Bank Holidays 2019: Holidays are always welcome, but the term, bank holidays, do not  always evoke the same emotions. Bank holidays are something that are required to be factored in while planning even regular events of life. So, to facilitate your bank-related activities, we share with you the dates when the banks would be closed in 2019 so that you can carry out your undertakings by planning well in advance.

Listed below is the calendar of bank holidays in India for the year 2019. It is however required to be kept in mind that not every bank observes all the holidays listed here, and that there are only some holidays when all the banks are closed.

There are types of bank holidays — national holidays (also known as gazetted holidays) and government holidays, which are further classified as state government bank holidays and central government bank holidays. In India, there are three national holidays — Republic Day (26 January), Independence Day (15 August) and Gandhi Jayanti (2 October).  All banks and financial institutions remain shut on these three days.

When it comes to government holidays, central government bank holidays are observed across the country, while state government bank holidays are decided by individual states.

Take a look at the Bank Holidays 2019 in India.


1 January, Tuesday:  New Year’s Day (Rajasthan, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu)

11 January, Friday: Missionary Day (Mizoram)

12 January, Saturday: Swami Vivekananda Jayanti (West Bengal)

13 January, Sunday: Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (Rajasthan, Haryana)

14 January, Monday: Pongal (Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu)

14 January, Monday: Makar Sankranti (Sikkim, Karnataka, Gujarat, Telangana)

15 January, Tuesday: Magh Bihu (Assam)

15 January, Tuesday: Thiruvalluvar Day (Tamil Nadu)

16 January, Wednesday: Uzhavar Thirunal (Puducherry)

23 January, Wednesday: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti (Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha)

25 January, Friday: Statehood Day (Himachal Pradesh)

26 January, Saturday: Republic Day (National holiday)


5 February, Tuesday: Sonam Losar (Sikkim)

10 February, Sunday: Vasant Panchami (Tripura, Odisha, Haryana, West Bengal, Haryana)

15 February, Friday: Lui-Ngai-Ni (Manipur)

19 February, Tuesday: (Guru Ravidas Jayanti Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Punjab)

19 February, Tuesday: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti (Maharashtra)

20 February, Wednesday: Statehood Day (Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh)


4 March, Monday: Mahashivaratri (All except for West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Sikkim, Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Dadra Nagar Haveli)

5 March, Tuesday: Panchayati Raj Divas (Odisha)

7 March, Thursday: Losar (Sikkim)

20 March, Wednesday: Holi (Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, Uttarakhand)

20 March, Wednesday: Hazrat Ali Jayanti (Uttar Pradesh)

21 March, Thursday: Holi (All states except for West Bengal, UP, Andhra, Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Jammu and Kashmir, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand)

22 March, Friday: Bihar Day (Bihar)

23 March, Saturday: Bhagat Singh’s Martyrdom Day (Punjab, Haryana)


1 April, Monday: Odisha Day (Odisha)

5 April, Friday: (Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti) Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

6 April, Saturday: Sajibu Nongma Panba Observed in Manipur

6 April, Saturday: Ugadi (Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu)

6 April, Saturday: Gudi Padwa (Maharashtra)

7 April, Sunday: Sarhul (Jharkhand)

14 April, Sunday: Ram Navami (All except for West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu)

14 April, Sunday: Ambedkar Jayanti (All except for Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Delhi, Assam)

14 April, Sunday: Cheiraoba (Manipur)

14 April, Sunday: Baisakhi (J&K, Haryana, Punjab)

14 April, Sunday: Tamil New Year (Tamil Nadu)

14 April, Sunday: Maha Vishuba Sankranti (Odisha)

15 April, Monday: Poila Boishakh (Tripura, West Bengal)

15 April, Monday: Bohag Bihu Observed (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)

20 April, Saturday: Easter Saturday (Nagaland)

21 April, Sunday: Easter Sunday (Nagaland, Kerala)

21 April, Sunday: Garia Puja (Tripura)


1 May, Wednesday: Maharashtra Day

1 May, May Day: (West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Puducherry, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Punjab)

7 May, Tuesday: Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan

8 May, Wednesday: Basava Jayanti (Karnataka)

9 May, Thursday: Rabindra Jayanti (West Bengal, Tripura

16 May, Thursday: State Day (Sikkim)

18 May, Saturday: Buddha Purnima (West Bengal, UP, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

24 May, Friday: Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti (Tripura)

31 May, Friday: Jumat-ul-Wida (J&K)


1 June, Saturday: Shab-i-Qadr (Jammu and Kashmir)

5 June, Wednesday: Id-ul Fitr (National holiday)

6 June, Thursday: Maharana Pratap Jayanti (Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana)

6 June, Thursday: Id-ul Fitr (Telangana)

14 June, Friday: Pahili Raja (Odisha)

14 June, Friday: Guru Arjun Dev Martyrdom Day (Punjab)

15 June, Saturday: YMA Day (Mizoram)

15 June, Saturday: Raja Sankranti (Odisha)

17 June, Monday: Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti (Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana)

30 June, Sunday: Remna Ni (Mizoram)


4 July, Thursday: Rath Yatra (Odisha)

5 July, Friday: Guru Hargobind birthday (J&K)

6 July, Saturday: MHIP Day (Mizoram)

9 July, Tuesday: Kharchi Puja (Tripura)

13 July, Saturday: Martyrs’ Day (J&K)

13 July, Saturday: Bhanu Jayanti (Sikkim)

17 July, Wednesday: U Tirot Sing Day (Meghalaya)

21 July, Sunday: Bonalu (Telangana)

23 July, Tuesday: Ker Puja (Tripura)

31 July, Wednesday: Shaheed Udham Singh Martyrdom Day (Punjab)


3 August, Saturday: Haryali Teej (Haryana)

8 August, Thursday: Tendong Lho Rum Faat (Sikkim)

12 August, Monday: Bakrid/Eid al Adha (All except for Sikkim, Puducherry, Arunachal Pradesh, Daman and Diu)

13 August, Tuesday: Patriots Day (Manipur)

13 August, Tuesday: Bakrid/Eid al Adha (Jammu and Kashmir)

15 August, Thursday: Independence Day (National Holiday)

15 August, Thursday: Jhulan Purnima (Odisha)

15 August, Thursday: Raksha Bandhan (Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand)

16 August, Friday: De Jure Transfer Day (Puducherry)

17 August, Saturday: Parsi New Year (Maharashtra, Gujarat)

24 August, Saturday: Janmashtami (All except for West Bengal, Puducherry, Mizoram, Manipur, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Meghalaya)

29 August, Thursday: Ghatasthapana (Rajasthan)

29 August, Thursday: Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti (Punjab and Haryana)

31 August, Saturday: Prakash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Punjab)


2 September, Monday: Ganesh Chaturthi (Puducherry, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Telangana, Gujarat, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu)

3 September, Tuesday: Nuakhai Observed (Odisha)

3 September, Tuesday: Ganesh Chaturthi (Goa)

7 September, Saturday: Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti (Punjab)

8 September, Wednesday: Ramdev Jayanti (Rajasthan)

8 September, Wednesday: Teja Dashmi (Rajasthan)

10 September, Tuesday: Onam (Kerala)

10 September, Tuesday: Muharram (All except for West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Punjab, Daman and Diu, Kerala, Nagaland, Puducherry, Tripura)

11 September, Wednesday: Thiruvonam (Kerala)

12 September, Thursday: Indra Jatra (Sikkim)

13 September, Friday: Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti (Kerala)

21 September, Saturday: Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi (Kerala)

23 September, Monday: Heroes’ Martyrdom Day (Haryana)

28 September, Saturday: Bhagat Singh Birthday (Punjab)

28 September, Saturday: Mahalaya (West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Karnataka)

28 September, Saturday: First Day of Bathukamma (Telangana)


2 October, Wednesday: Gandhi Jayanti (National holiday)

5 October, Saturday: Maha Saptami (Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim)

6 October, Sunday: Maha Ashtami (West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tripura)

7 October, Monday: Maha Navami (West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Odisha, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam)

8 October, Tuesday: Vijaya Dashami (National except for Manipur, Puducherry)

13 October, Sunday: Lakshmi Puja (Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal)

13 October, Sunday: Maharashi Valmiki Jayanti (Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi)

15 October, Tuesday: Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass (Punjab)

19 October, Saturday: Lhabab Duchen (Sikkim)

26 October, Saturday: Deepavali (Goa, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Telangana, Puducherry, Karnataka)

27 October, Sunday: Diwali (National except for Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala)

28 October, Monday: Deepavali (Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Daman and Diu)

29 October, Tuesday: Vikram Samvat New Year Observed in Gujarat

29 October, Tuesday: Bhai Dooj Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Gujarat

31 October, Thursday: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti (Gujarat)


1 November, Friday: Puducherry Liberation Day (Puducherry)

1 November, Friday: Haryana Day Haryana

1 November, Friday: Kannada Rajyotsava Karnataka

1 November, Friday: Kut (Manipur)

2 November, Saturday: Chhath Puja (Jharkhand, Bihar)

3 November, Sunday: Chhath Puja (Bihar)

8 November, Friday: Wangala Festival (Meghalaya)

10 November, Sunday: Eid e Milad (All except for Goa, Chandigarh, Bihar, Assam, Sikkim, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

12 November, Tuesday: Karthika Purnima (Telangana, Odisha)

12 November, Tuesday: Guru Nanak Jayanti (All except for Odisha, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Manipur, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Tripura, Puducherry, Daman and Diu, Bihar)

15 November, Friday: Eid e Milad (J&K)

15 November, Friday: Kanakadasa Jayanti (Karnataka)

16 November, Saturday: Shaheedi Diwas of Kartar Singh Sarabha (Punjab)

23 November, Saturday: Seng Kut Snem (Meghalaya)

24 November, Sunday: Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Martyrdom Day (Punjab)


3 December, Tuesday: Feast of St Francis Xavier (Goa)

5 December, Thursday: Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti (J&K)

12 December, Thursday: Pa Togan Nengminza Sangama (Meghalaya)

18 December, Wednesday: Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham (Meghalaya)

18 December, Wednesday: Guru Ghasidas Jayanti (Chhattisgarh)

19 December, Thursday: Liberation Day (Goa, Daman & Diu)

25 December, Wednesday: Christmas (National)

26 December, Thursday: Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti (Haryana)

30 December, Monday: U Kiang Nangbah (Meghalaya)

30 December, Monday: Tamu Losar (Sikkim)

31 December, Tuesday: New Year’s Eve (Manipur)

In addition to all these bank holidays, banks will like every year also remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. In case of a month with five Saturdays, the fifth Saturday will be a working day.

(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)