Delhi is not just the capital of India, it has a great historical significance in the country’s freedom struggle. The Union territory was built in the early 20th century and is the political hub of India. The commercial centre of northern India, Delhi is also a great holiday destination to visit some of the historical monuments. In this article, learn about the Delhi Public Holiday list in 2020 and its unique festivals and important dates.
During public holidays in Delhi, most businesses and other institutions remain closed on national and festival holidays in India. Below are the Delhi General Holidays and 2020 Delhi Public Holidays Calendar:
List of Holidays 2020 in Delhi:
Public Holidays in Delhi During January 2020:
Public Holidays in Delhi During February 2020:
Public Holidays in Delhi March 2020:
Public Holidays in Delhi During April 2020:
Closing of Accounts for Commercial & Co-operative Banks
Note: The above list of Delhi holidays is applicable across the Union Territory.
Festivals and Important Days in Delhi:
Below are some of the festivals and important dates which Delhi celebrates with great pomp and gusto:
Republic Day: One of the three national holidays celebrated in India, Republic Day marks the creation of the Indian Constitution. On this day all government offices are closed, while some businesses and commercial stores are either closed or partially opened for the day.
Maha Shivratri: The day marks the convergence or the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Delhites as they are fondly called, celebrate Maha Shivratri offering prayers and bhajans to Lord Shiva through the night.
Holi: The colourful festival of the Hindus, Holi signifies love is celebrated by devotees of Lord Krishna. The day is filled with splashing colours on others and women adore dancing to the Dolayatra.
Mahavir Jayanti: The day celebrates the birth of Lord Mahavir and is an important day of followers of Jainism. Procession with the idol of Lord Mahavir is carried out known as rath yatra. Jains engage in charitable work, offer prayers, pujas and vratas.
Independence Day: The day when India got its independence from the British rule, Delhi transforms on this day to celebrate the country’s freedom. The national parade is a sight to behold with the army showcasing its might, and states of the country showcase their culture and traditions.
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: To mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on the 2nd of October every year. It is one of the three national holidays celebrated in India.