Karnataka was originally known as the State of Mysore before it was renamed in 1973. Its capital Bengaluru, previously called Bangalore, is considered the IT capital of India and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world.
The southern state is also known for its rich heritage such as Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Mysore which includes the Mysore Palace, belonging to the Maharajas of Mysore who ruled the state. Karnataka has several holiday destinations and in this article, we have compiled the Karnataka Public Holiday List in 2020 and its unique holidays and festivals.
- Karnataka Public Holidays Calendar:
- List of Holidays 2020 in Karnataka:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During January 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During February 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka March 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During April 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During May 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During July 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During August 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During September 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During October 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During November 2020:
- Public Holidays in Karnataka During December 2020:
- Festivals and Important Days in Karnataka:
Karnataka Public Holidays Calendar:
Most businesses and other institutions remain closed during Karnataka Public Holidays which are either national or festival holidays. Below are the Karnataka General Holidays and 2020 Karnataka Public Holidays:
List of Holidays 2020 in Karnataka:
Public Holidays in Karnataka During January 2020:
|Wednesday||15 January||Makar Sankranti|
|Sunday||26 January||Republic Day|
Public Holidays in Karnataka During February 2020:
|Friday||21 February||Maha Shivratri|
Public Holidays in Karnataka March 2020:
Public Holidays in Karnataka During April 2020:
|Monday||6 April||Mahavir Jayanti|
|Friday||10 April||Good Friday|
|Tuesday||14 April||Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
|Sunday||26 April||Basava Jayanti|
Public Holidays in Karnataka During May 2020:
|Friday||1 May||May Day|
Public Holidays in Karnataka During July 2020:
Public Holidays in Karnataka During August 2020:
|Saturday||15 August||Independence Day|
|Saturday||22 August||Ganesh Chaturthi|
Public Holidays in Karnataka During September 2020:
|Thursday||17 September||Mahalaya Amavasya|
Public Holidays in Karnataka During October 2020:
|Friday||2 October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Sunday||25 October||Maha Navami|
|Monday||26 October||Vijaya Dashami|
|Saturday||31 October||Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti|
Public Holidays in Karnataka During November 2020:
|Sunday||1 November||Kannada Rajyotsava|
Public Holidays in Karnataka During December 2020:
|Thursday||3 December||Kanakadasa Jayanti|
Note: The above list of Karnataka holidays is applicable across the state and its cities such as:
Festivals and Important Days in Karnataka:
Below are some of the unique festivals and important days observed in Karnataka:
Makar Sankranti: One of the biggest festivals in Karnataka, Makar Sankranti is the harvest festival which is celebrated across the country but with different names. The festival is important for the people of Karnataka because it is the first festival of the Hindu calendar year.
Ugadi: Ugadi marks the start of the new year as per the Hindu calendar. People of Karnataka buy new clothes, decorate their houses and cook delicacies unique to Ugadi.
Ganesh Chaturthi: Hindus celebrate this when Lord Ganesh descended on earth with his mother. Idols of Lord Ganesh are installed at home and at the streets on elaborate pandals to celebrate Lord Ganesh’s arrival to earth.
Kambala: Kambala is a sport where buffaloes are raced by men through muddy rice or paddy fields. Kambala is one of the best cultural festivals of Karnataka and is conducted for two days.
Kannada Rajyotsava: This holiday falls on the 1 November every year signifying the birth of the State of Karnataka. Several cultural activities are held during the month.
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