Full list of bank holidays in 2021

There are quite a few major bank holidays in 2021 that one should know of. There are certain bank holidays that are state-specific and some where banks throughout the country are shut. Major all-India holidays include Republic Day on January 26 (Tuesday), Idul Fitr on May 13 or May 14 (Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the state), Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 (Saturday), and November 4 for Diwali (Thursday). On these days, banks across the country will be shut.

Then there are holidays were banks across many states will be shut. These include Good Friday, Baisakhi/Vishu/Biju Festival/Cheiraoba/Bohag Bihu, Muharram, and Durga Puja or Dusshera.

State governments decide specific holidays. For instance, in Kerala, state-specific holidays include Onam and Vishu. In Himachal Pradesh, the state-specific holidays are Himachal Day, Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti, and Maharana Pratap Jayanti. You can check the state-wise holidays here.

Along with the above, banks also remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. If a month has five Saturdays, the fifth Saturday will be a working day for the bank.

Click here to get the complete, state-wise list of bank holidays in 2021.


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