September Holidays 2020

Holidays helps us unwind and spend some time with the near and dear ones. Given this fact, we all look forward to holidays.

In the ninth of the year i.e., September in addition to the regular holidays there shall be a few extra holidays as well given the fact that a few regional festivals would be celebrated. Listed below are the public and bank holidays that fall in the month of September 2020.

List of Holidays in September 2020

The regional festivals celebrated in the month of September 2020 are listed in the table below along with the date and day:

Date Day Holiday Celebrated in
1 September Tuesday Third Onam Kerala
2 September Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
15 September Wednesday Mahalaya Many states
21 September Monday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
23 September Wednesday Haryana Heroes’ Martyrdom Day Haryana

** Check the holidays with the government gazette.

List of Trading Holidays 2020

List of Bank Holidays in September 2020

In addition to public holidays there are bank holidays as well in the country. A bank holiday is a day when banks remain closed. While banks operating in the country remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of a month as per RBI’s guidelines, it shall remain closed on the below mentioned days as well in the month of September 2020.

Date Day Holiday Celebrated in
1 September Tuesday Indra Jatra Sikkim
2 September Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
17 September Wednesday Mahalaya Many states
18 September Friday First Day of Bathukamma Telangana
21 September Monday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
23 September Wednesday Haryana Heroes’ Martyrdom Day Haryana
28 September Monday S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti Punjab

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

A brief description of September Holidays 2020

  • Third Onam: The major part of the Onam festival celebrations end by the Thiruvonam which is followed by the another two days as the third and fourth Onam. The third day called the Avittom marks the celebration of King Mahabali’s abode to the heavens. During this celebration the most important ritual of the day is immersing the Onathappan statue which is place in the middle of every Pokallam during these 10 days after which the Pokallam is cleaned removed.
  • Indra Jatra: Indra Jatra or “Yenya” is the biggest festival for the Nepalese “NEWAR” community in Sikkim and is celebrated with much fanfare throughout the state. Named after the Hindu God of Rain and also the King of Heaven, Lord Indra, the festival’s prime objective is to seek his blessings in the form of rains and showers. Huge chariot processions accompanied with eclectic drum beats, masked dance performances and various classical dance performances are the integral elements of this vibrant festival that takes the streets of Gangtok in great awe of its cultural harmony. 
  • Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti: Sri Narayana Jayanthi marks the birthday of Narayana Guru, the greatest saint and social reformer of India. Communal harmony processions, conferences, floral tributes, community prayers, feeding for the poor and community feasts marks jayanthi celebrations. The birthday of this Great Saint/Avathar is celebrated on the Chathayam asterism of the Malayalam month of Chingam (Leo). 
  • Mahalaya: Mahalaya, which marks the beginning of Devi-Paksha and the end of the Pitri-Paksha (the Shradh or the mourning period) is an auspicious day for Bengalis, who celebrate it with much enthusiasm. Mahalaya is observed seven days before the Durga Puja.

This day also holds a special meaning for Hindus, who perform the ritual of Tarpan (offering). Men clad in dhotis go to the banks of the river Ganga and offer prayers to their deceased forefathers and perform pind-daan. While there are one too many folklore associated with the occasion, the most famous is Mahalaya being an invitation of sorts to the mother goddess to begin her journey from Kailash to her paternal home (earth), along with her children. This invitation is extended through the chanting of mantras and singing devotional songs.

  • First Day of Bathukamma: Bathukamma is floral festival celebrated predominantly by the women of Telangana and some parts of Andhra Pradesh. Every year this festival is celebrated as per Shathavahana calendar for nine days starting Bhadrapada Pournami (also known as Mahalaya Amavasya or Pitru Amavasya) till Durgashtami, usually in September–October of Gregorian calendar. Bathukamma is celebrated for nine days during Durga Navratri. It starts on the day of Mahalaya Amavasya and the 9-day festivities will culminate on "Saddula Bathukamma" or "Pedda Bathukamma" festival on Aswayuja Navami, popularly known as Durgashtami which is two days before Dussehra. Bathukamma is followed by Boddemma, which is a 7-day festival. Boddemma festival that marks the ending of Varsha Ruthu whereas Bathukamma festival indicates the beginning of Sarad or Sharath Ruthu.

Bathukamma represents cultural spirit of Telangana. It is the festival for feminine felicitation. On this special occasion women dress up in the traditional sari combining it with jewels and other accessories. Teenage Girls wear Langa-Oni/Half-Sarees/Lehenga Choli combining it with jewels in order to bring out the traditional grace of the attire.

  • Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi: Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi marks the death ceremony of the Sree Narayana Guru, saint, prophet and social reformer from Kerala. The great Guru attained Samadhi on September 20, 1928. Thus the ceremony is organized to remind world that spiritually he lives forever in the minds of millions of his followers across the globe, though physically Guru disappeared. It is celebrated on the 5th day of Malayalam month Kanni.
  • Haryana Heroes’ Martyrdom Day: The day is celebrated keep alive the memories of the martyrs of the state who had made supreme sacrifices for the nation and to infuse the spirit of patriotism among people of the state. Floral tributes are paid to the martyrs by organising public meetings, functions and seminars at district headquarters. Dependents of the martyrs are honoured during the celebrations. Freedom fighters and ex-servicemen are invited to take part in these functions.
  • S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti: The day is celebrated to commemorate the birthday of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. On the day, heartfelt tributes were paid to the martyr who sacrificed his life for the motherland at a very young age.  

With us providing you the list of public and bank holidays in the month of September 2020, you can plan a trip with the loved ones well in advance.

List of Monthly Holidays 2020

Why Do You Need The Calendar Of Holidays In September 2020?

Yes, the calendar of holidays in September is required for all classes of people. It is extremely useful for working professionals. Let’s assume you are working in Bangalore and your place of origin is Delhi. In this case, the calendar of holidays helps you reserve a travel ticket in advance to spend holidays with your families and friends. Some people prefer going on a vacation during holidays. Even retired people and businessmen can also make use of the list of holidays in September 2020.

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List Of Holidays In September 2019

The following table outlines the holidays in September 2019:

Date Day Festival Comments
1 September 2019 Sunday Muharram A big festival for the Shia Muslim Community
2 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Observed in many states
3 September 2019 Tuesday Nuakhai Observed in Haryana
7 September 2019 Saturday Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Observed in Punjab
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram (Tenth Day) The day of Ashura
11 September 2019 Tuesday Thiruvonam Harvest festival observed in Kerala
12 September 2019 Thursday Third Onam Harvest festival observed in Kerala
12 September 2019 Thursday Saragarhi Day Punjab holiday
13 September 2019 Friday Fourth Onam Harvest festival observed in Kerala
20 September 2019 Friday Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi Observed in Kerala
23 September 2019 Monday Martyrdom Day of Haryana heroes Observed in Haryana
28 September 2019 Saturday Birthday of Bhagat Singh Observed in Punjab
29 September 2019 Sunday Mahalaya Observed in West Bengal (WB), Tripura, Odisha, Karnataka (KA)
29 September 2019 Sunday Jayanti of Maharaja Agrasen Observed in Haryana (HR), Punjab (PB), Rajasthan (RJ)

Bank Holidays September 2019

The following table outlines the bank holidays in September 2019:

Date Day Festival Comments
02 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Puducherry, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Telangana, Gujarat, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
03 September 2019 Tuesday Nuakhai Observed in Odisha
03 September 2019 Tuesday Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Observed in Goa
07 September 2019 Saturday Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti Observed in Punjab
08 September 2019 Wednesday Ramdev Jayanti Observed in Rajasthan
08 September 2019 Wednesday Teja Dashmi Observed in Rajasthan
10 September 2019 Tuesday First Onam Observed in Kerala
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram National except for West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Punjab, Daman and Diu, Kerala, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tripura
11 September 2019 Wednesday Thiruvonam Observed in Kerala
12 September 2019 Thursday Indra Jatra Observed in Sikkim
13 September 2019 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Observed in Kerala
21 September 2019 Saturday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Observed in Kerala
23 September 2019 Monday Heroes’ Martyrdom Day Observed in Haryana
28 September 2019 Saturday S Bhagat Singh Ji Birthday Observed in Punjab
28 September 2019 Saturday Mahalaya Amavasya West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Karnataka
28 September 2019 Saturday First Day of Bathukamma Observed in Telangana

Banks will observe weekend holidays on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. Bank holidays are observed on 14 September 2019, which falls on the second Saturday, and 28 September 2019, which falls on the fourth Saturday of the month.

On a bank holiday, banks or financial institutions will remain closed to the public. Bank holidays slightly differ within Indian states based on regional holidays. During bank holidays, ATMs shall be open to the public service.

In India, national holidays are three in number: Independence Day, Republic Day and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. Independence Day is celebrated in the month of August. Republic Day and Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti are celebrated every year in the months of January and October. September, the ninth month of the year, has no national holiday. Regional and bank holidays are state-specific. The central and state governments have unveiled the calendar of holidays for the year 2019. This page gives readers the most sought-after details related to various types of holidays in September 2019.

List Of Holidays In September 2018

Date Day Festival Comments
01 September 2018 Saturday Prakash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab
02 September 2018 Sunday Srikrishna Jayanthi Odisha, Kerala
02 September 2018 Sunday Janmashtami Tamil Nadu
03 September 2018 Monday Janmashtami Restricted holiday
10 September 2018 Monday Birthday of Baba Sri Chand Ji Punjab
11 September 2018 Tuesday Muharram
12 September 2018 Wednesday Teej Haryana
12 September 2018 Wednesday Saragarhi Day
13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi
14 September 2018 Friday Nuakhai Odisha
20 September 2018 Thursday Muharram
21 September 2018 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
21 September 2018 Friday Muharram Many states
23 September 2018 Sunday Haryana’s Hero’s Martyrdom Haryana

Bank Holidays September 2018

The following table outlines the bank holidays in September 2018:

List Of Holidays In September 2018

Date Day Festival Comments
03 September 2018 Monday Janmashtami PB
13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Chaturthi OR, DN, GA, KA, OR, MH, TG, TN, MZ
14 September 2018 Friday Nuakhai OR
14 September 2018 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi GA
18 September 2018 Tuesday Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti PB
19 September 2018 Wednesday Ramdev Jayanti RJ
19 September 2018 Wednesday Teja Dashmi RJ
21 September 2018 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi KL
21 September 2018 Friday Muharram WB, GA, AS, GA, JH, KL, MN, TR, WB, UK
23 September 2018 Sunday Heroes’ Martyrdom Day HR
28 September 2018 Friday S Bhagat Singh Birthday PB

News About September Holidays

  • State-wise list of bank holidays in September

    Banks across the country will remain closed on 10 September 2019 on account of Muharram. Banks will be closed on 9 September 2019 in Odisha and Jharkhand. On 10 September 2019, banks will be closed in Jharkhand, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, New Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Mizoram, and Tripura. 

    Banks in India will also be closed on all national holidays such as Republic Day, Christmas, Independence Day, etc. Apart from national holidays, state-wise holidays are also there, and they would vary depending on the state. On 11 September, 13 September, and 21 September, banks will be closed in Kerala on account of Thiruvonam, Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti, and Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi, respectively. Banks will be closed on 11 September 2019 in New Delhi, Nagpur, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Kochi, Kanpur, Jammu, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhopal, Bangalore, Belapur, Aizawal, and Agartala on account of Onam/Ashura/Muharram. On 13 September 2019, banks will remain closed in Thiruvanthapuram, Kochi, and Gangtok because of Sri Narayana Guru Jayanti/Pung-Labasol/Indra Jatra. All banks in the country will remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month as well. 

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