Holidays in April 2020 & 2019

Are you planning to go on a trip in April 2020 and want to know the dates when your college or office would remain closed in the month? If the answer is yes, that is exactly what you will find here.

We have complied a list of public and bank holidays for the month of April 2020. The list of holidays will help you plan in advance. Read on find out more about the holidays that fall in the month of April next year.

List of Holidays in April 2020

During the month of April, many regional public holidays are celebrated in the country. Listed below are the regional public holidays which will be celebrated:

Date Day Holiday Celebrated in
1 April 2020 Wednesday Odisha Day Odisha
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami Several states
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti Several states
9 April 2020 Thursday Maundy Thursday/Shab e-Barat Maundy Thursday – Kerala Shab e-Barat - Bihar
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday Several states
13 April 2020 Monday Biju festival/Bohag Bihu Biju festival – Tripura Vaisakhi – Punjab and Haryana
14 April 2020 Tuesday Ashoka’s birth anniversary/Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sankranti/Tamil New Year/Bohag Bihu/Bengali New Year/Vishu Ashoka’s birth anniversary – Bihar Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti – Several states Maha Vishuba Sankranti – Odisha Tamil New Year – Tamil Nadu Bohag Bihu – Assam and Arunachal Bengali New Year – Tripura and West Bengal Vishu - Kerala
15 April 2020 Wednesday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
21 April 2020 Tuesday Vaisakhi Several states
22 April 2020 Wednesday Tithi of Damodar Deva Assam
25 April 2020 Saturday Parashurama Jayanti/Basava Jayanti Parashurama Jayanti -Several states Basava Jayanti – Karnataka
28 April 2020 Tuesday Garia Puja Tripura

Note: Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday falls on 5 April 2020 which is a Sunday.

**Check the holidays with the government gazette.

Bank Holidays in April 2020

In April 2020, banks operating in the country will remain closed on the dates listed in the table below. These holidays will be in addition to the regular bank holidays i.e., 2nd and 4th Saturdays of a month.

Date Day Holiday Bank Holiday in
1 April 2020 Wednesday Odisha day Odisha
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami Several states
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti Several states
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday Several states
11 April 2020 Saturday Easter Saturday Nagaland
13 April 2020 Monday Bohag Bihu/Vaisakh For Bohag Bihu – Assam For Vaisakhi - Punjab, and Haryana
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sankranti/Tamil New Year/Bohag Bihu/Bengali New Year/Vishu/Cheiraoba For Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti – Several states For Maha Vishuba Sankranti – Odisha For Tamil New Year – Tamil Nadu For Bohag Bihu – Assam and Arunachal Pradesh For Bengali New Year – Tripura and West Bengal For Vishu – Kerala For Cheiraoba - Manipur
15 April 2020 Wednesday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
21 April Tuesday Garia Puja Tripura
25 April 2020 Saturday Parashurama Jayanti/Basava Jayanti For Parashurama Jayanti – Several states For Basava Jayanti - Karnataka

Note: Please authenticate the dates with the Holiday list issued by RBI.

A brief description of Holidays in April 2020

  • Odisha Day: The day commemorates the establishment of Odisha as a separate British India province. The state came into being on 1 April 1936. To mark the occasion, people indulge in merrymaking and decorating shops. Various cultural programmes and competitions are also held.
  • Ram Navami: The festival is one of the most important Hindu festivals. It celebrates the birth of Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On the occasion, temples of Rama are decorated while people offer water to the Sun God as he is believed to be the ancestor of Lord Rama.
  • Mahavir Jayanti: Mahavir Jayanti marks the day when Lord Mahavir, the founder of Jainism was born. The day holds special significance for the Jain community. On the day of the festival, people engage themselves in charitable work while prayers are organised in temples dedicated to the spiritual teacher of Jainism.
  • Maundy Thursday: Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus Christ’s mandate. Maundy is the shortened form of the Latin term ‘mandatum’ and it means command. Celebrated on the Thurday before Easter, it is believed that on this day Christ celebrated his final passover with his disciples and had washed their feet to show his humility.
  • Shab e-Barat: On the day of Shab e-Barat, people stay awake the entire night, pray to Allah, and seek forgiveness for any sins committed in the past. Sweets are distributed among people on the night of Shab e-Barat.
  • Good Friday: The day commemorates the final hours of Jesus Christ’s life, crucifixion, and death. Special church services and prayers are held on Good Friday. In many churches, a bitter drink is served after the service. The drink is made of leaves, vinegar, and other ingredients.
  • Easter Saturday: Easter Saturday commemorates the day Jesus Christ lay in his tomb after the crucifixion. It is the final day of Lenten fasting. People celebrate Easter Saturday as a day of sombre reflection.
  • Biju: The festival which is a three-day-long colourful one is celebrated by the Chakma. During the festival, different cultural programmes are performed which highlight the indigenous people’s distinctive cultural heritage. Biju marks the end of the previous year and celebrates the Bangla New Year.
  • Bohag Bihu: Also known as Rongali Bihu, Bohag Bihu marks the beginning of the Assamese new year. The festival is celebrated with feasts, music, and dancing. The festivities run for almost a month with various cultural events being held around the state.
  • Ashoka’s birth anniversary: While historians still cannot agree on the Mauryan emperor's birth date, the Bihar government has declared April 14 as a public holiday to commemorate Ashoka’s birthday.
  • Dr Ambedkar Jayanti: The day commemorates the birth anniversary of B.R Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian constitution. On the day, processions are taken out and statues of Ambedkar are beautifully decorated. People pay homage to the social reformer on the day for his immense contribution.
  • Maha Vishuba Sankranti: The festival is also celebrated as Odia New year or Pana Sankranti or Mesha Sankranti. The day marks the start of the new Odia almanac. To mark the occasion, Odia people prepare a sweet concoction known as ‘Pana’ which is distributed amongst everyone.
  • Tamil New Year: Also known as Puthandu, it is the first day of the Tamil calendar. Observed as family time, people greet one another on this day. On the day, Tamilians clean their houses, light the family puja rooms and visit temples. The same day is celebrated as a traditional new year in many other states of the country.
  • Bengali New Year: As the name suggests, it is the celebration of the Bengali New year. The date of the festival is set according to the solar Bengali calendar. The day is marked by fairs, processions, and family time. Festive foods like confectionary and sweets are distributed to friends and family members.
  • Vishu: It is the new year festival of Kerala. The day is the appropriate time to offer oblations to Lord Vishnu. The day indicates the movement of the sun to Aries. Farmers begin the ploughing of land and other agricultural activities.
  • Cheiraoba: Cheiraoba festival is the celebration of the Manipuri New year. This is a sacred festival and hence people clean and decorate their houses on the occasion. To mark the occasion, locals climb the nearest hill tops as it signifies the rise of the human civilization.
  • Himachal Day: Himachal Day is celebrated to commemorate the creation of the state. On the day, a grand parade takes place where the Governor and the Chief Minister addresses the gathering. Various cultural programmes are also held on the occasion.
  • Vaisakhi: Vaisakhi is celebrated as a harvest festival. People sing, dance, and wear festive clothes. It marks the start of the new year in the Nanakshahi solar calendar. The Khalsa Panth organisation was established during the Vaisakhi festival, hence Sikhs commemorate the first five men who comprised the Khalsa with five symbols of purity and courage.
  • Tithi of Damodar Deva: The day marks the death anniversary of Damodaradev, a Vaishnava saint who was a contemporary of Sankardeva. It falls on Shukla Paksha Pratipada in the Vaishakh month of the north Indian calendar. The customs and rituals followed are different from those in the satras of Sankardeva and Madhavdeva.
  • Parashurama Jayanti: Celebrated during Shukla Paksha Tritiya in the month of Vaishakha, it celebrates the birth anniversary of the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. With people believing that Parashurama still lives on earth, he is not worshipped. However, there are many temples on the western coast of the country which are dedicated to Lord Parashurama.
  • Basava Jayanti: The day marks the birth anniversary of Basavanna, a 12th-century poet-philosopher. He was considered to be the founding saint of the Lingayat sect. On the day of the festival, people offer prayers to Lord Basaveshwar, distribute sweets and greetings and take part in various events organised to mark the day.
  • Garia Puja: It is celebrated as a harvest festival by the ethnic tribes residing in the state of Tripura. Celebrated with a lot of pomp and gaiety, the puja is done to please God Garia. The god is worshipped to bestow the people with peace, wealth, children, and domestic animals.

You can check which of these holidays are a part of your state and plan a vacation accordingly, so you don’t have to miss work or studies, making your holiday that much more enjoyable.

Are you one of those looking for the list of festival, regional, restricted and bank holidays in the month of April 2019? If yes, this page is for you. We all need holidays. On a festival holiday, the working community can spend valuable time with their friends and families. Students can celebrate festivals with their parents and friends. A few people like to plan a trip during holidays. The calendar of holidays in April 2019 helps people to plan in advance. For instance, If your workplace is Delhi and the place of origin is Bangalore, you shall be able to book a travel ticket.

List of Monthly Holidays

List of Holidays in April 2019

The following table outlines the public and regional holidays in April 2019:

Holiday Date Day Comments
Bank Holiday 1 April Monday  
Odisha Day 1 April Monday Observed only in Odisha
Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday 5 April Friday Telangana
Ugadi 6 April Saturday Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Sajibu Nongma Panba 6 April Saturday Manipur
First Navratra 6 April Saturday Jammu and Kashmir
Gudi Padwa 6 April Saturday Maharashtra New Year
Cheti Chand 7 April Sunday Gujarat
Sarhul 7 April Sunday Jharkhand
Biju Festival 13 April Saturday Observed only in Tripura
Birth Anniversary of Ashoka 14 April Sunday Observed only in Bihar
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April Sunday Many states
Maha Vishuba Sankranti 14 April Sunday Observed only in Odisha
Tamil New Year 14 April Sunday Observed in Tamil Nadu
Vaisakhi 14 April Sunday Many states
Ram Navami 14 April Sunday  
Bohag Bihu 15 April Sunday New Year for Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam
Bengali New Year 15 April Monday West Bengal, Tripura
Himachal Day 15 April Monday Observed only in Himachal Pradesh
Mahavir Jayanti 17 April Wednesday  
Maundy Thursday 18 April Thursday Observed only in Kerala
Good Friday 19 April Friday Friday prior to Easter Sunday
Garia Puja 21 April Sunday Observed only in Tripura

Bank Holidays In April 2019

The following table illustrates bank holidays in April 2019:

Holiday Date Day Comments
Odisha Day 1 April Monday Odisha
Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday 5 April Friday Telangana and Andhra Pradesh
Sajibu Nongma Panba 6 April Saturday Manipur
Ugadi 6 April Saturday Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Telangana
Gudi Padwa 6 April Saturday Maharashtra
Telugu New Year 6 April Saturday Tamil Nadu
Sarhul 7 April Sunday Jharkhand
Bohag Bihu Holiday 13 April Saturday Assam
Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April Sunday National except for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tripura
Ram Navami 14 April Sunday National except for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal
Cheiraoba 14 April Sunday Manipur
Maha Vishuba Sankranti 14 April Sunday Odisha
Tamil New Year 14 April Sunday Tamil Nadu
Vaisakh 14 April Sunday Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab
Bengali New Year 15 April Monday West Bengal, Tripura
Himachal Day 15 April Monday Himachal Pradesh
Vishu 15 April Monday Kerala
Mahavir Jayanti 17 April Wednesday Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab
Maundy Thursday 18 April Thursday Observed only in Kerala
Good Friday 19 April Friday National except for Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana
Easter Saturday 20 April Saturday Nagaland
Easter Sunday 21 April Sunday Kerala and Nagaland
Garia Puja 21 April Sunday Tripura

 

A brief description of the festival holidays in April 2019

  • Bank holiday: The first of April is a yearly closing day of accounts for Indian banks as per the notification of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • Odisha Day: Odisha Day or Utkala Dibasa or Odisha Dibasa is the state formation day in Odisha. The local politicians will organise competitions such as fireworks, singing competition, etc. The day brings unity among the people.
  • Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday: Telangana celebrates the birthday of Babu Jagjivan Ram, who was a politician and contributed significantly to the creation of the All-India Depressed Classes League. He entered the Legislative Assembly of Bihar in 1937.
  • Ugadi: Yugadi or Ugadi is considered to be a New Year’s Day in the south Indian states such as Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Telangana. People clean and decorate their houses, buy new dresses, and prepare festive dishes on the festival day.
  • Gudi Padwa: Gudi Padwa falls on the first day of the Chaitra month and signifies the commencement of Maharashtra New Year. Konkani Hindus residing in the state of Maharashtra refer Gudi Padwa as Ugadi.
  • Cheti Chand: Cheti Chand symbolises the commencement of the New Year for the Sindhi community and the arrival of harvest and spring. Cheti Chand is a public holiday in April 2019 in Gujarat.
  • Sarhul: Sarhul is a famous ancestral festival observed in Jharkhand. The Oraon, the Ho tribes, and the Mundra celebrate Sarhul that marks the onset of spring. Sarhul literally means the worship of the elements of nature such as trees.
  • Biju Festival: Biju is a three-day festival celebrated in Tripura. On the first day, the Biju community pays flowery tribute to the river, the songs and dances are performed on the second day, and on the last day, the seniors of the community are invited for a festival feast.
  • Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti: Dr B R Ambedkar Jayanti is an official public holiday in India since the year 2015. Dr B R Ambedkar is popularly known for his contributions to the creation of the Constitution of India.
  • Maha Vishuba Sankranti: Maha Vishuba Sankranti or Sana Sankranti marks the commencement of the New Year in Odisha. People prepare pana, a sweet mixture, and share among themselves and participate in poetry construing events.
  • Birth Anniversary of Ashoka: Since 2015, the birth anniversary of Ashoka is a public holiday in Bihar. Ashoka the Great was a ruler of the Dynasty of Maurya and ruled the Indian subcontinents.
  • Bengali New Year: Bengali New Year or Pohela Boishakh is a prime Bengali festival celebrated by the Bengalis throughout the country. The cultural activities such as singing competitions and poetry narrations are organised on account of the festival.
  • Tamil New Year: Tamil New Year, also known as Puthandu, symbolises the commencement of the New Year in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a day on which the people in Tamil Nadu like to start something new.
  • Vaisakhi: Vaisakhi or Vaisakhi or Baisakhi is a religious festival for the Hindus and the Sikhs. The festival, honors the creation of the Khalsa path of warriors, is a spring festival for the Sikh community.
  • Ram Navami: Ram Navami, a spring festival, commemorates the birth anniversary of Rama, who is entrusted to be the seventh avatar of Vishnu. Ram Navami is a restricted holiday in April 2019.
  • Himachal Day: Himachal Day is a public holiday in April 2019 in Himachal Pradesh. It honors the creation of Himachal Pradesh in the year 1948.
  • Mahavir Jayanti: Mahavir Jayanti is a religious festival for the community of Jains. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Mahaveer, who was the last Tirthankara.
  • Good Friday: Good Friday or Black Friday or Holy Friday is a Christian holiday observed during the Holy Week.

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List Of Holidays In April 2018

The following table outlines the public and regional holidays in April 2018:

Date Day Festival States
01 April 2018 Sunday Bank holiday  
01 April 2018 Sunday Odisha Day  
05 April 2018 Thursday Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
13 April 2018 Friday Biju Festival Tripura
14 April 2018 Saturday Ashoka’s Birthday Bihar only
14 April 2018 Saturday Bengali New Year West Bengal, Tripura
14 April 2018 Saturday Bohag Bihu Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
14 April 2018 Saturday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti  
14 April 2018 Saturday Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
14 April 2018 Saturday Tamil New Year Tamil Nadu, Puthandu
14 April 2018 Saturday Vaisakhi Punjab, Haryana
15 April 2018 Sunday Himachal Day  
15 April 2018 Sunday Vishu  
18 April 2018 Wednesday Parashuram Jayanti Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
18 April 2018 Wednesday Basava Jayanti Karnataka

Bank Holidays In April 2018

The following table illustrates bank holidays in April 2018:

Date Day Festival States
01 April 2018 Sunday Odisha Day OR
01 April 2018 Sunday Easter Sunday NL, KL
05 April 2018 Thursday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti TG, AP
13 April 2018 Friday Bohag Bihu Holiday AS
14 April 2018 Saturday Vaisakhi PB, JK, CH, HR
14 April 2018 Saturday Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti National except NL, AS, CH, MN, TR, CH, DD, AR
14 April 2018 Saturday Tamil New Year PY and PN
14 April 2018 Saturday Bohag Bihu AS
14 April 2018 Saturday Maha Vishuba Sankranti OR
14 April 2018 Saturday Cheiraoba MN
15 April 2018 Sunday Bengali New Year WB, TR
15 April 2018 Sunday Himachal Day HP
15 April 2018 Sunday Vishu KL
18 April 2018 Wednesday Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti PB, MP, HP, GJ, MR

News About Holidays in April 2019

  • 11th April Declared as Public Holiday in Telangana

    In view of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, which are scheduled to be held on 11th April, Telangana government has declared a public holiday on the day of the election.

    The state declared the holiday under negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. All the government offices and educational institutions in the 17 parliamentary constituency areas in the state will remain closed on Thursday, the 11th of April.

    However, the offices and schools which act as polling centers are given two-day holiday on both 10th and 11th of April for the arrangements.

    For all the companies, factories and shops within the 17 polling areas, the government has declared a paid holiday.

    Apparently, the government has also decided to declare 23rd May also as a holiday as it the election results day.

    1 April 2019

  • Tamil Nadu Government Declares April 18th Public Holiday

    The government of Tamil Nadu have declared April 18th, 2019 a public holiday due to general elections that will be held in the state that day. This is in compliance with the Election Commission’s notification that general election days be declared public holidays under the provisions of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.  

    Tamil Nadu will be going to the polls in single-phase voting on April 18th, 2019 for 39 parliamentary seats across 18 constituencies.  

    Among the key contenders in the election this year are coalition alliances among local parties with national players.

    27 March 2019

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