In Hyderabad, government institutions remain closed during public holidays. Not just public offices, several private companies also follow this pattern and keep their offices closed during Hyderabad public holidays. The days mentioned as Hyderabad General Holidays are usually national events or religious festivals celebrated by most of the population.
Government and private offices are shut during such events so that the employees can take a break from work and spend time with their friends and family. Read ahead to know more about the list of holidays in Hyderabad in 2021.
Mentioned below is a list of Hyderabad General Holidays and 2021 Hyderabad Public Holidays Calendar. It is crucial to keep in mind that most of the banks will remain closed during public holidays in Hyderabad. Once you are aware of the public holidays in Hyderabad, you can plan your daily tasks accordingly. You can also plan a trip around these holidays.
Hyderabad Public Holidays List 2021
Table showing 2021 Hyderabad Public Holidays (Note that some dates may be subject to change)
Holidays in Hyderabad During January 2021
New Year’s Day
Holidays in Hyderabad During February 2021
No public holidays in Hyderabad during February 2021.
Hyderabad is a vibrant city. It is home for people from different religions who participate in each other’s festivals. Two main religions in Hyderabad are Hinduism and Islam, followed by Christianity, and Buddhism. As Hinduism and Islam are commonly practised, major festivals of these religions are celebrated across Hyderabad. Here’s a list of popular festivals celebrated in Hyderabad and Telangana.
Ganesh Chaturthi: This festival usually falls in August and September. People bring in Ganesha idols in their homes and in temporary pandals on the street to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. It brings people together for ten days. The idols are immersed in water on the last day of the festival to signify the cycle of creation and destruction.
Diwali: Hyderabadi people celebrate Diwali with a lot of excitement. They light up their houses, dress-up in traditional attire and meet and greet friends and family. Usually, this festival of lights lasts for three to four days.
Ramzan and Eid: Ramzan is a pious month for Hyderabadi Muslims. It is an auspicious festival where they fast for a month. It is followed by Eid, where people wear new clothes and have a feast. People also meet friends and relatives during this festival and wish each other.
Holi: Holi is the festival of colours. Usually, it is celebrated in March. The festival also marks the arrival of spring. On Holi eve, people light a bonfire to defeat evil and then celebrate the next day with colours, prominently Gulal.
Bonalu: This festival can be traced back to 1869. During that period, the cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad encountered a plague. The plague had killed a lot of people. People prayed to the Mother Goddess to stop the plague and it did. The people continued the tradition by creating a temple and offering Bonalu to the Goddess. There are several other stories associated with the origin of the festival as well.
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