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Bank Holidays List 2024 In India

By Mayashree Acharya

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Updated on: Jun 28th, 2024

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Planning your finances and vacations can be a breeze when you have a detailed idea about the upcoming bank holidays. Whether you want to complete a critical financial task or are eager to explore India's vibrant landscapes, the Bank Holidays List 2024 is very important.

Bank holidays vary from state to state. However, all banks remain closed on the second and fourth saturdays of each month. All banks also observe three national holidays, i.e., Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). Additionally, banks remain closed on local festivals. In this article, we have listed down the holidays as per the states and union territories they apply to. 

Bank Holidays 2024

Following is the list of bank holidays in India:

January Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
1st Jan 2024, MondayNew Year’s Day  Throughout the country
2nd Jan 2024, TuesdayMannam Jayanti Kerala   
11th Jan 2024, ThursdayMissionary Day   Mizoram 
12th Jan 2024, FridaySwami Vivekananda Jayanti   West Bengal 
13th Jan 2024, SaturdaySecond Saturday and LohriThroughout the country
15th Jan 2024, MondayPongal, Thiruvalluvar Day, Magh Bihu and Makara SankrantiTamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Karnataka, Puducherry, Sikkim and Telangana
16th Jan 2024, TuesdayKanuma Panduga, Tusu Puja and Thiruvalluvar Day Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Tamil Nadu 
17th Jan 2024, WednesdayGuru Gobind Singh Jayanti and Uzhavar ThirunalHaryana, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu
23rd Jan 2024, TuesdayNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti and Gaan-NgaiJharkhand, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal and Manipur
25th Jan 2024, ThursdayState Day and Hazrat Ali JayantiHimachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
26th Jan 2024, FridayRepublic Day   National holiday  
27th Jan 2024, SaturdayFourth SaturdayThroughout the country
31st Jan 2024, WednesdayMe-Dum-Me-Phi   Assam   

February Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
10th Feb 2024, Saturday Sonam LosarSikkim
10th Feb 2024, SaturdaySecond SaturdayThroughout the country
14th Feb 2024, WednesdayVasant PanchamiHaryana, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal
15th Feb 2024, ThursdayLui-Ngai-NiManipur
19th Feb 2024, MondayChhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj JayantiMaharashtra
20th Feb 2024, TuesdayState DayMizoram and Arunachal Pradesh
24th Feb 2024, SaturdayFourth Saturday and Guru Ravidas JayantiThroughout the country

March Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
1st March 2024, FridayChapchar Kut Mizoram
5th March 2024, Tuesday Panchayatiraj DivasOdisha
8th March 2024, FridayMaha Shivratri/ ShivaratriUttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh
9th March 2024, SaturdaySecond SaturdayThroughout the country
21st March 2024, ThursdayNaurozLadakh
22nd March 2024, FridayBihar DayBihar
23rd March 2024, SaturdayFourth Saturday and Bhagat Singh Martyrdom DayThroughout the country
25th March 2024, MondayHoli, Yaosang and DoljatraGazetted holiday
26th March 2024, TuesdayYaosangManipur
29th March 2024, FridayGood FridayGazetted holiday
30th March 2024, SaturdayEaster SaturdayNagaland
31st March 2024, SundayEaster SundayKerala and Nagaland

April Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
1st Apr 2024, MondayOdisha DayOdisha
5th Apr 2024, FridayBabu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti and Jumat-ul-Wida  Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir
7th Apr 2024, SundayShab-i-Qadr   Jammu and Kashmir   
9th Apr 2024, Tuesday  Gudi Padwa, Telugu New Year and UgadiMadhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Jammu and Kashmir
10th Apr 2024, WednesdayId-Ul Fitr   Gazetted holiday
11th Apr 2024, Thursday Sarhul  Jharkhand 
13th Apr 2024, SaturdaySecond Saturday, Maha Vishuba Sankranti, Bohag Bihu and VaisakhThroughout the country
14th Apr 2024, Sunday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti, Cheiraoba, Vishu, Bohag Bihu, Tamil New Year and Bengali New YearThroughout the country
15th Apr 2024, MondayBengali New Year and Himachal Day   Tripura, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh 
17th Apr 2024, WednesdayRam Navami Sikkim, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Maharashtra, Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Dadra Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir
21st Apr 2024, SundayGaria Puja and Mahavir Jayanti Tripura, Punjab, Daman and Diu, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Lakshadweep, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi and Mizoram
27th Apr 2024, SaturdayFourth SaturdayThroughout the country

May Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
1st May 2024, WednesdayMay Day and Maharashtra DayAssam, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Goa, Puducherry, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, West Bengal and Maharashtra
8th May 2024, WednesdayGuru Rabindranath Jayanti and Maharana Pratap JayantiTripura, West Bengal, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh
10th May 2024, FridayMaharshi Parasuram Jayanti and Basava JayantiHaryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka
11th May 2024, SaturdaySecond SaturdayThroughout the country
16th May 2024, ThursdayState DaySikkim
23rd May 2024, ThursdayBuddha PurnimaAndaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Odisha, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
24th May 2024, FridayKazi Nazrul Islam JayantiTripura
25th May 2024, SaturdayFourth SaturdayThroughout the country

June Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
2nd Jun 2024, SundayTelangana Formation Day   Telangana   
8th Jun 2023, SaturdaySecond SaturdayThroughout the country
9th Jun 2023, SundayMaharana Pratap Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Haryana
10th Jun 2024, MondaySri Guru Arjun Dev Ji's Martyrdom DayPunjab
14th Jun 2023, FridayPahili Raja    Odisha   
15th Jun 2024, SaturdayRaja Sankranti  and YMA Day Odisha and Mizoram
17th Jun 2024, SundayBakrid / Eid al Adha Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand
22nd Jun 2024, SaturdayFourth SaturdayThroughout the country
30th Jun 2024, SundayRemna Ni   Mizoram    

July Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
5th Jul 2024, FridayGuru Hargobind Ji's BirthdayJammu and Kashmir
6th Jul 2024, SaturdayMHIP Day    Mizoram 
7th Jul 2024, ThursdayRatha YathraOdisha
8th Jul 2024, MondayBehdeinkhlam FestivalMeghalaya
13th Jul 2024, Saturday Second Saturday Throughout the country
17th Jul 2024, WednesdayMuharram, U Tirot Sing DayThroughout the country except Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Nagaland, Haryana, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Puducherry, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Daman and Diu, Meghalaya and Mizoram
27th Jul 2024, Saturday Fourth Saturday Throughout the country
31st Jul 2024, WednesdayShaheed Udham Singh’s Martyrdom Day and Bonalu  Haryana and Telangana

August Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
7th Aug 2024, WednesdayHaryali TeejHaryana
8th Aug 2024, ThursdayTendong Lho Rum FaatSikkim
10th Aug 2024, SaturdaySecond SaturdayThroughout the country 
13th Aug 2024, TuesdayPatriots DayManipur
15th Aug 2024, ThursdayIndependence Day   National holiday
16th Aug 2024, FridayDe Jure Transfer DayPuducherry
19th Aug 2024, MondayRaksha Bandhan and Jhulan PurnimaUttarakhand, Daman and Diu, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha
24th Aug 2024, SaturdayFourth Saturday Throughout the country  
26th Aug 2024, MondayJanmashtami   Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Punjab, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Daman and Diu, Nagaland, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Sikkim, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Tripura, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Jharkhand, Manipur, Tripura

September Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates and Union Territory
5th Sept 2024, ThursdayTithi of Srimanta Shankardev and Hartalika TeejAssam, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim
7th Sept 2024, SaturdayGanesh Chaturthi  Throughout the country
8th Sept 2024, Sunday Nuakhai Odisha 
13th Sep 2024, FridayTeja Dashmi      Rajasthan   
14th Sep 2024, SaturdaySecond Saturday and Onam   Throughout the country  
15th Sep 2024, SundayThiruvonam Kerala 
16th Sep 2024, MondayEid e MiladThroughout the country     
17th Sep 2024, TuesdayIndra JatraSikkim
18th Sep 2024, WednesdaySree Narayana Guru Samadhi   Kerala 
21st Sept 2024, Saturday Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi Kerala 
23rd Sep 2024, Monday   Heroes’ Martyrdom Day      Haryana 
28th Sep 2024, SaturdayFourth Saturday Throughout the country  

October Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates
2nd Oct 2024, WednesdayGandhi JayantiThroughout the country  
3rd Oct 2024, ThursdayMaharaja Agrasen Jayanti and GhatasthapanaHaryana and Rajasthan
11th Oct 2024, FridayMaha Navami Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal
12th Oct 2024, SaturdaySecond Saturday, Vijaya Dashami and DussheraThroughout the country
17th Oct 2024, ThursdayKati Bihu, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti and Lakshmi PujaAssam, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal
20th Oct 2024, SundayKarva ChauthHimachal Pradesh
26th Oct 2024, SaturdayFourth SaturdayThroughout the country
31st Oct 2024, ThursdaySardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti Gujarat 

November Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates
1st Nov 2024, FridayDiwali, Haryana Day, Puducherry Liberation Day, Kerala Piravi, Kut (Chavang Kut), Rajyotsava Throughout the country
2nd Nov 2024, SaturdayVikram Samvat New Year Gujarat 
3rd Nov 2024, SundayBhai Dooj and First Day of BathukammaRajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Telangana
7th Nov 2024, ThursdayChhath PujaAssam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
9th Nov 2024, SaturdaySecond SaturdayThroughout the country
15th Nov 2024, FridayKarthika Purnima and Guru Nanak JayantiOdisha, Telangana, Chandigarh, Punjab, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal
18th Nov 2024, MondayKanakadasa Jayanti Karnataka
22nd Nov 2024, Friday Lhabab DuchenSikkim
23rd Nov 2024, Saturday Fourth Saturday and Seng Kut SnemThroughout the country 

December Bank Holiday List 2024

DateHolidayStates
1st Dec 2024, Sunday Indigenous Faith DayArunachal Pradesh 
3rd Dec 2024, TuesdayFeast of St Francis XavierGoa
5th Dec 2024, ThursdaySheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti Jammu and Kashmir 
6th Dec 2024, ThursdaySri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji's Martyrdom Day Punjab
12th Dec 2024, ThursdayPa Togan Nengminza SangmaMeghalaya
14th Dec 2024, SaturdaySecond Saturday Throughout the country
18 Dec 2024, WednesdayGuru Ghasidas Jayanti and Death Anniversary of U SoSo ThamChhattisgarh and Meghalaya
19 Dec 2024, ThursdayLiberation DayDiu and Daman and Goa
24th Dec 2024, TuesdayGuru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom’s Day Punjab and Chandigarh 
25th Dec 2024, Wednesday   ChristmasThroughout the country
26th Dec 2024, ThursdayShaheed Udham Singh JayantiHaryana
28th Dec 2024, SaturdayFourth Saturday Throughout the country
30th Dec 2024, MondayU Kiang Nangbah and Tamu LosarMeghalaya and Sikkim
31st Dec 2024, Tuesday  New Year's Eve and LosarManipur, Mizoram and Ladakh

Bank Holidays on Saturday in India

Besides the above holidays, all banks have holidays on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Following are the Saturdays on which banks are closed across India:  

DateHoliday
13 Jan 2024Second Saturday
27 Jan 2024Fourth Saturday
10 Feb 2024Second Saturday
24 Feb 2024Fourth Saturday
9 Mar 2024Second Saturday
23 Mar 2024Fourth Saturday
13 Apr 2024Second Saturday
27 Apr 2024Fourth Saturday
11 May 2024Second Saturday
25 May 2024Fourth Saturday
8 June 2024Second Saturday
22 June 2024Fourth Saturday
13 July 2024Second Saturday
27 July 2024Fourth Saturday
10 Aug 2024Second Saturday
24 Aug 2024Fourth Saturday
14 Sep 2024Second Saturday
28 Sep 2024Fourth Saturday
12 Oct 2024Second Saturday
26 Oct 2024Fourth Saturday
9 Nov 2024Second Saturday
23 Nov 2024Fourth Saturday
14 Dec 2024Second Saturday
28 Dec 2024Fourth Saturday

This comprehensive bank holiday list for 2024 provides a detailed overview of the holidays celebrated across India, state-wise. The information presented here aids in planning financial activities and vacations, considering the diverse cultural and regional celebrations. Hopefully, after reading the blog, you can easily navigate through the calendar and bank holidays of 2024 to stay informed about upcoming festivities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Saturdays are bank holidays?

In India, banks remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, while the first, third, and fifth Saturdays are considered regular working days.

Is Guru Nanak Jayanti Bank holiday?

On November 15th, 2024, Guru Nanak Jayanti will be celebrated as a holiday in Haryana, Punjab, and Chandigarh.

Is Good Friday a bank holiday?

Good Friday is a gazetted holiday in India and it will be celebrated on 29th March 2024, Friday.

Is Raksha Bandhan a bank holiday?

In a few states, Raksha Bandhan is classified as a restricted holiday. This implies that banks could close for a shorter duration, such as in the afternoon, or only particular branches may remain closed. In 2024, the festival will be celebrated on 19th August.

Is the second Saturday holiday for the bank?

Yes, India's second Saturday of each month is observed as a bank holiday on Saturday. During this time, banks remain closed, and most banking services are unavailable. But keep in mind you can avail of net banking services 24*7.

Is the 4th Saturday a bank holiday?

In India, the 4th Saturday of every month is considered a bank holiday Saturday, just like the 2nd Saturday. 

Is the 5th Saturday a bank holiday?

No, the fifth Saturday of any month is not observed as a bank holiday Saturday anywhere in India.

Is Mahavir Jayanti a bank holiday?

Mahavir Jayanti is recognised as a bank holiday in various regions across India. This significant occasion marks the birth anniversary of Lord Mahavira, the revered 24th Tirthankara in Jainism, and is celebrated with reverence and festivity.

Is Ram Navami a bank holiday?

Ram Navami, which honours the birth of Lord Rama, stands as a significant Hindu festival. The designation of it as a bank holiday can vary from state to state and may not be uniformly recognised across different states.

Is Buddha Purnima a bank holiday?

Yes, Buddha Purnima is a gazetted holiday in India, leading to the closure of post offices, government establishments, and banks on the day of the festival.

Is May 1st a bank holiday?

Yes, 1st May, Labor Day, is observed as a holiday across India, marked by diverse names.

Is Ganesh Chaturthi a bank holiday?

Ganesh Chaturthi is a major Hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Ganesha. Its bank holiday status varies by state and may not be consistent across different areas. 

Is 31st December a bank holiday?

While December 31st marks the end of the year and the beginning of a new one, it is not an official bank holiday in India. Financial institutions typically operate on their regular schedules on this day.

Is Mahashivratri a bank holiday?

As per the RBI website, except for Tripura, Mizoram, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Rajasthan, Bengal, Delhi, Goa, Bihar, and Meghalaya, banks remain closed in most states during Mahashivaratri. 

Is 1st April 2024 a bank holiday?

No, April 1, 2024, is not designated as a bank holiday in 2024, meaning that regular banking operations and services will proceed as usual on this date. But some banks offer holidays on 1st April 2024, due to the yearly closing.  

Is Muharram a bank holiday?

Banks are closed on the occasion of Muharram throughout the country except Nagaland, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Sikkim, Punjab, Pondicherry, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Kerala, Haryana and Chhattisgarh.

Is 30th March a bank holiday?

No, there is no bank holiday on 30th March 2024. 

On which days are the banks closed in India?

In India, banks are closed on national holidays, state holidays, and on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.

How many bank holidays are there in a year?

The bank holidays differ from bank to bank in each state. However, all banks are closed on national holidays, i.e., Independence Day, Reupblic Day and Gandhi Jayanti. They also have holidays on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.

Is Holi a bank holiday?

Several private and public banks in many states have a holiday for Holi festival. In 2024, the Holi festival is celebrated on 25th March in India. Thus, it will be a long weekend holiday for banks, since the fourth Saturday is a holiday, i.e. 23rd March, 24th March and 25th March. 

How many bank holidays are there in March 2024?

There are around 14 bank holidays in March 2024, including public holidays, regional holidays, and second and fourth Saturdays.

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