Holidays in August 2021

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 2021. Having an idea of the holidays will help you plan for a vacation in a better way.

List of holidays in August 2021

Date

Day

Holiday

Description

4 August 2021

Wednesday

Bonalu

  • This festival is a Telangana traditional Hindu festival centred on the Goddess Mahakali.

8 August 2021

Sunday

Tendong Lho Rum Faat, Karkidaka Vavu

  • This festival is celebrated by the Lepcha people of north-east India.

11 August 2021

Wednesday

Haryali Teej

  • Hariyali Teej is one of the three Teejs celebrated by Hindus across the country.

13 August 2021

Friday

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 2021

Sunday

Independence Day

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

16 August 2021

Monday

De Jure Transfer Day

  • It is a regional Indian public holiday observed in the union territory of Puducherry

17th August 2021

Tuesday

Parsi New Year

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

18 to 19 August 2021

Thursday

Ashura

  • 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.

19 August 2021

Thursday

Muharram

  • Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar.

20 August 2021

Friday

First Onam

  • Onam is one of the largest harvest festivals in the Indian state of Kerala.

21 August 2021

Saturday

Thiruvonam

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

22 August 2021

Sunday

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.

22 August 2021

Sunday

Jhulan Purnima, Indra Jatra

  • The Indra Jatra festival is one of the most exciting and revered festivals of the Newar community of Kathmandu.

28 August 2021

Saturday

Ayyankali Jayanthi

  • Ayyankali Jayanthi is celebrated as a public holiday. The the day commemorates the birth of Ayyankali, a renowned social reformer in Kerala.

30 August 2021

Monday

Janmashtami

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

List of Bank Holidays in August 2021

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

Day

Day

Holiday

States

4 August 2021

Wednesday

Bonalu

Telangana

8 August 2021

Sunday

Tendong Lho Rum Faat, Karkidaka Vavu

Sikkim

11 August 2021

Wednesday

Haryali Teej

Haryana

13 August 2021

Friday

Patriot’s day

Manipur

15 August 2021

Sunday

Independence Day

Throughout the country

16 August 2021

Monday

De Jure Transfer Day

Pondicherry

17 August 2021

Tuesday

Parsi New Year

Gujarat and Maharashtra

19 August 2021

Thursday

Muharram

Many States

20 August 2021

Friday

First Onam

Kerala

21 August 2021

Saturday

Thiruvonam

Kerala

22 August 2021

Sunday

Raksha Bandhan

Many States

22 August 2021

Sunday

Jhulan Purnima, Indra Jatra

Jhulan Purnima- Odisha and West Bengal

Indra Jatra - Sikkim

30 August 2021

Monday

Janmashtami

Many States

Description of holidays in August 2021

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. Janmashtami 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 performance 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 2021

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 the holidays in August 2021.

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 destination 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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