If you have been longing to experience some amazing travel experiences then the year 2020 can be the perfect gateway for it.
With plenty of list of long weekends in 2020 the offering, the year 2020 seems to be tailor-made for weekend holidays in each month.
However, we should not throw away caution to the wind on the backdrop of a series of natural disasters that are wreaking havoc in different parts of the globe. We need to plan our tour well with due care for the environment.
January (24th to 26th)
January 26th is India’s Republic Day, which also happens to be a Sunday, while January 25 is Saturday. Therefore, if you can take off on a Friday, January 24, and punch together Saturday and Sunday it makes for a long weekend.
Where can you go? Well, the month of January is great for a trip to Goa. During this time of the year, you will experience perfect weather with clear blue sky.
Places to visit:- Rajasthan can also be your destination as it is nice and cool right now. Andaman and Nicobar Islands is another good place with pleasant temperature, which makes it perfect for trying your hand in water sports.
February (21st to 23rd – 3 Days)
This time around, Maha Shiv Ratri is on February 21, which happens to be a Friday. For some this a scheduled Holiday where you can make the most of the following Saturday and Sunday. Thus, if you can take off on Monday it gives you the perfect example from the list of all the long weekends in 2020.
Places to visit: Thankfully, you can visit Goa during the month of February. On the other hand, you can make a trip to McLeodganj to witness the celebrations of Tibetan New Year on February 24.
March (7th to 10th – 4 days)
Holi for the year 2020 is scheduled for celebration on March 10 Tuesday. All you need to do is take an off on Monday. Therefore, you get Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday for a decent relaxation trip.
A trip to Vrindaban will be a great idea to witness Holi celebrations at its best.
April (2nd to 6th – 5 days)
In the list of long weekends in 2020 April is the month of the longest weekend. 2nd of April Thursday is Ram Navami so you do not have to April fool yourself. Since it is an optional holiday and if you are the lucky one then you can take an off on Friday.
Thank God, you have a Saturday and Sunday to follow. The next day April 6, Monday is also an optional Holiday for Mahavir Jayanti.
April (10th to 12th – 3 days)
Moreover, you have Good Friday on April 10 followed by a Saturday and Sunday. Again, on April 14 you have a holiday on the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R Ambedkar followed by an optional holiday for Baisakhi on April 15.
Thus, if you can take an off on April 13 Monday you get six consecutive days for a short week-long vacation. Indeed, it is one of the longest weekend gateways list of 2020.
Where to trip: April is the springtime and the season of harvest in North. Therefore, a hill station can be your destination where you will have beautiful weather. It makes sense to experience the majestic beauty of springtime in the lap of the Himalayas.
May (1st to 3rd – 3 Days)
May 1 is an international Holiday to observe International Labor Day, which falls on Friday. If you can combine Saturday, Sunday, and take off on Monday, it will make for a great weekend gateway.
The month of May is not over yet and you have May 7 Thursday for Buddha Purnima. Take an off on Friday and combine Saturday and Sunday for a relaxing end to the week.
May (23rd to 25th – 3 Days)
Next, you have May 25 for Eid ul Fitr on Monday. Take an off on the previous Friday and punch it with the following Saturday and Sunday for a long retreat.
Where to go: You can explore the foothills of Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh at that time of the year.
August (1st to 3rd – 3 Days)
Rakhi Purnima or Raksha Bandhan is scheduled for celebration on 3 August 2020. Fortunately, it is a Monday. Make the most of the preceding Saturday and Sunday for a quick escape from the drudgery of regular life. If you can take an off on Friday then it will be great.
August 29th-31st (3 Days)
Likewise, the Keralian festival of Onam falls on August 31 Monday although it is an optional holiday in some states and considering you are among the lucky ones then do not hesitate to capitalize on the preceding Saturday and Sunday for a short trip with your family.
Where can you go? To observe the festive spirit of Onam make your way to the Gods’ Own Land Kerala. On the other hand, take a trip to one of the fabulous states from the seven sisters of the North East to experience monsoon in all its romantic beauty. You can avail of some lucrative off-season discount in Goa and enjoy the rain-drenched greenery of the state.
October (2nd to 4th – 3 Days)
The month of October can begin with a bang for travel mongers with Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October hitting the calendar on a Friday. Thus, once again you have the opportunity to utilize the succeeding Saturday and Sunday for a delightful weekend getaway.
You may feel a little disappointed because Dussehra this year is on Sunday.
The month of October is perfect to visit the Western Horizons of India to welcome the autumn.
October 29th-November 1st (4 Days)
Id-e-Milad is a holiday in most parts of India and falls on November 29th(Thursday). Take a one day leave on November 30th(Friday) and you get a 4-day long weekend. Use this break wisely and start planning now.
Places to consider visiting: Mysuru Dasara, Mysore; Rann Utsav, Gujarat. Mysuru Dasara
November 28th-30th (3 Days)
The optional holiday of Bhaiya Dooj falls on 16 November Monday and Diwali is on November 14 Saturday. The setting is perfect to take an off on Friday, November 13 to enjoy a fun-filled weekend with family.
Again, you have the blessings of Guru Nanak on his birth anniversary on November 30 Monday so make the most of it by punching the preceding Saturday and Sunday for a delightful short tour.
If you are wondering where to travel in long weekends of 2020 particularly in the month of November then you can take a trip to the beaches of West Bengal or to places like Thekkady, Munnar and Lamahatta.
December 25th-27th (3 Days)
Happy Holidays in advance. Christmas falls on Friday so take an off on Thursday and utilize the post-Christmas Saturday and Sunday. Likewise, the New Year’s Eve falls on Thursday and January 1, 2021, is on a Friday. If you manage an off on Thursday then you can imagine that you will get a chance to welcome the New Year in Style.
Again, you can visit Goa to experience the best of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations in India.
You will have plenty of opportunities to spend the year 2020 in style full of positive energy and fun. It is now up to you to make all the needful plans and arrangements.
We are almost towards the last week of January 2020. It is amazing how quickly time flies by. The holiday is all about relaxation where you can shun off all the worries and tensions.
Therefore, plan diligently such that you can spend most of the time in your chosen destination rather than traveling on a train or a bus. Keep a close eye on the calendar.
Although we have tried to chalk out all the list of long weekends in 2020, maybe we have missed some so you are most welcome to make your own customization as and when needed. Wishing you all the very best.
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