Government institutions are closed during Public holidays in Gujarat. Several private organizations also follow the same path and keep their offices closed. These holidays can be related to the nation and different religions. India is a diverse country and there are multiple festivals being celebrated throughout the year. Offices are closed during most of these festivals so that the employees can celebrate the festival with their friends and family. Read ahead to know more about the list of holidays in Gujarat in 2020.

Gujarat Public Holidays List 2020 - Acko

Gujarat Public Holidays Calendar:

Here’s a list of Gujarat Public Holidays and Gujarat General Holidays calendar for the year 2020. Note that major banks and financial institutions are closed during these holidays. If you are planning a trip in 2020, you can create your tour plan around these 2020 Gujarat Public Holidays.

Table showing Public Holidays in Gujarat (Please note that some dates might be subject to changes)

Public Holidays in Gujarat During January:

Day Date Holiday Name
Tuesday 14-Jan Makar Sankranti
Sunday 26-Jan Republic Day

Public Holidays in Gujarat During February:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 21-Feb Maha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Gujarat During March:

Day Date Holiday Name
Tuesday 10-Mar Holi
Wednesday 25-Mar Ugadi

Public Holidays in Gujarat During April:

Day Date Holiday Name
Monday 02-Apr Ram Navami
Monday 06-Apr Mahavir Jayanti
Friday 10-Apr Good Friday
Tuesday 14-Apr Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
Saturday 25-Apr Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti

Public Holidays in Gujarat During May:

Day Date Holiday Name
Monday 25-May Eid-Ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Gujarat During August:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 01-Aug Bakri Eid
Monday 03-Aug Raksha Bandhan
Wednesday 12-Aug Janmashtami
Saturday 15-Aug Independence Day
Sunday 16-Aug Parsi New Year
Saturday 22-Aug Ganesh Chaturthi
Sunday 30-Aug Muharram

Public Holidays in Gujarat During October:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 02-Oct Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday 25-Oct Vijaya Dashami
Friday 30-Oct Eid-E-Milad
Saturday 31-Oct Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti

Public Holidays in Gujarat During November:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 14-Nov Diwali
Monday 16-Nov Vikram Samvat New Year
Monday 16-Nov Bhai Dooj
Monday 30-Nov Guru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Gujarat During December:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 25-Dec Christmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above-mentioned list of holidays is applicable across the state of Gujarat including the following top 10 cities.

  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara
  • Surat
  • Rajkot
  • Bhavnagar
  • Jamnagar
  • Gandhinagar
  • Junagadh
  • Porbandar
  • Anand

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Top Festivals in Gujarat:

Here’s a list of popular festivals in Gujarat.

  • Navratri: This is by far the most famous festival in the state of Gujarat. This 10-day festival is celebrated in other Indian states as well. Navratri is often celebrated in October. People wear traditional attires and gather in huge grounds with friends and family to play Dandiya. They perform the Garba and worship Goddess Durga.
  • Rann Utsav: This festival is celebrated in Kutch. During this festival, a section of the white desert is converted into a funfair. Tourists can spend a few nights in the tents and experience the culture of Kutch, along with visiting nearby tourist destinations. There’s food, performances, and a festive atmosphere during the festival, which is active from November to February.
  • Shamlaji Melo: This festival is celebrated around the Shamlaji temple. It is like a fair celebrated usually in November. The festival is also known as Kartik Purnima Fair, the celebrations begin on the day of Kartik Purnima. People come on foot and carts driven by camels for the festival. They sing devotional songs and bathe in the Meshow river.
  • Janmashtami: This festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Janmashtami is celebrated in Gujarat and other Indian states with great excitement. The festival is famous for the Dahi Handi ceremony where skilful members of a mandal form human pyramids and break a Dahi Handi tied at a considerable height. This festival is usually celebrated in August.
  • Uttarayan: This festival is also known as Makar Sankranti or the Kite Festival. This marks the beginning of the harvest season. People get together to fly kites from the top of their houses. Ahmedabad and Surat are the hubs for this festival; however, it is celebrated throughout Gujarat. 


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