November Holidays 2020

Holidays are an ideal time to plan a perfect vacation. You can escape the hustle and bustle of the daily life and spend some quality time with your loved ones or dearest friends. The month of November consists of various holidays, and so you can make use of this time to plan a getaway for yourself. Below, we have listed the holidays falling in the month of November. A quick look at it will help you plan your vacation in a better way.

List of Holidays in November 2020

Date

Day

Holiday

Description

14th November 2020

Saturday

Diwali

  • Diwali, the festival of lights is the most awaited Hindu festival of the year.
  • It symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.

16th November 2020

Monday

Bhai Beej

  • This day celebrates the relationship between brothers and sisters.

17th November 2020

Tuesday

Ningol Chakouba

  • Ningol Chakouba is a regional festival of Manipur, wherein married women are invited to their parents’ home for a grand feast.

20th November 2020

Friday

Chhath Puja

  • Chhath Puja is celebrated over four days, wherein people worship the Sun God.

24th November 2020

Tuesday

Lachit Divas/Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

  • Lachit Divas marks the birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom army general Lachit Borphukan.
  • Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji marks the martyrdom of the ninth Nanak, Guru Tegh Bahadur.

26th November 2020

Thursday

Seng Kut Snem

  • This festival is celebrated by the Khasi community in Meghalaya to celebrate their culture and tradition.

30th November 2020

Monday

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

  • Guru Nanak’s Birthday marks the birth anniversary of first Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Ji

List of Bank Holidays in November 2020

Banks across the country remain closed on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. In addition to that, some of the other bank holiday November 2020 are mentioned below:

Date

Day

Holiday

States

2nd November 2020

Monday

Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Das Ji

Punjab

6th November 2020

Friday

Friday following Eid e Milad

Jammu and Kashmir

13th November 2020

Friday

Wangala festival

Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Assam

14th November 2020

Saturday

Diwali

In many states

16th November 2020

Monday

Bhai Dooj

In many states

20th November 2020

Friday

Chhath Puja

Bihar and Jharkhand

21st November 2020

Saturday

Chhath Puja Holiday

In many states

23rd November 2020

Monday

Seng Kut Snem

Meghalaya

30th November 2020

Monday

Guru Nanak Jayanti/Karthika Purnima

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti-In many states
  • Karthika Purnima- Odisha and Telangana

Descriptions of Holidays in November 2020

Diwali

Diwali, the festival of lights is one of the most significant Hindu festivals. The festival is celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika, and the celebrations lasts for five days. The festivals signifies the victory of light over darkness. According to Hindu Mythology, Diwali is believed to be the day, wherein Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman reached Ayodhya, after defeating King Ravana’s evil army.

Bhai Beej

Bhai Beej, also known as Bhai Dooj is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and affection between a brother and a sister. On this day, sisters pray for the longevity, happiness and prosperity of their beloved brother.

Chhath Puja

It is a Hindu Vedic festival that is celebrated across the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. On the occasion of Chhath Puja, people worship the Sun God and Shashthi devi, and thank them for bestowing the abundance of life on earth.

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

This day marks the birth anniversary of the first sikh, Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab. It is the most holy festival celebrated in Sikhism. People celebrate this festival by visiting the Gurudwara and singing hymns. Langar, a special community lunch is arranged at the Gurudwaras on this day. In some Gurudwaras, night prayer sessions are also held.

Destinations to visit during November Holidays 2020

Varanasi- Uttar Pradesh

It is one of the oldest cities in the world. With Diwali falling in the month of November, it is an ideal time to visit Varanasi. The grand aartis on the bank of river Ganga, and countless diyas lighting up the river, make the city of Varanasi even more beautiful. Tourists from all over the world come to this city to explore its beauty. Vishwanath Temple, Manikarna Ghat and Dashashwamedh Ghat are some of the major tourist attractions in Varanasi.

Hampi, Karnataka

The weather in November is quite cool and pleasant, and this makes Hampi a perfect getaway during the month of November. Ancient temples, royal pavilions and monuments with beautiful architecture, attract tourists from various parts of the country. This place is recognized as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.

Manali

Manali is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. Snow-clad mountains, beautiful valleys, and thick pine forests add to the picturesque beauty of Manali. Since the winter months begin from November onwards, Manali becomes an ideal destination for vacation. When in Manali, you can also consider trying various adventure activities such as paragliding, river-rafting, trekking, skiing, etc.

Coorg

Coorg is a calm and serene hill station, located in Karnataka. The lush greenery and the natural beauty of Coorg, along with the cool and pleasant climate of November, make it one of the best destinations to visit before the arrival of the winter season.

Goa

Goa is known for its serene beaches, ancient churches, scrumptious food and Portuguese heritage. You can also enjoy various water activities such as parasailing, bumper ride, banana ride and scuba-diving while in Goa. Therefore, if you wish to spend time with your friends or family, you can consider planning a vacation to Goa in the month of November.

Having an idea of these destinations will help you plan a wonderful vacation and make the most of your November holidays. In order to finance your vacation expenses, you can consider availing a travel loan. Nowadays with leading financial institutions, you can avail a travel loan online from the comfort of your home. Also, to secure your trip and avoid any inconvenience during the later stage, you can consider purchasing a travel insurance. This will help you reduce your worries, and you will be to enjoy your vacation time to the fullest.

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