Karnataka Holidays In 2020

We have prepared a table that lists holidays in the state of Karnataka in 2020. The list includes all nations, regional, public, and bank holidays in 2020 in Karnataka. The 2020 list of holidays in Karnataka offers an insight into days which could be used to plan your holidays as well as schedule your business activities and operations.

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The List Of Government Holidays Of Karnataka In 2020

Date Day Holiday
15 January 2020 Wednesday Makar Sankranti
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Holiday
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivaratri
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
26 April 2020 Sunday Basava Jayanti
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid Ul Fitr
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram
17 September 2020 Thursday Mahalaya Amavasya
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
30 October 2020 Friday Id-e-Milad
31 October 2020 Saturday Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti
1 November 2020 Sunday Kannada Rajyotsava
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali
15 November 2020 Sunday Diwali Holiday
3 December 2020 Thursday Kanakadasa Jayanti
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day

Holidays offer that much-required break from a hectic life. To take advantage and plan your holidays in advance provides a stress-free planning for a vacation that you have been waiting to travel.

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Bank Holidays in Karnataka in 2020

Date Day Holiday
11 January 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 January 2020 Wednesday Makar Sankranti
25 January 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
8 February 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivaratri
22 February 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
14 March 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi
28 March 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
11 April 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 April 2020 Sunday Basava Jayanti
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
9 May 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 May 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr
13 June 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
27 June 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 July 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 July 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
8 August 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday/ Ganesh Chaturthi
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram
12 September 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
17 September 2020 Thursday Mahalaya Amavasya
26 September 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
10 October 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
24 October 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
30 October 2020 Friday Id-e-Milad
31 October 2020 Saturday Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti
1 November 2020 Sunday Kannada Rajyotsava
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali/Second Saturday
15 November 2020 Sunday Diwali Holiday
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
3 December 2020 Thursday Kanakadasa Jayanti
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday

The mentioned holiday list in Karnataka in 2020 could help you plan your vacations with a smarter approach. With this list of 2020 holidays, one can plan leaves along with the holidays during the calendar year in Karnataka effectively.

Note: All banks will remain closed on bank holidays. ATMs will be open.

Karnataka-Specific Festivals

Makar Sankrati is celebrated throughout the state welcoming the new season of harvest. Unlike other festivals, the date of Makar Sankranti is fixed. It is the first festival of every year. Republic Day honors the date on which the Indian Constitution came into effect on 26 January 2017. On 01 November of every year, people throughout the state celebrate Kannada Rajyotsava. The day is celebrated by distributing Rajyotsava Awards.

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Best Holiday Destinations In Karnataka

Mysore is a renowned destination in Karnataka to celebrate the festival of Dussehra. The festival indicates the victory of good over evil. Mysore has a long practice of celebrating the festival, enticing a great audience including the foreign tourists.

Bangalore, Udupi, Shrirangpatna and Belgavi are the most visited destinations in Karnataka during the festival of Makar Sankranti. Udupi is the terrestrial of eternal paradise. Shrirangpatna is a must-visit destination in Karnataka during the festival of Dussehra. In Belagavi, Makara Sankranti is celebrated as the harvest festival.

Belagavi is the best destination in Karnataka to celebrate the festival of Kannada Rajyotsava after Bangalore and Hubli. Cultural programs will be organised by local communities, schools and colleges. People celebrate this festival by playing Kannada songs.

The State Cabinet has declared the list of holidays for 2020. The employees of the State Government this year have 23 public holidays. In the previous year, there were only 22 holidays.

The list of holidays illustrated in the earlier section excludes Dr Ambedkar Jayanthi and the Chandramana Ugadi. Muslims can apply for restricted holidays on their festivals.

The List Of Government Holidays Of Karnataka In 2019

Here’s an exhaustive list of National And Public holidays in Karnataka in 2019, that includes regional, and bank holidays that residents of Karnataka can avail in the calendar year of 2019.

Date Day Holiday
14 January 2019 Monday Sankranti
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
4 March 2019 Monday Maha Shivaratri
1 April 2019 Monday Bank Holiday (Only for Banks)
6 April 2019 Saturday Ugadi
14 April 2019 Sunday Ram Navami/ Dr Ambedkaar Jayanti
16 April 2019 Tuesday Basava Jayanti
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day
5 June 2019 Wednesday Idul Fitr
12 August 2019 Monday Id-ul-Juha (Bakrid)
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day
2 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram
28 September 2019 Saturday Mahalaya
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
7 October 2019 Monday Ayudha Pooja
8 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra
13 October 2019 Sunday Maharishi Valmiki Birthday
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali
1 November 2019 Friday Kannada Rajyotsava
10 November 2019 Sunday Id-e-Milad
26 November 2019 Tuesday Narak Chaturdashi
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Festival

Bank Holidays in Karnataka in 2019

Apart from national and regional holidays, there are bank holidays are observed in Karnataka. During these bank holidays in Karnataka, bank officials are off from work. As per an understanding between the Indian Banks’ Association and All India Bank Employees’ Association, all public sector banks in Karnataka and other states of the country are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

This list is also helpful in knowing the bank holidays in Bangalore, Mysuru, and Mangalore for the year.

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2019 Tuesday New Year’s Day
12 January 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
15 January 2019 Tuesday Uttarayana Punya Kaala Sankranthi Festival
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
26 January 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
9 February 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
23 February 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
4 March 2019 Monday Maha Shivaratri
9 March 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
23 March 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 April 2019 Monday Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts
13 April 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
16 April 2019 Tuesday Basava Jayanti
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday
27 April 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day
11 May 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
25 May 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
5 June 2019 Wednesday Id-ul-Fitr
8 June 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
22 June 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
13 July 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
27 July 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 August 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
12 August 2019 Monday Id-ul-Adha
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day
24 August 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 September 2019 Monday Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata
10 September 2019 Tuesday Moharram
14 September 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
28 September 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday/ Mahalaya Amavasya
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
7 October 2019 Monday Maha Navami
8 October 2019 Tuesday Vijaya Dasami
12 October 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
13 October 2019 Sunday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
26 October 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali
1 November 2019 Friday Kannada Rajyothsava
9 November 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
10 November 2019 Sunday Id-E-Milad
15 November 2019 Friday Kanakadasa Jayanti
23 November 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
14 December 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas
28 December 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday

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Bank Holidays Karnataka 2018

Holiday Day Date
Makar Sankrati Sunday 14 January 2018
Republic Day Friday 26 January 2018
Maha Shivaratri Tuesday 13 February 2018
Ugadi Sunday 18 March 2018
Mahavir Jayanti Thursday 29 March 2018
Good Friday Friday 30 March 2018
Ambedkar Jayanti Saturday 14 April 2018
Basav Jayanti Wednesday 18 April 2018
May Day Tuesday 1 May 2018
Independence Day Wednesday 15 August 2018
Bakrid Wednesday 22 August 2018
Ganesh Festival Thursday 13 September 2018
Muharram Friday 21 September 2018
Gandhi Jayanthi Tuesday 02 October 2018
Mahalaya Amavase Monday 08 October 2018
Maha Navami Thursday 18 October 2018
Vijay Dashami Friday 19 October 2018
Deepavali Tuesday 06 November 2018
Deepavali Holiday Thursday 08 November 2018
Eid e Milad Wednesday 21 November 2018
Kanakadasa Jayanti Monday 26 November 2018
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December 2018

The List Of National And Public Holidays Of Karnataka In 2018

Date Day Holiday Remarks
15 January 2018 Monday Makar Sankrati The first festival of the year
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day Honors the formation of Indian Constitution
13 February 2018 Tuesday Maha Shivaratri
29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti Religious holiday in Jainism
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday
01 April 2018 Sunday Bank Holiday Closing of yearly bank accounts
18 April 2018 Wednesday Basava Jayanthi The festival of Lingayaths
01 May 2018 Tuesday May Day
16 June 2018 Saturday Idul Fitr Karnataka, Gujarat
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day Throughout India
22 August 2018 Wednesday Idul Juha Many states
13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
21 September 2018 Friday Muharram Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat
02 October 2018 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi Throughout India
08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya West Bengal, Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura
18 October 2018 Thursday Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
19 October 2018 Friday Dusshera
24 October 2018 Wednesday Maharshi Valmiki Birthday Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
01 November 2018 Thursday Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka
06 November 2018 Tuesday Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
08 November 2018 Thursday Balipadyami Karnataka
21 November 2018 Wednesday Id-e-Milad
26 November 2018 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day Throughout India

News About Karnataka Holidays

  • Karnataka Public and Bank Holidays for 2020

    The list of holidays is out for all public and bank holidays in Karnataka in the year 2020. The first holidays will be on 15 January on the account of Makara Sankranti. On the account of Shivaratri, the next holiday is on 21 February and soon after on 21 March for Ugadi.

    There will be 3 holidays in the month of April. 6 April for Mahaveer Jayanti, 10 April for Good Friday and 14 April for Ambedkar Jayanti. 1 May will be a holiday for May Day and 25 May for Ramzan. Bakr Eid will be a holiday on 1 August and 15 August for Independence Day for India.

    15 September will be a holiday for Mahalaya Amavasya. 2 October will be a holiday on the account of Gandhi Jayanti and this year, 26 October has been announced as a holiday for Dusshera. 30 October and 31 October has been announced a holiday on Eid Milad and Valmiki Jayanti.

    16 November has been declared a holiday for Diwali along with 3 December for Kanakadasa Jayanti and 25 December for Christmas.

    5 December 2019

  • Public holidays in Karnataka for 2020

    The list of public holidays for 2020 has been released by the Karnataka government. In total, Karnataka will have 18 public holidays in 2020. There are 10 public holidays that fall on a Monday or a Friday. Therefore, individuals may enjoy an extended weekend on these days.

    The long holiday weekends fall during Christmas, Deepavali, Eid-Milad, Vijayadashami, Gandhi Jayanthi, Bakrid, Ramzan, May Day, Mahaveer Jayanti, Good Friday, and Maha Shivaratri. Maha Sivaratri, Good Friday, May Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Eid-Milad fall on Fridays, while Mahaveer Jayanti, Khutba-e-Ramzan, Vijayadashami, and Deepavali fall on Mondays. The other public holidays that have been declared by the Karnataka government are Makara Sankranti, Ugadi, Ambedkar Jayanti, Bakrid, Independence Day, Mahalaya Amavasya, Valmiki Jayanti, and Kanakadasa Jayanti. The list released by the government does not include holidays such as Kannada Rajyotsava, Ayudha Pooja, Mahanavami, Moharram, Basava Jayanti, and Republic Day. Most of these holidays fall on Sundays. Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vratha (22 August 2020) and Naraka Chaturdashi (14 November 2020) fall on the fourth and second Saturday, respectively. All banks remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays.

    25 November 2019

  • Holiday for PU Colleges, schools in Dakshin Kannada

    The Dakshina Kannada district administration has declared holiday for all the schools, and PU colleges in Dakshin Kannada on October 25 due to a red alert issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) and the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC).

    The fishermen in the area were asked not to venture into the sea for the next three days.

    According to a joint bulletin issued by the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information and IMD said that a depression has been formed over the Arabian Sea which is expected to intensify over the next few days, due to which a cyclonic storm is expected to brew.

    25 October 2019

  • Fourth Saturday to be a holiday for Karnataka government staff

    The Karnataka Government employees will have a holiday every fourth Saturday of the month. The State government on Wednesday issued a gazette notification for declaring the same. This is in addition to the holiday they already have on second Saturdays. The casual leaves of the government employees will be slashed from 15 to 10 in a year. However, the other existing general holidays remain intact. The new policy would only come to effect from this month.

    The fourth Saturday holiday was approved by the state Cabinet on Saturday, 8 June 2019 following the recommendation of the 6th Pay Commission. There was a demand from the employees for a holiday on fourth Saturday of every month. Moreover, nationalised banks have already declared holiday for its staff on second and fourth Saturdays.

    The Karnataka state government notified the holiday which will benefit over five lakh government employees from all the state government-affiliated departments. The decision was taken after studying the five-day work week in more than a dozen States in the country. There was a demand from the employees for a holiday on fourth Saturday of every month,

    The government has not taken any decision to scrap holidays on birthdays/jayantis of prominent personalities. Moreover, the Cabinet has also not decided on extending the hours of office work during the rest of the days to compensate for the holiday on fourth Saturday.

    13 June 2019

  • Karnataka State Government Declares Holiday, 3-Day Mourning for Girish Karnad

    In a statement from the office of Chief Minister of Karnataka, a holiday and 3-day mourning will be observed on 12 June 2019 on account of the demise of Jnanpith awardee, noted writer and theatre personality Girish Karnad. It’ll be a holiday for schools, colleges and government offices for one day. Karnad will be cremated with state honours and there will be a 3-day mourning. It’s also clarified that this is accordance with the initiatives taken by the government when Jnanpith award winners have previously passed away. Earlier on Monday, it was confirmed that Karnad, 81, had passed away at his residence in Bengaluru. His cremation is scheduled to be held at Baiyappanahalli crematorium in East Bengaluru later today. Karnad was one of Kannada literature’s well known and foremost playwrights. Following the news of his demise, condolences from across the country poured in including from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

    Girish Karnad has written several plays and has also acted in various Kannada and other lingual movies. He was conferred the Padma Shri award in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992 by the Indian government. He was awarded the Jnanpith award in 1999, the highest literary award in the country for his contribution to literature and arts.

    10 June 2019

  • Dr Shivakumara Swami expires at 111, State Government to observe 3-day bereavement

    The State Government of Karnataka has declared 3-day bereavement following the sad demise of Dr Shivakumara Swami on Monday, 21 January 2019. He was suffering from a lung infection. The government also declared a day holiday for government offices, schools and colleges in Karnataka on 22 January 2019. Dr Shivakumara Swami was a popular Lingayat Swamiji and gained immense popularity in the education sector and helping the poor students to get rid of hungriness. He was heading the society that has 100 plus education institutes in the state. He became of a part of the prestigious Siddaganga Mutt in the year 1930 and became the seer of the Mutt in the year 1941 after the demise of Uddana Swamiji, the guru of Dr Shivakumar Swami. APJ Abdul Kalam, the former president of India, visited the Siddaganga Mutta when Dr Shivakumara Swamiji turned 100 and praised his significant contributions to the society.

    23 January 2019

  • In lieu of the second Saturday, 13 October 2018, Karnataka State Government may announce holiday on the third Saturday, 20 October 2018

    H D Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister of Karnataka, is intending to declare holiday on the third Saturday, 20 October 2018, instead of the regular holiday on the second Saturday, 13 October 2018 since Ayudha Pooja is observed on 18 October 2018 and Vijayadashami festival is observed on 19 October 2018. Many government employees tend to remain absent on Saturday, 20 October 2018, because of the festivals. The public will be suffered if many employees take a leave. A DPAR official said the government will issue the issue shortly.

    October 2018 has 10 government holidays: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, 4 Sundays, Vijayadashami, Ayudha Puja, Valmiki Jayanti, 4 Sundays and second Saturday. Srikant, Secretary of Karnataka State Government Employees Association, said, “The government employees will cooperate in the interest of the public.” When Ramakrishna Hegde was the Chief Minister of Karnataka in 1986, he began the concept on giving off on second Saturdays.

    9 October 2018

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