Punjab Govt Holidays 2020




The year 2020 is around the corner and the new year will start in just few weeks from now. A lot of people, especially govt employees are curious to see the list of govt holidays in Punjab in 2020. The complete list of Punjab Govt Holidays 2020 is given on this page. The list given on this page is as per the gazetted holidays list issued by the government of Punjab. The first holiday in the new year is on the occassion of religious festival of Birthday Gurpurab of Guru Gobind Singh ji, which falls on Thursday, 2nd January 2020.
Punjab Govt Holidays 2020
According to this list, there are total 25 gazetted holidays during the calendar year 2020 in public offices of Punjab government. Other than these holidays, the offices will remain closed on all Saturdays and Sundays.

Tomorrow Holiday in Punjab

In schools, we always wanted the tomorrow to be a holiday. Although that's not possible everyday, but if you are reading this page on 16th October 2020, then your wish is granted as tomorrow is a holiday in Punjab.
The next government holiday in Punjab is on 17 October 2020 (Saturday), on the occassion of Agrasen Jayanti (or Agarsein Jayanti), the birth anniversary of the legendary king Maharaj Agrasen. He was the king of Agroha and the hindu clans of Agrawal and Agrahari originated from him.
All government offices, schools, offices of boards, corporations and educational institutes in the state will remain closed. You are reading this page on punjab data dot com.
This day is not a bank holiday in Punjab, so all the private and public sector banks in the state of Punjab will remain open on this day.
The holidays in state capital Chandigarh are not same as the govt holidays in Punjab. So check this link to know about the holidays in Chandigarh:
Chandigarh Holiday List 2020.

Punjab Govt Holidays

The complete list of government holidays in Punjab for the year 2020 is given below. The offices of Punjab govt will remain closed on these days and also closed on all Saturdays & Sundays.
Govt employees will be little disappointed to know that according to the holidays calendar for 2020, there are 5 holidays which will fall on a Sunday and 6 holidays are coming on Saturdays. So in total, there are 11 holidays which will fall on either Saturday or Sunday.
For the list of bank holidays in Punjab, see the next section.
  1. 2nd January (Thursday)
    Birthday Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Sunday)
    Republic Day
  3. 9th February (Sunday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji
  4. 21st February (Friday)
    Maha Shivratri
  5. 10th March (Tuesday)
    Holi
  6. 2nd April (Thursday)
    Ram Navami
  7. 6th April (Monday)
    Mahavir Jayanti
  8. 10th April (Friday)
    Good Friday
  9. 14th April (Tuesday)
    Vaisakhi/Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
  10. 26th April (Sunday)
    Bhagwan Parshuram Jayanti
  11. 25th May (Monday)
    Eid-ul-Fitr
  12. 26 May (Tuesday)
    Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji
  13. 5th June (Friday)
    Kabir Jayanti
  14. 1st August (Saturday)
    Eid-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
  15. 12th August (Wednesday)
    Janm Ashtami
  16. 15th August (Saturday)
    Independence Day
  17. 2nd October (Friday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  18. 17th October (Saturday)
    Agarsen Jayanti
  19. 25 October (Sunday)
    Dussehra
  20. 31st October (Saturday)
    Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji
  21. 14th November (Saturday)
    Diwali
  22. 15th November (Sunday)
    Vishawkarma Day
  23. 30th November (Monday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  24. 19th December (Saturday)
    Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
  25. 25th December (Friday)
    Christmas Day

NOTE: The festival of Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is coming on 3rd August (Monday). There will be a 2 hours holiday in govt offices and offices will open at 11:00 AM.


Bank Holidays 2020 Punjab

There are total 14 Bank Holidays in Punjab in the calendar year 2020. It is important to note that bank holidays are not same throughout the country. The list is issued by the respective state governments according to the directions of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Punjab government has notified following holidays which would be observed as public holidays according to section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act. Other than these holidays banks will remain closed on all Sundays and also on 2nd/4th Saturdays of every month.
  1. 2nd January (Thursday)
    Birthday Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Sunday)
    Republic Day
  3. 9th February (Sunday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji
  4. 10th March (Tuesday)
    Holi
  5. 1st April (Wednesday)
    Bank Holiday (Annual Account Closing)
  6. 2nd April (Thursday)
    Ram Navami
  7. 10th April (Friday)
    Good Friday
  8. 25th May (Monday)
    Eid-ul-Fitr
  9. 15th August (Saturday)
    Independence Day
  10. 2nd October (Friday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  11. 25 October (Sunday)
    Dussehra
  12. 14th November (Saturday)
    Diwali
  13. 30th November (Monday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  14. 25th December (Friday)
    Christmas day