Chandigarh Administration Holidays 2020

Many friends keep asking me the question "is tomorrow a holiday in Chandigarh"? For the convenience of our readers, we are giving a complete list of govt holidays in Chandigarh in 2020. The list of bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2020 is also given on this page. Chandigarh is the capital of two states Punjab & Haryana, but is itself a Union Territory (U.T.). It has two satellite cities Mohali (Punjab) & Panchkula (Haryana) and these 3 cities collectively referred as Tricity or Chandigarh Tricity. The list of holidays in Chandigarh is different from the govt holidays in Punjab or Haryana. So the people living in or around Chandigarh always have the confusion about holidays in Chandigarh.

Tomorrow Holiday in Chandigarh

If you are a govt employee or school teacher working in Chandigarh, you must be looking for the answer as 'YES, Tomorrow is a Holiday in Chandigarh'. Although you will get disappointed on many occassions, but if you are reading this page on 20th February 2020, then you must be happy to know that tomorrow is a holiday in Chandigarh.
The next government holiday in Chandigarh is on 21 February 2020 (Friday), on the occassion of religious festival of Maha Shivratri. Maha Shivratri is the Hindu festival associated with lord Shiva and is celebrated annually on Chaturdashi of Phalgun month. Not many knows that according to Hindu calendar, Charturdashi of every month is a Shivratri day and the Shivratri in the month of Phalgun is celebrated as Maha Shivratri. It is the day when lord Shiva married to the goddess Parvati.


All the govt offices and schools of Chandigarh administration will be closed on this day. This day is also a bank holiday in Chandigarh, so all the private and public sector banks in Chandigarh will be closed on this day.

Chandigarh Holidays 2020

The complete list of public holidays in govt offices of Chandigarh administration during the year 2020 is given below. The list given here is according to the list released by department of Public Relations of Chandigarh Administration. According to this list, there are 17 public holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2020.
  1. 2nd January (Thursday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Sunday)
    Republic Day
  3. 21st February (Friday)
    Maha Shivaratri
  4. 10th March (Tuesday)
    Holi
  5. 2nd April (Thursday)
    Ram Navami
  6. 6th April (Monday)
    Mahavir Jayanti
  7. 10th April (Friday)
    Good Friday
  8. 7th May (Thursday)
    Budha Purnima
  9. 25th May (Monday)
    Id-ul-Fitr
  10. 12th August (Wednesday)
    Janmashtami
  11. 15th August (Saturday)
    Independence Day
  12. 2nd October (Friday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  13. 30th October (Friday)
    Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (birthday of Prophet Mohammad
  14. 14th November (Saturday)
    Diwali
  15. 24th November (Tuesday)
    Guru Teg Bahadur Ji Marttyrdom Day
  16. 30th November (Monday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  17. 25th December (Friday)
    Christmas day

Bank Holidays in Chandigarh 2020

The complete list of bank holidays in Chandigarh U.T. during the year 2020 is given below. 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. According to the list issued by Chandigarh administration, there are 16 bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2020.
  1. 2nd January (Thursday)
    Birthday of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
  2. 26th January (Sunday)
    Republic Day
  3. 21st February (Friday)
    Maha Shivaratri
  4. 10th March (Tuesday)
    Holi
  5. 1st April (Wednesursday)
    Bank Holiday
  6. 2nd April (Thursday)
    Ram Navami
  7. 6th April (Monday)
    Mahavir Jayanti
  8. 10th April (Friday)
    Good Friday
  9. 7th May (Thursday)
    Budha Purnima
  10. 25th May (Monday)
    Id-ul-Fitr
  11. 12th August (Wednesday)
    Janmashtami
  12. 15th August (Saturday)
    Independence Day
  13. 2nd October (Friday)
    Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi
  14. 14th November (Saturday)
    Diwali
  15. 30th November (Monday)
    Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji
  16. 25th December (Friday)
    Christmas day

Other than these holidays banks will remain closed on all Sundays and also on 2nd/4th Saturdays of each month.