The current financial year is coming to an end and the new fiscal is beginning on Monday. So, is April 1 a bank holiday in India? Like every year, this question is being asked by many again.
There is indeed a bit of confusion if the banks, public as well as private, would cater to customers or not on the first day of the next month and the new financial year: April 1.
Here is the answer.
April 1, Monday, will be the bank account closing day. While banks across India will remain open for their employees, they will not be dealing with customers.
Apart from April 1, the month will have 5 more holidays in different regions and states.
Bank holidays in India in April 2019
5 April, Friday: Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti – Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
6 April, Saturday: Sajibu Nongma Panba – Manipur
6 April, Saturday: Ugadi – Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
6 April, Saturday: Gudi Padwa – Maharashtra
15 April, Monday: Poila Boishakh – Tripura, West Bengal
15 April, Monday: Bohag Bihu – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
15 April, Monday: Himachal Day – Himachal Pradesh
15 April, Monday: Vishu – Kerala
17 April, Wednesday: Mahavir Jayanti -Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh
19 April, Friday: Good Friday – National, except for J&K and Haryana
In addition to all these bank holidays, banks will remain shut on the second and fourth Saturday.
(All efforts have been made towards providing accurate information regarding the holidays. However, some dates may change, and readers are requested to keep checking for updates)