The New Year 2020 is less than two weeks away and are you excited? Do you have resolutions, travel plans or a to-do-list to tick off? A lot of people may have made travel plans which they could not fulfil in this year but aim to accomplish in 2020. One of the prerequisites of planning a vacation is getting the leaves from the workplace. Many offices have a weekend off, which is when people lookout for a long weekend so that they can make their holiday plans. Thus approaching a new year, people look first for their birth dates and day and then on the holiday list. To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of all the long weekends of 2020. This list has all the long weekends you can enjoy in India in 2020. Maharashtra Holidays List 2020: Here's a List of Public and Bank Holidays, Long Weekends and More.

With the growing stress at work in this competitive world, one is always ready for a vacation. But going on a vacation also means, to manage a lot of work before you leave. And the very aspects of taking a vacation start with applying for leaves. Since it is not possible to take a leave every month, people eye on the long weekends and if there are public holidays around the same, so that they can enjoy a longer break than just Saturday and Sunday. We make it easier for you to figure out the long weekends in 2020 in India so you can start planning.

List of Long Weekends in 2020 in India


The New Year 2020 definitely starts on a good note and if you are seeking a good break to start your year with, then the start of the month itself offers a good long break from January 1 to January 5. January 1 which is a New Year's Day holiday falls on Wednesday. The festival of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is falling on January 2. If you manage to take a leave on January 3, Friday, then you can get enjoy a good break until Sunday.


There is one long weekend in the second month of the year from February 21- February 23. The festival of Maha Shivratri will be celebrated on February 21 which is a Friday. It is a restricted holiday so you will have to check with your workplace list of holidays, to enjoy the three-day break.


A very important festival of Holi falls in March, which is a time to squeeze in a short break. Holi will be marked on March 10, which is a Tuesday. If you can manage to take a break on Monday, March 9, then you can take a holiday from March 7 to March 10.


April is a good month with two long breaks in here from April 2- April 6 and April 10 to April 14. April 2 marks a holiday for Ram Navami, which is a Thursday. If you take a leave on Friday, then you can enjoy a break till the 6th of April. Besides, April 10 would be a holiday for Good Friday. If you can take a leave on the following Monday ie April 13, then you can enjoy a holiday till April 14, which is an off for Ambedkar Jayanti.


The first of May, labour day which is a definite holiday falls on Friday this year. So you can enjoy a break from May 1 to May 3 with the following weekend. The second long weekend in May is from May 23 to May 25. The festival of Edi-ul-Fitr will be marked on Monday, May 25 this year.


You may not be able to enjoy on good monsoon trips or at least the start of monsoon as there is not a single long holiday in June 2020.


Unfortunately, there is no long holiday in the month of July as well, so you will have to manage on just the weekend trips in July.


With no long weekends in the last two months, August starts with a long weekend. The festive occasion of Raksha Bandhan will fall on August 3, which is a Monday. So this month begins with a three-day holiday. If you can take leaves on two days August 13 and August 14, then you can enjoy a week-long holiday in this month from August 12 to August 17 which marks the celebration of Parsi New Year. Also, another important celebration of Onam falls on a Monday of August 31. If you get that holiday then you can enjoy another short break from August 29- August 31.


We advise you to utilise all your long weekends of August because there are no such breaks in September.


Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 will fall on a Friday, so you get a long weekend. On October 29, Eid-e-Milad will be marked. It is a Thursday, if you can get a holiday on the following Friday, then the month end of October is also a long weekend.


The festival of Gurpurab which is a holiday in many parts of the country will be celebrated on November 30, Monday. So you will have a long weekend from November 28- 30.


The festival of Christmas falls on Friday so you can definitely have a nice end to your 2020 before you actually take a leave for December 31st again.

So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your trips according to the long weekends and figure out the places you can head to in 2020. It is not easy to get all the holidays as some of them are restricted offs. Check your office leave calendar in advance and you can start planning the holidays for 2020.

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