Holidays in April 2020

The month of April is during the season of spring. During this month the climate is quite favorable which is not too hot and not too cold. It is also one of the best months to pack your bags and head over to beautiful destinations. So, let’s have a look at the list of holidays in the month of April. With the help of the list you can plan your leaves in advance and prepare for your trips accordingly.

List of Holidays in April 2020

The following table consist of the list of April 2020 holidays

Date

Day

Holiday

Facts

1 April 2020

Wednesday

Odisha Day

  • Odisha Day is also known as Utkala Divas.
  • This day commemorates the formation of the state of Odisha.

2 April 2020

Thursday

Ram Navami

  • Rama Navami is a Hindu festival that celebrates the descent of god Vishnu as Rama avatar, through his birth to King Dasharatha and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya.

6 April 2020

Monday

Mahavir Jayanti

  • Mahavir Jayanti is considered as one of the most important festivals in Jainism.
  • The day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of present Avasarpiṇī.

9 April 2020

Thursday

Maundy Thursday/Shab e-Barat

  • Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling before Easter.
  • The day commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
  • Shab-e-Barat is known as the night for forgiveness, when Muslims offer prayers to Allah. The night is spent in prayers asking for his mercy for any transgression

10 April 2020

Friday

Good Friday

  • This day is considered as a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

13 April 2020

Monday

Biju Festival/Vaisakhi

  • The day is a part of the New Year celebrations of the Chakma community in Tripura.
  • Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Hinduism and Sikhism. The day commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699

14 April 2020

Tuesday

Ashoka’s birth anniversary/Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sankranti/Tamil New Year/Bohag Bihu/Bengali New Year/Vishu

  • This day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Emperor Ashoka.
  • An annual festival observed to commemorate the memory of Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
  • Maha Vishuba Sankranti is a traditional New Year day festival of Buddhists and Hindus in Odisha, India.
  • Puthandu, also known as Tamil New Year, is the first day of year on the Tamil calendar and the day is traditionally celebrated as a festival.
  • Bohag Bihu is one of the most significant festivals of Assam. It celebrates the beginning of the harvesting season.
  • Poila Baishakh or Bengali New Year is the first day of Bengali Calendar. The day is celebrated as a national holiday in Bangladesh.
  • Vishu is an Indian festival natively celebrated in a few states of India. The festival marks the beginning of spring and celebrates an abundant harvest.

15 April 2020

Wednesday

Himachal Day

  • Himachal Pradesh is celebrated with gaiety and fervor. Himachal Day is celebrated to commemorate the creation of the state.

21 April 2020

Tuesday

Garia Puja

  • On this day people worship a bamboo pole that symbolizes the Lord Garia, the deity of livestock and wealth.

22 April 2020

Wednesday

Tithi of Damodar Deva

  • The death anniversary of Damodar Deva in Assam. He was known for his religious preaching in the Vaishnavite movement of Assam.

25 April 2020

Saturday

Parashurama Jayanti/Basava Jayanti

  • Parashurama Jayanti marks the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram. He was the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
  • Basava Jayanti is a hindu festival celebrated by Lingayats majorly in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra to honour the birth of Lord Basavanna.

April Bank Holiday 2020

The following table consist of the list of bank holidays in april 2020

Date

Day

Holiday

Bank Holiday in

1 April 2020

Wednesday

Odisha day

Odisha

2 April 2020

Thursday

Ram Navami

Several states

6 April 2020

Monday

Mahavir Jayanti

Several states

10 April 2020

Friday

Good Friday

Several states

11 April 2020

Saturday

Easter Saturday

Nagaland

13 April 2020

Monday

Bohag Bihu/Vaisakh

For Bohag Bihu – Assam For Vaisakhi - Punjab, and Haryana

14 April 2020

Tuesday

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sankranti/Tamil New Year/Bohag Bihu/Bengali New Year/Vishu/Cheiraoba

For Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti – Several states For Maha Vishuba Sankranti – Odisha For Tamil New Year – Tamil Nadu For Bohag Bihu – Assam and Arunachal Pradesh For Bengali New Year – Tripura and West Bengal For Vishu – Kerala For Cheiraoba - Manipur

15 April 2020

Wednesday

Himachal Day

Himachal Pradesh

21 April 2020

Tuesday

Garia Puja

Tripura

25 April 2020

Saturday

Parashurama Jayanti/Basava Jayanti

For Parashurama Jayanti – Several states For Basava Jayanti - Karnataka

15 April 2020

Wednesday

Himachal Day

Himachal Pradesh

21 April 2020

Tuesday

Garia Puja

Tripura

25 April 2020

Saturday

Parashurama Jayanti/Basava Jayanti

For Parashurama Jayanti – Several states For Basava Jayanti - Karnataka

Descriptions of Holidays in April 2020

  • Ram Navami: The festival is one of the most important Hindu spring festivals. The day celebrates the birthday of Lord Rama in Ayodhya. On the occasion, temples of Rama are decorated with flower garlands. While people visit temples and offer water to the Sun God as it is believed to be the ancestor of Lord Rama.
  • Mahavir Jayanti: Mahavir Jayanti marks the day when Lord Mahavir, the founder of Jainism was born. The day holds special significance for the entire Jain community. The community people engage themselves in charitable work while prayer meet is organized in temples dedicated to the spiritual teacher of Jainism.
  • Good Friday: The day commemorates the final hours of Jesus Christ’s life, crucifixion, and death. Christians attend special church services and prayers on Good Friday. On this day many churches offer a bitter drink that is served after the service. The drink is made of leaves, vinegar, and other ingredients and offered only to the church members.
  • Dr Ambedkar Jayanti: The birth anniversary of B.R Ambedkar is celebrated on this day, he was the chief architect of the Indian constitution. On the day, processions are carried out on the streets and statues of Ambedkar are beautifully decorated. People pay respect to the social reformer on this day for his immense contribution.
  • Vaisakhi: Vaisakhi also known as Baisakhi is celebrated as a harvest festival. It is a historical and religious festival in Hinduism and Sikhism. The day commemorates the formation of Khalsa Panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. The day is celebrated with people singing, dancing, and wearing festive clothes. The Khalsa Panth organization was established during the Vaisakhi festival, hence Sikhs commemorate the first five men who comprised the Khalsa with five symbols of purity and courage.

Destinations to visit during April public Holidays and bank Holidays

  • Dalhousie: Dalhousie is a high-altitude town spread with an old-world charm. The place is spread across 5 hills near the mountain range in Himachal Pradesh. The weather remains delightful during the month of April, with temperatures staying below 30 degrees.

  • Lonavala: Lonavala is the perfect place for a romantic escape far away from the chaotic noise of city life. The place has a salubrious climate with magnificent exquisiteness, historical forts, ancient caves, and beautiful lakes. People from all over the state, especially the weekend traveler’s flock to this place for a relaxed time with family and friends.

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands: The Andaman and Nicobar Island is thickly covered by deep green tropical forest, the archipelago supports a profusion of wildlife. But the main attraction for tourists is the beaches and the pristine reefs that surround most of the islands.

  • Ooty: Ooty is famous for its tea plantations. It is a town and municipality in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This place has pleasant weather and is the best place for sight-seeing. If you are a mountain lover Ooty is the best place to plan your mini vacation.

  • Kashmir: The Kashmir Valley is known for its lakes and gardens, it is popularly known as the `Paradise on Earth". This place has an agro-climatic condition best suited for horticulture and floriculture. The climate of Kashmir ranges from subtropical in the southwestern lowlands to alpine throughout the mountain areas. Kashmir is world-famous for its scenic splendor, plentiful wildlife, and snow-capped mountains.

The season of spring is one of the most beautiful times when flowers bloom and trees begin to grow and reproduce. The days grow longer and the temperature is more temperate making it the ideal time to travel. Moreover you so not have to blow-up your personal savings to fund your holiday. By simply applying for a travel loan you can cover your complete travel expenses. It doesn’t matter whether you are traveling solo or with your loved ones. With a travel loan, you can take care of all types of expenses and enjoy your trip. Also, make sure to get a travel insurance plan to secure your trips in case of any emergency situations a travel insurance plan will secure you financially.

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