Public holidays in Chhattisgarh consists of festivals, national and state-centric holidays. Planning your leaves along with public holidays helps you to take advantage of clubbing public holidays and leaves to get an extended vacation. Read on to find out about Chhattisgarh Public Holiday List in 2020, its unique festivals and other important holidays that the state observes during the calendar year.

Chhattisgarh Public Holiday List 2020 - Acko

Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Calendar:

Public holidays are observed either on the occasion of a festival or a state-centric holiday or a national holiday such as Republic Day. During these holidays, most government offices and certain commercial establishments are closed. Below are the Chhattisgarh General Holidays and 2020 Chhattisgarh Public Holidays Calendar:

List of Holidays 2020 in Chhattisgarh:

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During January 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Sunday26 JanuaryRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During February 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday21 FebruaryMaha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During March 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10 MarchHoli

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During April 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday6 AprilMahavir Jayanti
Friday10 AprilGood Friday

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During May 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday7 MayBuddha Purnima
Monday25 MayEid-ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During August 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday1 AugustBakrid/Eid-al-Adha
Tuesday11 AugustJanmashtami
Saturday15 AugustIndependence Day
Sunday30 AugustMuharram

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During October 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
Sunday25 OctoberDussehra
Friday30 OctoberEid-e-Milad

Public Holidays in Chhattisgarh During November 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14 NovemberDiwali
Monday30 NovemberGuru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Odisha During December 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25 DecemberChristmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

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

  • Raipur
  • Korba
  • Bhilapur
  • Bhilai
  • Raigarh
  • Jagdalpur
  • Ambikapur
  • Durg
  • Rajnandgaon
  • Chirmiri
  • Dhamtari
  • Mahasamund

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Religious and Cultural Festivals of Chhattisgarh:

Planning your vacation based on public holidays and leaves will certainly help by knowing some of the important religious and cultural festivals of Chhattisgarh. Below are some of the best places and cultural festivals to visit when you are touring Chhattisgarh:

Bastar Dussehra: The Bastar Dussehra dates back to the 17th century when King Dalpat Dev began the Dussehra and encouraged local tribes to participate in the celebrations of the Bastar Dussehra. The Dussehra is celebrated in commemoration of Goddess Danteshwari and other indigenous gods of the tribes. The festival is celebrated between July and October and the last 15 days are the most significant days of the festival. One can witness the art and culture of the state of Chhattisgarh when visiting during the Bastar Dussehra.

Goncha Festival: The Goncha Festival is popularly called Chariot Festival of Chhattisgarh due to its close proximity when Hindus celebrate Rath Yatra. The biggest attraction of the festival is the mock weapon built by the indigenous tribes of the state. A pistol made of bamboo locally called tukki, and the bullet used a fruit, which is called Goncha. While this might be a weapon to hurt each other, it is part of the culture of the tribes by performing mock encounters. The festival is held during the Rath Yatra which falls during the month of July.

Bhoramdeo Mahotsav: Located about 130kms from Raipur, the Bhoramdeo Temples were built during the 13th century, by the Nag dynasty. The remarkable architecture of the temples is indeed mesmerising. During the Bhoramdeo Mahotsav, several cultural activities and showcase the state’s indigenous tribes and their traditions in the form of arts and crafts. The Mahotsav is held in the month of March and it’s sure to leave you fascinated with Chhattisgarh’s art and culture.

Champaran Mela: One of the important pilgrims in the country, the Champaran Mela celebrates Saint Vallabhacharya, the reformer of the Vallabha community. The Mela is organised between the month of January and February. People from across India participate in the Champaran Mela especially the Vaishnavas community.


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