Schools to remain shut for Dasara vacation from Sep 26 in Telangana
- Campus Updates
- 14 Sep, 2022
All schools in the State will have 14 days of Dasara vacation starting September 26. They will again reopen on October 10. Dasara festival is scheduled for October 5.
As per the academic calendar issued by the School Education department, Christmas vacation for missionary schools will be from December 22 to 28 and Sankranthi vacation for non-missionary schools from January 13 to 17, 2023.
Dussehra, also called Dasara or Vijayadashami, in Hinduism, holiday marking the triumph of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, over the 10-headed demon king Ravana, who abducted Rama's wife, Sita. The festival's name is derived from the Sanskrit words dasha (“ten”) and hara (“defeat”).
Many people of the Hindu faith observe Dussehra through special prayer meetings and food offerings to the gods at home or in temples throughout India. They also hold outdoor fairs (melas) and large parades with effigies of Ravana (a mythical king of ancient Sri Lanka). The effigies are burnt on bonfires in the evening.