List of holidays in Telangana in 2021 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 2021.
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 2021.
Here’s a table that mentions public holidays in Telangana in 2021. 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.
Holidays in Telangana During January 2021
New Year’s Day
Holidays in Telangana During February 2021
No public holidays in Telangana during February 2021.
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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