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List of Holidays 2020 in UP

List of Holidays 2020 in UP List of Holidays 2020 in UP are mentioned in the table below, and selected festivals are described as well. Know the significance of festivals observed as holidays in Uttar Pradesh and mythological legend behind them.

The state of Uttar Pradesh incorporates an accumulation of different communities, faiths, beliefs and cultures, where a multitude of festivals are celebrated with great enthusiasm. Visiting this land gives you an eyeful of beautiful panorama with scenic beauty embedded in every lane. This state celebrates numerous religious festivals such as Eid, Diwali, Navratri, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Ganesha Chaturthi etc. as well as observe gazetted holidays such as Independence Day, Gurupurab, Ambedkar Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti and much more. Below given is a list of UP Govt Holiday List 2020 with every type of holiday included.

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List of Holidays 2020 in UP

Date & Day Holiday
January 26, Sunday Republic Day
February 21, Friday Maha Shivaratri
March 9, Monday Hazrat Ali Jayanti
March 10, Tuesday Holi
March 25, Wednesday Ugadi
March 26, Thursday Cheti Chand
April 10, Friday Good Friday
April 14, Tuesday Ambedkar Jayanti
May 7, Thursday Buddha Purnima or Vesak
May 24, Sunday Eid al-Fitr
July 31, Friday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August 3, Monday Rakhi
August 11, Tuesday Janmashtami
August 15, Saturday Independence Day
August 20-21, Thursday-Friday Muharram Begins
October 2, Friday Gandhi Jayanti
October 17, Saturday Agrasen Jayanti
October 24, Saturday Maha Navami
October 26, Monday Vijaya Dashami
October 28-29, Wednesday-Thursday Eid-E-Milad
October 31, Saturday Valmiki Jayanti, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
November 14, Saturday Diwali
November 15, Sunday Govardhan Puja
November 16, Monday Bhai Dooj
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.

List of Holidays 2020 in UP

Uttar Pradesh holidays in 2020 give you a quick sneak peak into some of the regional and religious festivals celebrated by the natives of Uttar Pradesh. Excluding gazetted and public holidays, below we have described some of the cultural events observed by the locals with great passion.

Taj Mahotsav

Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival in Agra is a cultural event which begins from 18 February every year and ends on 27th February. This is a restricted holiday, and observed by selected offices and academic organizations. The main objective of this event is highlighting the finest representation of Indian craftsmanship and cultural heritage. Over 400+ artisans from all over the country actively participate in this festival. The high-spirited ambience with dance and music adds to the positivity.

Hazrat Ali Jayanti

Hazrat Ali Jayanti has been announced as a restricted public holiday by the UP Government and is one of the main UP Govt Holiday List 2020. This day commemorates the birth of Hazrat Ali, the son-in-law and cousin brother of the Prophet Mohammed. He is remembered for his utter devotion towards his faith and liberal thoughts. Selected institutions and offices observe this day as a holiday.

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Ganga Dussehra

According to List of Holidays 2020 in UP, The festival of Ganga Dussehra commemorates the descent of the holy Ganga on Earth and falls on the tenth day or Dashami during the Hindu month Jyestha and Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu Panchang. This festival stretches up to ten days, and is considered an auspicious period to wash off your sins. Varanasi, Garhmukteshwar, and Prayagraj are considered the major locations where grand celebrations are conducted. Devotees perform the Ganga Aarti at the ghats and take a sacred dip to purify the body. At the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Varanasi, the ritual of deep daan (offering diyas) is performed.

Barsana Holi

According to UP Govt Holiday List 2020, Barsana Holi, famously known as Lathmar Holi all over India, is celebrated with great fanfare and excitement at Barsana, located in the district of Mathura. On the day of Lathmar Holi, people engage in playful activities, where men sing songs and women chase them away with Latthis or bamboo sticks, hence the name. This festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Radha. People apply colours and play with coloured water. A special drink called Thandai, sometimes mixed with the paste of Bhang (cannabis), is prepared by the locals and shared together.

Agrasen Jayanti

Agrasen Jayanti has been declared a public holiday by the Government of Uttar Pradesh and is observed by Agraharis, Aggarwals, Hindus, and Jains. This day signifies the birth anniversary of Maharaja Agrasen. As per the Hindu Panchang, this day falls during the Hindu month Ashwin on the fourth day. Rallies and colourful processions are carried out on the streets and programmes are conducted. The descendants of the King perform charitable activities and make donations and honour King Agrasen by following in his footsteps.

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