As we come to an end of the year 2019, we look forward to welcoming New Year with great joy, expecting a fun-filled year with all the good things that we look forward to this New Year. As we come to an end of a decade, we have witnessed so many joys, sad and other feelings that we experienced the last decade. From going to school/college/university we have started to work/become an entrepreneur. So, without further adieu, we will welcome a new year starting with a new decade and#Macrotraveller believes in travelling Macro style. Hence, we have compiled a list of long weekends that you can expect in the year 2020.
On a broader perspective, we noticed there are 12 long weekends for India in general. However, going by state wise holiday you can add a day or two in the list.
Starting a new year in the middle of the week brings some enjoyment. Below is the list of Holidays for the calendar year 2020.
January 1 is New Year Day celebrated in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim & TN
January 2 is Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti celebrated in Haryana and Rajasthan.
January 15 is Pongal celebrated in Southern states of Andra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, and Karnataka
January 16 is Kanuma Panduga in Andra Pradesh and Thiruvalluvar Day in Tamil Nadu.
January 17 is Uzhavar Thirunal in Tamil Nadu.
January 23 is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti celebrated in Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal
January 30 is Vasant Panchami celebrated in Odisha, Punjab, Tripura and West Bengal.
February 5 is Panchayatiraj Divas in Odisha
February 20th is State Day for Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram
February 21 is Maha Shivratri
March 5 is Panchayatiraj Divas in Odisha
March 9 is Hazrat Ali Jayanti in Uttar Pradesh
March 10 is Holi
April 2 is Ram Navami
April 6 is Mahavir Jayanti
April 10 is Good Friday
April 13 is Bohag Bihu Holiday in Assam, Vaisakhi in Haryana, J&K, and Punjab.
April 14 is Ambedkar Jayanti
May 1 is Labour Day
May 7 is Buddha Poornima
May 8 is Guru Rabindranath Jayanti celebrated in Tripura and West Bengal
May 25 is Idul Fitr and Maharana Pratap Jayanti which is celebrated in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan
June 5 is Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti celebrated in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab
June 15 is Raja Sankranti in Odisha, YMA Day at Mizoram
June 23 is Odisha Rath Yatra
June 30 is Remna Ni at Mizoram
July 6 is MHIP Day at Mizoram
July 13 is Bhanu Jayanti in Sikkim and Martyr’s Day at Jammu and Kashmir
July 23 is Haryali Teej for the state of Haryana
July 31 is Eid al Adha/Bakrid
August 3 is Jhulan Purnima celebrated in Odisha and Raksha Bandhan celebrated in most of the Indian states.
August 11 is Janmasthami
August 17 is Parsi New Year which is celebrated in Gujarat and Maharashtra
September 17 is Mahalaya Amavasya celebrated in Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal
October 2 Gandhi Jayanti
October 26 is Vijaya Dashami celebrated all over India
October 30 is Eid-e-Milad
November 30 is Guru Nanak Jayanti
December 25 Christmas
December 31 New year eve.
For people who want to travel, we recommend some of the weekdays where you can apply for leave so that the day constitutes a long weekend.
January 3 falls on Friday. Prior to that day, Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is celebrated in Haryana and Rajasthan and January 4, 5 falls on weekends.
January 24th falls on Friday, on January 23 Odisha, Tripura& West Bengal celebrates Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti.
January 31 falls on Friday, a day after Vasant Panchami is celebrated in Odisha, Punjab, Tripura and West Bengal.
February 20 falls a day before Maha Shivratri which is celebrated in most of Indian States, hence Take leave on February 20 which is Thursday and you get 4-day long weekend.
March 6th falls on Friday, a day before Odisha celebrates Panchayatiraj Divas. Take leave on 6th to experience a long weekend.
March 9th is on Monday, the next day we celebrate Holi.
April 3rd falls on Friday where you would have celebrated Ram Navami a day before. Applying for leave on April 3 constitutes for a long weekend.
April 13th falls a day before Ambedkar Jayanti which is on April 14th, Tuesday. Apply leave for April 13 where you can enjoy 2 weekends and 2 weekday holiday.
May 8 falls on Friday and a day before we celebrate Buddha Poornima.
June 22 people of Odisha can take leave as the next day Odisha celebrates Rath Yatra which is on June 23, Tuesday.
June 29 people of Mizoram can take leave, on June 30 which falls on Tuesday Mizoram celebrates Renma Ni.
July 24 people of Haryana can take leave, on July 23 which falls on Thursday Haryana celebrates Haryali Teej
August 10 falls on Monday, the next day India celebrates Krishna Janmashtami.
September 18th people of Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal can take leave, on September 17 which falls on Thursday these states celebrate Mahalaya Amavasya.