Dadra and Nagar Haveli form a district in western India. Before the 20th century, this district was ruled by the Portuguese. In 2020, it is a part of the newly formed Union Territory comprising Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu. Dadra and Nagar Haveli’s headquarters are at Silvassa. Its official languages are Hindi and Gujarati. Majority of the administrative offices in Dadra and Nagar Haveli are closed on public holidays. Read ahead to know in detail about Dadra and Nagar Haveli’s public holidays.

Dadra and Nagar Haveli Public Holidays List 2020 - Acko

Here are some points to remember regarding Dadra and Nagar Haveli’s General/Public holidays.

  • The government authorities declare the holiday list annually.
  • The holiday list is followed by a majority of the public sector as well as private-sector employees.
  • All Sundays are public holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
  • The list of holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 2020 includes religious and national festivals.

Public Holidays Calendar in Dadra and Nagar Haveli:

You can make a note of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli public holidays’ list for 2020 so that you can schedule your visit to government offices or plan a vacation. Here’s a table featuring Dadra and Nagar Haveli public holidays for 2020. This is an estimate of the holidays; the actual dates might vary. The following table is in the day-date-holiday format for easy understanding.

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During January:

DayDateHoliday Name
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During March:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10-MarHoli

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During April:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday6-AprMahavir Jayanti
Friday10-AprGood Friday

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During May:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday25-MayEid-Ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During July:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday31-JulyBakri Eid

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During August:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day
Saturday22-AugGanesh Chaturthi
Sunday30-AugMuharram

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During October:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday02-OctGandhi Jayanti
Monday26-OctVijaya Dashami
Monday30-OctEid-e-Milad

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During November:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14-NovDiwali
Monday30-NovGuru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli During December:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25-DecChristmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: This list applies to the entire Dadra and Nagar Haveli district including the following areas.

  • Dadra
  • Masat
  • Naroli
  • Rakholi
  • Samarvarni
  • Silvassa

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Restricted Holidays:

Some employees might be on leave on Restricted Holidays. These are optional holidays that the employees can avail. Restricted holidays are usually available on festivals that are celebrated only by a particular community.

Popular Celebrations and Festivals in Dadra and Nagar Haveli:

Here’s a list of main festivals celebrated in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Barash: Barash is a tribal festival celebrated by the locals in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It can be compared to the Diwali celebrations held across the country. This festival is held during September.

Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival celebrated by the Dhodia community in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. This festival is locally known as Divaso and Baleo.

Holi: Holi is a popular festival among people belonging to various tribes in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. A fair is organized at Silvassa to celebrate this festival of colours.

Akha Teej: People of the Kokna tribe celebrate this festival. It is an all-women festival.

Other: Some of the other festivals celebrated in Dadra and Nagar Haveli are Ganesh Chaturthi, Navaratri, Eid-e-Milad, and Christmas.


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