Bank Holidays 2020 In India

Both public and private sector banks stay closed on public and state- or country-specific holidays. Here’s a list of bank holidays in 2020 in India.

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Bank Holidays 2020 in India

This is the list of the major bank holidays in India. State governments decide specific holidays based on their regional and cultural significance. These state-specific bank holidays can be found on the state-wise holiday pages.

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2020 Wednesday New Year’s Day
11 January 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 January 2020 Wednesday Pongal
25 January 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
30 January 2020 Thursday Vasant Panchami
8 February 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
21 February 2020 Friday Maha Shivaratri
22 February 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
14 March 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 March 2020 Wednesday Ugadi
28 March 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami
6 April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
11 April 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima
9 May 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 May 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr
13 June 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
27 June 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 July 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 July 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
3 August 2020 Monday Raksha Bandhan
8 August 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
11 August 2020 Tuesday Janmashthami
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 August 2020 Sunday Muharram
12 September 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
26 September 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
10 October 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
24 October 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
30 October 2020 Friday Eid e Milad
31 October 2020 Saturday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali / Second Saturday
16 November 2020 Monday Bhai Dooj
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday

Note: We recommend you to check bank holidays in India in 2020 regularly as there may be a new update.

Knowing bank holidays in advance can help you in planning your bank visits and other bank-related work.

List of Bank Holidays 2020

Types of Bank Holidays 2020

Bank holidays are of two types: National Holidays and Government Holidays. India observes three national holidays that include 1) Republic Day 2) Independence Day and 3) Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. National holidays are also known as Gazetted holidays. Banks and other types of financial institutions remain shut on national holidays.

Government holidays are further classified as state government bank holidays and Central Government bank holidays. State government bank holidays differ amid Indian states whereas Central Government bank holidays are commonly observed across the country. Maharashtra Day is a bank holiday in Maharashtra. Goa Liberation Day is a bank holiday in Goa, while Haryana Day is a bank holiday in Haryana.

List of Trading Holidays 2020

RTGS and NEFT Holidays 2020

RTGS stands for Real Time Gross Settlement whereas NEFT stands for National Electronic Funds Transfer. Both RTGS and NEFT allow people to transfer cash from one bank to another. The Reserve Bank of India maintains both NEFT and RTGS.

Holiday Date Day
Republic Day 26 January 2020 Sunday
Good Friday 19 April 20 Friday
Independence Day 15 August 2020 Saturday
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2 October 2020 Friday
Christmas 25 December 2020 Friday

Note: The services of RTGS and NEFT can be used on other types of bank holidays. If an individual transfers money on a bank holiday, money gets credited to the receiver’s account but the sender may get the receipt on the following bank working day.

Bank Holidays on the Second and Fourth Saturdays

In addition to the aforementioned bank holidays, banks also remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. If a month has five Saturdays, the fifth Saturday will be a bank working day. Earlier banks used to work half a day on all Saturdays.

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Brief Description of Bank Holidays 2020

Makar Sankrati/Pongal: Banks will remain off on account of Makar Sankrati/Pongal that falls on 15 January 2020.

Republic Day: Republic Day is a gazetted holiday in India and the day celebrates the formation of the Constitution of India. Like government offices, the banks will also remain shut. In the national capital, military are organised. Schools and colleges also organise cultural events.

Maha Shivaratri: Maha Shivaratri is a bank holiday observed in many parts of India. It is a yearly major festival for the Hindus, who celebrate the night of God Shiva.

Holi: Holi, which is also called the festival of colors, symbolises the arrival of harvest. People play colors. While some states celebrate Holi on the 10 March.

Ugadi: Ugadi is a bank holiday 2020. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana celebrate Ugadi as the commencement of the New Year. It called Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra. The festival is historically important for the Hindus across India.

Ambedkar Jayanti: Ambedkar Jayanti fall on 14 April in 2020. On account of these two festivals, a bank holiday is observed in several states. Ambedkar Jayanti celebrates the birth of Dr. B R Ambedkar, who was the creator of the Constitution of India.

Mahaveer Jayanti: Mahaveer Jayanti is a Jain festival, which honors the birth of Mahaveer, who was the last Tirthankara. It falls in 6th April.

Good Friday: Good Friday is a major festival falling in the month of April 2020. The day is observed in many states across the country during the Holy Week.

Vaisakhi: Vaisakhi is observed by the Sikhs and the Hindus and falls either on 13 or 14 of April every year. The day commemorates the New Year for the Sikhs.

May Day: May Day is an international Workers’ Day. The day falls on 1 May each year and has been promoted by the overseas labor movement.

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti is a bank holiday 2020 in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti: As it name indicates, the birth of Maharana Pratap is celebrated in April 2020. It is celebrated in a few states in India.

Bakrid/Eid al Adha Holiday: Bakrid/Eid al Adha Holiday is a famous Islamic festival celebrated in a majority of states. Like government offices, banks will not remain open on Bakrid/Eid al Adha.

Independence Day: Needless to mention, Independence Day celebrates the independence of the country from the United Kingdom (UK). It is a bank holiday across India.

Janmashtami: Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna. Many states in India observe this festival every year.

Gandhi Jayanti: Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival. The entire India celebrates the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who is also addressed as the Father of the Nation.

Diwali: Diwali is celebrated by the Hindus. The festival is observed on the 14 November in 2020 in various parts of India.

Christmas Day: On account of Christmas, it is a bank holiday on 25 December this year. The Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

List of Monthly Holidays 2020

List of Bank Holidays in India 2019

Date Day Holiday States
01 January 2019 Tuesday New Year’s Day Rajasthan, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu
02 January 2019 Wednesday New Year Holiday Mizoram
11 January 2019 Friday Missionary Day Mizoram
12 January 2019 Saturday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti West Bengal
13 January 2019 Sunday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Rajasthan, Haryana
14 January 2019 Monday Pongal Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
14 January 2019 Monday Makar Sankranti Sikkim, Karnataka, Gujarat, Telangana
14 January 2019 Sunday Pongal PY, TN, AR, AP Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
15 January 2019 Tuesday Magh Bihu Observed in Assam
15 January 2019 Tuesday Thiruvalluvar Day Observed in Tamil Nadu
15 January 2019 Tuesday Kanuma Panduga Observed in Andhra Pradesh
15 January 2019 Tuesday Magh Bihu Observed in Assam
16 January 2019 Wednesday Uzhavar Thirunal Observed in Puducherry
23 January 2019 Wednesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha
25 January 2019 Friday State Day Observed in Himachal Pradesh
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day National holiday
31 January 2019 Thursday Me-Dum-Me-Phi Observed in Assam
5 February 2019 Tuesday Sonam Losar Observed in Sikkim
10 February 2019 Sunday Vasant Panchami Tripura, Odisha, Haryana, West Bengal, Haryana
15 February 2019 Friday Lui-Ngai-Ni Observed in Manipur
19 February 2019 Tuesday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab
19 February 2019 Tuesday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Observed in Maharashtra
20 February 2019 Wednesday State Day Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
04 March 2019 Monday Maha Shivaratri National except for West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Dadra Nagar Haveli
05 March 2019 Tuesday Panchayatiraj Divas Observed in Odisha
07 March 2019 Thursday Losar Observed in Sikkim
20 March 2019 Wednesday Holi Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Uttarakhand
20 March 2019 Wednesday Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh
21 March 2019 Thursday Holi National except for West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand
21 March 2019 Thursday Yaoshang Second Day Manipur
22 March 2019 Friday Bihar Day Observed in Bihar
23 March 2019 Saturday S Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day Observed in Punjab, Haryana
01 April 2019 Monday Odisha Day Observed in Odisha
05 April 2019 Friday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
06 April 2019 Saturday Sajibu Nongma Panba Observed in Manipur
06 April 2019 Saturday Ugadi Rajasthan, Telangana, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu
06 April 2019 Saturday Gudi Padwa Maharashtra
07 April 2019 Sunday Sarhul Observed in Jharkhand
14 April 2019 Sunday Ram Navami National except for West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu,
14 April 2019 Sunday Ambedkar Jayanti National except for Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Delhi, Assam
14 April 2019 Sunday Cheiraoba Observed in Manipur
14 April 2019 Sunday Vaisakhi Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab
14 April 2019 Sunday Tamil New Year Observed in Tamil Nadu
14 April 2019 Sunday Maha Vishuba Sankranti Observed in Odisha
15 April 2019 Sunday Bohag Bihu Observed in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
15 April 2019 Monday Bengali New Year Observed in Tripura, West Bengal
15 April 2019 Monday Himachal Day Observed in Himachal Pradesh
15 April 2019 Monday Vishu Observed in Kerala
17 April 2019 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday Nationally celebrated except for Jammu and Kashmir and Haryana
20 April 2019 Saturday Easter Saturday Nagaland
21 April 2019 Sunday Easter Sunday Observed in Nagaland, Kerala
21 April 2019 Sunday Garia Puja Observed in Tripura
01 May 2019 Wednesday Maharashtra Day Observed in Maharashtra
01 May 2019 Wednesday May Day West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Puducherry, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Punjab
07 May 2019 Tuesday Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan
08 May 2019 Wednesday Basava Jayanti Observed in Karnataka
09 May 2019 Thursday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti Observed in West Bengal, Tripura
16 May 2019 Thursday State Day Observed in Sikkim
18 May 2019 Saturday Buddha Purnima West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
24 May 2019 Friday Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti Observed in Tripura
31 May 2019 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Observed in Jammu and Kashmir
01 June 2019 Saturday Shab-i-Qadr Observed in Jammu and Kashmir
05 June 2019 Wednesday Idul Fitr National bank holiday
06 June 2019 Thursday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana
06 June 2019 Thursday Idul Fitr Holiday Observed in Telangana
14 June 2019 Friday Pahili Raja Observed in Odisha
14 June 2019 Friday Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day Observed in Punjab
15 June 2019 Saturday YMA Day Observed in Mizoram
15 June 2019 Saturday Raja Sankranti Observed in Odisha
17 June 2019 Monday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Observed in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana
30 June 2019 Sunday Remna Ni Observed in Mizoram
04 July 2019 Thursday Ratha Yatra Observed in Odisha
05 July 2019 Friday Guru Hargobind Birthday Observed in Jammu and Kashmir
06 July 2019 Saturday MHIP Day Observed in Mizoram
09 July 2019 Tuesday Kharchi Puja Observed in Tripura
13 July 2019 Saturday Martyr’s Day Observed in Jammu and Kashmir
13 July 2019 Saturday Bhanu Jayanti Observed in Sikkim
17 July 2019 Wednesday U Tirot Sing Day Observed in Meghalaya
21 July 2019 Sunday Bonalu Observed in Telangana
23 July 2019 Tuesday Ker Puja Observed in Tripura
31 July 2019 Wednesday Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day Observed in Punjab
03 August 2019 Saturday Haryali Teej Observed in Haryana
08 August 2019 Thursday Tendong Lho Rum Faat Observed in Sikkim
12 August 2019 Monday Bakrid/Eid al Adha Holiday National except for Sikkim, Puducherry, Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu
13 August 2019 Tuesday Patriots Day Observed in Manipur
13 August 2019 Tuesday Bakrid/Eid al Adha Holiday Observed in Jammu and Kashmir
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day National holiday
15 August 2019 Thursday Jhulan Purnima Observed in Odisha
15 August 2019 Thursday Raksha Bandhan Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
16 August 2019 Friday De Jure Transfer Day Observed in Puducherry
17 August 2019 Saturday Parsi New Year Observed in Maharashtra, Gujarat
24 August 2019 Saturday Janmashtami National except for West Bengal, Puducherry, Mizoram, Manipur, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Meghalaya
29 August 2019 Thursday Ghatasthapana Observed in Rajasthan
29 August 2019 Thursday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Observed in Punjab and Haryana
31 August 2019 Saturday Prakash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji Observed in Punjab
02 September 2019 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Puducherry, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Telangana, Gujarat, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
03 September 2019 Tuesday Nuakhai Observed in Odisha
03 September 2019 Tuesday Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday Observed in Goa
07 September 2019 Saturday Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti Observed in Punjab
08 September 2019 Wednesday Ramdev Jayanti Observed in Rajasthan
08 September 2019 Wednesday Teja Dashmi Observed in Rajasthan
10 September 2019 Tuesday First Onam Observed in Kerala
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram National except for West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Punjab, Daman and Diu, Kerala, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tripura
11 September 2019 Wednesday Thiruvonam Observed in Kerala
12 September 2019 Thursday Indra Jatra Observed in Sikkim
13 September 2019 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Observed in Kerala
21 September 2019 Saturday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Observed in Kerala
23 September 2019 Monday Heroes’ Martyrdom Day Observed in Haryana
28 September 2019 Saturday S Bhagat Singh Ji Birthday Punjab
28 September 2019 Saturday First Day of Bathukamma Observed in Telangana
28 September 2019 Saturday Mahalaya Amavasya West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Karnataka
O2 October 2019 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti National holiday celebrating the birthday of the Father of the Nation
05 October 2019 Saturday Maha Saptami Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim
06 October 2019 Sunday Maha Ashtami West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tripura
07 October 2019 Monday Maha Navami West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Odisha, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam
08 October 2019 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami National except for Manipur, Puducherry
13 October 2019 Sunday Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal
13 October 2019 Sunday Maharashi Valmiki Jayanti Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi
15 October 2019 Tuesday Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab
19 October 2019 Saturday Lhabab Duchen Observed in Sikkim
26 October 2019 Saturday Deepavali Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Puducherry, Karnataka
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali National except for Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala
28 October 2019 Monday Deepavali Holiday Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Daman and Diu
29 October 2019 Tuesday Vikram Samvat New Year Observed in Gujarat
29 October 2019 Tuesday Bhai Dooj Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Gujarat
31 October 2019 Thursday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti Observed in Gujarat
01 November 2019 Friday Puducherry Liberation Day Puducherry
01 November 2019 Friday Haryana Day Haryana
01 November 2019 Friday Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka
01 November 2019 Friday Kut Observed in Manipur
02 November 2019 Saturday Chhath Puja Jharkhand, Bihar
03 November 2019 Sunday Chhath Puja Holiday Bihar
08 November 2019 Friday Wangala Festival Meghalaya
10 November 2019 Sunday Eid e Milad National except for Goa, Chandigarh, Bihar, Assam, Sikkim, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
12 November 2019 Tuesday Karthika Purnima Telangana, Odisha
12 November 2019 Tuesday Guru Nanak Jayanti National except for Odisha, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Manipur, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Tripura, Puducherry, Daman and Diu, Bihar
15 November 2019 Friday Friday Following Eid e Milad Jammu and Kashmir
15 November 2019 Friday Kanakadasa Jayanti Observed in Karnataka
16 November 2019 Saturday Shaheedi Diwas S Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji Observed in Punjab
23 November 2019 Saturday Seng Kut Snem Observed in Meghalaya
24 November 2019 Sunday Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji’s Martyrdom Day Observed in Punjab
03 December 2019 Tuesday Feast of St Francis Xavier Observed in Goa
05 December 2019 Thursday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti Observed in Jammu and Kashmir
12 December 2019 Thursday Pa Togan Nengminza Sangama Observed in Meghalaya
18 December 2019 Wednesday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham Observed in Meghalaya
18 December 2019 Wednesday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Observed in Chhattisgarh
19 December 2019 Thursday Liberation Day Goa, Daman and Diu
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day National
26 December 2019 Thursday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti Observed in Haryana
30 December 2019 Monday U Kiang Nangbah Observed in Meghalaya
30 December 2019 Monday Tamu Losar Observed in Sikkim
31 December 2019 Tuesday New Year’s Eve Observed in Manipur

This is a page for bank holidays in India for the calendar year 2019. Bank holiday dates may be changed if there is an official notification. Keep checking the bank holidays periodically.

List of Bank Holidays 2018

Date Day Holiday States
01 January 2018 Monday New Year’s Day Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Telangana
02 January 2018 Tuesday New Year Holiday Mizoram
5 January 2018 Friday Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Haryana, Chhattisgarh
11 January 2018 Thursday Missionary Day Mizoram
12 January 2018 Friday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti West Bengal
14 January 2018 Sunday Makar Sankrati Gujarat, Sikkim, Telangana, Karnataka
14 January 2018 Sunday Pongal Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
15 January 2018 Monday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu
15 January 2018 Monday Kanuma Panduga Andhra Pradesh
15 January 2018 Monday Magh Bihu Assam
16 January 2018 Tuesday Uzhavar Thirunal Puducherry
18 January 2018 Thursday Sonal Losar Sikkim
22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami West Bengal, Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Tripura
23 January 2018 Tuesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha
24 January 2018 Wednesday Sir Chhotu Ram Jayanti Haryana
25 January 2018 Thursday State Day Himachal Pradesh
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day National holiday (All-India bank holiday in 2018)
31 January 2018 Wednesday Me-Dum-Me-Phi Assam
31 January 2018 Wednesday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab
10 February 2018 Saturday Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti Haryana
13 February 2018 Tuesday Maha Shivaratri Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh
14 February 2018 Wednesday Maha Shivaratri Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura
15 February 2018 Thursday Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur
16 February 2018 Friday Losar Sikkim
19 February 2018 Monday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra
20 February 2018 Tuesday State Day Mizoram
20 February 2018 Tuesday State Day Arunachal Pradesh
01 March 2018 Thursday Holi Assam, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand,Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal
02 March 2018 Friday Holi National except Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry Tamil Nadu, Manipur,
03 March 2018 Saturday Yaoshang Second Day Manipur
05 March 2018 Monday Panchayatiraj Divas Odisha
18 March 2018 Sunday Ugadi Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat
18 March 2018 Sunday Sajibu Nongma Panba Manipur
18 March 2018 Sunday Gudi Padwa Maharashtra
18 March 2018 Sunday Telugu New Year Tamil Nadu
20 March 2018 Tuesday Sarhul Jharkhand
22 March 2018 Thursday Bihar Day Bihar
23 March 2018 Friday S. Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day Haryana, Punjab
25 March 2018 Sunday Ram Navami Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
26 March 2018 Monday Ram Navami Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim
29 March 2018 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday Nationally observed holiday except Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir
31 March 2018 Saturday Easter Saturday Nagaland
31 March 2018 Saturday Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh
01 April 2018 Sunday Easter Sunday Nagaland, Kerala
01 April 2018 Sunday Odisha Day Odisha
05 April 2018 Thursday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti Andhra Pradesh, Telangana
13 April 2018 Friday Bohag Bihu Holiday Assam
14 April 2018 Saturday Vaisakhi Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir
14 April 2018 Saturday Ambedkar Jayanti National except Tripura, Puducherry, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Delhi, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
14 April 2018 Saturday Tamil New Year Tamil Nadu
14 April 2018 Saturday Maha Vishuba Sankrati Odisha
14 April 2018 Saturday Bohag Bihu Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
14 April 2018 Saturday Cheiraoba Manipur
15 April 2018 Sunday Vishu Kerala
15 April 2018 Sunday Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal
15 April 2018 Sunday Himachal Day Himachal Pradesh
18 April 2018 Wednesday Basava Jayanti Karnataka
18 April 2018 Wednesday Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan
21 April 2018 Saturday Garia Puja Tripura
29 April 2018 Sunday Sakewa Sikkim
30 April 2018 Monday Buddha Purnima West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
01 May 2018 Tuesday Maharashtra Day Maharashtra
01 May 2018 Tuesday May Day West Bengal, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Puducherry, Manipur, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Bihar, Assam
09 May 2018 Wednesday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti West Bengal, Tripura
16 May 2018 Wednesday State Day Sikkim
25 May 2018 Friday Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti Tripura
29 May 2018 Tuesday Saga Dawa Sikkim
29 May 2018 Tuesday Buddha Purnima West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh
8 June 2018 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Jammu and Kashmir
11 June 2018 Monday Shab-i-Qadr Jammu and Kashmir
14 June 2018 Thursday Pahili Raja Odisha
15 June 2018 Friday YMA Day Mizoram
15 June 2018 Friday Raja Sankrati Odisha
15 June 2018 Friday Jumat-ul-Wida Mizoram
15 June 2018 Friday Idul Fitr National except Tripura, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Punjab, Odisha, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Arunachal Pradesh
16 June 2018 Saturday Maharana Pratap Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan
16 June 2018 Saturday Idul Fitr Holiday Telangana
17 June 2018 Sunday Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji’s Martyrdom Day Punjab
28 June 2018 Thursday Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chhattisgarh
30 June 2018 Saturday Remna Ni Mizoram
3 July 2018 Tuesday Behdienkhlam Festival Meghalaya
5 July 2018 Thursday Guru Hargobind Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
06 July 2018 Friday MHIP Day Mizoram
13 July Friday Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
13 July 2018 Friday Martyr’s Day Jammu and Kashmir
14 July 2018 Saturday Ratha Yatra Odisha
16 July 2018 Monday Drupka Teshi Sikkim
17 July 2018 Tuesday U Tirot Singh Day Meghalaya
20 July 2018 Friday Kharchi Puja Tripura
22 July 2018 Sunday Guru Rinpoche’s Trungkar Tshechu Sikkim
31 July 2018 Tuesday Shaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day Haryana
03 August 2018 Friday Ker Puja Tripura
06 August 2018 Monday Bonalu Telangana
13 August 2018 Monday Patriots Day Manipur
13 August 2018 Monday Haryali Teej Haryana
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day National holiday
16 August 2018 Thursday De Jure Transfer Day Puducherry
17 August 2018 Friday Parsi New Year Maharashtra, Gujarat
17 August 2018 Friday Demise of A B Vajpayee National except West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim, Puducherry, Mizoram, Manipur, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh
22 August 2018 Wednesday Bakrid National except Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Sikkim
23 August 2018 Thursday Bakrid Jammu and Kashmir
24 August 2018 Friday First Onam Kerala
25 August 2018 Saturday Thiruvonam Kerala
26 August 2018 Sunday Raksha Bandhan Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand
26 August 2018 Sunday Jhulan Purnima Odisha
27 August 2018 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerala
03 September 2018 Monday Janmashtami National except West Bengal, Puducherry, Mizoram, Manipur, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
13 September 2018 Thursday Ganesh Festival Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Puducherry, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Andhra Pradesh
14 September 2018 Friday Nuakhai Odisha
14 September 2018 Friday Ganesh Festival Goa
18 September 2018 Tuesday Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti Punjab
19 September 2018 Wednesday Ramdev Jayanti Rajasthan
19 September 2018 Wednesday Teja Dashmi Rajasthan
21 September 2018 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala
21 September 2018 Friday Muharram National except West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Punjab, Puducherry, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Kerala, Goa, Daman and Diu, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
23 September 2018 Sunday Heroes’ Martyrdom Day Haryana
24 September Monday Indra Jatra Sikkim
28 September 2018 Friday S Bhagat Singh Ji Birthday Punjab
02 October 2018 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti National holiday
08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya Amavasya West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Karnataka
09 October 2018 Tuesday First Day of Bathukamma Telangana
10 October 2018 Wednesday Ghatasthappa Rajasthan
10 October 2018 Wednesday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Haryana
16 October 2018 Tuesday Maha Saptami West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim, Odisha
17 October 2018 Wednesday Maha Ashtami West Bengal, Tripura, Telangana, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Odisha, Manipur, Jharkhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh
18 October 2018 Thursday Maha Navami West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Odisha, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam
19 October 2018 Friday Vijaya Dashami National except Puducherry, Manipur
24 October 2018 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha
24 October 2018 Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh
26 October 2018 Friday Prakash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab
30 October 2018 Tuesday Lhabab Duchen Sikkim
31 October 2018 Wednesday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti Gujarat
01 November 2018 Thursday Puducherry Liberation Day Puducherry
01 November 2018 Thursday Haryana Day Haryana
01 November 2018 Thursday Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka
01 November 2018 Thursday Kut Manipur
06 November 2018 Tuesday Deepavali Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh
07 November 2018 Wednesday Diwali National except Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Andhra Pradesh
08 November 2018 Thursday Vikram Samvat New Year Gujarat
08 November 2018 Thursday Deepavali Holiday Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Daman and Diu
09 November 2018 Friday Bhai Dooj Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Gujarat
09 November Friday Ningol Chakkouba Manipur
09 November 2018 Friday Wangala Festival Meghalaya
13 November 2018 Tuesday Chhath Puja Bihar, Jharkhand
14 November 2018 Wednesday Chhath Puja Holiday Bihar
16 November 2018 Friday Shaheedi Diwas S Kartar Singh Sarabha Ji PB
21 November 2018 Wednesday Eid e Milad National except West Bengal, Sikkim, Punjab, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Chandigarh, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
23 November 2018 Friday Karthika Purnima Telangana, Odisha
23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti National except Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Odisha, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Daman and Diu, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh
23 November 2018 Friday Friday Following Eid e Milad Jammu and Kashmir
23 November 2018 Friday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
26 November 2018 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanti Karnataka
01 December 2018 Saturday Indigenous Faith Day Arunachal Pradesh
03 December 2018 Monday Feast of St Francis Xavier Goa
05 December 2018 Wednesday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti Jammu and Kashmir
06 December Thursdays Kenyan Dance Sikkim
08 December Saturday Losoong Namsoong Sikkim
09 December Sunday Losoong Namsoong Sikkim
10 December Monday Losoong Namsoong Sikkim
11 December Monday Losoong Namsoong Sikkim
12 December 2018 Wednesday Pa Togan Nengminza Sangama Meghalaya
12 December Wednesday Losoong Namsoong Sikkim
18 December 2018 Tuesday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chhattisgarh
18 December 2018 Tuesday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham Meghalaya
19 December 2018 Wednesday Liberation Day Goa, Daman and Diu
22 December 2018 Saturday Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam Sikkim
24 December 2018 Monday Christmas Holiday Meghalaya, Mizoram
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day National
26 December 2018 Wednesday Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti Haryana
26 December 2018 Wednesday Christmas Day Telangana, Mizoram, Meghalaya
30 December 2018 Sunday Tamu Losar Sikkim
30 December 2018 Sunday U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya
31 December 2018 Monday New Year’s Eve Manipur

News About Bank Holidays in India

  • Bank to remain closed for 13 days in May 2020

    As India grapples against the effect of Coronavirus, various banks and other financial entities will be closed in order to observe social distancing norms. Apart from that various festivals, important dates, and weekends will also keep the banks from operating. The banks in India will be shut for a total of 13 days. Given below are the list of dates on which the banks in India will remain unoperational.

    May 1: International Labour Day (Friday)

    May 3: Sunday

    May 7: Buddh Purnima (Thursday)

    May 9: Second Saturday

    May 10: Sunday

    May 17: Sunday

    May 23: Fourth Saturday

    May 24: Sunday

    May 25: Eid-ul-Fitr (Saturday)

    May 31: Sunday

    Banks in Jammu and Kashmir will observe another two days of holidays apart from the ones mentioned above. The holidays are on May 21 and 22 on the occasion of Shab-E-Qadr and Jamat-ul-Vida.

    The banks in India are operating for only 4 hours between 10:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m. due to coronavirus pandemic lockdown.

    28 April 2020

  • Banks in the country to be closed for 15 days out of the 30 days in April

    With the nationwide lockdown for 21 days in effect which will last till 15 April in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, banks have been functional with lesser staff. To prevent the spread, banks have reduced the staff or the working hours of the employees in order to promote social distancing. Public and private banks in the country will be closed for 9 days in the month of April due to various bank holidays. Once the week offs of the banks are added, the total number of days banks will be closed is 15.

    According to the RBI, the bank holidays in the month of April 2020 include festivals such as Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday, Bihu, etc. It has also been speculated that during the bank holidays, ATMs might not be disbursing cash.

    The complete list of bank holidays in April include:

    Annual closing of Banks – 1 April

    Ram Navami – 2 April

    Mahavir Jayanti – 6 April

    Good Friday – 10 April

    Bihu, Bohag Bihu, Baisakhi – 13 April

    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti – 14 April

    Bohag Bihu – 15 April

    Garia Puja – 20 April

    Bhagvan Shree Parshram Jayanti – 25 April

    These are the list of bank holidays in the month of April. Including this, 6 more days will be a holiday for banks on account of weekends, second and fourth Saturdays.

    7 April 2020

  • Bank holidays in April 2020

    In April 2020, the major festivals include Ram Navami, Mahavir Jayanti, Good Friday and Bihu. Banks would be closed on these festivals along with on a few other days in different parts of the country depending on the occasion. Assam will be celebrating Bihu for 3 days for the festival of Bihu.

    In the other states, some banks will also be closed on account of regional holidays which would be state specific. These holidays include Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanthi in various states and state day in Himachal Pradesh along with Garia Puja in the state of Tripura.

    31 March 2020

  • Banks could be closed for four days next week due to holidays and strike

    Banks may be open for only three days next week due to various holidays and a day-long bank strike. The main reason for the strike is to protest against the bank merger of 10 public sector banks.

    The strike will be on 27 March 2020 and the All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA), All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA), and the Bank Employees Federation of India will take part in it. Next week, all banks will be open on Monday and Tuesday but will be closed in several cities on Wednesday due to Telugu New Year’s Day and Gudhi Padwa. On 25 March 2020, banks in Nagpur, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Bengaluru will be closed due to the spring festival. Banks will remain open on 26 March 2020. However, banks will be closed on 27 March 2020 and 28 March 2020 because of the bank strike and the fourth Saturday. Bank unions wanted to sit on a strike on 11 March 2020 but later cancelled it. Banks were closed on 31 January and 1 February as employees demanded a 20% hike in their salary. The merger of 10 public sector banks will come into effect from 1 April 2020. However, bank unions have demanded that the government rollback the plans.

    17 March 2020

  • Bank strikes in March to protest the merger of banks

    After bank unions called of a strike on March 11, couple of other unions have called for a strike on March 27 to protest against the merger of PSU banks.

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced that the Union Cabinet has approved the plan to merge 10 PSU banks into four larger banks. The plan will come into effect from 1 April 2020.

    A joint call has been given by The All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) and All India Bank Officers Association (AIBOA) to observe bandh on 27 March. The Unions have demanded the stopping of the merger of the banks. The other demands the Unions have kept forward are the stopping of the privatisation of IDBI Bank, rolling back banking reforms, increase of interest rates on deposits, and recovery of bad loans.

    C.H. Venkatachalam, general secretary, AIBEA, said that the Union has planned a series of protest this month. The Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) has announced that they will also protest againts the merger.

    The Finance Minister in her defense said that merger will help enhance customer convenience, better branch service, higher credit flow, and lesser time in loan sanctions. There will be an increase in synergy which will allow more competitiveness amongst the banks.

    As per the plans, United Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce would be merged with Punjab National Bank, which would make it the second largest public sector bank in India.

    The decision was taken that Syndicate Bank will merge with Canara Bank, while Allahabad Bank will merge with Indian Bank. Similarly, Corporation Bank and Syndicate Bank will consolidate with Union Bank of India.

    6 March 2020

  • Days that Indian banks will be closed in the month of March

    It is important that individuals know the days that banks in India are closed. Apart from planning their bank work, leisure activities can also be planned accordingly.

    Even though bank holidays vary from state to state, certain days are fixed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), where all banks across India will be closed. Apart from various festivals, all private and public sector banks in India will be closed on 26 January, 15 August, and 2 October on account of Republic Day, Independence Day, and Gandhi Jayanti, respectively. Depending on the state and what festivals are celebrated, bank holidays will vary. In Odisha, banks will be closed on 5 March 2020 on account of Panchayati Raj Diwas. All banks in Uttar Pradesh will be closed on 9 March 2020 because of Hazrat Ali’s Birthday. Banks in several states will be closed on 10 March 2020 on account of Holi. Banks in Haryana and Punjab will be closed on 23 March 2020 on account of Martyr’s Day. Banks in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Karnataka will be closed on 25 March 2020 due to Telugu New Year/Gudi Padwa/Ugadi. On 28 March 2020, banks will remain shut in Jharkhand because of Sarhul.

    3 March 2020

  • Bank holidays in February and March 2020

    Banks were closed on account of Maha Shivarathri on 21 February, Friday, and on 22 February, Saturday, on account of it being a fourth Saturday (which is always a bank holiday), and Sunday being a holiday too, it was a 3-day bank holiday in February. In March too, banks are expected to be closed for 3 days at a stretch due to a strike that falls on 11, 12, and 13 March, which falls on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. However, prior to this strike, banks will also remain closed on 10 March for Holi (which is a Tuesday) with 14 March also being a holiday on account of being a second Saturday. This means that, not taking in account Sunday, which is a bank holiday anyway, in the second week of March, banks will remain open only on one day of the week, which is on 9 March, Monday. This is the third bank strike in 2020 so far, with the first one between 8 to 9 January and the second one on 31 January and 1 February.

    21 February 2020

  • 3 days of bank strike in March due to salary hik

    Following a 2-day strike that took place on the last day of January and the first day of February, PSU banks’ employees have asserted that another strike is on the cards. In case of a successful shutdown, a number of banks as well as ATMs may remain closed for 5 days straight in the month of March. The Bank Employees Federation of India as well as the All India Bank Employees’ Association has revealed that there will be a strike for 3 days starting from the 11th of March to the 13th of March following the failure of wage revision talks. The talks were held with the Indian Banks’ Association and there was no positive outcome for bank employees. The strike will take place just before the second Saturday of March, which means that in addition to the 3 days of the strike, the bank will remain closed over the weekend as well, thereby making it a 5-day off for employees. Certain private banks such as HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank will continue operations as usual. In case it happens, this will mark the third bank strike of 2020 following the recent 2-day strike and the Bharat Bandh on the 8th of January.

    9 February 2020

  • Banks to be closed for 8 days in February including on February 1 for strike

    Banks in India will remain closed for 8 days in the month of February. The bank has already completed one of the days on which it was closed on 1 February 2020 due to an All India Bank Strike.

    The banks in India will not function on all the four Saturdays and two Sundays. There is only one weekday on which the bank will not function which will be on 21 February on which Maha Shivratri will be celebrated all over the country.

    Given below are the dates on which the Banks will be closed. 

    1 February 2020 – All India Bank Strike/ First Saturday

    2 February – Sunday

    8 February – Second Saturday

    9 February – Second Sunday

    15 February – Third Saturday

    16 February – Third Sunday

    21 February – Maha Shivratri

    22 February – Fourth Saturday

    23 February – Fourth Sunday

    1 February 2020

  • Bank unions call for two-day bank strike from 31 January 2020

    Post the failure of wage revision talks with the Indian Banks Association (IBA), the union of bank employees has called for a two-day nationwide bank strike on 31 January and 1 February 2020. The strike will be the second bank strike this month after the Bharat Bandh that was observed on 8 January 2020. The timing of the bank strike is significant as it falls on the same day as Budget Day. On 31 January, the Finance Minister of India will present the budget and because 1 February is the first Saturday of the month, all commercial banks are supposed to be working on the Budget Day. Even stock exchanges have agreed to remain open on the Budget Day. Bipartite talks were held by representatives of 9 constituents of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) recently in which many wage-related demands were turned down. A 20% hike on payslip components, uniform 5-day work week, merger of special allowance with basic pay, scrapping of New Pension Scheme (NPS), etc., were some of the demands of the bank unions.

    17 January 2020

  • List of bank holidays for the month of January across major cities in India

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has declared a holiday on 1 January 2020 across certain north-eastern states and in Chennai on account of New Year 2020.

    Apart from Shillong, Imphal, Gangtok, Aizawl, and Chennai, banks will remain open across the other major cities in India on 1 January 2020. Apart from Sundays, banks will remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Under the Negotiable Instruments Act, there are other bank holidays as well. In Chandigarh, banks will be closed on 2 January 2020 on account of Guru Govind Singh’s birthday. Banks will remain closed in Ahmedabad and other parts of Gujarat on 14 January 2020 on account of Makar Sankranti. On 15 January 2020, banks will remain closed in Hyderabad, Guwahati, Chennai, and Bengaluru on account of Tusu Puja, Magh Bihu, Pongal, and Uttarayaana Punyakaala Makara Sankranti Festival. Banks will be closed in Chennai from 15 January 2020 to 17 January 2020 on account of several festivals. Banks in Tripura, Kolkata, and the rest of West Bengal will be closed on 23 January 2020 due to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birthday. Banks in Kolkata, Agartala, and Bhubaneshwar will be closed on 30 January 2020 on account of Basanta Panchami and Saraswati Puja.

    31 December 2019

  • Banks to remain closed on 2 Saturdays, all Sundays, and 2 public holidays in December

    As per the information revealed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), banks will be shut for a total of 9 days in December 2019 due to which ATMs may face a shortage of cash during these days. Hence, it is advised that you plan accordingly to ensure that you do not face any cash crunch. Banks will remain shut on all Sundays and two Saturdays in December. Besides that, there will be two public holidays on 25 and 26 December on account of Christmas and Boxing Day. 25 Christmas will fall on a Wednesday while Boxing Day on a Thursday. The second and fourth Saturdays in December will be non-working days for the banks. The list of all the holidays in December can be found on the official website of RBI.

    01 December 2019

  • Banks to stay shut on 3, 9, 10, 12, 17, 24, and 25 November

    Private and public banks in India generally are closed on public holidays and besides that, banks are also shut on the second and fourth Saturdays which can vary from state to state. However, on national holidays such as Independence Day (15 August), Gandhi Jayanti (2 October), and Republic Day (26 January) banks observe holidays. Banks will remain shut for 7 days in November when 3 November is a Sunday, 9 November is a second Saturday, and 10 November is a Sunday. 12 November will also see banks observing a holiday on account of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Banks will remain closed on 17 and 25 November because it is a Sunday. 24 November will also see banks remain shut as it is the fourth Saturday of the month. In October, banks had 8 holidays which includes Saturdays and Sundays.

    01 November 2019

  • Indian bank holidays in November and December 2019

    Banks in the metros of Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai will be closed for a total of 14 days in the months of November and December 2019. This is besides the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays, for which all banks are closed in India. Some bank holidays vary from state to state. In Bengaluru and Shillong alone, 1 November will be a holiday on account of Kannada Rajyotsava/Kut and the Wangala festivals respectively. Some of the holidays are 12 November for Guru Nanak Jayanti, Kartika Purnima, and Rahasa Purnima and 25 December for Christmas. Other public holidays that fall in November are on 3, 9, 10, 12, 17, 23, and 24 November. In December, the public holidays fall on 1, 8, 14, 15, 22, 25, 28, and 29 December.

    30 October 2019

  • Bank holidays in Bengaluru, Mumbai, and other cities after Diwali

    Banks in Nagpur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bengaluru, and Mumbai will get an additional holiday even though Diwali falls on 27 October 2019. Banks will either be closed on 28 October 2019 or 29 October 2019.

    Diwali is followed by various festivals such as Bhaidooj, Govardhan Puja, Laxmi Puja among others. Various business communities also celebrate Vikram Samvat New Year Day, which comes right after Diwali. All banks in India will be closed on 26 October 2019 as it is the fourth Saturday. All banks in the country are closed on Sundays. Under the Negotiable Instruments Act, banks in several cities such as Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Pune, and Mumbai will be closed on 28 October 2019. The holidays will be due to Govardhan Puja, Laxmi Puja, and Vikram Samvat New Year Day. Kanpur and Lucknow are the only major cities where banks will be closed on 28 October 2019 and 29 October 2019 on account of Chitragupt Puja and Bhaidooj. Banks in Karnataka, including Bengaluru, will be closed on 29 October 2019 due to Bali Padyam. Ranchi, Raipur, Goa, Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar, Bhopal, Srinagar, Jammu, Patna, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, and New Delhi are among the cities where banks will not be closed after Diwali. Banks in Haryana and Maharashtra were closed on 21 October 2019 due to assembly elections. Various banks were also closed on 22 October 2019 because of the strike called by unions to protest the merger of banks.

    24 October 2019

  • Banks to be closed for four days in Mumbai and Pune

    Banks will be closed in Mumbai, Pune and some of the cities in Maharashtra and Haryana due to the assembly elections scheduled to be held in Maharashtra and Haryana. The branches of banks will be active for only three days this week. Bank strikes and other bank holidays will also contribute to banks remaining closed this week.

    Banks will function in all the states and Union Territories in India except for Maharashtra and Haryana after Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced bank holidays in these two states due to assembly elections scheduled.

    Chandigarh which is the capital city of both Punjab and Haryana will have banks operating as normal.

    All India Bank Employees Association (AlBEA) and the Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI) have decided to go on a nationwide strike on Tuesday to protest against the merging of banks. If the protest is successful, then it is very much likely that the banking transaction would take a severe hit all over the country. On the next three days of the week till October 25, banks are likely to resume its normal services throughout the country.

    21 October 2019

  • List of October bank holidays

    In India, the month of October marks the start of the festive season which has holidays such as Diwali, Dussehra, Ram Navmi, Bhai Dooj, and Govardhan Pooja. There will be 11 holidays for government offices and banks on account of festivals and weekends which leaves only 20 working days in the month. The 11 holidays are as follows: 2 October (Gandhi Jayanti), 6-8 (Ram Navmi and Dussehra), 12-13 (second Saturday and Sunday), 20 (Sunday), 26-27 (Diwali), and 28-29 (Govardhan Pooja and Bhai Dooj).

    30 September 2019

  • 2-day strike deferred by bank unions

    Public sector banks have deferred the planned two-day strike after assurances were provided by the Finance Secretary, Rajiv Kumar, that they would look into their concerns. Four bank unions had planned to go on a two-day strike on September 26 and September 27 after the announcement was made to consolidate 10 banks to four.

    According to the joint statement that was issued on September 23, the strike has been deferred after the Finance Minister was positive about setting up a committee to look into the issue. Therefore, normal banking will not be affected on these two days. The four unions that called for a 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). An announcement was made by the government to bring down the number of public sector banks from 19 to 12. As per the plan, Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank will merge, Indian Bank and Allahabad Bank will merge, while Oriental Bank of Commerce and Union Bank of India will merge with Punjab National Bank. Earlier, Bank of Baroda merged with Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank. Effective April 2017, State Bank of India had merged its associate banks, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, and State Bank of Patiala.

    25 September 2019

  • September 2019 bank holidays

    Four Saturdays are present in the month of September that fall on 7, 16, 21, and 28. It is important to know the dates that banks are closed in the month of September as it could help in completing any bank-related activities. 

    However, depending on the Union Territory or the state, bank holidays may vary. 2 September 2019 is a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Telangana, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Puducherry on account of Chaturthi. 3 September 2019 is also a bank holiday in Goa and Odisha on account of Ganesh Chaturthi and Nuakhai, respectively. 7 September 2019 is a bank holiday in Punjab because of Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti. 8 September 2019 is a bank holiday in Rajasthan because of Ramdev Jayanti and Teja Dashmi. 10 September 2019 is a bank holiday in Kerala because of Onam. 10 September 2019 is also a bank holiday in all states and union territories other than Tripura, Puducherry, Nagaland, Kerala, Daman and Diu, Punjab, Sikkim, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Assam, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand on account of Muharram. Banks in Kerala will be closed on September 11, 13, and 21 on account of Thiruvonam, Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti, and Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi, respectively. Banks in Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, and West Bengal will be closed on 28 September 2019 on account of Mahalaya. Banks will also remain shut on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. 

    2 September 2019

  • List of bank holidays till the September-end

    Individuals can save a lot of time and money if they know the list of bank holidays as they can plan their schedule accordingly. In India, banks are closed for up to 6 days for the months of August and September. However, bank holidays could vary depending on the State.

    For the month of August, banks will remain closed on August 15 and August 24 on account of Independence Day/Rakshabandhan and Janmashtami, respectively. For the month of September, banks will remain closed on September 2, September 10, and September 11, on account on Vinayak Chaturthi, Muharram, and Onam, respectively. In the case of states, banks will remain closed in Ahmedabad, Nagpur, and Mumbai on August 17 on account of Parsi New Year. In Assam, banks will be shut on August 20 because of Sri Sri Madhav Dev. Banks in Haryana and Punjab will remain closed on August 31 as Pahila Prakash Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji is celebrated on that day.

    14 August 2019

  • Here’s the list of Bank Holidays in August 2019

    If you have to take care of some important bank work, you need to know the days on which banks will remain open.

    Here is a list of bank holidays in August 2019:

    In the month of August, banks have three public holidays for Independence Day, Eid-ul-Adha, and Janmashtami.

    • 3 August 2019: Saturday – banks will remain closed in Punjab, Chandigarh, and Haryana due to Hariyali Teej in the month of Sawan.
    • 4 August 2019: Sunday
    • 12 August 2019: Monday - Eid ul-Adha. Banks will remain closed across all states.
    • 15 August 2019: Thursday - Independence Day. Banks will remain closed across all states.
    • 17 August 2019: Saturday – Parsi New Year – Banks will remain closed in Mumbai on the occasion of Navroz.
    • 18 August 2019: Sunday
    • 24 August 2019: Janmashthami – It will be a bank holiday across India on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.
    • 25 August 2019: Sunday

    2 August 2019

  • RBI Declares 1st April as Bank Holiday

    In the view of annual closing of accounts, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has declared a holiday for all commercial and co-operative banks in India on Monday, 1st of April.

    To facilitate a few services such as government receipt and payment transactions, some of the bank branch offices remained open on 31st March, Sunday.

    The same has been notified by the RBI on 26th March that all Pay and Account Offices will remain open on March 31, 2019 to facilitate the above-mentioned transactions.

    The RBI has also issued another notification on 28th March according to which special clearing will be conducted at all clearing houses across India on 30th and 31st of March.

    The bank working hours have also been set by the RBI – Up to 8.00 p.m. on 30th March and up to 6.00 p.m. on 31st March.

    1st April 2019 marks the beginning of the next financial year, FY 2019-20.

    31 March 2019

  • Banks remain closed for three days in Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai and other cities

    State Bank of India (SBI), Housing Development Financial Corporation (HDFC), ICICI Bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB) and other scheduled commercial banks will remain shut on 21 November 2018 on account of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi that commemorates the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. They also remain closed on 23 November on account of Guru Nanak Jayanti and 24 November, which is the fourth Saturday of the month.

    As per a TOI report, the banks will remain closed for three days in the national capital, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Lucknow, Raipur and Dehradun and Jammu. TOI reported that in the capital city of Karnataka, Bangalore; the capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal; the capital city of Tamil Nadu, Chennai; and the capital city of Gujarat, Ahmedabad; the banks shall remain closed on the 21st and 24th November 2018.

    The festival holiday of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi fell on the 20th November 2018 in Kerala. TOI report further said that the banks will remain off on 24 November on account of the fourth Saturday of the month in various cities, including Patna, Agartala, Gangtok, Goa, Bhubaneswar, Aizawl and Imphal.

    21 November 2018

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