List of Bank Holidays in May 2020

Bank Holidays in May 2020- List of bank holidays can come handy to plan your visit to the bank accordingly. The month of May in 2020 will come with all sorts of uncertainities due to the coronavirus outbreak in the nation. India is under lockdown till 3rd May 2020, but banks are working and it is suggested that you should try to use net-banking and mobile banking and do not visit banks unless absolutely necessary. Here is a compiled list of public sector bank holidays that will come in May 2020. 

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List of Bank Holidays in May 2020

In the table listed below, public and private sector banks shall remain close in May 2020. The days listed are different from the regular holidays that the bank does for the second and fourth Saturday of every month.

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Date Day Holiday Reason
1 May 2020 Friday May Day/ Gujarat Day/ Maharashtra Day
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima
8 May 2020 Friday Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore
16 May 2020 Saturday State Day- Sikkim
19 May 2020 Tuesday Shab-e-Qadr
21 to 22 May 2020 Thursday to Friday Jumat-ul-Wida
25 May 2020 Monday Eid-ul-Fitr/ Maharana Pratap Jayanti
26 May 2020 Tuesday Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji

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  • May Day

Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or May Day is connected with the Labour Movement. It commemorates the Haymarket affair.

  • Buddha Purnima

It is the mark of the birth of Lord Buddha. Also, it is celebrated as full moon day according to the Hindu religion. 

  • Birth of Rabindra Nath Tagore ( Only in West Bengal and Tripura)

It commemorates the birth of Rabindra Nath Tagore, who was a famous musician, poet, and artist.  

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  • State Day (Only in Sikkim)

It is celebrated to commemorate Sikkim to be the 22nd state of India. Many government programs take place on this day.

  • Shab-e-Qadr ( Only in Jammu and Kashmir)

On this day, Prophet Mohammad got an award for the verses of the Quran from God. People pray for forgiveness.

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  • Jumat-ul-Wida 

On this day, Ramadan offered his last prayer. For Muslims, it is a unique festival, and they offer prayers to God on this day. In most states, there are bank holidays.

  • Maharana Pratap Jayanti (Only in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan)

The day commemorates the birth anniversary of Rajput King Pratap Singh. On this day, people perform special pooja and other processions.

  • Eid-ul-Fitr 

The day commemorates the end of Ramadan. People offer “Salat,” which is a prayer on this special day.

  • Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjan Dev ( Only in Punjab)

The day is to commemorate Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji. People offer prayers to the guru and recite hymns from Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji.

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