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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.


2015 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 2015 starts with the celebration of New Year Day on Thursday, January 1, 2015 and end with the celebration of Christmas on Friday, December 25, 2015.

It is very hard to mention all bank holidays 2015 in India because every state & union territory has its own particular festival due to religious & cultural difference. The list of bank holidays in India 2015 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 2015 (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 2015
New Year Thursday, January 1, 2015
Republic Day Monday, January 26,2015
Milad-un-Nabi Sunday, January 4, 2015
Holi Friday, March 6, 2015
Good Friday Friday, April 3, 2015
Annual Closing of Bank Accounts Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Ram Navmi Saturday, March 28, 2015
Buddha Purnima Monday, May 4, 2015
ID (Id-ul-fitar) Saturday , July 18, 2015
Independence Day Saturday, August 15, 2015
Janmashtmi Saturday, September 5, 2015
Bakrid Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Half Yearly Bank Account’s Closing Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Friday , October 2, 2015
Dashara (Durga Puja) Thursday, October 22, 2015
Moharram Saturday, October 24, 2015
Diwali Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Gurunanak Jayanti Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Christmas Friday, December 25, 2015