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Bank Holidays in India

India being as multicultural & multi-religious country celebrates various festivals. Bank holidays in India are considered as public holidays but all public holidays are not bank holidays in India. Bank holidays are for all banks & financial institutions in all states, union territories under Negotiable Instruments Act 1881. Banks holidays in India are governed by the Reserve Bank of India. Bank holidays in India differ from one state to another due to cultural differences. Bank holidays also include three national holidays - the Republic Day, the Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti- besides religious as well as financial holidays.


2013 bank holidays in India

Indian banks work six days a week. The working hours differ from one place to another and Saturday is half day for all banks in India. Bank Holiday Schedule India reminds us that if a holiday or bank holiday in India falls on Sunday, there will be no holiday for bank employees. Bank holidays India 2013 starts with the celebration of New Year Day on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 and end with the celebration of Christmas on Wednesday, December 25, 2013.

It is very hard to mention all bank holidays 2013 in India because every state & union territory has its own particular festival due to religious & cultural difference. The list of bank holidays in India 2013 includes religious festivals, national festivals (Independence Day, Republic Day, and Gandhi Jayanti), ethnic, and special events concerned with finance & locality. Here, we have tried to include all major bank holidays. See, the list of bank holidays in India 2013 (mentioned below) just for reference. The list for bank holidays in India differs if you compare the following list to the list of bank holidays for a particular state.

Bank Holidays in India 2013
New Year Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Republic Day Saturday, January 26,2013
Milad-un-Nabi Friday, January 25, 2013
Holi Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Good Friday Friday, March 29, 2013
Annual Closing of Bank Accounts Monday, April 1, 2013
Ram Navmi Saturday, April 20, 2013
Buddha Purnima Saturday, May 25, 2013
Annual Closing of RBI Monday, July 1, 2013
Janmashtmi Wednesday, August 28, 2013
ID (Id-ul-fitar) Friday , August 9, 2013
Independence Day Thursday, August 15, 2013
Half Yearly Bank Account’s Closing Saturday, September 30, 2013
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Wednesday , October 2, 2013
Dashara (Durga Puja) Monday, October 14, 2013
Bakrid Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Diwali Sunday, November 03, 2013
Gurunanak Jayanti Wednesday, November 28, 2013
Moharram Thursday, November 14, 2013
Christmas Wednesday, December 25, 2013