List of holidays in Telangana in 2020 includes days that are of importance from a state level as well as a national level. Telangana’s public holidays are declared early in the year. Most of the public and private organizations are closed in Telangana’s general holidays. Some educational institutions also follow the Telangana public holidays’ list for 2020.

Telangana Public Holidays List 2020 - Acko

People often look at public holidays in Telangana as an opportunity to take a break from the routine and travel. Also, people in Telangana must be aware of such holidays so that they can plan their work better, as most organizations will be closed on public holidays in Telangana. Read ahead to know more about Telangana’s public holidays in 2020.

Public Holidays Calendar in Telangana:

Here’s a table that mentions public holidays in Telangana in 2020. The table highlights days, dates, and the reason for the holiday, which is usually a regional festival or a national event. Note that the Telangana’s general holidays mentioned below are subject to change as some of them are based on the lunar calendar, which can be difficult to predict.

Public Holidays in Telangana During January:

DayDateHoliday Name
Wednesday1-JanNew Year’s Day
Wednesday15-JanMakar Sankranti
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Public Holidays in Telangana During February:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday21-FebMaha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Telangana During March:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10-MarHoli
Wednesday25-MarUgadi

Public Holidays in Telangana During April:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday02-AprRam Navami
Monday05-AprBabu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti
Friday10-AprGood Friday
Tuesday14-AprDr. Ambedkar Jayanti

Public Holidays in Telangana During May:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday25-MayEid-Ul-Fitr
Sunday26-MayEid-Ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Telangana During July:

DayDateHoliday Name
Monday20-JulyBonalu

Public Holidays in Telangana During August:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday01-AugBakri Eid
Tuesday11-AugJanmashtami
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day
Saturday22-AugGanesh Chaturthi
Sunday30-AugMuharram

Public Holidays in Telangana During October:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday02-OctGandhi Jayanti
Saturday17-OctFirst Day of Bathukamma
Sunday25-OctVijaya Dashami
Friday30-OctEid-E-Milad

Public Holidays in Telangana During November:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14-NovDiwali
Monday30-NovGuru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Telangana During December:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday25-DecChristmas
Saturday26-DecChristmas Holiday

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note that the above holidays are for the Telangana state including its poplar cities mentioned below.

  • Hyderabad
  • Warangal
  • Nizamabad
  • Khammam
  • Karimnagar
  • Peddapalli
  • Mahabubnagar
  • Nalgonda
  • Adilabad
  • Suryapet

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Popular Festivals in Telangana:

Telangana celebrates popular festivals of Hindus, Muslims, and Christians. The state has its unique festivals which are derived from legends and have elaborate rituals. Popular festivals include the active involvement of women. Here’s a list of widely celebrated annual celebrations in Telangana.

Bathukamma Festival: This festival is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Bathukamma is a state festival that is usually celebrated in September and October. Women arrange a stack of flowers signifying the holy gopuram. They circle it and sing songs. The festival ends with the immersion of the stack or Bathukamma in a water body.

Bonalu: Bonalu is another popular festival in Telangana, especially in Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is held in July or August. The Bonalu festival involves the worshipping of Goddess Mahakali. Women prepare a meal of rice, jaggery, and milk and offer it to the Goddess. It can be viewed as a thanksgiving festival.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi is widely celebrated in Telangana’s twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. Ganesh idol can be seen in pandals on the streets. People belonging to different communities come together to celebrate this festival. The festival ends with the immersion of Ganesh idols in a water body.

Ramzan: People belonging to Telangana’s Muslim community celebrate Eid-ul Fitr, which comes at the end of the holy month of Ramzan. Ramzan, also known as Ramadan, is an important annual festival for Muslims. They fast during the month and feast on Eid. People wear new clothes and visit each other’s houses on Eid.

Samakka Sarakka Jatara: This is a tribal festival. It is a biennial festival and is celebrated in February. The festival involves a gathering of lakhs of tribals. The Samakka and Sarakka Jatara are dedicated to a mother-daughter tribal duo who stood up against injustice carried out by their rulers.


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