Public holidays in Himachal Pradesh include festivals, national and state-centric holidays. Planning your leaves along with public holidays will help you get the most of your vacation in Himachal Pradesh. Read on to discover the Himachal Pradesh public holiday list 2020.

Himachal Pradesh Public Holiday List 2020 - Acko

Public Holidays Calendar in Himachal Pradesh:

Most administrative offices and commercial establishments are closed during public holidays in India to observe a festival or days of national significance. Public holidays are a great time to spend time with family and friends. Also, you can be aware of days when most government services are unavailable during Himachal Pradesh general holidays. Below is the list of 2020 Himachal Pradesh public holidays:

List of Holidays 2020 in Himachal Pradesh:

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During January 2020:

DayDate Holiday Name
Saturday25 JanuaryState Day
Sunday26 JanuaryRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During February 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Sunday9 FebruaryGuru Ravidas Jayanti

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During March 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10 MarchHoli

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During April 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday2 AprilRam Navami
Friday10 AprilGood Friday
Tuesday14 AprilDr Ambedkar Jayanti
Wednesday15 AprilHimachal Day
Saturday25 AprilMaharishi Parashuram Jayanti

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During May 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday7 MayBuddha Purnima
Monday25 MayMaharana Pratap Jayanti

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During June 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday5 JuneSant Guru Kabir Jayanti

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During July 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday23 JulyHariyali Teej
Friday31 JulyBakri-Eid

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During August 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday11 AugustJanmashtami
Saturday15 AugustIndependence Day
Sunday30 AugustMuharram

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During October 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
Monday26 OctoberVijaya Dashami
Saturday31 OctoberMaharishi Valmiki Jayanti

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During November 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14 NovemberDiwali
Monday30 NovemberGuru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Himachal Pradesh During December 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25 DecemberChristmas Festival

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above list of Himachal Pradesh holidays is applicable across cities across the state such as:

  • Shimla
  • Dharamshala
  • Manali
  • Kullu
  • Chamba
  • Kasauli
  • Bilaspur
  • Joinder Nagar
  • Mandi
  • Solan
  • Dalhousie

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Festivals and Fairs in Himachal Pradesh:

Known for its rich culture and traditions, Himachal Pradesh hosts several international fairs in the state. These fairs along with festivals are an integral part of the people of Himachal Pradesh. Below are some of the popular festivals and fairs celebrated in Himachal Pradesh:

Manali Winter Festival: People across the globe come to witness the music and folk dance of the locals. Held in the month of January, the winter festival in Manali is certainly a time to be in Himachal Pradesh as the place is covered in snow. You can visit the Solang valley if you are interested in a skiing competition.

Lohri: The local community comes together on the 13th of January to celebrate Lohri by dancing and singing folk songs. A fair is organised on the occasion of Lohri in Pragpur located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh.

Lavi Fair: People from Kullu, Kinnaur, and nearby places come together in the town of Rampur, which is situated on the banks of the beautiful river Sutlej. The Lavi fair is a great opportunity to witness the handloom industry which includes woollen clothes, carpets, shawls and jewellery. You can also witness the trade between villagers.

Dussehra: This is the largest fair held in Himachal Pradesh. The significant aspect of Dussehra in the state is that it is celebrated in Kullu when the festival ends in other parts of the country. The fair lasts over a week and people use the fair to trade their goods. Cultural programs are held at the end of the day in which artists from other countries such as France, Russia and others participate.


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