Tamil Nadu with 80.33% (2011) literacy rate, India’s one of the most literate state among 29, having 12855485+ (2010) enrolled students in Primary, secondary and higher secondary educational institutions which is affiliated with Tamil Nadu State Board, CBSE, CISCE, IGCSE, IB and others. Private schooling centres has started admission promotion in major cities such as Chennai, Coimbatore, Coonoor, Kanchipuram, Madurai, Rameswaram, Ooty, and Vellore. Considering it, parent is also planning their kid academy and vacation tour.
So, let’s come to our topic “TN School Holidays 2020 -2021” which is declare as public Tamil Nadu government official period of leave for every educational establishment.
The major School holidays of Tamil Nadu are:
Pongal/ Makar Sankranti
The Makar Sankranti/ Pongal holidays starts on 10 January 2020 and ends on 20 January 2020, total 10 days as per Tamil Nadu government academy calendar. So, parent can plan accordingly for their kid vacation such as hill station visit, Nani house trip, hobby classes and more.
Dasara/ Aayudha Pooja
The Dasara holidays starts on Saturday, October 17, 2020 and ends Sunday, October 25, 2020, total 9 days (Ashtami and Naomi on 24 October, 2020 as per Tamil calendar). Ayudha Pooja or Astra Puja is also part of the Navratri.
Tamil New Year 2020 / Puthandu
Tamil New Year known as Puthandu which is first day of the year on the Tamil solar calendar and first day of Chithirai month. The People celebrate this day as family time and Feasting, gift-giving, visiting relative homes and temples. It mostly falls on 14 April and the day is also known for birth anniversary of ‘Babasaheb’ Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti. So, TN govt. has declared Tuesday, 14 April 2020 as public holiday.
|New Year's Day||01 January 2020|
|Pongal||10 January to 20 January, 2020|
|Thiruvalluvar Day||16 January 2020|
|Uzhavar Thirunal||17 January 2020|
|Republic Day||26 January 2020|
|Good Friday||10 April 2020|
|Dr Ambedkar Jayanti/ Puthandu/ Tamil New Year||14 April 2020|
|Mahaveer Jayanthi||17 April 2020|
|May Day||01 May 2020|
|Ramzan||25 May 2020|
|Bakrid / Eid al Adha||31 July 2020|
|Janmashtami||11 August 2020|
|Independence Day||15 August 2020|
|Ganesh Chaturthi||22 August 2020|
|Muharram||30 August 2020|
|Gandhi Jayanti||02 October 2020|
|Dasara/ Aayudha Pooja/Vijaya Dashami||17 October to 25 October, 2020|
|Miladi un Nabi||30 October 2020|
|Deepavali||14 November 2020|
|Christmas Day||25 December 2020|