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Bank Holidays In April 2024

In India, banks typically close on public holidays, encompassing both national and state-specific occasions. National holidays such as Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) result in nationwide bank closures. Moreover, festivals like Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Good Friday, and others are also observed as bank holidays. Furthermore, the second and fourth Saturdays of each month are designated holidays as well.

With April marking the third month of the year, it brings along a fresh list of bank holidays to be mindful of. In April 2024, banks will observe closure on 14 days, although this may vary across states or regions. These closures encompass the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays, along with public holidays and certain regional holidays. The determination of these holidays is made jointly by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the respective state governments.

During these holidays, services such as Internet banking and ATMs will remain operational.

The first holiday for the month of April 2024 commences with the annual bank closure on 1st April. Following this, there are holidays such as Eid al-Fitr, spanning two days on April 10th and 11th, during which banks will remain closed across India, with exceptions in certain states. These variations in holidays from state to state are determined based on local festivals and customs. 

Bank Holidays 2024 As per RBI Regulations

As per RBI regulations, banks are shut on Sundays and also on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. By the Negotiable Instruments Act, RBI has specified holidays on April 1, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 20. Additionally, four Sundays are falling on April 7, 14, 21, and 28, as well as the second and fourth Saturdays on April 13 and 27.

As per the Reserve Bank’s schedule, aside from weekends, there are a total of nine bank holidays in April 2024. Everyone should plan any significant bank-related tasks with the holiday schedule in mind.

List of Bank Holidays in April 2024
Date Holiday  State
1 April Yearly Closing Several States
5 April Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti/Jumat-ul-Vida Several States
7 April Weekend All Over India
9 April Gudi Padwa/Ugadi Festival/Telugu New Year’s Day/Sajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiraoba)/1st Navratra Several States
10 April Ramzan-Id (Eid al-Fitr) Kerala
11 April Ramzan-Id (Eid al-Fitr) (1st Shawaal) Several States
13 April Bohag Bihu/Cheiraoba/Baisakhi/Biju Festival/Second Saturday All Over India
14 April Weekend All Over India
15 April Bohag Bihu/Himachal Day Assam & Himachal Pradesh
17 April Shree Ram Navami (Chaite Dasain) Several States
20 April Garia Puja Tripura
21 April Mahavir Jayanti All Over India
27 April Fourth Saturday Holiday All Over India
28 April Weekend All Over India

Note: Many Holidays can vary from State to State.

Bank Holidays 2024: April Month

Given below are brief descriptions for each april month Bank holidays 2024

  • Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti (05 April)– Babu Jagjivan Ram was the first Union Minister of Labour & Employment and former deputy Prime Minister. He was born on 05 April 1908. In Telangana, this day is marked as a public holiday.
  • Gudi Padwa (09 April)– Gudi Padwa is the traditional Hindu New Year celebrated in Maharashtra and other parts of India. It marks the beginning of the Chaitra month and is observed with house cleaning, new clothes, and traditional dishes.
  • Eid al-Fitr (10 April) – Eid al-Fitr is celebrated at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. It’s a time of prayer, feasting, and charity, marked by special prayers, festive meals, and acts of generosity. Greetings of “Eid Mubarak”.
  • Baisakhi (13 April)– Baisakhi is a harvest festival celebrated in Punjab, marking the Sikh New Year and the formation of the Khalsa Panth (in 1699 by Guru Govind Singh). The festival is also a time for feasting, dancing, and celebrating the harvest season with joy and gratitude.
  • Bohag Bihu (13 April)– Bohag Bihu, also known as Rongali Bihu, is the Assamese New Year festival celebrated in Assam, India. It marks the onset of the Assamese spring season with cultural performances, traditional dances, and community feasts.
  • Shree Ram Navami (17 April)– Ram Navami, celebrating the birth of Lord Rama, is observed on the ninth day of the Chaitra month. It is also the concluding day of Chaitra Navratri. Devotees worship Lord Rama, read the Ramayana, and participate in processions. It symbolizes the victory of good over evil and promotes righteousness and virtue.
  • Garia Puja (20 April)– Garia Puja is a tribal festival celebrated in Tripura to worship the deity Garia for prosperity and protection. It involves constructing bamboo structures, making offerings, and performing traditional rituals. The festival promotes community bonding and preserves tribal traditions.
  • Mahavir Jayanti (21 April)– Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Lord Mahavir, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. Mahavir was born on the 13th Day of Chaitra Month. The festival promotes non-violence, truthfulness, and compassion, emphasizing spiritual growth and harmony.

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Are banks closed on every Saturday?

Banks are closed on 2nd and last Saturday of the month.

Are banks closed all over India on Eid-ul-Fitra?

Eid-ul-Fitra is not all over India holiday.

Are Banks closed on Himachal Day on 15th April?

Banks will remain close only in Himachal Pradesh on 15th April.