Holidays in August 2020

The month of August has numerous national and regional holidays. You can make use of this time to plan a vacation with your family and friends. Let us have a look at the holidays in August 2020. Having an idea of the holidays will help you plan for a vacation in a better way.

List of Holidays in August 2020

Date

Day

Holiday

Description

3rd August 2020

Monday

Raksha Bandhan

  • Raksha Bandhan is a popular festival in the Hindu tradition.
  • On this day, sisters tie a rakhi, around the wrists of their brothers.

10th August 2020

Monday

Ker Puja

  • Ker Puja is observed in the Tripura state.
  • Ker Puja is done to honour Ker, the guardian deity of Vastu Devata.

11th August 2020

Tuesday

Janmashtami

  • Krishna Janmashtami, also known as Gokulashtami, is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna

13th August 2020

Thursday

Patriot’s day

  • The day is celebrated in Manipur to pay tributes to the heroes who lost their lives in the Anglo-Manipuri war.

15th August 2020

Saturday

Independence Day

  • This day celebrates India’s independence from British rule.

17th August 2020

Monday

Parsi New Year

  • Also known as Jamshed-i-Nouraz, Parsi New Year marks the beginning of the Iranian calendar.

22nd August 2020

Saturday

Ganesh Chaturthi

  • It is one of the most significant Hindu festivals. The devotees of Lord Ganesha Celebrate this festival with lot of devotion and enthusiasm.

28th August 2020

Friday

Ayyankali Jayanthi/Ramdev Jayanthi/ Teja Dashami

  • Ayyankali Jayanthi -This day is celebrated to honour Ayyankali, a social reformer from Kerala.
  • Ramdev Jayanthi- This day marks the birth of Baba Ramdev, a Rajasthani king who ruled in the 14th century.
  • Teja Dashami- This festival marks the birthday of Lord Tejaji from the Jat community.

 

29th August 2020

Saturday

Ashura/Karam

  • Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram and is considered to be a sad event as it marks the death of Prophet Mohammad’s grandson.
  • Karam is celebrated in various Indian states and it is dedicated to the God of power and youth.

31st August 2020

Monday

Thiruvonam

  • This day is of utmost significance to the Malayali community as it marks the last day of Onam festival

List of Bank Holidays in August 2020

The public and private sector banks shall remain closed on the following days in August. The list of August public holiday is mentioned below:

Date

Day

Holiday

States

1st August 2020

Saturday

Bakr Id/Eid al Adha

Jammu & Kashmir

3rd August 2020

Monday

Raksha Bandhan/Jhulan Purnima

Many States

8th August 2020

Saturday

Tendong Lho Rum Faat

Sikkim

11th August 2020

Tuesday

Janmashtami

Many States

13th August 2020

Thursday

Patriot’s Day

Manipur

15th August 2020

Saturday

Independence Day

Throughout the country

17th August 2020

Monday

Parsi New Year

Gujarat and Maharashtra

22nd August 2020

Saturday

Ganesh Chaturthi

Many States

27th August 2020

Thursday

Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti

Punjab

28th August 2020

Friday

Ramdev Jayanti/ Teja Dashami

Rajasthan

31st August 2020

Monday

Thiruvonam

Kerala

Description of Holidays in August 2020

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a special occasion for the Hindu families across the country. It is a festival that celebrates the love between a brother and sister. On this occasion, sisters’ tie rakhi on their brothers’ wrist and in return, the brother promises to protect her sister throughout and offer special gifts.

Janmashtami

Krishna Janmashtami or Gokulashtami is a festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Jamashtami is celebrated by the devotees of Lord Krishna in various parts of the country. In Maharashtra, Dahi Handi is a common tradition that is followed to celebrate Janmashtami. Hindus across the country celebrate Janmashtami by fasting, singing, praying together, visiting Krishna or Vishnu temples, etc.

Independence Day

India gained its freedom from the British rule on 15th August 1947. Since then, this day is celebrated as Independence Day. To celebrate Independence Day, the national flag is unfurled in every corner of the country. Also, patriotic songs, dance performances and various other patriotic programs are held in different parts of the country. Independence Day is one of the government holidays in August, and hence, banks remain closed on this day.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi is observed on Shukla Chaturthi of the Hindu month Bhadra. The devotees of Lord Ganesha celebrate this festival with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The festival runs for a duration of 10 days, wherein people worship Lord Ganesha with their whole heart and soul.

Destinations to visit during August Holidays 2020

The weather in August is mostly pleasant due to the monsoon season. Also, you can enjoy a lot of other perks such as cheaper packages, discounts, etc. Below, we are going to have a look at some of the best places to visit during holidays in August 2020.

Munnar, Kerala

The mesmerizing beauty of Munnar in monsoon is something that nature lovers would love to witness. Munnar is known for its wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls, majestic mountains, tea estates, etc. Therefore, if you wish to spend some time feeling close to Mother Nature, you can certainly consider planning a trip to Munnar in the month of August.

Jaipur, Rajasthan

This capital city of Rajasthan is certainly one of the best places to visit in August. Also known as the pink city, Jaipur is renowned for its historical monuments such as Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer fort, etc. Apart from sightseeing, you can also indulge in various activities such as jeep safari, camel riding, camping, paragliding, etc. while in Rajasthan.

Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Recognized as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, Khajuraho is the most popular tourist attraction in Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho is home to various ancient temples. The carvings of the temple walls are considered to be amongst the finest art forms in the world. Moreover, the charming weather of Khajuraho in August makes it one of the finest places to visit during the holidays in August.

Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. It is located in the foothills of Himalayas, and hence, the weather in August is extremely pleasant. Apart from enjoying the serenity of Darjeeling, you can also indulge in various adventurous activities such as rock climbing, trekking, boating, etc. If you happen to go to Darjeeling, do not forget to visit the tiger hill, Japanese temple and rock garden, as these are some of the major tourist attractions.

Goa

The smallest state in India, Goa, is one the most popular holiday destinations in the country. It is home to several picturesque beaches and old churches. Also, you can enjoy various water sports such as parasailing, banana ride, scuba diving, etc. Goa also has a vibrant night-life, which makes it one of the most preferred holiday destinations for the youth.

Now that you have an idea of August bank holidays and the best places to visit in August, get in touch with your close buddies and plan a vacation in August at the earliest. To finance your vacation, you can consider availing a travel loan. This will help you keep your savings intact for financial emergencies. Also, make sure that you secure your trip by purchasing travel insurance. This will help you avoid any inconvenience in the later stage.

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