Telangana: List of holidays in 2020

By Author  |  Published: 21st Nov 2019  7:38 pmUpdated: 22nd Nov 2019  11:42 am
Telangana-holidays

Hyderabad: The State Govenment has notified the list of general holidays and optional holidays in 2020. Orders to this effect were issued on Thursday. The 8th of February (Second Saturday) will be a working day in view of the public holiday declared on January 1, 2020.

Following are the general holidays:

  • New Year Day – January 1 Wednesday
  • Bhogi – Jan 14 Tuesday
  • Sankranti / Pongal – Jan 15 Wednesday (Under Negotiable Instruments Act also)
  • Maha Shivaratri – Feb 21 Friday (Under NI Act also)
  • Holi – March 9 Monday (Under NI Act also)
  • Ugadi – Wednesday March 25 (Under NI Act also)
  • Sri Rama Navami –  April 2 Thursday (Under NI Act also)
  • Good Friday – April 10 Friday (Under NI Act also)
  • Dr BR Ambedkar Birthday – April 14 Tuesday (Under NI Act also)
  • Eidul Fitar (Ramzan) – May 25 Monday (Under NI Act also)
  • Following Day of Ramzan – May 26 Tuesday
  • Bonalu – July 20 Monday
  • Eidul Azha (Bakrid) – August 1, Saturday (Under NI Act also)
  • Sri Krishna Astami – Aug 11 Tuesday (Under NI Act also)
  • Independence Day – Aug 15 Saturday (Under NI Act also)
  • Vinayaka Chavithi – Aug 22 Saturday
  • Gandhi Jayanti – Oct 2 Friday (Under NI Act also)
  • Bathukamma starting Day – Oct 17 Saturday
  • Durgastami – Oct 24 Saturday
  • Eid Miladn Nabi – Oct 30 Friday (Under NI Act also)
  • Kartika Purnima / Guru Nanak’s Birthday – November 30 Monday (Under NI Act also)
  • Christmas – December 25 Friday (Under NI Act also)
  • Boxing Day – Dec 26 Saturday.

(Note: Annual Closing of Accounts day on April 1 and May Day on May 1 are declared as holidays under NI Act only)

Following festivals occur on Sunday and Second Saturday during 2020

  • Republic Day- Jan 26 Sunday
  • Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday-April 5 Sunday
  • Muharram- August 30 Sunday
  • Vijaya Dasami – October 25 Sunday
  • Deepavali Nov – 14 Second Saturday.

Optional Holidays:

The State Government employees could avail themselves five optional holidays in 2010.

Following are the optional holidays.

  • Birthday of Hzt Syed Mohd Juvanpuri Mahdi Maud – Jan 10 Friday
  • Kanumu – Jan 16 Thursday
  • Sri Panchami – Jan 30 Thursday
  • Shab-e-Meraj March 23 Monday
  • Mahaveer Jayanhi – April 6 Monday
  • Shab-e-Barat – April 9  Thursday
  • Shahdat Hzt Ali – May 15 Thursday
  • Shab-e-ader – May 21 Thursday
  • Juma-atul-wada – May 22 Friday
  • Ratha Yatra – June 23 Tuesday
  • Varalakahmi Vratham – July 31 Friday
  • Sravana Purnima / Fakhi Purnima August 3 Monday
  • 9th Muharram- Aug 29 Saturday
  • Arbayeen October 8 Thursday
  • Yaz Dahum Shareef November 27 Friday
  • Christmas Eve December 24 Thursday

The Following Festivals occur on Sunday during 2020

    • Basava Jayanthi – April 26 Sunday
    • Eid-E-Ghadeer – August 9 Sunday and
    • Parsi New Year’s Day – August 16 Sunday.

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