Public holidays in Arunachal Pradesh consists of festivals, national and state-specific holidays. If you are planning a trip to Arunachal Pradesh it’s fitting that you merge your leaves with public holidays. This will give an added advantage of an extended vacation. In this article, we have listed the Arunachal Pradesh Public Holidays in 2020 along with its unique festivals, fairs, and other important days that the state observes during 2020.

Arunachal Pradesh Public Holiday List 2020 - Acko

Arunachal Pradesh Public Holidays Calendar:

During these public holidays, which can either be a local festival, national or state-centric holiday, government offices and most commercial establishments are closed. However, Arunachal Pradesh is a tourist destination and there are businesses which are open to cater to tourists. Below are the Arunachal Pradesh General Holidays and the 2020 Arunachal Pradesh Public Holidays Calendar:

List of Holidays Calendar 2020 in Arunachal Pradesh:

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During January 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday1 JanuaryNew Year’s Day
Sunday14 JanuaryMakar Sankranti
Sunday26 JanuaryRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During February 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday20 FebruaryStatehood Day

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During March 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10 MarchHoli

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During April 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday10 AprilGood Friday
Tuesday14 AprilBohag Bihu

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During May 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday7 MayBuddha Purnima
Monday25 MayEid-ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During August 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday15 AugustIndependence Day

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During October 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
Friday23 OctoberMaha Saptami
Saturday24 OctoberMaha Ashtami
Sunday25 OctoberMaha Navami

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During November 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14 NovemberDiwali
Monday30 NovemberGuru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh During December 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday1 DecemberIndigenous Faith Day
Friday25 DecemberChristmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above list of Arunachal Pradesh holidays is applicable across the state and its cities such as:

  • Itanagar
  • Tawang
  • Ziro
  • Bomdila
  • Pasighat
  • Bhalukpong
  • Seppa
  • Along
  • Yingklong
  • Anini
  • Roing
  • Daporijo
  • Laying-Yangtse
  • Tezu
  • Hawai
  • Changlang
  • Khonsa

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Religious and Cultural Festivals of Arunachal Pradesh:

The tribal region of Arunachal Pradesh with its incredible landscape is one of the must-visit tourist destinations. The rich culture and traditions of Arunachal Pradesh are upheld by both young and old in their art in the form of handicrafts, dances and local delicacies. Below are some of the famous or popular festivals of Arunachal Pradesh:

Solung of Adis: The most popular festival of Arunachal Pradesh is the Solung of Adis which is a festival based on agriculture; however, it reflects the socio-religious status of the people of the state. Devotees offer rituals for the protection from evil spirits and pray for the peace and welfare of the state and its people. During the festival, the Ponung dance is performed which is led by mythological songs.

Losar Festival: One of the major festivals of the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, the Losar or New Year festival is celebrated during the last week of February or during early March. The festival was considered during the pre-Buddhist era as a fertility festival. People, especially farmers light incense sticks and perform rituals and offer prayers to appease their local deities. From new clothes to jewellery, people celebrate the festival with much fervour and gaiety.

Torgya of Monpas: One of the main festivals of the Monpa tribe, the Torgya festival is celebrated inside the monastery for three days for peace, general wellbeing and good health of the tribe. Monks prepare a 10-feet pyramid structure made out of flour which is called as Torgya. The main folk dance of the tribe, Appa Pat-Sun is performed by dancers which brings out the art and culture of the Monpa tribe.

Ziro Festival of Music: The younger generation of Arunachal Pradesh observes the Ziro Festival of Music. The outdoor music festival brings musicians from across the state as well as from other north-eastern states. The four-day festival is held during the month of September and one can enjoy different beats of music from across the world.

Dree Festival: The primary festival of the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, Dree festival is an offering and a prayer by the tribe to their deities for the protection of plants from harmful insects and pests. The tribe prays to Metii deity for the protection from famine or epidemics, diety Harniang is worshipped to ensure the fertility of the land, while Danyi deity is worshipped for the prosperity and protection of the people.

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