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Indian banks will be closed on these days

Not all public holidays are classified as Bank holidays in India. Do you want to know when your banks will be closed for business this year? Then take a look at the dates which are specially declared as bank holidays, according to the reserve Bank of India.

(Note: This list does not include Sundays and some other holidays are relevant to only those particular states and not the whole of India)




November 1
Kannada Rajyotsava
Kannada Rajyotsava is celebrated on the first of November every year. This day is observed as a holiday because all the Kannada speaking regions of South India were merged to form Karnataka on this day.
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November 2
Deepavali
Deepavali or Diwali is the festival of lights is a Hindu event celebrated all across India. Lighting of oil lamps during Diwali signifies the triumph of good over evil. This day is celebrated by bursting crackers, indulging delectable sweets.
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November 4
Balipadyami Deepavali
Balipadyami is the third day of Deepavali. It is celebrated in honour of the notional return of the demon to earth.
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November 4
Govardhan Puja
Govardhan Puja forms one of the most important part of the celebrations of Diwali. This festival worships Lord Krishna and Mount Govardhan.
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November 5
Bhai Duj
Bhai Duj or Bhai Dooj is celebrated by the Hindus during Diwali. On this day, sisters pray for their brothers to have a long and prosperous life.
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November 8 and 9
Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu festival in which a puja is performed to thank Surya (the sun) for sustaining life on earth.
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November 14 and 15
Muharram
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. This festival is considered to be celebrated in one of the most sacred of all the months.
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November 20
Kanakadasa Jayanthi
Kanakadasa Jayanthi is a festival celebrated by the people of Karnataka. It is celebrated every year to honour the birth anniversary of the great poet Kanaka Dasa.
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December 3
Feast of St Francis Xavier
Feast of St Francis Xavier is celebrated on the third of December every year. St Francis Xavier is considered to be one of the missionaries and people pay tribute to the saint on this day.
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December 19
Goa Liberation Day
Goa Liberation Day is observed as a public holiday in Goa. It marks the liberation of a place similar to an Independence day.
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December 25
Christmas
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It is observed as a holiday worldwide on the 25th of December every year.
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