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June 2020 Calendar Dates & Festivals

Last Updated: 12/26/2019 3:25:08 PM

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June 2020 Calendar provides you with a list of famous and widely celebrated festivals and auspicious events. Observing these events injects a sense of prosperity and togetherness in one’s life. The month of June 2020 being the best time for family visits, hill-station journeys and vacations as schools are shut, we have brought to you a list of June 2020 Holidays to plan accordingly. We have also mentioned public holidays in 2020 along with bank holidays in 2020 falling in June. Scroll down for June 2020 Calendar now.

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June 2020 Calendar: List Of Festivals & Holidays

Date Day Festivals
June 2 Tuesday Nirjala Ekadashi
June 3 Wednesday Pradosh Vrat (S)
June 5 Friday Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat, Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
June 8 Monday Sankashti Chaturthi
June 14 Sunday Mithuna Sankranti
June 15 Monday Maharana Pratap Jayanti
June 17 Wednesday Yogini Ekadashi
June 18 Thursday Pradosh Vrat (K)
June 19 Friday Masik Shivaratri
June 21 Sunday Ashadha Amavasya
June 23 Tuesday Jagannath Rath Yatra

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2020 June Calendar: June 2020 Holidays

June marks the commencement of the sixth month of the year, and hosts a series of colourful and sacred festivals. As per 2020 June Calendar, we bring to you a list of June 2020 Holidays and Festivals apart from the famous ones mentioned in the June Calendar 2020 above. Here is a quick description:

Kottiyoor Utsavam

One of the spectacular festivals as per 2020 June Calendar is Kotiyoor Utsavam, majorly celebrated in Kannur district, Kerala. This festival lasts for up to 28 days and commemorates the mythological significance of Daksha Yaga, a yagna organised by King Daksha where his daughter Sati immolated herself. This festival is held at the Akkare Kottiyoor and Ikkare Kottiyoor temple. Devotees travel from all around the world and cleanse themselves by performing the ritual of the holy bath, also known as ablution. The Neyyattam ritual is performed on the first day, and the Thirukalasattu ritual on the second day.

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Saga Dawa

As per the June 2020 Calendar, the Saga Dawa festival is a widely-celebrated occasion in the North-East India, particularly in the states of Sikkim and Darjeeling. This is a famous festival celebrated amongst the followers of Buddhism, when monasteries and religious temples are decorated and rituals are performed. On this day, Lord Gautam Buddha is remembered by lighting lamps, and processions are held at the Tsuklakhang Monastery, Sikkim

Ambubachi Mela

Ambubachi Mela celebrates the annual menstruation period of the divine Goddess Kamakhya at Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam. This falls during mid-June and is said to be one of the sacred June 2020 festivals celebrated by people with dedication. During this period, the temple is shut for three consecutive days, as the Mother Shakti Devi Kamakhya undergoes her annual menstruation cycle. The gates of the temple are opened on the fourth day, and the yoni-form of the Goddess is bathed. A grand Ambubachi Mela is organised on this day, where saints and devotees from all around the world visit the Goddess and seek her blessings.

Ganga Dussehra

Ganga Dussehra is an auspicious occasion and observed amongst Hindus widely with utter devotion and passion. It is on this day that Ganga Maiyya or Goddess Ganga ascended on the Earth or Mortal World from Heaven or Swarg. Also known as Gangavataran, this is a 10-day festival celebrated with grandeur in Haridwar, Varanasi, Rishikesh and Prayagraj (Allahabad) and concluded on Shukla Dashami. Devotees on this day bathe in the holy river, recite mantras and venerate the Goddess to get rid of past or present life sins and bad deeds. This is one of the important festivals as per June Calendar 2020 and reignites the significance of spiritualism. Ganga Dussehra falls in the beginning of the month of June 2020.

Calendar 2020 June Fasts

With 2020 June Calendar giving you a quick insight about festivals and holidays celebrated and observed respectively, below we have also included some important Indian fasts and rituals performed religiously with utter devotion. Read about these June 2020 fasts and know more:

  • Nirjala Ekadashi: Charity and donations such as clothes, shoes, blankets, fruits, food etc. can be done when performing the Nirjala Ekadashi fast. One doesn’t drink throughout day and pray to Lord Vishnu for longevity and happiness in life.
  • Pradosh Vrat (S & K): Pradosh Vrat is dedicated to the Mahadev or Lord Shiva and his better half, Mata Parvati, and falls twice in a month, i.e. during the Shukla and Krishna Paksha. Anyone fasting on this day appeases the Lord and the Goddess and becomes fearless.
  • Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat: Eliminate all the sins and bad deeds you have ever done in this or past life by performing the Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat. it is on this auspicious day that the devotees leave for the pilgrimage journey to Amarnath.
  • Sankashti Chaturthi: Modaks and Ladoos are prepared on the day of Sankashti Chaturthi to venerate Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom and goodness. Devotees avoid salt on this day and consume Sattvic food items.
  • Mithuna Sankranti: The planetary transit of Sun in Gemini is known as Mithuna Sankranti. On this day, Lord Sun is venerated and offered Arghya.
  • Yogini Ekadashi: On the day of Yogini Ekadashi, one must wake up early, bathe and perform the Kalash Sthapana ritual. Lord Vishnu is venerated on this auspicious day, and one wishes for the elimination of any past curse or sin.
  • Ashadha Amavasya: Going on sacred pilgrimages or performing the sacred bath on the day of Ashadha Amavasya incurs auspicious results. Anyone performing the ritual of Pind Daan gains auspicious results.

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This article on June 2020 Calendar narrates all the major festivals, fasts and special events occuring in the month of June 2020. Stay updated with the recent dates and come back for new add-ons. We hope that this article proves to be helpful to you.

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