Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020

Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020 hold high significance for Tamilians in India and all around the world. The list of Tamilian Holidays sheds light on some of the widely celebrated festivals and events observed with great devotion and fanfare.

Tamil Nadu is the southernmost state of India, and shares its border with another Indian state, Kerala. This state is enclosed with beautiful beaches and mountains, and comprises of some of the famous tourist attractions. Embarking on an enchanting journey, we have below mentioned some of the spell-bounding festivals and events observed by the locals of Tamil Nadu, that highlight their mythological and spiritual importance and take you to a religious journey.

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Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020

Date & Day Holiday
January 1, Wednesday New Year’s Day
January 15, Wednesday Pongal
January 16, Thursday Thiruvalluvar Day
January 17, Friday Uzhavar Thirunal
January 26, Sunday Republic Day
March 10, Tuesday Holi
March 23, Wednesday Ugadi or Telugu New Year's Day
April 1, Wednesday Bank Holiday
April 6, Monday Mahaveer Jayanthi
April 10, Friday Good Friday
April 14, Tuesday Puthandu or Tamil New Year, B R Ambedkar's Birthday
May 1, Friday Labour Day
May 24, Sunday Eid al-Fitr
July 31, Friday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August 3, Monday Rakhi
August 11, Tuesday Janmashtami or Krishna Jayanthi
August 15, Saturday Independence Day
August 22, Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi
October 2, Friday Gandhi Jayanti
October 25, Sunday Maha Navami, Ayudha Puja
October 26, Monday Vijay Dashami
October 28-29, Wednesday-Thursday Eid-E-Milad
November 14, Saturday Diwali
December 25, Friday Christmas Day

Note: These dates are subjected to change as per astrological calculations as well as government announcement. Visit this page and stay updated with the latest date and time.

List of Holidays in Tamil Nadu

Below we have provided you a quick list of holidays in Tamil Nadu observed in the year 2020. They can be religious or cultural in nature.


Among the list of Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020 is Pongal, one of the most famous and main festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness. This harvest festival stretches up to four days and falls in the Tamil month of Thai (Jan-Feb). This festival marks the commencement of the season Spring and transmission of Sun towards the North. In the North India, this festival is known as Makar Sankranti. People venerate Lord Indira, prepare dishes made from the fresh harvest, decorate their houses and wear new, traditional clothes.

Thiruvalluvar Day

Thiruvalluvar Day is one of the major Tamil Nadu Holidays 2020 and falls on 16 January in the year 2020 since its a leap year, otherwise on 15th January. This day is dedicated to Thiruvalluvar, a renowned Tamil philosopher and poet and the author of Thirukkuṛaḷ, a cherished Tamil literary work comprising of couplets based on love, economical, ethical and political matters.

Puthandu or Tamil New Year

Tamil New Year is observed on 14 April annually and marks the beginning of a new year as per Tamil Calendar. On this day, people fast, visit the homes of their family members and friends, greet each other, perform puja at temples and feast on vegetarian delicacies. In the state of Madurai, Chitterai Porutkaatchi, an exhibition is held, along with Car Festival at Tiruvidaimarudur. A special dish made of jaggery, mustard, raw mango, neem and chillies called Mangai-pachadi is prepared.

Ayudha Puja

Ayudha Puja begins on the ninth day or Navami during Navratri and is known as Astra Puja in various states. On this day, instruments, weapons, machines and musical instruments are worshipped with great devotion. In Tamil Nadu. The festival of Golu is celebrated, where the idols of Hindu Gods and Goddesses are kept on a seven-stepped platform made of wood. On the ninth day, Saraswati Puja or Ayudha puja commences, where books, musical instruments, weapons and machines are revered.

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