November Holidays 2020

Holidays are always welcome irrespective of whether you are a student or a working professional. Holidays offer you the chance of getting away with your loved ones from the daily hustle and bustle. Here, we have compiled a list of holidays that fall in the month November 2020. Read on to know the dates and a bit about the festivals.

List of Public Holidays in November 2020

In the month of November 2020, a number of festivals are celebrated across different parts of the country. While some festivals are celebrated in several states, there are a few which are celebrated in one or two states. Listed in the table below are the festivals which are celebrated in the country in the month of November 2020:

Date Day Holiday Celebrated in
14 November 2020 Saturday Narak Chaturdashi/Diwali/Balipadyami
  • Narak Chaturdashi – Karnataka
  • Diwali – Many States
  • Balipadyami – Karnataka
16 November 2020 Monday Bhai Beej In many states
17 November 2020 Tuesday Ningol Chakouba Manipur
20 November 2020 Friday Chhath Puja Bihar and Jharkhand
24 November 2020 Tuesday Lachit Divas/Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Assam
26 November 2020 Thursday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak’s Birthday/Friday after Eid e-Milad –un- Nabi

Note: Haryana Day, Kannada Rajyothsava, Puducherry Liberation Day, Kut, Govardhan Puja, Kali Puja, and Vikram Samvat New Year are also celebrated in the month of November in 2020 but all these festivals fall on Sundays.

** Check the holidays with the government gazette.

List of Bank Holidays in November 2020

In India, both public and private sector banks remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of a month as per the RBI directive. In the month November 2020, banks shall also remain closed on the dates listed below on account of various festivals being celebrated:

Date Day Holiday Bank Holiday in
2 November 2020 Monday Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab
6 November 2020 Friday Friday following Eid e Milad/Lhabab Duchen
  • Friday following Eid e Milad - Jammu and Kashmir
  • Lhabab Duchen - Sikkim
13 November 2020 Friday Wangala festival Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Assam
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali In many states
16 November 2020 Monday Bhai Dooj In many states
20 November 2020 Friday Chhath Puja Bihar and Jharkhand
21 November 2020 Saturday Chhath Puja Holiday In many states
23 November 2020 Monday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti/Karthika Purnima
  • Guru Nanak Jayanti – In many states
  • Karthika Purnima – Odisha and Telangana

List of Trading Holidays 2020

Note: Please authenticate the dates with the holiday list issued by Reserve Bank of India. 

A brief description of November Holidays 2020

  • Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji: The day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of the fourth Sikh guru. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. On the occasion, devotees pay respect at the supreme Sikh shrine and take a holy dip in the ‘saro’. Various programmes and competitions are held in the country to mark the occasion.
  • Friday following Eid e Milad: On this day, religious congregations are held in different shrines. It is observed on the Friday after Eid e Milad is celebrated. On the occasion, night-long prayers are held, and the holy relic of Prophet Muhammad is displayed to the devotees.
  • Lhabab Duchen: The festival commemorates Buddha’s descent from the Trayastrimsa heaven. On the day of the festival, people visit monasteries and offer prayers to Lord Buddha. Monks and lamas spend the day reading holy scriptures. To mark the descent of Buddha from Trayastrimsa, newly painted ladders are placed on the rocks by the monasteries. It is believed that on the day of Lhabab Duchen, the effects of both positive and negative actions are multiplied ten million times.
  • Wangala festival: The festival is a Garo post-harvest festival and marks the end of the agricultural year. It is celebrated to thank the sun god of fertility and involves eating, drinking, and merrymaking. People dress in traditional attire and dance to the tune of a special drum called the nagara, buffalo horn trumpets, and bamboo flutes.
  • Narak Chaturdashi: Narak Chaturdashi is observed on the 14th day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Ashvin as per the Hindu calendar. On the day of the festival, devotees wake up before sunrise and take a holy bath after applying ubtan, which is made up of til oil, herbs and other crucial elements. This is followed by other religious rituals and festivities.
  • Diwali: Diwali also known as Deepavali is the festival of lights. The festival symbolizes victory of good over evil. On the occasion of the festival, temples and houses are illuminated with diyas and lights. People clean their homes, wear new clothes, distribute gifts and sweets among each other and burst crackers on the occasion.
  • Balipadyami: This festival which is also known as Bali Pratipada or Padava is celebrated to commemorate Lord Vishnu victory over Bali. On the day of the festival, people have oil bath, wear new clothes, decorate the hall of the house with a Rangoli, worship Bali and his wife as well as exchange gifts. The rituals of the festival differ from state to state as various legends are associated to the festival.
  • Bhai Beej: The festival which is also known as Bhai Dooj, Bhai Phonta, or Bhai Tika in different parts of the country is similar to the festival of Raksha Bandhan. On the occasion, sisters pray for the better health and futures of their brothers. As part of the festival, sisters apply tika on their brother’s forehead, do aarti, offer sweets and exchange gifts.
  • Ningol Chakouba: The festival is celebrated with traditional gaiety in the state of Manipur. As part of the festival, married women are invited to their mother’s home for a grand feast. Parents bless their daughters and shower them with gifts on the occasion. The festival is kind of a get-together where the daughters who were married off to distant places can visit their parent’s place and meet family and friends.
  • Chhath Puja: This festival is dedicated to the Sun God and is celebrated six days after Diwali. The festival is celebrated over a period of four days. On the occasion, people clean their house and surroundings, fast and offer prayers to the sun god at sunrise. The rituals followed during Chhath puja are tougher than the ones followed during other Hindu festivals.
  • Seng Kut Snem: The festival is celebrated to honour the Seng Khasi movement. The movement was started by 16 brave hearts to preserve, protect, and uphold indigenous Khasi religion and culture in the face of British onslaught. On the day of the festival, people offer special prayers, wear traditional clothes, and take out colourful processions depicting the rich and colourful indigenous lifestyle. To mark the occasion, people take part in traditional dances as well.
  • Lachit Divas: The day is celebrated in Assam to commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan and the victory of the Assamese army against Mughals in the Battle of Saraighat. On the day, tributes are paid to the legendary general of the state and various events are held in his honour. Lachit Borphukan was a commander and Borphukan in the Ahom Kingdom.
  • Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji: This is one of the ten most important festivals observed by Sikhs. On the day, holy scriptures of Sikh Gurus are read out loud, lectures are organized, food is served during the day and evening prayers are held. The rituals followed on the occasion is the same as the ones held during other Sikh festivals.
  • Guru Nanak’s Birthday: Also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti, Guru Nanak’s Prakash Utsav, and Guru Nanak Gurpurab, the day commemorates the birth of the first Sikh Guru. On the day of the festival, people sing morning hymns from the Sikh scriptures, priests recite poems in praise of Guru Nanak, and langar is prepared and served to people irrespective of caste or creed. The festival is basically a three-day festival.
  • Karthika Purnima: The day is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month Karthika. The festival which is also known as Tripurari Purnima or Tripuri Purnima and Deva Diwali. On the occasion, devotees take a ritualistic bath in the river and observe a day long fast. It needs to be mentioned here that Karthika month is the only month where devotees worship both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

With the list of holidays provided to you for the month of November 2020, you can start planning your next vacation straight away.

List of Monthly Holidays 2020

Bank Holidays on Saturday in November 2020

Public sectors banks do not operate on the second Saturday and the fourth Saturday of each month. They are regular bank holidays. In November 2020, the second Saturday falls on the 14th and the fourth Saturday falls on the 28th.

During bank holidays November 2020, all banking institutions shall remain closed. People can withdraw and deposit money through ATMs.

This holiday page for the month of November 2020 has been personalised for the people across the country. No matter which state you belong to, the holiday page can be used for various purposes. If you are a working professional, you can plan your leaves to take a long break from the regular life. You shall be able to reserve a travel ticket in advance and plan a holiday vacation with your friends and families. If you are a businessman, you shall be able to stock festival-specific items. Therefore, the calendar of holidays in November 2020 is required for all classes of people.

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List Of Holidays In November 2019

The following table outlines the public and regional holidays in November for the year 2019:

Holiday Date Day Comments
Haryana Day 1 November 2019 Friday Haryana
Karnataka Rajyotsava 1 November 2019 Friday Karnataka
Kut 1 November 2019 Friday Manipur
Chhath Puja 2 November 2019 Saturday Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Bihar
Wangala Festival 8 November 2019 Friday Meghalaya
Id-e-Milad 10 November 2019 Sunday
Guru Nanak Birthday 11 November 2019 Monday
Rasa Purnima 12 November 2019 Tuesday Odisha
Seng Kut Snem 23 November 2019 Saturday Meghalaya
Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji 24 November 2019 Sunday Punjab
Narak Chaturdashi 26 November 2019 Tuesday Karnataka

Bank Holidays In November 2019

The following table outlines the bank holidays in November 2019:

Holiday Date Day Comments
Puducherry Liberation Day 1 November 2019 Friday Puducherry
Haryana Day 1 November 2019 Friday Haryana
Kannada Rajyothsava 1 November 2019 Friday Karnataka
Kut 1 November 2019 Friday Manipur
Chhath Puja 2 November 2019 Saturday Jharkhand, Bihar
Chhath Puja Holiday 3 November 2019 Sunday Bihar
Wangala Festival 8 November 2019 Friday Meghalaya
Eid e Milad 10 November 2019 Sunday National except for Goa, Chandigarh, Bihar, Assam, Sikkim, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Karthika Purnima 12 November 2019 Tuesday Telangana, Odisha
Guru Nanak Jayanti 12 November 2019 Tuesday National except for Odisha, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Manipur, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Tripura, Puducherry, Daman and Diu, Bihar
Friday Following Eid e Milad 15 November 2019 Friday Jammu and Kashmir
Kanakadasa Jayanti 15 November 2019 Friday Karnataka
Sahidi Diwas S Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji 16 November 2019 Saturday Punjab
Seng Kut Snem 23 November 2019 Saturday Meghalaya
Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom Day 24 November 2019 Sunday Punjab

List Of Holidays In November 2018

Date Day Festival State
01 November 2018 Wednesday Haryana Day Haryana
01 November 2018 Wednesday Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka
06 November 2018 Tuesday Narak Chaturdashi Karnataka
06 November 2018 Tuesday Deepavali Karnataka
07 November 2018 Wednesday Deepavali
07 November 2018 Wednesday Deewali Many states
07 November 2018 Wednesday Kali Puja West Bengal, Assam, Odisha
08 November 2018 Thursday Deepavali Maharashtra
08 November 2018 Thursday Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat
08 November 2018 Thursday Vishwakarma Day
08 November 2018 Thursday Balipadyami Karnataka
09 November 2018 Friday Bhai Bij Gujarat
14 November 2018 Wednesday Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,
20 November 2018 Tuesday Id-e-Milad Kerala
21 November 2018 Wednesday Id-e-Milad
23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
23 November 2018 Friday Rasa Purnima Odisha
26 November 2018 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanti Karnataka

Bank Holidays In November 2018

Date Day Festival States
01 November 2018 Thursday Puducherry Liberation Day PY
01 November 2018 Thursday Haryana Day HR
01 November 2018 Thursday Kannada Rajyotsava KA
01 November 2018 Thursday Kut MN
06 November 2018 Tuesday Deepavali KA, GA, TG, PY, AP, TN
07 November 2018 Wednesday Diwali National except TG, TN, GA, AP, KL
08 November 2018 Thursday Vikram Samvat New Year GJ
08 November 2018 Thursday Deepavali Holiday HR, PB, ML, HR, UP, UK, DD
09 November 2018 Friday Bhai Dooj UP, SK, UK, UP, GJ
09 November 2018 Friday Wangala Festival ML
13 November 2018 Tuesday Chhath Puja JH, BR
14 November 2018 Wednesday Chhath Puja BR
16 November 2018 Friday Sahidi Diwas S Kartar Singh Sarabha PB
21 November 2018 Wednesday Eid e Milad National except SK, ML, PB, AR, AN, BR, GA, HP
23 November 2018 Friday Kartik Purnima TG, OR
23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti National except GA, KA, NL, OR, PY, MN, TN, TR
23 November 2018 Friday Friday Following Eid e Milad JK
23 November 2018 Friday Kartik Purnima ML
24 November 2018 Saturday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom Day PB
26 November 2018 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanti KA

News About November Holidays

  • List of bank holidays in November 2019 in India

    Public sector banks in Jammu & Kashmir will remain closed on 15 November 2019 on the occasion of Eid e Milad. In Karnataka, on the same day (15 November 2019) banks will remain closed on account of Kanakadasa Jayanti. On 16 November, banks in Punjab will be shut due to Shaheedi Diwas of Kartar Singh Sarabha. In Meghalaya, 23 November will remain a holiday for banks because of Seng Kut Snem. On Sunday, 24 November, banks in Punjab will observe Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Martyrdom Day and remain closed. In addition to this, like every year, banks will remain closed on second and fourth Saturdays of every month. On months with 5 Saturdays, the fifth Saturday will be observed as a regular working day by banks. Since November has 5 Saturdays, banks will be shut on 9 November and 23 November 2019. 

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