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List of Bank Holidays in India 2016

Bank Holidays are enlisted as the Public Holidays. These are the days when the Bank Remains closed for operation. There are different holidays such as National Holiday, Gazetted Holiday, Restricted and Regional. As there are many states so the restricted holidays may differ on different states. However, most of the Gazetted Holidays and all the National Holidays are followed in the country. Here is the list of Bank Holidays in 2016.

Republic Day- January 26

This is a National Holiday and followed in all over the country. The Bank remains closed on this date. This is the day when India started following a constitution and became a Republic country.

Bank Holidays in India

Maha Shivratri – March 07

Maha Shivrari is observed in all parts of the country. This is a Bank Holiday and Lord Shiva is worshipped on this day.

Holi – March 23

Holi is generally followed in East, North and West parts of the country. However, the Southern part does not have a holiday on Holi. This is  a Gazetted Holiday.

Good Friday – March 25

This is observed in the entire country. This is a Gazetted Holiday.

Ram Navami – April 15

This is the day when different other occasions are also celebrated. Himachal Day in Himachal Pradesh, Bohag Bihu in Assam and Vishu in Kerala are also Restricted Holidays and are given by the state.

Mahavir Jayanthi – April 20

Mahavir Jayanthi is a Gazetted Bank Holiday and is observed in all parts of the country.

Buddha Purnima – May 21

Buddha Purnima is also a Gazetted Holiday and is observed in every part of the country.

Id’ul Fitr – July 06

Id’ul Fitr Bank Holiday is to be observed on July 06. This is Gazetted Holiday and is observed in the county.

Independence Day – August 15


Independence Day is to be celebrated and observed on August 15 and the National Holiday will be observed in every part of the country.

Krishna Janmashtami – August 25

This is a Restricted Holiday but mostly observed in India apart from few parts of the country.

Ganesh Chaturthi – September 05

This is also a Restricted Holiday but shall be mostly observed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana for Bank Holidays.

Bakri Id – September 12

This is a Gazetted Holiday and generally called Bakra Eid in India. This is observed in all parts of the country.

Vijaya Dashami – October 11

This is also famous as Dasuhrra and should be observed in all parts of the country. This is Gazetted Holiday.

Muharram – October 12

This is also a Gazetted Holiday and should be followed in all or most of the parts of the country.

Diwali – October 30

This is a Gazetted Holiday and is followed and celebrated in everywhere in the country.

Guru Nanak Jayanthi – November 14

This is a Restricted Holiday and may be restricted to different states. This is mainly followed in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi.

Milad-ul-Navi – December 13

The birthday of Prophet Mohammed shall be celebrated on December 13. It is a Gazetted Holiday and the banks are to remain close.

Christmas – December 25

This is also a Gazetted Holiday and the Banks remain close throughout the country.


There are many others Restricted Holidays specific to different states. Here are some of them that may be considered by the Banks for Holidays.

New Years Day – January 01

This would be celebrated in the following states in India. Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Miizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu are the states where this will be followed.

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Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti –      January 05

This would be celebrated for Birthday of Guru Govind Singh Ji on the follow states, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab.

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda – January 12

This would be only celebrated in West Bengal.

Bhogi/Pongal/Makar Sankranti/Lohri/Bihu/Hadage/Poki- January 14         

These are different occasions on the same date. The Bank Holidays are observed almost in every part of the country.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti – January 23

Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal

Statehood Day – January 25

Himachal Pradesh

Losar – February 08

Tibetan New Year Sikkim

Vasant Panchami – February 12

Haryana, Odisha,Tripura, West Bengal

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti – February 19


Guru Ravidas – February 22

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab

Shaheedi Diwas of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru & Sukhdev – March 23


Odisha Day – April 01


Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthda – April 05

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana

Ugadi – April 08

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh

Cheti Chand –          April 08


Vaisakhi- April 13


Tamil New Year / Bengali New Year/ Dr Ambedkar Jayanti/ Bohag Bihu – April 14

Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Assam for their respective New Year and Bank Holiday for all for Dr Ambedkar Jayanti.

Maharana Pratap Jayanti –          June 07

Himachal Pradesh and Haryana

Raja Sankranti – June 14


Raksha Bandhan – August 18

Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh

Onam – September 13


The restricted holidays can be altered and every Bank releases own list of Holidays. It depends upon the state and the festivals followed there and Restricted Holidays are thus utilized accordingly.

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