Just like all Indian states have their public holidays list, Chandigarh, which is a union territory, also has its holidays. The list of such holidays in Chandigarh in 2020 includes festivals and days of national prominence. The majority of government and private sector offices are closed during public holidays in Chandigarh. Therefore, if you have some tasks related to government offices or private companies, you might need to keep track of Chandigarh’s public holidays.

Chandigarh Public Holidays List 2020 - Acko

Chandigarh’s general holidays offer a good time for friends and family to bond as most of the population does not have to report to work. Educational institutions also closed on days mentioned in Chandigarh’s public holiday list for 2020. Therefore, it is a great opportunity to go on a long weekend or a short family trip. Read ahead to know in detail about Chandigarh’s public holidays in 2020.

Public Holidays Calendar in Chandigarh:

Here is a list of Chandigarh’s general holidays. The dates of some holidays mentioned in Chandigarh’s public holidays’ calendar list for 2020 might change as it is difficult to predict the dates of some festivals. However, dates for events such as Independence Day, Republic Day, etc. are fixed because they are not dependent upon the lunar calendar.

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During January:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday2-JanGuru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During February:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday21-FebMaha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During March:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10-MarHoli

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During April:

DayDateHoliday Name
Wednesday1-AprAnnual closing of banks
Thursday2-AprRam Navami
Monday6-AprMahavir Jayanti
Friday10-AprGood Friday

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During May:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday7-MayBuddha Purnima
Monday25-MayEid-Ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During August:

DayDateHoliday Name
Wednesday12-AugJanmashtami
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During October:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday02-OctGandhi Jayanti

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During November:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14-NovDiwali
Monday30-NovGuru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Chandigarh During December:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25-DecChristmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Top Festivals in Chandigarh:

Chandigarh has the advantage of being called a well-planned city. It is the capital of Punjab and Haryana. As a result, Chandigarh’s festivals are influenced by these neighbouring states. People of Chandigarh celebrate diverse festivals with a lot of joy.

Apart from widely celebrated festivals like Diwali and Dussehra, Chandigarh also celebrates peculiar events like the Chandigarh Mango Festival. You will get to explore another layer of the city if you plan your trip during the below-mentioned festivals.

Baisakhi: The Sikh community in Punjab and Chandigarh celebrates Baisakhi with great enthusiasm. People celebrate by distributing sweets. They also wear new traditional clothes and visit Gurudwaras. Baisakhi is a harvest festival, usually held in April.

Chandigarh Mango Festival: As the name suggests, this festival is a treat for mango lovers. Mango cultivators come together to display the fruit. This two-day festival is usually held in June. A lot of hybrid mangoes are also displayed during the festival.

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Festival of Gardens: The Festival of Garden brings together the people of Chandigarh in February. Earlier, it was known as the Rose Festival. This event is like a fair where there is dance, music, and flower-related events.

Chandigarh Carnival: This event is held in November. It is a cultural event consisting of dancing and singing. The Chandigarh Carnival is a three-day event and is held at Leisure Valley.

Chrysanthemums Show: Chrysanthemums are a type of beautiful flower. And going by the name of the event, it is a flower festival. This event is held annually in December. Different types of flowers from different parts of India are displayed in the show.

Hola Mohalla: This is a traditional festival held in March. It is an annual event, which showcases martial arts, wrestling, and music. Hola Mohalla was initiated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Teeka: Tikka is another name for the Bhai Dooj festival. This festival is held post-Diwali. It is a celebration of the bond between a brother and a sister. The sister marks a ‘teeka’ on the brother’s forehead.


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