Tamil Nadu Holidays In 2020

How important are holidays for you? Yes, of course, holidays are a good time for all classes of people to celebrate festivals with their families and friends and plan a trip to nearby places. If you are from Tamil Nadu and looking for the list of Tamil Nadu holidays 2020, this page is for you. The state government of Tamil Nadu announced the list of public and regional holidays for 2020. Tamil Nadu, a southern Indian state, is the eleventh-biggest state in the country by area. Chennai is the biggest and capital city of Tamil Nadu.

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The List Of National And Public Holidays Of Tamil Nadu 2020

The following list illustrates the dates and days of Tamil Nadu holidays in 2020:

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2020 Wednesday New Year’s Day
15 January 2020 Wednesday Pongal
16 January 2020 Thursday Thiruvalluvar Day
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Holiday
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
Tamil New Year
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
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
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day

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Bank Holidays in Tamil Nadu 2020

The following is the list of bank holidays, including the second and fourth Saturdays, in Tamil Nadu in 2020:

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2020 Wednesday New Year’s Day
11 January 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 January 2020 Wednesday Pongal
16 January 2020 Thursday Thiruvalluvar Day
25 January 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
8 February 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
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
Tamil New Year
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
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
11 August 2020 Tuesday Janmashtami
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
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
14 November 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 November 2020 Sunday Diwali Holiday
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday

All banks will remain closed during bank holidays, but ATMs will be open.

Why Do People Need Holidays?

Holidays are important to each one of us. They are a better time to spend quality time with your friends and families. Holidaying at least twice a year is suggested. It assists you to indulge in your preferred pass time and relax. Holidays enable you to experience the real joy and happiness. Working professionals are able to work more competitively with a fresh attitude. The following table illustrates the list of national and regional public holidays in Tamil Nadu in 2020:

List of Trading Holidays 2020

Best Destinations In Tamil Nadu To Plan A Trip During Holidays In Tamil Nadu

Working professionals would like to plan a trip during holidays in Tamil Nadu. The following are the top five destinations in Tamil Nadu to spend during holidays:

  • Chennai: Chennai is renowned for temples, culture and beaches. The major tourist points in the city include Kapileshwar Temple and Marina Beach. You can spend 2-3 days to experience the real beauty of the city, which is nearer to Kanchipuram and Mahabalipuram.
  • Mahabalipuram: The city is famous for beaches and temples like Chennai. You can spend 1-2 days to visit the major tourist points such as Pancha Rathas and Shore Temple.
  • Kanyakumari: The city of Kanyakumari is well-known for its distinctive tradition, temples and beaches. People can pan a 1-2 day tour to this city to explore the beauty of Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Thiruvalluvar Statue.
  • Madurai: Madurai is an ideal tourist destination to spend holidays in Tamil Nadu. The city houses a vast number of beautiful temples. Meenakshi Amman temple is the major tourist center in the city.
  • Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal, a small hill station, is the most attractive tourist destination to spend holidays in Tamil Nadu. Dolphin’s Nose is the prime tourist place in the city. You can spend 1-2 days.

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The List Of National And Public Holidays Of Tamil Nadu 2019

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2019 Tuesday New Year’s Day
15 January 2019 Tuesday Pongal
16 January 2019 Wednesday Thiruvalluvar Day
17 January 2019 Thursday Uzhavar Tirunal
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
1 April 2019 Monday Bank Holiday
6 April 2019 Saturday Ugadi
14 April 2019 Sunday B R Ambedkar Jayanti
14 April 2019 Sunday Tamil New Year
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 Idul Adha
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day
23 August 2019 Friday Janmashtami
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram tenth day
29 September 2019 Sunday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
7 October 2019 Monday Ayudha Puja
8 October 2019 Tuesday Dusshera
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali
10 November 2019 Sunday Id-e-Milad
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day

Bank Holidays in Tamil Nadu 2019

Date Day Holiday
New Year’s Day 1 January 2019 Tuesday
Second Saturday 12 January 2019 Saturday
Pongal 14 January 2019 Monday
Thiruvalluvar Day 15 January 2019 Tuesday
Uzhavar Thirunal 16 January 2019 Wednesday
Republic Day 26 January 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 26 January 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 9 February 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 23 February 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 09 March 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 23 March 2019 Saturday
Bank Account closing day 1 April 2019 Monday
Telugu New Year’s Day 6 April 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 13 April 2019 Saturday
Mahavir Jayanti 17 April 2019 Wednesday
Good Friday 19 April 2019 Friday
Fourth Saturday 27 April 2019 Saturday
May Day 1 May 2019 Wednesday
Second Saturday 11 May 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 25 May 2019 Saturday
Eid al-Fitr 5 June 2019 Wednesday
Second Saturday 8 June 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 22 June 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 13 July 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 27 July 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 10 August 2019 Saturday
Eid-al-Zuha 12 August 2019 Monday
Independence Day 15 August 2019 Thursday
Fourth Saturday 24 August 2019 Saturday
Janmashtami 24 August 2019 Saturday
Ganesh Chaturthi 2 September 2019 Monday
Muharram 10 September 2019 Tuesday
Second Saturday 14 September 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 28 September 2019 Saturday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2019 Wednesday
Vijay Dashami 8 October 2019 Tuesday
Ayudha Pooja 8 October 2019 Tuesday
Second Saturday 12 October 2019 Saturday
Fourth Saturday 26 October 2019 Saturday
Diwali 27 October 2019 Sunday
Second Saturday 9 November 2019 Saturday
Eid-e-Milad 10 November 2019 Sunday
Fourth Saturday 23 November 2019 Saturday
Second Saturday 14 December 2019 Saturday
Christmas 25 December 2019 Wednesday
Fourth Saturday 28 December 2019 Saturday

The List Of National And Public Holidays Of Tamil Nadu 2018

Holiday Date Day Remarks
New Years Day 01 January 2018 Monday Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur
Pongal 14 January 2018 Sunday Makar Sankrati
Thiruvalluvar Day 15 January 2018 Monday Tamil Nadu-specific holiday
Uzhavar Tirunal 16 June 2018 Tuesday Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Republic Day 26 January 2018 Friday Throughout India
Holi 02 March 2018 Friday
Ugadi 18 March 2018 Sunday Telugu and Kannada New Year
Mahavir Jayanti 29 March 2018 Thursday Religious festival in Jainism
Bank Holiday 01 April 2018 Sunday Year account closing day
Good Friday 30 March 2018 Friday
Bank Holiday 01 April 2018 Sunday Year account closing day
Ambedkar Jayanti 14 April 2018 Saturday Birthday of Ambedkar
Buddha Purnima 30 April 2018 Monday
May Day 01 May 2018 Tuesday Several states
Idul Fitr 15 June 2018 Friday Many states
Independence Day 15 August 2018 Wednesday Throughout India
Idul Juha 22 August 2018 Wednesday Bakrid several states
Sunday 02 September 2018 Janmashtami Tamil Nadu honors the birth of Lord Shiva
Ganesh Festival 13 September 2018 Thursday Vinayaka Vrata
Muhurram 21 September 2018 Friday Several states
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 02 October 2018 Tuesday Throughput India
Ayudha Puja 18 October 2018 Thursday Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
Dusshera 19 October 2018 Friday Vijay Dashami
Deepavali 06 November 2018 Tuesday Tamil Nadu, Kerala
Id-e-Milad 21 November 2018 Wednesday
Christmas Day 25 December 2018 Thursday All states

Tamil Nadu Bank Holidays In Year 2018

Holiday Day Date
New Year Monday 1 January 2018
Pongal Sunday 14 January 2018
Thiruvalluvar Day Monday 15 January 2018
Uzhavar Thirunal Tuesday 16 January 2018
Republic Day Friday 26 January 2018
Telugu New Year Sunday 18 March 2018
Mahavir Jayanti Thursday 29 March 2018
Good Friday Friday 30 March 2018
Ambedkar Jayanti Saturday 14 April 2018
May Day Tuesday 01 May 2018
Idul Fitr Friday 15 June 2018
Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day Sunday 17 June 2018
Independence Day Wednesday 15 August 2018
Bakrid Wednesday 22 August 2018
Janmashtami Monday 03 September 2018
Ganesh Festival Thursday 13 September 2018
Muharram Friday 21 September 2018
Gandhi Jayanti Tuesday 02 October 2018
Maha Navami Thursday 18 October 2018
Vijaya Dashami Friday 19 October 2018
Deewali Tuesday 06 November 2018
Eid-e-Milad Wednesday 21 November 2018
Christmas Day Tuesday 25 December 2018

News About Tamil Nadu Holidays

  • Tamil Nadu government announces public holidays for year 2020

    The list of public holidays 2020 has been announced by the Tamil Nadu government. These are holidays that fall under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Seven of these holidays fall on a Saturday or a Sunday. The first quarter public holidays are the following: New Year's Day (1 January which is Wednesday), Pongal (15 January 15 which is Wednesday), Tiruvalluvar Day (16 January which is Thursday), Uzhavar Thirunal (17 January which is Friday), Republic Day (26 January 26 which is Sunday), and Telugu New Year's Day (23 March which is Wednesday). The holidays in the second quarter are the following: Mahaveer Jayanthi (6 April which is Monday), Good Friday (10 April which is Friday), Tamil New Year's Day and B.R. Ambedkar's Birthday (14 April which is Tuesday), May Day (1 May which is Friday), and Ramzan (25 May which is Monday). The third quarter holidays are: Bakrid (1 August which is Saturday), Krishna Jayanthi (11 August which is Tuesday), Independence Day (15 August which is Saturday), Vinayakar Chathurthi (22 August which is Saturday), and Muharram (30 August which is Sunday). The fourth quarter holidays are the following: Gandhi Jayanthi (2 October which is Friday), Ayutha Pooja (25 October which is Sunday), Vijaya Dasami (26 October which is Monday), Milad-un-Nabi (30 October which is Friday), Deepavali (14 November which is Saturday), and Christmas (25 December 25 which is Friday). Besides this, 1 April is also a holiday for cooperative and commercial banks on account of annual account closing.

    23 October 2019

  • Holiday for schools in Tamil Nadu on account of heavy rains

    Following heavy rains on Monday, holidays have been declared for schools in Salem. Under the Assistant Executive Engineers and Assistant Commissioners, four teams and 13 relief centres have been set up for the relief activities. The district administration announced school holidays in Karaikal district too because of the heavy rains although colleges will remain open. In Salem district, the helpline numbers for the relief teams are 0427-2387514 in Suramangalam zone, 0427-2263161 and toll-free 1800-4256033 in Ammapet zone, and 0427-2461616 in Kondalampatti zone.

    22 October 2019

  • October 28 declared holiday in Tamil Nadu

    The Tamil Nadu government declared a local holiday on 28 October, a day after Deepavali. To compensate for the extra holiday, educational institutions and state government offices would remain open on 9 November. Treasuries, however, would function with a skeleton staff as the holiday was not declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Although Deepavali falls on 27 October, which is a Sunday, there were requests from several groups for a holiday on 28 October as well in order to facilitate travel for people from their native places after the holiday.

    22 October 2019

  • 21 October declared a public holiday in parts of Chennai due to Byelections

    K. Shanmugam, the Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu had issued an order on 17 October stating that government offices including all industrial establishments will be closed on 21 October 2019 due to polling. Apart from this, education institutions in Vikravandi and Nanguneri assemblies will be closed on 21 October.

    Shanmugan also mentioned that under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, the governor has declared a public holiday for 21 October.

    The employees who are working in neighbouring districts of Villupuram and Tirunelveli, and other districts but are registered voters in Vikravandi and Nanguneri will also be given a paid holiday as per the order.

    18 October 2019

  • 11 September declared Muharram holiday by Tamil Nadu government

    On the request of the Chief Kazi, the government of Tamil Nadu has changed the Muharram holiday from 10 September to 11 September. The order was issued on 5 September. It quoted the reason being the moon not being sighted on the day it was expected, as per the Chief Kazi. The holiday would be under the Negotiable Instruments Act 1881. It will be a holiday for public sector institutions as well as government schools, colleges, and offices. Muharram is significant for Muslims as it marks the start of the Islamic year. It was also the day that the grandson of Prophet Muhammed was martyred in 680 CE. The month of Muharram is considered the second holiest month next to the month of Ramadan with warfare being prohibited during this month. Muslims observe the day with a fast that lasts from dawn to dusk and special prayers at the mosque. 

    9 September 2019

  • Tamil Nadu Govt Declares April 18th Public Holiday Due to Lok Sabha Elections

    The Tamil Nadu government issued a government order (GO) declaring April 18th, 2019 a public holiday on account of Lok Sabha elections being held in the state. This is in line with an Election Commission notification that poll days for the Lok Sabha general election and bye-elections be declared a public holiday in the state. 

    18 assembly constituencies will be heading to the polls on April 18, 2019 in single-phase elections in the state. 3 bye-poll elections will be also be held around the same time in the state.

    28 March 2019

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