivals such as Diwali, Durga Puja, Dol Jatra (Holi), Kharchi Puja, Buddha Jayanti, Christmas, Eid etc. are observed as holidays in this state. However, due to the presence of tribals in this state, various tribal festivals such as Garia Puja, Gajan and Ker Puja are also celebrated. Numerous socio-religious fairs are conducted in this state which indicates towards cultural and religious unity. Below mentioned are public holidays 2020 in Tripura with their dates and days. Read the description of selected state holidays of Tripura falling in 2020
Tripura Holidays 2020
|Date & Day||Holiday|
|January 1, Wednesday||New Year’s Day|
|January 23, Thursday||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|January 26, Sunday||Republic Day|
|January 30, Thursday||Vasant Panchami|
|February 21, Friday||Maha Shivratri|
|March 10, Tuesday||Holi, Doljatra|
|April 1, Wednesday||Bank Holiday|
|April 10, Friday||Good Friday|
|April 13, Monday||Biju Festival|
|April 14, Tuesday||Bengali New Year|
|April 28, Tuesday||Garia Puja|
|May 1, Friday||Labour Day|
|May 7, Thursday||Buddha Purnima|
|May 8, Friday||Guru Rabindranath Jayanti|
|May 24, Sunday||Eid al-Fitr, Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti|
|July 27, Monday||Kharchi Puja|
|July 31, Friday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 3, Monday||Rakhi|
|August 10, Monday||Ker Puja|
|August 11, Tuesday||Janmashtami|
|August 15, Saturday||Independence Day|
|August 20-21, Thursday-Friday||Muharram Begins|
|September 17, Thursday||Mahalaya|
|October 2, Friday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 22, Thursday||Maha Saptami|
|October 24, Saturday||Maha Ashtami|
|October 24, Saturday||Maha Navami|
|October 25, Sunday||Vijay Dashami, Durga Puja|
|October 31, Saturday||Lakshmi Puja|
|November 14, Saturday||Diwali|
|December 3, Thursday||World Disabled Day|
|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.
Tripura Government Calendar 2020
Below is a list of Tripura Holidays 2020 observed widely by the local as well as tribal residents. We have included major festivals that are observed as a holiday by the banking, private and government sectors.
During Garia Puja, the deity of wealth and livestock, Lord Garia, is worshipped with great devotion by tribals of Tripura. This day falls during the Hindu month of Vaishakh on the seventh day. A bamboo pole is erected in the middle and adorned with garlands and flowers. This pole is said to represent Baba Garia. Then, puja is conducted, where ingredients used are rice, rice beer, eggs, earthen pot, wine, cotton thread and fowl chick. The fowl chick is traditionally sacrificed before Lord Garia and its blood is scattered for purification. Kids dance before the Lord, play musical instruments and make merriment.
Kharchi puja marks the initiation of the week-long festival where fourteen Gods are venerated. A grand puja is organized at the temple located in Agartala. This puja signifies the purification of the Mother Earth after her period of menstruation, also known as Ama Pechi. On this occasion, all 14 deities are carried out while the the chief priest or Chantai chants the mantras. After this, they are bathed in the Saidra river, taken back inside and decorated with flowers and vermilion.
Ker Puja, as per the cultural belief, is performed by the royal family of the state for the welfare of the State and people within the palace. It begins two weeks after Kharchi Puja and honours the guardian of Lord Vastu, Ker. Halam tribe is required to participate in this festival. During this time, holy sacrifices and offerings are made, a safe boundary is formed which is said to protect the [people from any kind of disaster or calamity. Participants, i.e. royal family members and tribal people, are prohibited from dancing, singing, lighting a fire or wearing shoes.
World Disabled Day
World Disability Day promotes empowerment of the disabled sector and mobilizing support for their well-being, dignity and growth. This day aims at creating awareness about the reasons of disability, how to overcome it and prevent discrimination in the social, professional and cultural platform. This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the state of Tripura and awareness rallies are carried out.
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