July Holidays 2020

In the month of July, a large number of festivals are celebrated across the country. These festivals can serve as a wonderful time for a small getaway with your family or close friends. Having a prior idea of the July holidays can help you plan your vacation in an efficient way. Therefore, let us have a look at the holidays in July 2020.

List of July Public Holidays in 2020

Date

Day

Holiday

Description

3rd July

Friday

Behdienkhlam

  • Behdienkhlam is celebrated by the Jaintia community residing in the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.
  • The primary objective of this festival is to pray to the almighty for good health and harvest.

6th July

Monday

MHIP Day

  • MHIP day is celebrated to acknowledge the establishment of the Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP) in Mizoram

13th July

Monday

Kashmir Martyr’s Day

  • This day is observed in the memory of the people who were killed on 13th July 1931, outside the central jail by Dogra state force

17th July

Friday

U Tirot Sing Day

  • It is a state Holiday in Meghalaya to commemorate the death anniversary of U Tirot Sing.
  • U Tirot Sing was a freedom fighter from Meghalaya who led a revolt against the British.

20th July

Monday

Karkidaka Vavu

  • Karkidaka Vavu is performed by the Hindus in the state of Kerala for their deceased ancestors.
  • It is held in the month of ‘Karkidakam’ in the Malayalam calendar.

27th July

Monday

Kharchi Puja

  • Kharchi puja is observed in the state of Agartala. It is done to worship the earth.

31st July

Friday

Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh

  • Shaheed Udham Singh was responsible for the assassination of Michael O' Dwyer as a retaliation to Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
  • He was martyred on 31st July 1940 and since then the day is celebrated as Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh.

Bank Holidays in July 2020

Banks across the country remain closed on every second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Additionally, there is July bank holidays on the dates below due to various festivals in the month of July 2020:

Date

Day

Holiday

Celebrated In

3 July

Friday

Behdienkhlam

Meghalaya

6 July

Monday

MHIP Day

Mizoram

13 July

Monday

Martyr’s Day

Jammu & Kashmir

17 July

Friday

U Tirot Sing Day

Meghalaya

20 July

Monday

Karkidaka Vavu

Kerala

27 July

Monday

Kharchi Puja

Tripura

31 July

Friday

Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh/Bakrid

  • Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh – Haryana/Punjab
  • Bakrid – Across the country

Description of Holidays in July

Behdienkhlam:

Behdienkhlam is the most popular festival of the Jaintia tribe. It is celebrated in the month of July for the well-being, property and bumper harvest. Behdienkhlam is celebrated all over the Jaintia hills. The main event is observed in the town of Jowai, which is about 64 km away from the capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong.

MHIP Day:

The Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP) is the biggest non-profit organization in the state of Mizoram. The MHIP day is celebrated to mark the establishment of MHIP. The primary objective of MHIP is to work towards the upliftment of women and children.

Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh:

31st July is celebrated to commemorate the death anniversary of Shaheed Udham Singh. Shaheed Udham Singh was the one to assassinate Michael O’Dwyer, who was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

Bakri Eid:

Bakri Eid is celebrated to honor the sacrifices of Prophet Ibrahim. The celebrations lasts for about three days and as a part of the festivals, feasts are held. Friends and family are also visited on the occasion of Bakri Eid. In 2020, Bakri Eid will be celebrated across the nation on 31st July.

Destinations to visit during July Holidays 2020

July is the peak month of monsoon in the country. Exploring different parts of the country during the monsoon season can be one of the best experiences for travel enthusiasts. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular destinations you can consider visiting in the month of July.

Nainital:

Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. The weather is pleasant throughout the year, however, monsoon adds to the beauty of the city. The Naini Lake, Mall road, Snow point view, Nainital zoo are some of the popular tourist attractions of the city. You can also indulge in adventure activities such as boating, trekking, etc. It is a perfect getaway for people who are looking to spend their vacation in a calm and serene place.

Dalhousie:

Dalhousie is a picturesque hill station in the state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This serene hill station is blessed with snow clad mountains, misty weather and tranquil waterfalls. The architecture of this beautiful place has a European touch. Rock garden, Satdhara falls, Bakrota hills are a few popular tourist attractions of Dalhousie.

Coorg:

Coorg is a hill station in Karnataka that is suitable for people who are looking for adventure, pilgrimage, nature and local delicacies. In the monsoon season, the breathtaking mountain views and scenic waterfalls add to the charm of Coorg. If you are planning to visit Coorg, make sure that you visit Abbey falls, Barapole river and Madikeri town, as these are the popular tourist attractions.

Ladakh:

Ladakh is immensely popular amongst bikers and trekkers. In the monsoon season, the most popular tourist attraction is the Pangong Lake. Also, travelers can engage in activities such as river rafting, mountain pass riding, etc. while in Ladakh.

Kodaikanal:

Kodaikanal is a beautiful station in Tamil Nadu and it is considered the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’. The rainy season starts in the month of July, however, the rains are not that heavy. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Kodaikanal are Kodai Lake, Bear Shola falls, and Palani hills.

Make sure that you research the place carefully before visiting it. This will help you make an ideal itinerary and be well-prepared for the excursion. To manage your vacation in the month of July, you can consider availing a travel loan. This can help you take care of your expenses such as air fare, accommodation, food and sightseeing. Lastly, do not forget to secure your trip by availing travel insurance. This will help you deal with any uncertainty in a far better way.

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