List of Holidays 2021 - Government, Public & Bank Holidays in India

Festivals form an integral part of the Indian culture and varies from state to state, with each state or city having its own set of customs and traditions of celebrating a particular festival. Here’s a complete list of government, public, and bank holidays in 2021.

National Holidays in India 2021

India has three national holidays. The country celebrates Republic Day on 26 January , Independence Day on 15 August and Gandhi Jayanti on 02 October every year.

Month Wise Government Holidays in 2021

List of Public and Government Holidays in 2021

India has an extensive list of Public and Government holidays. These holidays range from religious festivals to birthdays of individuals with historical significance as well as the foundation days of the different states. Here is a list of the major Public and Government holidays in India in 2021.

Date Day Holiday States
1 January 2021 Friday New Year's Day Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tamil Nadu
2 January 2021 Saturday New Year Holiday Mizoram
11 January 2021 Monday Missionary Day Mizoram
12 January 2021 Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti West Bengal
14 January 2021 Thursday Makara Sankranti Gujarat, Karnataka, Sikkim Telangana
14 January 2021 Thursday Pongal Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu
15 January 2021 Friday Magh Bihu Assam
15 January 2021 Friday Kanuma Panduga Andhra Pradesh
15 January 2021 Friday Uzhavar Thirunal Puducherry
16 January 2021 Saturday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu
20 January 2021 Wednesday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Chandigarh & Haryana
23 January 2021 Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Odisha, Tripura & West Bengal
25 January 2021 Monday State Day Himachal Pradesh
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day All states
31 January 2021 Sunday Me-Dum-Me-Phi Assam
12 February 2021 Friday Sonam Losar Sikkim
15 February 2021 Monday Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur
16 February 2021 Tuesday Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura & West Bengal
19 February 2021 Friday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra
20 February 2021 Saturday State Day Arunachal Pradesh & Mizoram
26 February 2021 Friday Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh
27 February 2021 Saturday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Punjab
5 March 2021 Friday Panchayatiraj Divas Odisha
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivaratri All states except for: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu & West Bengal
13 March 2021 Saturday Losar Sikkim
22 March 2021 Monday Bihar Day (Bihar Diwas) Bihar
23 March 2021 Tuesday S. Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day Haryana
29 March 2021 Monday Holi All states except for: Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Puducherry & Tamil Nadu
1 April 2021 Thursday Odisha Day Odisha
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday National except for: Haryana & Jammu and Kashmir
3 April 2021 Saturday Easter Saturday Nagaland
4 April 2021 Sunday Easter Sunday Kerala & Nagaland
5 April 2021 Monday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
13 April 2021 Tuesday Ugadi Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Telangana & Rajasthan
13 April 2021 Tuesday Telugu New Year Telangana
13 April 2021 Tuesday Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam
13 April 2021 Tuesday Gudi Padwa Maharashtra
13 April 2021 Tuesday Vaisakh Haryana, Punjab & Jammu and Kashmir
13 April 2021 Tuesday Sajibu Nongma Panba Manipur
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti All states except for: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura
14 April 2021 Wednesday Tamil New Year Tamil Nadu
14 April 2021 Wednesday Maha Vishuba Sankranti Odisha
14 April 2021 Wednesday Bohag Bihu Arunachal Pradesh & Assam
14 April 2021 Wednesday Cheiraoba Manipur
15 April 2021 Thursday Vishu Kerala
15 April 2021 Thursday Bengali New Year Tripura & West Bengal
15 April 2021 Thursday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
15 April 2021 Thursday Sarhul Festival Jharkhand
15 April 2021 Thursday Sarhul Jharkhand
21 April 2021 Wednesday Ram Navami Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh
21 April 2021 Wednesday Garia Puja Tripura
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
1 May 2021 Saturday Maharashtra Day Maharashtra
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day Assam, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Puducherry, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura & West Bengal
7 May 2021 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Jammu and Kashmir
9 May 2021 Sunday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti Tripura & West Bengal
10 May 2021 Monday Shab-i-Qadr Jammu and Kashmir
13 May 2021 Thursday Idul Fitr National except for: Puducherry & West Bengal
14 May 2021 Friday Idul Fitr Puducherry & West Bengal
14 May 2021 Friday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan
14 May 2021 Friday Basava Jayanti Karnataka
14 May 2021 Friday Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana
16 May 2021 Sunday State Day Sikkim
25 May 2021 Tuesday Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti Tripura
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
10 June 2021 Thursday Vat Savitri Vrat Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra
13 June 2021 Sunday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Rajasthan
14 June 2021 Monday Pahili Raja Odisha
14 June 2021 Monday Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab
15 June 2021 Tuesday Raja Sankranti Odisha
15 June 2021 Tuesday YMA Day Mizoram
24 June 2021 Thursday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Punjab
30 June 2021 Wednesday Remna Ni Mizoram
5 July 2021 Monday Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
6 July 2021 Tuesday MHIP Day Mizoram
10 July 2021 Saturday Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
12 July 2021 Monday Ratha Yathra Odisha
13 July 2021 Tuesday Martyrs' Day Jammu and Kashmir
17 July 2021 Saturday Kharchi Puja Tripura
17 July 2021 Saturday U Tirot Sing Day Meghalaya
20 July 2021 Tuesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha All states except for: Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Puducherry & Sikkim
21 July 2021 Wednesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha Puducherry
21 July 2021 Wednesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha Holiday Jammu and Kashmir
31 July 2021 Saturday Ker Puja Tripura
31 July 2021 Saturday Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day Haryana
4 August 2021 Wednesday Bonalu Telangana
8 August 2021 Sunday Tendong Lho Rum Faat Sikkim
11 August 2021 Wednesday Haryali Teej Haryana
12 to 23 August 2021 Thursday to Monday First Onam Kerala
13 August 2021 Friday Patriots Day Manipur
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day All states
16 August 2021 Monday De Jure Transfer Day Puducherry
17 August 2021 Tuesday Parsi New Year Gujarat & Maharashtra
18 to 22 August 2021 Wednesday to Sunday Jhulan Purnima Odisha
19 August 2021 Thursday Muharram All states except for: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Goa, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya Mizoram, Nagaland, Puducherry, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttarakhand & West Bengal
21 August 2021 Saturday Thiruvonam Kerala
22 August 2021 Sunday Raksha Bandhan Chandigarh, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh
22 August 2021 Sunday Indra Jatra Sikkim
23 August 2021 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
30 August 2021 Monday Janmashtami All states except for: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Maharashtra, Manipur, Mizoram, Puducherry & West Bengal
8 September 2021 Wednesday Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Punjab
9 September 2021 Thursday Hartalika Teej Chandigarh & Sikkim
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi Andhra Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Telangana & Tamil Nadu
10 September 2021 Friday Samvatsari Festival Gujarat
11 September 2021 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Goa
11 September 2021 Saturday Nuakhai Odisha
16 September 2021 Thursday Ramdev Jayanti Rajasthan
16 September 2021 Thursday Teja Dashmi Rajasthan
21 September 2021 Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
23 September 2021 Thursday Heroes' Martyrdom Day Haryana
28 September 2021 Tuesday S. Bhagat Singh Ji Jayanti Punjab
2 October 2021 Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti All states
6 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasye Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura & West Bengal
6 October 2021 Wednesday First Day of Bathukamma Telangana
7 October 2021 Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Haryana
7 October 2021 Thursday Ghatasthapana Rajasthan
12 October 2021 Tuesday Maha Saptami Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura & West Bengal
13 October 2021 Wednesday Maha Ashtami Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, Tripura & West Bengal
14 October 2021 Thursday Maha Navami Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh & West Bengal
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami All states except for: Manipur & Puducherry
18 October 2021 Monday Kati Bihu Assam
19 October 2021 Tuesday Eid e Milad All states except for: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Punjab, Sikkim & West Bengal
20 October 2021 Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka & Madhya Pradesh
Punjab
22 October 2021 Friday Fridayday Following Eid e Milad Jammu and Kashmir
24 October 2021 Sunday Karaka Chaturthi Many States
27 October 2021 Wednesday Lhabab Duchen Sikkim
31 October 2021 Sunday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti Gujarat
1 November 2021 Monday Kut Manipur
1 November 2021 Monday Puducherry Liberation Day Puducherry
1 November 2021 Monday Kerala Piravi Kerala
1 November 2021 Monday Haryana Day Haryana
1 November 2021 Monday Karnataka Rajyotsava Karnataka
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali All states
5 November 2021 Friday Deepavali Holiday Daman and Diu, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand & UP
5 November 2021 Friday Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat
6 November 2021 Saturday Bhai Dooj Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh
10 November 2021 Wednesday Chhath Puja Bihar, Chandigarh & Jharkhand
11 November 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja Holiday Bihar
19 November 2021 Friday Karthika Purnima Odisha & Telangana
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti All states except for: Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Daman and Diu, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Puducherry, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu & Tripura
23 November 2021 Tuesday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
1 December 2021 Wednesday Indigenous Faith Day Arunachal Pradesh
3 December 2021 Friday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa
5 December 2021 Sunday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti Jammu and Kashmir
8 December 2021 Wednesday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab
12 December 2021 Sunday Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma Meghalaya
18 December 2021 Saturday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham Meghalaya
18 December 2021 Saturday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chandigarh
19 December 2021 Sunday Liberation Day Daman and Diu & Goa
24 December 2021 Friday Christmas Holiday Meghalaya & Mizoram
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day All states
26 December 2021 Sunday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti Haryana
26 December 2021 Sunday Christmas Holiday Meghalaya, Mizoram & Telangana
30 December 2021 Thursday U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya
30 December 2021 Thursday Tamu Losar Sikkim
31 December 2021 Friday New Year's Eve Manipur

Public holidays will also vary depending on each state.

List of Monthly Holidays 2021

The Hindus throughout the country festival a huge number of festivals. The festivals of Hindu have one or more of periodic, mythological and religious importance. The symbolism utilised and attached, the observance of the festival and the intensity and style of celebration differs from region to region within the nation.

Listed below are the popular Hindu Festival Holidays 2021:

Date Day Holiday Observed in
14 January 2021 Thursday Makar Sankrati Rajasthan, Orissa, Karnataka, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar
16 February 2021 Tuesday Vasant Panchami Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Orissa, Tripura
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivaratri West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and other states
29 March 2021 Monday Holi All states except Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Goa, Kerala
13 April 2021 Tuesday Ugadi Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
2 April 2021 Friday Ram Navami Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Assam, Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh
14 April 2021 Wednesday Vishu Tamil Nadu, Kerala
27 April 2021 Tuesday Hanuman Jayanti Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
14 April 2021 Friday Akshaya Tritiya Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
12 July 2021 Monday Puri Rath Yatra Gujarat, Orissa
2 August 2021 Monday Bonalu Telangana
13 August 2021 Friday Naga Panchami All states except Goa and territories
22 August 2021 Sunday Raksha Bandhan Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand
30 August 2021 Monday Krishna Janmashtami West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar
9 September 2021 Thursday Hartalika Teej Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra
11 September 2021 Saturday Nuakhai Orissa
21 August 2021 Saturday Onam Kerala, Pondicherry
17 September 2021 Friday Vishwakarma Puja West Bengal
6 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka
Bathukamma Telangana
15 October 2021 Friday Dusshera All states
2 November 2021 Tuesday Dhanteras Most states
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali All states except Kerala territories
11 November 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand
Friday Kartik Purnima Several states
12 November 2021 Friday Jagaddhatri Puja West Bengal
14 November 2021 Sunday Devutthana Ekadashi Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttarakhanda

Popular Islamic Festival Holidays in India 2021

The most popular Islamic festival holidays in India and their dates in 2021 are given below:

Date Day Holiday Observed in
25 February 2021 Thursday Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
28 April 2021 Sunday Shab-e-Barat West Bengal, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Tripura, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh
7 May 2021 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir
12 May 2021 Wednesday Eid ul-Fitr All states and territories
20 July 2021 Tuesday Eid al-Adha All states and territories
27 July 2021 Tuesday Eid e Ghadeer Telangana
18 August 2021 Wednesday Day of Ashura
18 October 2021 Monday Mawlid All states and territories

List of Trading Holidays 2021

Popular Sikh Holidays 2021 in India

The most popular Sikh holidays in India and their dates in 2021 are given below:

Date Day Holiday
13 January 2021 Wednesday Lohri
20 January 2021 Wednesday Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti
25 February 2021 Thursday Guru Harari Jayanti
23 March 2021 Tuesday Shaheed Bhagat Singh Martyrdom day
9 April 2021 Friday Guru Harrai Guryai
13 April 2021 Tuesday Vaisakhi or Sikh New Year
Guru Amar Das Guryai
16 April 2021 Friday Guru Angad Dev Jotijot
17 April 2021 Saturday Guru Hargobind Singh Jotijot
26 April 2021 Monday Guru Harkishan Singh Jotijot, Guru Tegh Bahadur Guryai
1 May 2021 Saturday Guru Tegh Bahadur Jayanti
3 May 2021 Monday Guru Arjun Dev Jayanti
12 May 2021 Wednesday Guru Angad Dev Jayanti
25 May 2021 Tuesday Guru Amar Das Jayanti
26 May 2021 Wednesday Shri Guru Arjan Dev Martyrdom day
2 June 2021 Wednesday Guru Hargobind Singh Guryai
14 June 2021 Monday Guru Arjun Dev Jotijot
25 June 2021 Friday Guru Hargobind Singh Jayanti
2 August 2021 Monday Guru Harkishan Singh Jayanti
7 September 2021 Tuesday Guru Granth Sahib Jayanti
8 September 2021 Wednesday Guru Arjun Dev Guryai
9 September 2021 Thursday Guru Ramdas Jotijot
18 September 2021 Saturday Guru Ramdas Guryai
20 September 2021 Monday Guru Amar Das Jotijot
26 September 2021 Sunday Guru Angad Dev Guryai
1 October 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Dev Jotijot
22 October 2021 Friday Guru Ramdas Jayanti
30 October 2021 Saturday Guru Harkishan Singh Guryai, Guru Harrai Jotijot
6 November 2021 Saturday Guru Granth Sahib Guryai
9 November 2021 Tuesday Guru Gobind Singh Jotijot
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
6 December 2021 Monday Guru Gobind Singh Guryai
8 December 2021 Wednesday
19 December 2021 Sunday Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day

Popular Christian Holidays 2021 in India

The most popular Christian holidays in India and their dates in 2021 are given below:

Date Day Holiday Observed in
28 March 021 Sunday Palm Sunday All states and territories
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday All states and territories
4 April 2021 Sunday Easter Sunday All states and territories
31 May 2021 Sunday Feast of Pentecost All states and territories
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day
26 December 2021 Sunday Boxing Day Telangana

Popular Buddhist Holidays in India 2021

The most popular Buddhist holidays in India and their dates in 2021 are given below:

Date Day Festival
28 January 2021 Thursday Mahayana New Year
11 or 12 February 2021 Thursday or Friday Losar
15 February 2021 Monday Parinirvana Day
27 February 2021 Saturday Magha Puja Day, Sangha Day
28 March 2021 Sunday Avalokitesvara's Birthday
27 April 2021 Tuesday Theravada New Year
26 May 2021 Wednesday Vesak, Buddha Purnima
6 July 2021 Tuesday Dalai Lama’s Birthday
24 July 2021 Saturday Asalha Puja
24 July 2021 Saturday Guru Purnima
13 August 2021 Friday Bon Festival
14 October 2021 Thursday Dhammachakra Pravartan Day
20 October 2021 Wednesday Pavarana Day
27 October 2021 Wednesday Lhabab Duchen
20 November 2021 Saturday
8 December 2021 Wednesday Bodhi Day

Popular Jain Holidays 2021 in India

The most popular Jain holidays in India and their dates in 2021 are given below:

Date Day Holiday Observed in
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
4 September 2021 Saturday Paryushan Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Orissa

10 Popular Festivals of India 2021

India, the second most popular country in the world, has many religions, festivals and customs. A majority of festivals across the country are common among all communities. The 10 biggest festivals of the country include Diwali, Holi, Maha Shivaratri, Ramadan, Raksha Bandhan, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Krishna Janmastami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Baisakhi.

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, is normally celebrated in the month of October or November every year. It is a 5-day Hindu festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Diwali, in North India, is celebrated to honor the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after beating Ravana.

Holi, the Festival of Colors, is normally celebrated in the month of March every year. During this festival, people burn figurines, light beacons and drench each other with water billons and water.

Maha Shivatri means the night of Lord Shiva. Devotees across the country flock to Shiva temples and offer Bilva leaves to Lord Shiva. Extensive dancing and singing takes place to make people stay awake all night.

Ramadan is the month of fasting for the Islamic community. During the month, Muslims refrain from drinking, eating and smoking. The festival is intended to teach the community of Islam about humility, patience and spirituality to God.

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love, bond and affection between sisters and brothers. The festival is usually celebrated in the month of August every year. On this day, sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of brothers.

Navaratri is celebrated for nine days with three each dedicated to worship of Ma Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth, Ma Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge and Ma Durga, the Goddess of Valor.

Dussehra, a Hindu festival, celebrates the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana. The festival also signifies the triumph of Goddess Durga over Mahishasur. Mysore is the famous destination to celebrate this festival with friends and families.

Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu festival, marks the birthday of Lord Ganesh or Lord Ganapati. The festival is celebrated by the worshippers of Lord Shiva and the worshipers of Lord Vishnu. Baisakhi, a primordial harvest festival, celebrates the New Year for the Sikh community.

List of 2021 State-wise Holidays

With over a billion people, India is one of the most populous countries in the world. Hence, one can see many cultures, religions, and languages in this country. India is blessed with many festivals as all faiths are embraced in this land. If you wish to be a part of these amazing festivals, plan your trip early as travel by bus/train/flight tends to get more expensive as the festivals approach. You can always use your travel credit card to book your tickets and make your trip even more rewarding.

Festivals are celebrated differently in various parts of India depending on the place, faith, and other factors. Currently, there are 29 states and 7 union territories in India. If you are looking for a state-wise list of holiday 2021 in India, read on.

  • 15 January 2021 - Sankranti
  • 13 March 2021 - Ugadi
  • 10 September 2021 - Ganesha Chaturthi
  • 14 October 2021 - Ayudha Pooja
  • 25 December 2021 - Christmas Day

Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Karnataka:

Date Day Holiday
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivratri
14 May 2021 Friday Basava Jayanti
06 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasye
1 November 2021 Monday Kannada Rajyotsava
22 November 2021 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanthi
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day
  • 19 February 2021 - Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
  • 29 March 2021 - Holi
  • 13 April 2021 - Gudi Padwa
  • 1 May 2021 - Maharashtra Day
  • 04 November 2021 - Diwali

Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Maharashtra:

Date Day Holiday
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivratri
21 April 2021 Wednesday Ram Navami
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
14 May 2021 Friday Eid ul-Fitr
15 October 2021 Friday Dussehra
  • 2 January 2021 - Guru Gobind Singh (Delhi Government only)
  • 2 April 2021- Shri Ram Navami
  • 25 April 2021 - Mahavir Jayanti
  • 26 May 2021 - Buddha Purnima
  • 20 October 2021 - Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday

Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Delhi:

Date Day Holiday
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivratri
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
02 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
14 May 2021 Friday Idul Fitr
15 October 2021 Friday Dussehra
  • 14 April 2021- Vishu
  • 02 April 2021 - Good Friday
  • 13 May 2021 - Idul Fitr
  • 20 August 2021 - First Onam and Thiruvonam
  • 23 August 2021 - Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Kerala:

Date Day Holiday
02 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
01 May 2021 Saturday May Day
14 May 2021 Thursday Idul Fitr
14 October 2021 Thursday Mahanavami
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Birthday
  • 12 January 2021 - Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
  • 23 January 2021 - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
  • 01 May 2021 - May Day
  • 09 May 2021 - Rabindranath Tagore Birthday
  • 06 October 2021 - Mahalaya

Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in West Bengal:

Date Day Holiday
16 February 2021 Tuesday Vasant Panchami
15 April 2021 Thursday Bengali New Year
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
12 October 2021 Wednesday Saptami of Durgapuja
20 October 2021 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja
04 November 2021 Thursday Kali Puja
  • 15 January 2021- Pongal
  • 16 January 2021- Thiruvalluvar Day
  • 01 May 2021- May Day
  • 30 August 2021- Janmashtami

Apart from the above, the holidays mentioned below are widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu:

Date Day Holiday
14 April 2021 Wednesday Puthandu/ Tamil New Year
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesha Chaturthi
14 October 2021 Thursday Ayudha Puja
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
05 November 2021 Friday Deewali

*All states and cities in India have different regional holidays and fixed public holidays. Please check the complete list of government and public holidays in 2021 for your specific state for accurate information.

There are many national and regional holidays that are celebrated across the country. These festivals or occasions are not restricted to a particular state or city as people across India celebrate it with joy and excitement. Some of the holidays that are celebrated across the country are:

Date Day Holiday
11 March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivratri
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
13 April 2021 Tuesday Ugadi
02 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
13 May 2021 Thursday Id-ul-Fitr
19 August 2021 Thursday Muharram
10 September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi
06 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasye
14 October 2021 Thursday Ayudha Pooja
15 October 2021 Friday Dussehra
05 November 2021 Friday Deewali
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day

Though India is blessed with many festivals, you would not get a holiday for all of it. Please refer to the updated holiday list for your state/city/office/institution for accurate information.

FAQs on List of Holidays 2021 - Government, Public & Bank Holidays in India

  1. How many national holidays are there in India which is observed in every state and union territory without exception?
  2. There are 3 such public holidays which are observed all over India without exception and these are Republic Day, Independence Day, and Gandhi Jayanti. Republic Day falls on 26 January, Independence Day is on 15 August, and Gandhi Jayanti is on 2 October every year.

  3. Are public or government holidays the same across all states in India?
  4. No, the list of public or government holidays are not the same for every state in India. While there may be some days which are common to all, there are several other days which are specific to the culture and history of each state that are public holidays only for that particular state.

  5. Can I take the public holiday of one state in another state?
  6. Unless it is a public holiday in the state you are in, you cannot take a public holiday of another state as a holiday in any other state in India.

  7. Is New Year a public holiday in any state in India?
  8. Yes, there are several states which have declared the New Year’s day as a public holiday. It is also a bank holiday.

List of Public and Government Holidays in 2020

Date Day Name of Holiday States Celebrated
January
1 January 2020 Wednesday New Year’s Day Several states
2 January 2020 Thursday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Rajasthan
Mannam Jayanthi Kerala
12 January 2020 Sunday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti West Bengal
15 January 2020 Wednesday Bhogi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
Makar Sankranti Several states
Pongal Several states
Tusu Puja Assam
16 January 2020 Thursday Thiruvallavur Day Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
Kanuma Pandunga Andhra Pradesh
23 January 2020 Thursday Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha
25 January 2020 Saturday Sonam Losar Sikkim
Statehood Day Himachal Pradesh
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day All over India
30 January 2020 Thursday Vasant Panchami West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Haryana, Punjab
February
9 February 2020 Sunday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh
19 February 2020 Wednesday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra
20 February 2020 Thursday Statehood Day Arunachal Pradesh
State Day Mizoram
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivrathri Several states
March
5 March 2020 Thursday Panchayatiraj Divas Odisha
6 March 2020 Friday Chapchar Kut Mizoram
8 March 2020 Sunday Hazrat Ali’s birthday Uttar Pradesh
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi Several states
22 March 2020 Sunday Bihar Diwas Bihar
23 March 2020 Monday S. Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day Punjab and Haryana
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra
Gudi Padwa Maharashtra
April
1 April 2020 Wednesday Odisha Day Odisha
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami Several states
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti Several states
9 April 2020 Thursday Maundy Thursday Kerala
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday Several states
11 April 2020 Saturday Easter Saturday Nagaland
12 April 2020 Sunday Easter Sunday Several states
13 April 2020 Monday Bohag Bihu Assam
Vaisakh Haryana, Jharkhand, and Punjab
14 April 2020 Tuesday Vishu Kerala
Bohag Bihu Arunachal Pradesh
Bengali New Year West Bengal, Tripura
Puthandu Tamil New Year
Mahabishubha Sankranti Odisha
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti Several states
Ashoka's birth anniversary Bihar
15 April 2020 Wednesday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
21 April 2020 Tuesday Vaisakhi Several states
25 April 2020 Saturday Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti Several states
Basava Jayanti Karnataka
May
1 May 2020 Friday Labour Day Several states
Maharasthra Day Maharashtra
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima Several states
8 May 2020 Friday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti West Bengal, Tripura
16 May 2020 Saturday State Day Sikkim
20 May 2020 Wednesday Shab-i-Qadr Jammu and Kashmir
22 May 2020 Friday Jumatul Bidah Jammu and Kashmir
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid-al-Fitr Several states
25 May 2020 Monday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Several states
June
5 June 2020 Friday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Several states
15 June 2020 Monday Raja Sankranti Odisha
23 June 2020 Tuesday Ratha Yatra Odisha
28 June 2020 Sunday Kharchi Puja Tripura
July
3 July 2020 Friday Behdienkhlam Meghalaya
5 July 2020 Sunday Guru Purnima Festival Many States
6 July 2020 Sunday MHIP Day Mizoram
14 July 2020 Tuesday Ker Puja Tripura
16 July 2020 Thursday Bonalu Telangana
20 July 2020 Monday Karkkadaka Vavu Kerala
23 July 2020 Thursday Haryali Teej Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha Several states
Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day Haryana and Punjab
August
1 August 2020 Saturday Bakrid Several states
3 August 2020 Monday Raksha Bandhan Several states
11 August 2020 Tuesday Janmashtami Several states
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day All over India
17 August 2020 Monday Parsi New Year Maharashtra and Gujarat
22 August 2020 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Several states
23 August 2020 Sunday Nuakhai Odisha
28 August 2020 Friday Ramdev Jayanti Rajasthan
28 August 2020 Friday Ayyankali Jayanthi Rajasthan
28 August 2020 Friday Teja Dashami Rajasthan
28 August 2020 Friday Ashura Many States
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram Several states
31 August 2020 Monday Thiruvonam Kerala
September
1 September 2020 Tuesday Indra Jatra Sikkim
2 September 2020 Wednesday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
16 September Wednesday Vishwakarma Day Many stateRajasthan, Haryana and Punjab
17 September 2020 Thursday Mahalaya Amavasye Several states
October
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti All over India
Begins on 17th October 2020 Saturday Bathukamma Telangana & Andhra Pradesh
17 October 2020 Saturday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh & Rajasthan
23 October 2020 Friday Maha Saptami Several states
24 October 2020 Saturday Maha Ashtami Several states
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami Several states
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami Several states
29 October 2020 Thursday Eid-e-Milad(Mawlid) Several states
31 October 2020 Saturday Lakshmi Puja West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha
Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Several states
November
1 November 2020 Sunday Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka
Kerala Piravi Kerala
Puducherry Liberation Day Puducherry
Haryana Day Haryana
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali/Deepavali Several states
14 November 2020 Saturday Narak Chaturdashi Several states
15 November 2020 Sunday Govardhan Puja Several states
16 November 2020 Monday Bhai Dooj Several states
16 November 2020 Monday Vikram Samvat New Year Several states
20 November 2020 Friday Chhath Puja Jharkhand, Bihar
24 November 2020 Tuesday Martyrdom day of Sri Guru Teg Bahaur Many States
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti Several states
December
3 December 2020 Thursday to Friday Feast Of St Francis Xavier Thursday
10 to 18 December 2020 Thursday to Friday Hanukkah Many States
18 December 2020 Friday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Goa
19 December 2020 Saturday Liberation Day Goa
25 December 2020 Saturday Christmas All over India
30 December 2020 Wednesday U Kiang Nangbah All over India

Popular Hindu Festival Holidays in India 2020

Listed below are the popular Hindu Festival Holidays 2020.

Date Day Holiday Observed in
15 January 2020 Wednesday Makar Sankrati Rajasthan, Orissa, Karnataka, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar
30 January 2020 Thursday Vasant Panchami Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Orissa, Tripura
1 February 2020 Saturday Ratha Saptami Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivaratri West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and other states
9 March 2020 Monday Holi All states except Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Goa, Kerala
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Assam, Gujarat, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh
8 April 2020 Wednesday Hanum Jayanti Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Telangana, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh
13 April 2020 Monday Vishu Tamil Nadu, Kerala
26 April 2020 Sunday Akshaya Tritiya Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
23 June 2020 Tuesday Rath Jatra Gujarat, Orissa
16 July 2020 Thursday Bonalu Telangana
25 July 2020 Saturday Naga Panchami All states except Goa and territories
3 August 2020 Monday Raksha Bandhan Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand
11 August 2020 Tuesday Krishna Janmashtami West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Bihar
21 August 2020 Friday Hartalika Teej Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar
22 August 2020 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra
23 August 2020 Sunday Nuakhal Orissa
31 August 2020 Monday Onam Kerala, Pondicherry
16 September 2020 Wednesday Vishwakarma Puja West Bengal
17 September 2020 Thursday Mahalaya Orissa, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka
15 October 2020 Thursday Bathukamma Telangana
26 October 2020 Monday Dusshera All states
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali All states except Kerala territories
20 November 2020 Friday Chhath Puja Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand
21 November 2020 Saturday Jagaddhatri Puja West Bengal
25 November 2020 Wednesday Devothan Ekadashi Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttarakhanda

Popular Islamic Festival Holidays in India 2020

Date Day Holiday Observed in
7 March 2020 Saturday Birthday of Ali ibn Abi Talib Bihar, Uttar Pradesh
8 April 2020 Wednesday Shab-e-Barat West Bengal, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Tripura, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh
22 May 2020 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid ul-Fitr All states and territories
31 July 2020 Friday Eid al-Adha All states and territories
8 August 2020 Saturday Eid e Ghadeer Telangana
28 August 2020 Friday Day of Ashura All states and territories
28 October 2020 Wednesday Mawlid All states and territories

Popular Sikh Holidays 2020 in India

Date Day Holiday Observed in
2 January 2020 Thursday Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurpurab Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
16 Jun 2020 Tuesday Martrdom of Guru Arjun Dev Ji Punjab
21 April 2020 Tuesday Vaisakhi Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhanda, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Madhya Pradesh,
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanaka Gurpurab Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Assam, Gujarat, Delhi, Nagaland, Chandigarh, Mizoram,

Popular Christian Holidays 2020 in India

Date Day Holiday Observed in
1 January 2020 Wednesday New Year Day All states
5 April 2020 Sunday Palm Sunday All states and territories
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday All states and territories
12 April 2020 Sunday Easter Sunday All states and territories
31 May 2020 Sunday Feast of Pentecost All states and territories
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day All states and territories
26 December 2020 Saturday Boxing Day Telangana

Popular Buddhist Holidays in India 2020

Date Day Holiday Observed in
1 January 2020 Wednesday New Year Day All states
5 April 2020 Sunday Palm Sunday All states and territories
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday All states and territories
12 April 2020 Sunday Easter Sunday All states and territories
31 May 2020 Sunday Feast of Pentecost All states and territories
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day All states and territories
26 December 2020 Saturday Boxing Day Telangana

Popular Jain Holidays 2020 in India

Date Day Holiday Observed in
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Haryana, Orissa, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand
16 August 2020 Sunday Paryushan Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Orissa

News About List of Holidays – Government, Bank and Public Holidays in India

  • December 2021 bank holidays

    There will be seven bank holidays in the month of December as per the holiday list issued by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The banks will also be closed on the weekends, which is all Sundays as well as the second and fourth Saturdays. However, banks in different states will have different holidays as per the festivals or special days observed in the state. Banks will be closed on all gazetted holidays. The general holiday list for the country are as follows: 3 December (Feast of St. Francis Xavier), 18 December (U SoSo Tham's death anniversary), 24 December (Christmas Eve), 25 December (Christmas), 27 December (celebration of Christmas), 30 December (U Kiang Nangbah), and 31 December (New Year's Eve). The second and fourth Saturdays fall on 11 and 25 December. Sundays fall on 5, 12, 19, and 26 December.

    25 November 2021

  • Banks to be closed on these days in August

    Banks across many states in India will be closed for 9 days in August. This also includes 7 days weekends and the second and fourth Saturdays and Sunday.

    • August 13, Friday: Patriot's Day (Manipur)
    • August 16, Monday: Parse New Year (Shahenshahi) (Maharashtra)
    • August 19, Thursday: Muharram (Ashoora) (Gujarat, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal)
    • August 20, Friday: Muharram/First Onam (Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu)
    • August 21, Saturday: Thiruvonam (Kerala)
    • August 23, Monday: Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi (Kerala)
    • August 30, Monday: Janmashtami (Shravan Vad-8)/Krishna Jayanthi (Chandigarh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan)
    • August 31, Tuesday: Sri Krishna Ashtami (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana)

    03 August 2021

  • Bank Holidays in the Month of July Across Various Cities in India

    Due to local festivals, the banks across various states in India will remain closed this month. Since these festivals are celebrated locally, they won’t affect banking operations in other regions. These holidays have been decided as per the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) calendar. Here are the list of days when banks will remain closed in July: 12th- bank holiday in Odisha on account of the Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and in Imphal for the celebration of Kang (Rathajatra); 13th- holiday in Sikkim on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti; 14th- holiday in Sikkim for Drukpa Tshechi; 16th- holiday In Uttarakhand for Harela festival; 17th - holiday in Agartala for Tirot Sing Day and in Shillong for Kharchi Puja; 19th- holiday in Shillong due to Rimpoche’s Thungkar Tshechu; 20th - holiday in Jammu and Kashmir for Bakrid; 21st- holiday across India for Bakrid, with the exception of Aizawl, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, and Thiruvananthapuram; 24th - closed on account of fourth Saturday; 31st - holiday in Tripura for Ker Puja.

    13 July 2021

  • List of bank holidays in April

    During the second week of April, many banks will remain shut between 13 April and 16 April due to various festivals being celebrated all over India. According to the Reserve Bank of India, the private and government banks will have 9 public holidays in April 2021.

    On 13 April, banks in some states will be shut on account of Ugadi, Bohag Bihu, Gudi Padwa, Vaishakhi and Biju. Along with Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti, 14 April will also be a holiday for banks as well due to Vishu, Tamilian New Year, Cheiraoba being observed on the day in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

    Banks in some states will also be closed on 15 April due to Himachal Day, Vishu, Bengali New Year and Bohad Bihu’s. Ram Navami, celebrated on 21 April will also be a holiday for banks and 24 April is a holiday since it is the 4th Saturday.

    12 April 2021

  • Nationwide bank strike Day 2, unions roll out warnings

    The two-day strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), which is an umbrella body of nine bank unions, for registering their protest against the Centre’s privatisation and disinvestment scheme is now in its second day. The unions have announced that the agitation might take a form that is similar to the farmers’ protests. The nationwide strike comes in the backdrop of Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement during the budget presentation that the government would privatise two more public sector banks.

    16 March 2021

  • Banks to be closed for 5 days in March

    The Reserve Bank of India has stated that there will be 5 days in March when banking operations will be closed. However, these holidays will vary from one state to another and it depends on the festivals being observed in specific states.

    These 5 days will be excluding Sundays and 2 Saturdays. Including the weekends, the total number of days banks will remain closed is 11 for March 2021.

    The holidays include Chapchar Kut observed on 5 March, Mahashivratri on 11 March, Bihar Divas on 22 March, Holi on 29 March and 30 March.

    25 February 2021

  • January 2021 public holidays in India

    The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions has released the list of public holidays in India in 2021. This includes restricted holidays as well as gazetted holidays. The list of such holidays in January, which is also applicable to banks, is as follows (although it is not an exhaustive list as different states will have regional holidays that are specific to that particular state): 1 January, New Year (Friday), 13 January, Lohri (Wednesday), 14 January, Makar Sankranti/Pongal (Thursday), 20 January, Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday (Wednesday), and 26 January, Republic Day (Tuesday-which is a gazetted holiday).

    28 December 2020

  • Private and public banks to be closed on 8 days in November

    In November, private and public banks will be closed for 8 days due to several bank holidays. Apart from Guru Nanak Jayanti, banks will remain closed on two Saturdays and five Sundays. Banks will be closed on 1 November, 8 November, and 14 November (second Saturday and Diwali). Banks will be closed on 15 November, 22 November, 28 November, 29 November, and 30 November (Guru Nanak Jayanti). The holidays mentioned above are different in every state. Customers can visit the respective banks to find out about the working days in their state.

    30 October 2020

  • Bank Holidays in July

    Bank services will not be heavily affected in July since there are no major festivals for the month. The banks in most cities will be functioning on all days of the month apart from 2nd and 4th Saturdays. However, there will be a few bank holidays in some states due to state-wise holidays.

    According to the Reserve Bank of India, the banks of a few cities will be closed on account of regional holidays such as Beh Bienkhlam, Bhanu Jayanti, Ker Puja, U Tirot Sing Day, Drukpa Tshechi and Bakrid.

    The banks in Agartala will remain closed on 14 July 2020, Gangtok on 13 July and 24 July. The banks in Jammu and Kochi will be closed on 31 July and the banks in Shillong will remain closed on 8 July and 14 July. In Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram, the banks will be closed on 31 July and all these holidays will be under ‘Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act’.

    2 July 2020

  • Banks shall remain close on the following days in June

    While there are no major festivals in the month of June, banks operating in the country shall remain closed on certain days of the month. Many banks which have reduced their working hours to promote social distancing will remain closed on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, as per the guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). In addition to this, banks in some states shall be closed to observe certain regional festivals as per the RBI’s website.

    In Sikkim, there shall be a bank holiday on June 5 to observe Saga Dawa. There will be a holiday on June 15 in Mizoram and Odisha on account on YMA day and Raja Sankranti. In Jammu and Kashmir, banks will not open on June 18 as the state observes the birthday of Guru Hargobind. Banks in Odisha and Mizoram will remain closed again on 23 and 30 June respectively on account on Ratha Yatra and Remna Ni.

    1 June 2020

  • Bank holidays in India for the month of May 2020

    Due to the coronavirus outbreak and the subsequent lockdown, most of the things in India have remained closed. However, banks are closed in India only on days of national importance.

    Apart from national holidays, banks in India remain shut on regional days as well. All banks are closed in India 1 May 2020 on account of May Day. Banks in Mumbai are also closed on 1 May 2020 due to Maharashtra Day. On 1 May 2020, banks are closed in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Telangana, Puducherry, Manipur, Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Bihar, Assam, and Andhra Pradesh. On 7 May 2020, banks in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Andaman Nicobar Islands, and Arunachal Pradesh are closed on account of Buddha Purnima. Banks in Sikkim remain closed on 16 May 2020 because of Sikkim Day. On 21 May and 22 May, banks are closed in most states due to Jumat-ul-Wida. On 23 May or 24 May, banks will remain closed in several states due to Eid al-Fitr. On 24 May 2020, banks will remain closed in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana due to Maharana Pratap Jayanti.

    5 May 2020

  • Govt. announces holiday schedule for 2020

    The holiday schedule for 2020 was announced by the government of India on Friday. The schedule is divided across three classifications namely gazetted, restricted, and state and union territory. The public holidays in the country are governed through six laws namely –

    • Weekly Holidays Act, 1942
    • Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946
    • National and Festivals Holidays Act, 1963
    • Negotiable Instruments Act 1981
    • Companies Act 2013
    • Shops and Commercial Establishments Act

    There are a total of 17 gazetted and 32 non-gazetted holidays in 2020. It must be noted here that in 2020, most public holidays occur over weekends. Republic day, Bakrid Id, Independence Day, Ganesh Chaturthi, Parsi New Year, Dussehra and Diwali all fall in weekends.

    20 December 2019

  • All India bank strike proposed on 22 October

    An all-India bank strike has been proposed on 22 October by two of the leading bank employee unions. These are the Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) and the All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA). The objective of the strike is to oppose the merger of 10 of the state-run banks into four banks. State Bank of India (SBI) stated that its operations would not be affected by the strike as most of its employees are not members of these two unions. However, Syndicate Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Oriental Bank of Commerce, and Bank of Baroda have stated that their operations would be affected due to the strike. Some of the other demands of the two unions are job security, action on defaulter charges, recovery of bad loans, and protest against the high service and penal charges for customers. The proposed merger would reduce the number of public sector banks from 27 to 12. Some of the mergers are Andhra Bank with Union Bank of India and Corporation Bank, Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank, Indian Bank and Allahabad Bank, and Punjab National Bank with Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India.

    21 October 2019

  • Bank holidays in October

    October has a number of public holidays on account of numerous festivals that are taking place during the month. There are a total of eight holidays in the month of October, which includes the weekend days of Saturday and Sunday too. However, banks will have state-wise holidays too which will differ from place to place. The general holidays are 2 October which marks the 150-year anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth, 7 October which is Navami, 8 October which is Dussehra, and 27 October which is Diwali. In between these comes Sundays which fall on 6 October, 13 October, and 20 October. Second Saturday and fourth Saturday are also bank holidays which fall on 12 October and 26 October respectively.

    In West Bengal, holidays for State Bank of India run from 5 October to 8 October while in Tamil Nadu it is closed on 7 October on account of Ayudha Pooja. Some banks may also be closed on 28 October and 29 October on account of Diwali and Bhaidooj respectively. People have thus been advised to complete all their bank-related transactions keeping in mind these holiday dates in order to avoid any problems later.

    7 October 2019

  • Planned bank strike on September 26 and September 27 called off

    The bank officer’s union has deferred the planned 2-day bank strike after discussions with the government. The government has provided assurances that their concerns will be looked into. Four unions had called for a strike on September 26 and September 27 after the government announced that 10 public sector banks will be merged to 4.

    According to a statement issued by the bank unions, the strike was deferred as the Finance Secretary was positive in the formation of a committee to look into the concerns of the bank unions. The four unions that called for a two-day strike were the National Organisation of Bank Officers (NOBO), Indian National Bank Officers’ Congress (INBOC), All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA), and All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC). The strike was deferred after representatives of the four unions met the Finance Secretary Rajiv Kumar, who gave them positive feedback regarding the formation of Committee to look into their concerns. Banking activities will not be affected on these days since the strike has been called off. In case the planned strike had gone ahead, banks would have remained closed for four days in a row as the two days following the strike were the fourth Saturday and Sunday.

    25 September 2019

  • April 18 to be a public holiday in Tiruchi

    In order to allow individuals, exercise their democratic right Tamil Nadu government has declared April 18 as a public holiday. The government informed this through a statement and has asked all private companies to comply with the order. The statement added that action will be taken against those companies who fail to pay the employees after the units are closed on the said day. 

    It needs to be mentioned here that the state of Tamil Nadu has a total of 39 Lok Sabha seats. The state has the fourth highest number of Lok seats in the country after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Bihar. 

    14 April 2019

  • Services Set To Be Impacted By 30th-31st May Bank Strike

    State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender stated that the 2-day bank strike would impact its operations across the country. Employees of SBI are set to join other public sector banks and some private sector banks in the 2 day strike to protest wage hikes. The unions representing the unions have rejected the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA)’s decision to hike wages by 2%. 

    The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) submitted letters to the IBA as well as the Finance Ministry and the Labour Ministry with a list of demands as well as their opposition to the wage hike percentage. The union demanded a quick resolution to the deadlock over the wage hike as well as other service improvements. 

    Bank branches of SBI, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda among other public sector banks will remain shut over 30th and 31st May, 2018.

    30 May 2018

  • Banks to remain closed today and tomorrow in many states

    On account of Buddha Purnima and International Workers’ Day, banks will remain shut in many states on 30th April 2018 and 1st May 2018. Banks across the country shall remain closed usually on the second and fourth Saturdays. Since 28th April fell on Saturday, banks in some states will not work for 4-days in a row. Be sure to check whether or not your bank will function today and tomorrow. Today, the FX market shall remain shut. Stock markets will remain closed tomorrow on account of Maharashtra Day.

     

    Here are a few things to notice about a 4-day bank holiday in several states:

    • ATMs will remain opened. Internet banking will not be affected.
    • Bank holidays differ from state to state.
    • According to reliable sources, on account of Buddha Purnima, the banks in Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Haryana shall be shut.
    • On Tuesday 1st May 2018, the banks in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra shall be closed on account of International Workers’s Day.

    30 April 2018

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