Public holidays are usually declared on days that have national, religious or state-related significance. The majority of the public and private organisations are closed on public holidays. For example, schools and banks will be closed in the state on Madhya Pradesh public holidays. List of holidays in Madhya Pradesh in 2020 includes widely celebrated religious festivals and national holidays such as Independence Day.

Madhya Pradesh Public Holidays List 2020 - Acko

People are eager to know about Madhya Pradesh’s general holidays so that they can manage their tasks as per the leaves and plan trips accordingly. To help the public make plans, the Madhya Pradesh public holidays list for 2020 is declared beforehand. Read ahead to know more about public holidays in Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Govt. Holiday Calendar List for 2020:

The following section is about Madhya Pradesh’s general holidays calendar. Note that certain Madhya Pradesh public holidays for 2020 may be subject to change.

MP Public Holidays Table:

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh During January:

Day Date Holiday Name
Sunday 26-Jan Republic Day

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh During February:

Day Date Holiday Name
Sunday 9-Feb Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Friday 21-Feb Maha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh During March:

Day Date Holiday Name
Tuesday 10-Mar Holi
Wednesday 25-Mar Gudi Padwa

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh 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
Sunday 26-Apr Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh During May:

Day Date Holiday Name
Thursday 7-May Buddha Purnima
Monday 25-May Eid-Ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh 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 30-Aug Muharram

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh 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 Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh During November:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 14-Nov Diwali
Monday 30-Nov Guru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Madhya Pradesh During December:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 25-Dec Christmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The list mentioned above is applicable in Madhya Pradesh including the following top cities of the state.

  • Indore
  • Bhopal
  • Jabalpur
  • Gwalior
  • Ujjain
  • Sagar
  • Dewas
  • Satna
  • Ratlam
  • Rewa

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Top Festivals in Madhya Pradesh:

Apart from popular religious festivals like Diwali and Holi, people of Madhya Pradesh also celebrate prominent festivals related to art. Here’s a list of popular festivals celebrated in Madhya Pradesh.

Khajuraho Dance Festival: This is a week-long festival dedicated to dance. Dancers specializing in traditional dance forms gather from all around the country to perform in the Khajuraho dance festival. This dance festival is usually held in February.

Tansen Music Festival: As the name suggests, this festival is dedicated to singing. Singers, new and old, get a chance to showcase their talent during this festival. The four-day Tansen Music Festival is celebrated in December in Gwalior.

Ujjain Kumbh Mela: The Kumbh Mela is one of the holiest festivals celebrated in India. It is celebrated once in twelve years in four Indian cities, Ujjain is one of them. People take a dip in Ujjain’s holy river, Shipra to wash their sins. This festival is usually held in April and May.

Pachmarhi Utsav: Pachmarhi is a popular tourist destination in Madhya Pradesh. This festival is held in Pachmarhi and lasts for six days and focuses on folk art and culture. National and international performers gather during this festival for cultural evenings. Local handicrafts are also displayed during the Pachmarhi Utsav.

Bhagoria Haat Festival: This festival is celebrated by the Bhils and Bhilalas of Madhya Pradesh. It can be viewed as a match-making festival for boys and girls. Usually, this festival is celebrated during March before Holi celebrations and presided over by a respected elder from the village.


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