Malayalam calendar - Kerala Holidays list. Image Source: Prokerala.com

Thiruvananthapuram : The government of Kerala has officially announced its list of public holidays for the year 2020. The 2020 holiday list comprising of public holidays and restricted holidays for government offices was released on November 05, 2019.

All second saturdays and sundays are expressly declared as holidays for public offices. The year 2020 will have 26 holidays on account of festivals/occasions. This include 5 festival days which fall on second saturdays or sundays. In addition to this, there are 3 restricted holidays too. The number of public holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act is 16.

Here is the complete list of Kerala public holidays 2020 along with week day and festival/ocassion.

Public Holidays 2020:

Mannam Jayanthi - Jan 02, Thursday
Shivaratri - February 21, Friday
Maundy Thursday - Apr 09, Thursday
Good Friday - Apr 10, Friday
Ambedkar's Birthday - Apr 14, Tuesday
Vishu - Apr 14, Tuesday
May Day - May 01, Friday
Karkidaka Vavu - Jul 20, Monday
Bakrid* - Jul 31, Friday
Independence Day Aug 15, Saturday
Ayyankali Jayanthi - Aug 28, Friday
Muharram - Aug 29, Saturday
Thiruvonam - Aug 31, Monday
Third Onam - Sep 01, Tuesday
Fourth Onam - Sep 02, Wednesday
Sri Narayana Guru Jayanthi - Sep 02, Wednesday
Sri Krishna Jayanthi - Sep 10, Thursday
Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi - Sep 21, Monday
Gandhi Jayanthi - Oct 02, Friday
Mahanavami - Oct 24, Saturday
Vijayadashami - Oct 26, Monday
Milad-i-Sherif* - Oct 29, Thursday
Christmas - Dec 25, Friday

Holidays that falls on Sundays & Second Saturdays:
Republic Day - Jan 26, Sunday
Easter Apr 12, Sunday
Eid-ul-Fitr/Ramzan* - May 24, Sunday
First Onam - Aug 30, Sunday
Deepavali - Nov 14, Saturday

Restricted Holiday 2020:

Ayya Vaikunda Swami Jayanthi - Mar 12, Thursday
Avani Avittam - Aug 03, Monday
Vishwakarma Day - Sep 17, Thursday

* - Festival date may vary depending on the sighting of moon

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