Bank Holidays In Tamil Nadu : List Of Upcoming Tamil Nadu Bank Holidays 2019

Bank Holidays in Tamil Nadu 2019 | Upcoming Tamil Nadu Bank Holidays 2019

It is aptly stated that holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our own blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around you.

Our today’s post is centered on the bank holiday in the state of Tamil Nadu for the year 2019.

The great news for the people residing in Tamil Nadu is there are 44 bank holidays in the state for the year 2019 isn’t that sounds great; Including second and fourth Saturday as a bank holiday.

In Tamil Nadu, one more bank holiday is declared that is the birthday of the veteran actor and chief minister (1977-1987) MG Ramachandran famously called as MGR.

This public holiday is applicable to all State government offices, corporations, boards constituted by the government and all banks.

Chief Secretary Girija Vaithiyanathan declared this public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act and asked private banks and companies to consider declaring January 18 as a holiday for their employees in view of the centenary event.

Tamil Nadu is located in the southernmost tip of India. Tamil is the official language of the state.

Chennai is the capital of the state and the most populous city in a state with the number of information technology companies having offices here.

Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli are some of the best cities in Tamil Nadu.

The state of Tamil Nadu is very affluent in traditions, culture, and dance.

Bharata Nat yam is the popular form of dance is practiced here.

Pongal, a harvest festival is extensively celebrated. The state also has a popular film industry which is known as Kollywood.

Cinema tickets are regulated by the government.

So with the help of this post, I will share with you information about T

List of Bank Holidays in Tamil Nadu

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 1 Tuesday New Year’s Day
January 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 14 Monday Pongal
January 15 Tuesday Thiruvalluvar Day
January 26 Saturday Republic Day
February 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
February 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
March 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
April 6 Saturday Telugu New Year
April 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
April 14 Sunday Tamil New Year
April 17 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
April 19 Friday Good Friday
April 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
May 1 Wednesday May Day
May 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
May 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
June 5 Wednesday Idul Fitr
June 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
June 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
July 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
July 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
August 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
August 12 Monday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August 15 Thursday Independence Day
August 23 Friday Janmashtami
August 24 Saturday Janmashtami
September 2 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
September 10 Tuesday Muharram
September 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
September 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
October 2 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
October 7 Monday Maha Navami
October 8 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami
October 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
October 26 Saturday Deepavali
November 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
November 10 Sunday Eid e Milad
November 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day
December 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday

How is an ATM useful on the bank holiday in India?

One of the prime worry among the people during a bank holiday is how to perform monetary transaction during a bank holiday.

Nowadays, we got access to a lot of avenues such as mobile banking and internet banking. Out of these, the hassle-free method is using an ATM

Let us learn what is the significance of using an ATM during a bank holiday

  • First and most importantly, ATM facilitates your withdrawal of money. Yes, there is a limit set on the withdrawal of the money.
  • With ATM you can contribute money or make the donation to the charity and temples such as Tirupati, Palani, Ramakrishna Mission, Kashi Vishwanath, etc. This facility is provided by SBI, ICICI, HDFC, and few top banks.
  • One of the prominent facility it gives you is you can do the balance inquiry. The service is provided by every single bank
  • Mini statement-it is a statement in which you can check the last ten transactions. Even this facility is provided by all the banks
  • Mobile Recharge- this is one of the recent features before this facility was not there.

This facility is not provided by all the banks. Most of the top banks such as SBI, ICICI, and HDFC have this facility. So one can use this facility if required. In order to be well prepared it is better to have knowledge about the bank holidays in India so that you do not face a shortage of cash on the public holidays. We have provided a list of bank holidays in India and one can check the same.

How Mobile Wallets are helpful on a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu?

Here are some of the top 10 mobile wallet companies in India and what they offer to their customers.

  • Amazon Pay.
  • Google Pay (formerly known as Tez)
  • PhonePe (now part of Flipkart)
  • Yono by SBI.
  • Citi MasterPass.
  • ICICI Pockets.
  • HDFC PayZapp

As shopping pattern evolve, so does the payment platform and payment gateway industry that propels the former.

Mobile wallets are indeed a great option during a bank holiday. Using a mobile wallet one can pay anywhere in India.

Not only the payment, but there is also the number of services that are being offered by the mobile wallet which makes the things easy or such as prepaid mobile recharge, postpaid bill payments, electricity bills, DTH Recharge, Fees, metro card recharge, Broadband bill payment, Landline bills and many more. There are many services on mobile wallets which you can avail and use during a bank holiday in India.

Some great option using a mobile wallet we get is we can pay municipal bills such as property tax, water bill, electricity bill. We cannot pay these if it is a gazetted holiday in India. As the government offices will be closed on this day. But we can use mobile Wallets to pay these bills.

Here I have listed a few Top mobile wallets

Paytm

You must have heard about the most widely used mobile wallet that is paytm. It is one of the oldest and most widely

It services include such as recharges, government and private bill payments, booking tickets and many more. Recently paytm launched its new service where you can buy gold as well.

Mobikwik

This wallet offers a great set of services to the users. It started in the year 2009 using it, one can do the mobile recharges, bill payment and online purchases on famous e-commerce websites such as snap deal make my trip, red bus, Book my show and many more.

If we look upon the metro cities from panipuri vendor to shopping malls everyone is accepting payment through the mobile wallet.

How is UPI App useful on Bank Holiday in Tamil Nadu?

UPI stands for Unified Payment service is a service accessed for sending and receiving money. The excellent part about this service is the charges for the usage of this service are affordable of all other services.

For availing this service, almost all the top banks have a particular app for this service. Here is the list of UPI app of the top Banks in India

  • For Axis Bank, the UPI-based app is axis pay
  • For ICICI Bank the UPI-based app is EazyPay
  • For Kotak Mahindra Bank it is Kay pay
  • For HSBC the app for UPI transactions is HSBC
  • Simply pay For State Bank of India,
  • It is SBI Pay For Yes Bank the UPI-based app YES PAY
  • For Canara Bank, the UPI-based app is Canara Bank UPI- eMpower and
  • For Vijaya Bank UPI-Based app is Vijaya UPI

You can use this app by downloading from your respective mobile stores and do transactions during a bank holiday in India.

You can use BHIM app to avail these services and also a few private parties are providing these services such as PhonePe. If you have bank accounts with multiple banks, you can install any of the apps and can operate various banks UPI services in one account.

Not only on a bank holiday in India. UPI can be used anytime either it is a bank holiday or not.

Upcoming Holidays in Tamil Nadu

Month Wise Bank Holidays Tamil Nadu

Bank Holidays in January 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • January 1 Tuesday New Year’s Day January
  • January 12:- Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • January 14 Monday Pongal
  • January 15 Tuesday Thiruvalluvar Day
  • January 26:- Republic Day
Bank Holidays in February 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • February 9 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • February 23 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in March 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • March 9 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • March 23 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in April 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • April 6 Saturday Telugu New Year
  • April 13 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • April 14 – Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
  • April 17 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
  • April 19 – Good Friday
  • April 27 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in May 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • May 1 Wednesday, May Day
  • May 11 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • May 25 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in June 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • June 5 – Idul Fitr
  • June 8 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • June 22 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in July 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • July 13 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • July 27 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in August 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • August 10 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • August 12 – Bakrid / Eid al Adha
  • August 15 – Raksha Bandhan
  • August 23 Friday Janmashtami
  • August 24 – Janmashtami
Bank Holidays in September 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • September 2 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
  • September 10 Tuesday Muharram
  • September 14 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • September 28 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in October 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • October 2 – Gandhi Jayanti
  • October 7 Monday Maha Navami
  • October 8 – Vijaya Dashami
  • October 26 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in November 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • November 9 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • November 10 –Eid e Milad
  • November 23 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Bank Holidays in December 2019 in Tamil Nadu
  • December 14 – Second Saturday Bank Holiday
  • December 25 – Christmas Day
  • December 28 – Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday

#NOTE- The 2nd Saturday and 4th Saturday of every month as public holidays for banks in India

#NOTE- The 2nd Saturday and 4th Saturday of every month as public holidays for banks in India

What is the Significance of a Bank Holiday?

In Tamil Nadu, bank holiday assumes great importance. The reasons for the same are plenty.

  • Bank holiday is used as a day to accomplish all your pending task isn’t that a productive idea?
  • A day where you can spend a gala time with family and friends
  • It is also a festive time, you can indulge in household activities such as cleaning their houses, catching up with friends.
  • You can utilize a bank holiday well by planning a get together with family and friends and by making a visit to their place.

What are the government holidays in Tamil Nadu in 2019?

Mahaveer Jayanthi: The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday on Mahaveer Jayanthi to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Mahaveer, the twenty-fourth Tirthankara of Jainism. On this day, Jains in India celebrate the festival with much pomp and enthusiasm.

Good Friday: The government has declared a holiday, on account of Good Friday. It falls on the last week of Friday in March. It is a day on which Jesus, the central figure of Christianity was crucified. The day marks worship services, prayers, vigil services, fasting, and alms-giving. Christians across the world observe this day as Black Friday or Easter Friday or Holy Friday.

How to spend a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu?

If you are planning to visit Tamil Nadu on a bank holiday then I would suggest you best destination and places you shouldn’t miss

There are a lot of churches and temples and churches which you can visit during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu.

Out of which below I have stated a few cherry-picked top places

Sunrise in Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari is called virgin beauty. The skies change a lot of shades during a sunrise which will be a treat to the eyes.

Another special thing about the Kanyakumari is the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea, and the Indian Ocean meets.

It will be a great plan if you plan to visit Kanyakumari

Pamban Bridge

It is the second largest bridge in India. It connects the Rameshwaram to the rest of Tamil Nadu.

The bridge is 2.3 kilometers long The railway bridge is located 41 ft above the sea level 6,776 ft long. This bridge was opened on 24 February 1914. Have an adventurous journey to Pamban during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu.

Meenakshi Amman Temple

This is a historic place to visit. The temple is on the southern bank of the Vaigal River in the Madurai city.

The temple was built in the sixth century. The temple comes under the top 30 list “New seven wonders of the world”

This is a must visit place in Tamil Nadu

Bandipur National Park
This is also a great place to visit you can also one day trip here.

This park is a forested reserve in southern India. This park was a private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore. In this park, there are various animals to see such as Indian elephants, spotted deer, bison, antelopes, and numerous other native species.

There are few other attractions here in this park such as Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple and Chetalayam peak.

How to spend a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu effectively?

The first thing that comes in mind is to plan a trip during a bank holiday.

But there are many things which you can plan or do during a bank holiday.

Like if you are someone who is passionate about a blog you can create your own blog.

If you like photography there are many places in the state of Tamil Nadu which is ideal for photography.

Not only photography, but you can also learn cooking, dancing, painting, music etc

As an investor how to spend a bank holiday in India Productively?

If you are an investor who deals in stocks on a daily basis. On a bank holiday, when a stock market is closed what will be the best thing you can do on a holiday?

The first and best thing is you can read articles about investment on the internet as there

is a valuable website such as investor academy   which proffers quality information regarding stock markets

The other best thing you can do is analyzing a stock like how dividend are they giving?

So it is better to do all these analyzing on a bank holiday

As you may a great opportunity if you don’t do the homework of research

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