Bank Holidays 2019 | Upcoming Bank Holidays Calendar 2019
In today’s post, I am going to tell you about the list of bank holidays for 2019.
National holidays are called bank holidays. Yes, these were the days when the bank remains closed for work.
Many of us curiously ask are banks open tomorrow? Today bank holiday or not or is today a bank holiday right! There are a series of question that comes in our mind when talking about bank holidays coming up.
Bank holiday in India; depend on the state one is residing, though there are public holidays in India that are applicable throughout the country.
These include republic day 26th January, Independence Day August 15, and Gandhi Jayanti Oct 2.
Apart from these, there are important religious and festivals holidays such as Diwali, Dushera, Christmas, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Good Friday, Ganesh Chaturthi, Budh Poornima etc when the bank remain closed.
State Wise Bank Holidays List
|State List for Upcoming Bank Holidays in India|
|Bank Holidays in Andaman and Nicobar||Bank Holidays in Andhra Pradesh||Bank Holidays in Arunachal Pradesh|
|Bank Holidays in Assam||Bank Holidays in Bihar||Bank Holidays in Chandigarh|
|Bank Holidays in Chhattisgarh||Bank Holidays in Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Bank Holidays in Daman and Diu|
|Bank Holidays in Delhi||Bank Holidays in Goa||Bank Holidays in Gujarat|
|Bank Holidays in Haryana||Bank Holidays in Himachal Pradesh||Bank Holidays in Jammu and Kashmir|
|Bank Holidays in Jharkhand||Bank Holidays in Karnataka||Bank Holidays in Kerala|
|Bank Holidays in Lakshadweep||Bank Holidays in Madhya Pradesh||Bank Holidays in Maharashtra|
|Bank Holidays in Manipur||Bank Holidays in Meghalaya||Bank Holidays in Mizoram|
|Bank Holidays in Nagaland||Bank Holidays in Odisha||Bank Holidays in Puducherry|
|Bank Holidays in Punjab||Bank Holidays in Rajasthan||Bank Holidays in Sikkim|
|Bank Holidays in Tamil Nadu||Bank Holidays in Telangana||Bank Holidays in Tripura|
|Bank Holidays in Uttar Pradesh||Bank Holidays in Uttarakhand||Bank Holidays in West Bengal|
Bank Holidays in India 2019
|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 Shiva Maharaja 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||Panchayati Raj 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|
|06 April 2019||Saturday||Telugu New Year||Tamil Nadu|
|06 April 2019||Saturday||Gudi Padwa||Maharashtra|
|07 April 2019||Sunday||Sarhul||Observed in Jharkhand|
|13 April 2019||Saturday||Bohag Bihu Holiday||Observed in Assam|
|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||Vaisakh||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|
|14 April 2019||Sunday||Bohag Bihu||Observed in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh|
|14 April 2019||Sunday||Bengali New Year||Observed in Tripura, West Bengal|
|15 April 2019||Sunday||Himachal Day||Observed in Himachal Pradesh|
|15 April 2019||Sunday||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||Mahalaya Amavasya||West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Karnataka|
|28 September 2019||Saturday||First Day of Bathukamma||Observed in Telangana|
|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||Maharshi 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|
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Types of Bank holidays 2019
Bank holidays are of two kinds: National holiday and Government holidays. India observes three national holidays that consist of
- Republic day
- Independence day
- Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
National holidays are also referred to as gazetted holidays. Banks and other kinds of financial institute’s remains shut on the national holidays.
Government holidays are further classified as state government or central government holidays
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.
RTGS and NEFT Holidays 2019
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.
|Bank Holidays List||Date||Day|
|Republic Day||26 January 2019||Saturday|
|Good Friday||19 April 2019||Friday|
|Independence Day||15 August 2019||Thursday|
|Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||2 October 2019||Wednesday|
|Christmas||25 December 2019||Wednesday|
Q. How bank holidays in India are decided?
The various bank holidays in India are determined by the central government, state government, and the various union territories in India.
India is a nation manifold culture and with the diverse country also has many national and bank holidays.
Some of these are very local that can be determined by the respective state government.
On the other hand, if we look some of them are very mandatory.
A few of the central government bank holidays are Good Friday, Christmas, and Diwali etc.
In certain states, there are more bank holidays coming up than others. For example, May 1 is also a Maharashtra day and Labor Day.
This is of course very rare and does not happen frequently.
Various Types of Bank and Public Holidays in India
There are various types of holidays that are decided in India. There are restricted holidays and also the gazetted holidays.
There are many holidays in India and are observed by all the states of the country.
Following are the list of such holidays. On these day bank are closed for sure
- Republic Day (National Holiday)
- Independence Day (National holiday)
- Gandhi Jayanti (National Holiday) Good Friday (A day when Jesus Christ was crucified)
- Christmas Day (December 25)
- Mahavir Jayanti
- Buddha Purnima
- Diwali (Deepavali)
- Guru Nanak’s Birthday
- Eid ul-Fitr Eid al-Adha (Bakrid)
National Holidays 2019
National holidays are also known as gazetted holidays. The different states have their own holiday like a foundation day; bank holidays in India are seen by followed by states that celebrate a particular festival.
In India, the bank holiday is a public holiday when the bank and other financial institute’s remains closed.
While not all bank holidays are classified as bank holidays as it varies with state and region
Bank holidays are declared under the negotiable instrument NI act, 1881 by central/state government /union territory
Q. Is the second and fourth Saturday is a bank holiday?
There is already an ongoing debate whether we should have the bank holiday on all Saturdays or a half day in a particular month if there are five Saturday.
There has already been an endless debate on the subject and fact of the matters that banker also deserves a rest.
These Bank holidays will help one to plan and prepare well in advance to take care of banking requirements.
The government has recently altered the guidelines regarding this.
Also, if one establishment has a Bank holiday it does not mean that all of them follow suit. It changes from institution to institution. Even colleges and educational institutions tend to follow their own ways unless they are mandatory holidays.
All-India holidays include Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). Festivals like Diwali, Christmas, Eidh, Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Good Friday, and so on are also bank holidays. Further, second and fourth Saturdays of the month are holidays.
Features of the bank holiday in India
Below listed are a few reasons
- Public or bank holiday could differ from state to state. However, what is uniform is the holidays for banks, which are 2nd or 4th Saturdays of the month
- Bank holidays on Saturday:- In case there are 5 Saturday in the month, then the bank would work on this 5th.
- There could be some public or bank holidays that fall on a Monday or Friday, which means you get a higher number of Bank holidays.
- Government holidays do not mean that the bank would always remain close and vice versa.
- It is advised, to plan the holiday in advance
Bank Holidays in India 2019 and Its significance
In India, public holidays and bank holidays assume great significance.
- Bank holidays are used to complete the pending work
- You can plan a trip or outing on a holiday with friends, family or colleagues.
How to spend a bank holiday in India wisely
There are many things you can do on bank holidays. You can plan a fun activity with your family, friends, friends, and neighbor.
You can plan for a park or zoo trip out with friends and colleagues.
Let us now have a brief description of bank holidays 2019
Brief Description of Bank holidays 2019
Bank Holidays January 2019
Makar Sankranti/Pongal: Banks will remain off on account of Makar Sankranti/Pongal that falls on 14 January 2019.
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, the military is organized. Schools and colleges also organize cultural events.
- Swami Vivekananda Jayanti:- 12 January 2019
- Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti:- 13 January 2019
Bank Holidays February 2019
- Vasant Panchami:- 10 February 2019
Bank Holidays March 2019
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, symbolizes the arrival of harvest. People play colors. While some states celebrate Holi on the 20th March, the festival is also observed on the 21st of March in 2019.
Bank Holidays April 2019
Ugadi: Ugadi is a bank holiday in 2019. 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.
Ram Navami/Ambedkar Jayanti: Both Ram Navami and Ambedkar Jayanti fall on 14 April in 2019. On account of these two festivals, a bank holiday is observed in several states. While Ram Navami celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, 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 March or April.
Good Friday: Good Friday is a major festival falling in the month of April 2019. 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.
Bank Holidays May 2019
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.
Bank Holidays June 2019
Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti is a bank holiday in June 2019 in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
Maharana Pratap Jayanti: As its name indicates, the birth of Maharana Pratap is celebrated in June 2019. It is celebrated in a few states in India.
Bank Holidays July 2019
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.
Bank Holidays August 2019
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.
Bank Holidays September 2019
- Ganesh Chaturthi Holiday:- 02 September 2019
- Ramdev Jayanti:- 08 September 2019
Bank Holidays October 2019
Gandhi Jayanti: Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival. 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 26th, 27th, and 28th of October in 2019 in various parts of India.
Bank Holidays November 2019
- Eid e Milad
- Guru Nanak Jayanti
Bank Holidays December 2019
Christmas Day: On account of Christmas, it is a bank holiday on 25 December this year. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
In India, we have federal regional government holidays. The bank holidays in India vary from bank to bank.
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