Public holidays in Rajasthan are state-related as well as nation-related. This means Rajasthan’s public holidays for 2020 include Ghatasthapna, which is not a holiday in most of the Indian states. And Independence Day, which is a national event, is a part of Rajasthan’s general holidays. Most of the public sector organizations and private organizations keep their offices closed on Rajasthan’s public holidays. Usually, there is a holiday in schools and colleges as well.

Rajasthan Public Holidays List 2020 - Acko

As most of the government organizations are closed during these days, you will have to plan your government-specific work accordingly. As offices and educational institutions are closed, families look at Rajasthan’s general holidays as an opportunity to spend some quality time by going on a trip.

Rajasthan Public Holidays Calendar List for 2020:

Here’s a table featuring a list of holidays calendar in Rajasthan in 2020. Note that certain holidays cannot be predicted accurately, therefore they may be subject to changes.

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During January:

DayDateHoliday Name
Wednesday1-JanNew Year’s Day
Thursday2-JanGuru Gobind Singh Jayanti
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During February:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday21-FebMaha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During March:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10-MarHoli
Wednesday25-MarUgadi/Gudi Padwa/Thapna

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During April:

DayDateHoliday Name
Thursday2-AprRam Navami
Monday6-AprMahavir Jayanti
Friday10-AprGood Friday
Tuesday14-AprDr. Ambedkar Jayanti
Saturday25-AprLord Parshuram Jayanti

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During May:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday25-MayEid-Ul-Fitr/Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During August:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday1-AugBakri Eid
Wednesday12-AugJanmashtami
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day
Friday28-AugRamdev Jayanti/Teja Dashmi
Sunday30-AugMuharram

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During October:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday02-OctGandhi Jayanti
Saturday17-OctGhatasthapana
Saturday24-OctMaha Ashtami
Sunday25-OctDussehra
Friday30-OctEid-E-Milad

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During November:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14-NovDiwali
Sunday15-NovDiwali
Monday16-NovBhaidooj
Monday30-NovGuru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Rajasthan During December:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25-DecChristmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above-mentioned list of holidays is for Rajasthan including its popular cities. Here’s a list.

  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kota
  • Bikaner
  • Ajmer
  • Udaipur
  • Bhilwara
  • Alwar
  • Bharatpur
  • Sri Ganganagar

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Top Festivals in Rajasthan:

There is more to Rajasthan than the desert. The state has a rich history and a vibrant cultural legacy. You will be charmed by its mighty forts and welcoming people. Due to the world-class hospitality, Rajasthan has been a top destination for international travellers. A lot of Indian travellers also visit Rajasthan’s popular cities such as Jaipur, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer.

Apart from widely celebrated festivals such as Diwali and Holi, there are some exciting state-specific festivals celebrated in India. These festivals highlight the culture of the region where they are held. Rajasthan is a destination that can be enjoyed by young and old. You can also enjoy a road trip across the state for an eventful journey. Here’s a list of popular festivals celebrated across Rajasthan.

Desert Festival: Head to Jaisalmer during the Desert Festival for an unforgettable experience. It is a three-day festival featuring a variety of cultural shows. The festival ends on a full moon night. It is a great time to be amidst the dunes. Folk dances and camel rides are popular attractions during the desert festival.

Bikaner Camel Festivals: Bikaner is a great place to spot camels. The Bikaner Camel Festival features unique camel performances, which include camel decoration and camel dancing. The festival lasts for two days and ends with a mesmerizing display of fireworks. The Government of Rajasthan manages the Bikaner Camel Festival.

Nagaur Fair: This four-day festival is held in a place called Nagaur, which falls between Jodhpur and Bikaner. It can be viewed as a cattle fair. The Nagaur Fair is a vibrant market for trading cattle. Men sport long moustaches and wear traditional dresses. There are several competitions like camel races taking place side-by-side.

Pushkar Fair: This fair is held in Rajasthan’s Pushkar for a period of 13 days. Traditionally, it was a camel trading fair. Horses and cattle were also traded. Now, the trading takes place before the festival itself. The Pushkar Fair offers attractions like camel safari and a ride in a hot air balloon. The camels are decorated by their owners during the fair. One can view culturally charged music and dance performances. The fair ends with attractive fireworks.

Elephant Festival: What is more royal than elephants? Get the royal feel by watching decorated elephants in Jaipur. This one-day festival features a procession of well-groomed elephants. These elephants are painted on and adorned with gold. The festival involves female elephants and includes a race and tug-of-war. This festival attracts a huge crowd.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are all educational, financial and government institutions closed on public holidays in Rajasthan?

The majority of educational, financial and government institutions do not function on public holidays in Rajasthan. However, there might be some who do not have a holiday.

Are the public holidays mentioned in the table fixed?

Most of the public holidays in Rajasthan mentioned in the table are fixed but there are some whose exact dates can be determined just a few days before the festival, for example – Eid.

Do all private organizations also follow the Rajasthan public holidays calendar?

Usually, private organizations only offer holidays for major state-related and national level holidays. Therefore, all private organizations might not follow the public holiday leave calendar. Private organizations have their own calendar, which can be influenced by the public holiday calendar.

Which is the ideal time to visit Rajasthan?

Rajasthan is known for its desert and most of the year, Rajasthan experiences high temperatures. Tourists usually prefer visiting Rajasthan from November to February.

Which are some of the popular cities to visit in Rajasthan?

Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Bikaner are some of the popular cities to visit in Rajasthan. These cities have a variety of tourist attractions.


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