Tamil Nadu is known for India’s finest temples and architecture dating back two millennia. The land of Tamils boasts of its rich language in the form of poetry, dance and other forms of art. The modern Tamil Nadu is vibrant with urban metros such as Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Trichy, among others. We have compiled the list of Tamil Nadu public holidays in 2020 and several festivals celebrated in the state.

Tamil Nadu Public Holiday List 2020 - Acko

Tamil Nadu Public Holidays Calendar:

During these public holidays, institutions and most businesses remain closed to observe a national holiday or to celebrate a religious festival. Below are the Tamil Nadu General Holidays calendar along with the list of 2020 Tamil Nadu Public Holidays:

List of Holidays 2020 in Tamil Nadu:

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu During January 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Wednesday 1 January New Years Day
Wednesday 15 January Pongal
Thursday 16 January Thiruvallur Day
Friday 17 January Uzhavar Thirunal
Sunday 26 January Republic Day

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu March 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Wednesday 25 March Telugu New Years Day

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu During April 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Wednesday 1 April Closing of Accounts for Commercial & Co-operative Banks
Monday 6 April Mahavir Jayanti
Friday 10 April Good Friday
Tuesday 14 April Tamil New Years Day/Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu During May 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 1 May May Day
Monday 25 May Eid-ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu During August 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 1 August Bakrid
Tuesday 11 August Krishna Jayanti
Saturday 15 August Independence Day
Saturday 22 August Vinayakar Chathurthi
Sunday 30 August Muharram

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu During October 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 2 October Gandhi Jayanti
Monday 25 October Ayutha Pooja
Friday 30 October Eid-e-Milad

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu During November 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 14 November Deepavali

Public Holidays in Tamil Nadu During December 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 25 December Christmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above list of Tamil Nadu holidays is applicable across the state. Also, it’s for cities listed below:

  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Tiruchirappalli
  • Salem
  • Vellore
  • Tiruppur
  • Thanjavur
  • Erode
  • Thoothukudi
  • Rameswaram
  • Ooty
  • Kodaikanal
  • Hosur

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Festivals and Important Days in Tamil Nadu:

Along with national holidays, Tamil Nadu celebrates religious festivals which are unique to its land and traditions. Here are some of the famous festivals of Tamil Nadu:

  • Chennai: Without a doubt, the capital city of Tamil Nadu offers an insight into South India. You can visit the popular Marina beach to savour the street food of Chennai amidst the sea breeze or offers pooja at the Kapaleeshwara temple or you could take a walk through the vibrant market and bazaars.
  • Mahabalipuram: A must visit when you are in Tamil Nadu. The intricately built temples and monuments dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries is a sight to behold. Situated close to Chennai, the city offers beaches, resorts and visit to the magnificent monuments will keep every visitors enthralled.
  • Mudumalai: The first Biosphere Reserve in India, Mudumalai was declared as a tiger reserve in 2007. You can visit the place for wildlife safaris. The Mudumalai Tiger Reserve offers several ecotourism activities for visitors.
  • Thanjavur: The city was the capital of the Chola empire during the 10th century. Thanjavur is also known as the granary and rice bowl of the state. The Brahadeeshwara Temple reveals the brilliant architecture of the Cholan dynasty and has been declared as a world heritage site.
  • Pondicherry: The Union Territory of India, Pondicherry was a French colonial city and continues to enthral visitors from across the world. From serene beaches to the meditation centre of Matrimandir located in Auroville, Pondicherry is a great tourist destination.

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