Holidays in December 2020

The first month of winter and the last month of the year. This month has a number of public holidays and bank holidays in December 2020 in India. Some of these holidays are applicable to the entire country while some are state specific. December often marks the beginning of snow, and cold weather which makes it a perfect month to go solo trips or take a vacation with your family.

List of Holidays in December 2020

Here’s a list of December holidays:

Date

Day

Holiday

Facts

1 December 2020

Tuesday

State Inauguration Day

  • State Inauguration Day is a regional public holiday in the north-eastern Indian state of Nagaland on December 1st each year.
  • This holiday commemorates Nagaland becoming an Indian state on this day in 1963.

1 December 2020

Tuesday

Indigenous Faith Day

  • The day aims to preserve the rich culture and identity of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

3 December 2020

Thursday

Kanakadasa Jayanti

  • This festival is celebrated by people of Karnataka. It is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of the great poet and saint shri Kanaka Dasa.

3 December 20200

Thursday

World Disabled Day

  • The day is celebrated to promote an awareness of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

3 December 2020

Thursday

Feast of St. Francis Xavier

  • The day marks the feast day of St. Francis Xavier, SJ, one of the first Jesuits, who is considered to be the greatest missionary since the time of the Apostles.

5 December 2020

Saturday

Birthday of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah

  • The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Mohammed Abdullah Sheikh a well-known Kashmiri politician.

18 December 2020

Friday

Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham

  • The Death Anniversary of U Soso Tham is a regional holiday in Meghalaya. This holiday commemorates the noted poet U Soso Tham and his contributions to the Khasi language.

18 December 2020

Friday

Guru Ghasidas Jayanti

  • This birth anniversary of Guru Ghasidas. He was an advocate of the Satnami sect of Hinduism in the early 19th century.

19 December 2020

Saturday

Goa Liberation Day

  • On this day goa was freed from the Portuguese dominion and was provided statehood in 1987 and thereby became one of the most rich and top per capita income states of India.

19 December 2020

Saturday

Sri Guru Teg Bahadur

 

  • Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji, the ninth Guru of Sikhs.

 

19 December 2020

Saturday

Ji's Martyrdom Day

 

  • The martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur is remembered every year as Shaheedi Divas.

 

24 December 2020

Thursday

Christmas Eve

  • Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the day commemorates the birth of Jesus.

 

25 December 2020

Friday

Christmas Day

  • Christmas is a religious and cultural festival celebrated by billions of people around the world.

26 December 2020

Saturday

Christmas holiday

  • Christmas is a religious and cultural festival celebrated by billions of people around the world.

26 December 2020

Saturday

Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti

  • The birth anniversary of Udham Singh, a revolutionary freedom fighter who assassinated the British administrator Michael O’Dwyer to avenge the loss of Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

30 December 2020

Wednesday

Tamu Losar

  • Tamu Losar is celebration of Gurung's New Year. The day marks the beginning of the Gurung Calendar Year.

30 December 2020

Wednesday

U Kiang Nangbah

  • The death anniversary of U Kiang Nangbah. He was a freedom fighter from Meghalaya who led an uprising against the British.

Bank Holidays in December 2020

The following table consist of the public holidays in December 2020:

Date

Day

Holiday

States

12 December 2020

Saturday

Second Saturday

Punjab

25 December 2020

Friday

Christmas Day

Jammu and Kashmir

26 December 2020

Saturday

Fourth Saturday

Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Assam

Descriptions of Holidays in Dec 2020

World Disabled Day:

International world disabled day is celebrated to promote awareness of disability issues and to support the dignity, rights, and well-being of a person with disabilities. In some parts of India, an event is held where disabled people are given an opportunity to foster their talents.

Christmas Day:

Christmas is an annual festival celebrated by Christians. The day commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. Many people decorate their homes with colorful lights and a Christmas tree, visit family or friends and exchange gifts. The preparation for this festival begins weeks before Christmas Day.

Boxing Day:

Few countries around the world celebrate Boxing Day after Christmas Day. Traditionally, Boxing Day was considered as a day off for servants, they received a 'Christmas Box' from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give 'Christmas Boxes' to their families back home.

New Year’s Eve:

New Year's Eve is a celebration of the final day of the year. People go out for evening parties, where many people dance, drink and have a good time with their loved ones. The night ends with beautiful fireworks and the same can be observed everywhere around the world.

Destinations to visit during Dec Holidays 2020

Goa:

Goa entices tourists across the globe with its stunning beaches and churches. The place is also popular for its nightlife that attracts a lot of young travelers. Many people like celebrating Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in Goa with their loved ones.

Manali:

Manali is one of the popular destinations in India. If you want to experience snowfall you can expect it any time from mid-December to mid-Feb. You will get a lot of snow about 15-20 kms above Manali on Rohtang road at all times in winter. The main tourist points of Manali include Solang Valley, Hadimba Devi Temple, Beas Kund.

Shillong:

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. The rolling hills around the town of Shillong are quite identical to that of European settlers of Scotland. Hence, this place is also known as the 'Scotland of the East'. The place is a perfect blend of cultural and natural heritage that attracts a lot of Indian and foreign tourists all around the year.

Agra:

The city of Agra is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It is home to one of the seven wonders in the world "Taj Mahal". The city is primarily known for its historical monuments, forts, palaces, and mausoleums. You also need to look out for traditional shopping centers and bazaars to discover cuisines and souvenirs.

Many people prefer to travel during the winter holidays. To experience the cold climate and beautiful scenery you need to visit the above destinations in the month of December. To finance your travel you can apply for a travel loan and cover all the travel ticket expenses and accommodations. However, ensure that you also get a travel insurance plan to secure your trip whether you are traveling solo or with your family and friends.

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