Uttar Pradesh (UP) is one of the largest states in India with its capital as Lucknow. Public holidays in Uttar Pradesh include festivals and national holidays during which most business and institutions are closed. If you are planning to holiday at UP, then this article provides the Uttar Pradesh Public Holiday List in 2020 along with its unique festivals and important state holidays.

Uttar Pradesh Public Holiday List 2020 - Acko

Uttar Pradesh Public Calendar Holidays:

During Uttar Pradesh public Calendar holidays, people of the state celebrate their festivals with pomp and vigour. Apart from festival holidays in UP, national holidays are observed as well. Below are the Uttar Pradesh General Holidays and 2020 Uttar Pradesh Public Holidays:

List of Holidays 2020 in Uttar Pradesh:

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During January 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Sunday 26 January Republic Day

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During February 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 21 February Maha Shivratri

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh March 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Monday 9 March Birthday of Hazrat Ali
Tuesday 10 March Holi

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During April 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Thursday 2 April Ram Navami
Monday 6 April Mahavir Jayanti
Friday 10 April Good Friday
Tuesday 14 April Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During May 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Thursday 7 May Buddha Purnima
Sunday 24 May Eid-ul-Fitr

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During July 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 31 July Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During August 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Monday 3 August Raksha Bandhan
Tuesday 11 August Janmashtami
Saturday 15 August Independence Day
Sunday 30 August Muharram

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During October 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 2 October Gandhi Jayanti
Sunday 25 October Maha Navami
Monday 26 October Vijaya Dashami
Friday 30 October Eid-e-Milad

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During November 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Saturday 14 November Diwali
Monday 16 November Bhai Dooj
Monday 30 November Guru Nanak Jayanti

Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh During December 2020:

Day Date Holiday Name
Friday 25 December Christmas

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The above list of Uttar Pradesh holidays is applicable across the state and its cities such as:

  • Lucknow
  • Agra
  • Kanpur
  • Noida
  • Varanasi
  • Ayodhya
  • Meerut
  • Ghaziabad
  • Aligarh
  • Bareilly
  • Prayagraj
  • Firozabad

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Important Days and Festivals in Uttar Pradesh:

Uttar Pradesh observes festivals and fairs which are celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. Tourists in Uttar Pradesh can witness some of the best fairs and festivals in UP. Are you planning to visit Uttar Pradesh for a well-deserved holiday? Then plan your holidays based on the below-mentioned UP holidays to make the best use of the leaves that you might have opted for:

Kumbh and Ardh Kumbh Mela: Both these fairs are organised every 12 and 6 six years respectively in Haridwar. Millions of sages, pilgrims and saints culminate to celebrate the event. A dip in the holy rivers is considered a dip in the water as a dip in nectar. One can witness the harmony of the religious and social fabric of the Hindu religion.

Taj Mahotsav: Paying tribute to the craftsmen of UP, the tourism department of the state government observes the Taj Mahotsav. If you are visiting UP during the Taj Mahotsav you can view the exhibits of crafts, arts, culture and delicious local cuisine.

Buddha Purnima: The Buddhist community across the country and in UP, celebrate the birth of Gautama Buddha on this day. On this auspicious day, people wear white coloured clothes and prepare kheer, a sweet rice pudding, and offer to family and friends.

Holi: Holi celebrates the onset of spring and signifies the triumph of good over evil. The day is marked with people splashing coloured water and smearing coloured powder on each other. A play is enacted by a group of men and women along with songs and dances.

Janmashtami: Janmashtami is observed as the birth of Lord Krishna by Hindus in India and across the world. The festival falls on the Bhadon month of the Hindu calendar which is in August or September of the Gregorian calendar. Special events and celebrations are held in cities like Vrindavan and Mathura.

Ganga Mahotsav: An integral part of Hindu tradition and culture, river Ganga is a holy river and highly revered by Hindu pilgrims. The Ganga Mahotsav is organised on the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Ganga and the river Ganga. People visiting Ganga take a dip in the river and pray to Goddess Ganga.


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