Sankranthi Pongal Holidays to TS Schools 2021

As per the TS School Academic Calendar 2019-2020, Sankranthi Pongal Holidays to TS Schools from January 12 to 16, 2020. DSE has given orders on Sankranthi Holidays for TS Schools in Telangana. The Education Ministry has decided to give five days of Sankranti Holidays to public and private schools in Telangana state from January 12 to 16. Telangana Schools will re open on the 17th January.

The school education authorities issued orders to all the DEOs to take necessary actions and measures to ensure that all schools have holidays.

However, the missionary schools granted Christmas holidays are exempted in the case of Sankranti Holidays. Officials have stated that action will be taken against private schools which conduct classes on vacation.

But, The Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education, TSBIE has declared Sankranti holidays in junior colleges across the state on January 13 to 15, 2020. All government and private institutions are ordered to keep their classes suspended for these days. The colleges are to re-open on January 16, 2020, and have been warned by the Board to avoid running any classes in any condition during this period.   

According to the press release any violation against the orders could lead to serious actions including disaffiliation. Also, the School Education Commissioner clarified that all schools will remain open on all second Saturdays till April 2020. As per the notice issued in the state, T Vijay Kumar informed that all schools have to remain open on January 11, February 8, March 14 and April 11 respectively. 

Sankranthi Pongal Holidays to TS Schools

Makara Sankranti, also known as Maghi is a festival of Hindus, dedicated to Lord Surya or the Sun. It is celebrated in January every year and signifies the transit of Sun into Makara and end of the winter solstice. Also, Pongal is celebrated in the southern regions of India during the same period. It commences on January 15 this year and ends on January 18, 2020. The festival is celebrated for 3 days and is divided into Bhogi, Sankranthi, Kanuma in AP and Telangana (Bhogi, Pongal, Surya Pongal and Mattu Pongal in Other regions)


The T government has extended the Dussehra holidays due to the RTC strike. Accordingly, Telangana schools should work on the second Saturdays. Now, Telangana government has also reduced the Pongal holidays to schools.

Pongal holidays to be given ten days shortened to six days. According to the school’s academic calendar, the second Saturday and Sunday combined will be a six-day holiday from January 11 to 16 to TS Schools. Recently, the Commissioner of School Education has issued a change order on ‘January 11 – Second Saturday’ is a working day. Teachers and students who are planning to travel to their hometowns for Sankranti festival holidays will be troubled.

11th January, 2020 is Working Day

Second Saturday Working Proceedings: Proceedings Rc.No.90/ PIg – 1/ 2019 Dated: 08 .01.2020

CSE Telangana has given the Second Saturday Working Proceedings on January 8, 2020. As per the new proceedings, all Government/ Aided/ Private Schools in the State of Telangana should work on Second Saturday working days i.e. 12.10.2019, 09.11.2019, 14.12.2019, 11.01.2020, 08.02.2020, 14.03.2020 and 11.04.2020 and also School Education Commissioner has instructed to all the District Educational Officers to take necessary action in this matter accordingly under intimation to CSE office.

Download Second Saturday Working Days File From Here


DSE Orders on Sankranthi Pongal Holidays to TS Schools: School Education – Sankranti Holidays to Primary, Upper Primary and High Schools in the Telangana State for the academic year 2019-2020 – Orders-Issued-Reg.  

A. Christmas Holidays for Missionary Schools: 22.12.2019 to 28.12.2018 – 7 days
B. Sankranthi Holidays other than Missionary Schools: 12.01.2019 to 16.01.2019 – 4 days Pongal /Sankranthi Holidays to TS Schools

As per the CSE Proceedings, Pongal/Sankranthi Holidays from 12-01-2020 to 16-01-2020 to TS Schools

The attention of the District Educational Officers’ and Regional Joint Director of School Education in the State are informed that the SANKRANTI holidays to all the Primary ,Upper Primary and High Schools in the state for the academic year 2019-2020 is from 12-01-2020 to 16-01-2020. The Schools should reopen on 17-01-2020. 

Therefore, the District Educational Officers and Regional Joint Director of School Education concerned are requested to issue necessary instructions to all the Head Masters of Primary ,Upper Primary and High Schools under their jurisdiction. The above instructions should be followed scrupulously. This ha got the approval of the Commissioner of School Education, Telangana State.

For details on Sankranthi Pongal Holidays to TS Schools, First Term and Second Term Holidays to TS Schools, TS Schools New Academic Calendar, TS General Holidays and Optional Holidays List search in this website – School Education Telangana

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2 thoughts on “Sankranthi Pongal Holidays to TS Schools 2021”

  1. Lifting of Second Saturday holidays till April is very pinching, & work is very hectic. Everyone of us plan to hv some personal works on the two consecutive days i.e Second Saturday & Sunday. Hence we request u not to cancel Second Saturdays holidays hence forth.

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