Bank Holidays in August 2022 All India Full List
Banks will remain closed for 19 days in the month of August, including the six weekend holidays.
The holidays are decided as per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) calendar list.
There are also some state-wise holidays which consist of all Sundays along with the second and fourth Saturdays as holidays.
A customer should have a look at the bank branch holiday list before visiting the respective banks.
Bank Holidays in August 2022
Bank Holidays in August 2022 All India Full List
|8-Aug-2022||Muharram (Ashoora)||Jammu, Srinagar|
|9-Aug-2022||Muharram (Ashoora)||Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur and Ranchi|
|11-Aug-2022||Raksha Bandhan||Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Dehradun, Jaipur, and Shimla|
|12-Aug-2022||Raksha Bandhan||Kanpur, and Lucknow|
|13-Aug-2022||Second Saturday + Patriot’s Day|
|15-Aug-2022||Independence Day||All over India|
|16-Aug-2022||Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi)||Belapur, Mumbai, and Nagpur|
|18-Aug-2022||Janmashtami||Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Kanpur and Lucknow|
|19-Aug-2022||Janmashtami (Shravan Vad-8)/ Krishna Jayanthi||Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gangtok, Jaipur, Jammu, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong and Shimla|
|20-Aug-2022||Sri Krishna Ashtami||Hyderabad|
|29-Aug-2022||Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva||Guwahati|
|31-Aug-2022||Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Ganesh Chaturthi/ Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/ Vinayakar Chathurthi||Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur and Panaji|
In August, banks shall remain closed on the days listed below. These days are in addition to the second and fourth Saturdays of the month when all public and private sector banks operating in the country remain close.
A brief description of August Holidays 2022
- Eid al Adha: The festival also known as Id-ul-Zuha or Bakr-Id is celebrated by the Muslim community. Often referred to as the festival of sacrifice, special prayers are held as part of the festival. On the day of the festival, people wear new clothes, greet others and offer gifts to their near and dear ones. A sheep or goat is sacrificed on the day and its meat is shared with family members, neighbours, and the poor.
- Indra Jatra: Indra Jatra or “Yenya” is the biggest festival for the Nepalese “NEWAR” community in Sikkim and is celebrated with much fanfare throughout the state. Named after the Hindu God of Rain and also the King of Heaven, Lord Indra, the festival’s prime objective is to seek his blessings in the form of rains and showers. Huge chariot processions accompanied with eclectic drum beats, masked dance performances and various classical dance performances are the integral elements of this vibrant festival that takes the streets of Gangtok in great awe of its cultural harmony.
- Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan is a festival that observes the love between a brother and sister. On the day of the festival, a sister ties rakhi on her brother’s wrist in the presence of family. The brother in return promises to take care of his sister and offer special gifts.
- Jhulan Purnima: It is another important festival for the followers of Lord Krishna. The festival celebrates the Radha-Krishna attachment together with the romantic passion of the rainy season. As part of the festival, idols are both Radha and Krishna and decorated and placed on an ornate swing. People visit temples and swing the deities amidst bhajans and kirtans recited by priests. Special aartis are held in temples on the occasion.
- Tendong Lho Rum Faat: It is one of the most important festivals celebrated in Sikkim. As part of the three-day festival, prayers are offered to Mount Tendong. People prepare a model of the mountain with nine stones and worship it. To seek the blessings, people sing and dance wearing masks. The festival holds special significance for the Lepcha tribe.
- Janmashtami: Janmashtami is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. It is celebrated with a lot of devotion on the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the Hindu month of Bhadon. The festival is actually celebrated during midnight as it is believed that Krishna was born on a dark, stormy and windy night. As part of the festival, pujas and aartis are held in various parts of the country.
- Patriot’s Day: The day is observed in Manipur to pay tributes to the heroes who laid down their lives while fighting the British during the Anglo-Manipuri war. A state programme is held every year on the day to pay tributes to the bravehearts.
- Independence Day: A national holiday, the day commemorates the country’s independence from British rule. While the main celebration takes place at Red Fort in New Delhi, various functions are held in different states of the country. As part of the festival, the national flag is unfurled, patriotic programs are organized, and the freedom fighters who laid down their lives are remembered. The Prime Minister of the country addresses the nation and gives an account of the achievements in the previous year and offers an insight of the future plans.
- Parsi New Year: The day is celebrated to mark the beginning of the Iranian calendar. The day also known as Jamshed-i-Nouraz is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm. On the day, people from the Parsi community beautify their homes and wear new traditional dresses. Fire temples are visited to seek forgiveness for their sins and pray for prosperity. Traditional Parsi delicacies like farcha, meethi sev dahi, dhansak etc. are prepared as part of the festivities.
- Ganesh Chaturthi: One of the important Hindu festivals in the country, Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated on Shukla Chaturthi of the Hindu month Bhadra. During the festival, Lord Ganesha who is considered to be the symbol of good fortune, wisdom, and prosperity is worshipped. It is celebrated with a lot of devotion and enthusiasm. The festival runs for a period of 10 days and as part of it a special sweet dish called ‘Modak’ (dumplings) are prepared.
- Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti: The day commemorates the birthday of Sri Chand, the eldest son of Guru Nanak. On the day, people remember the life of Sri Chand and his preaching. Special events are held to mark the occasion.
- Ayankali Jayanthi: The day is celebrated to honour Ayyankali, a social reformer who worked extensively for the development of those who were treated as outcasts. On the day, his efforts are remembered and tributes are paid in different parts of Kerala.
- Ramdev Jayanti: The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Baba Ramdev, a Rajasthani king who ruled over Pokhran in the 14th century. Considered to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna, it is believed that he possessed spiritual powers. On the day, temples built for him are decorated. People prepare special meals as well as offer toy wooden horses with new clothes in the temples. Ramdev Jayanti is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada.
- Teja Dashami: The festival commemorates the birthday of Lord Tejaji, who was from the Jat community. It is celebrated on the tenth day of waxing phase of the moon in the month of Bhadrapad as per the Hindu lunar calendar. As part of the festival, people buy new stuff and pray for prosperity, health, and wealth. A procession is taken out to mark the occasion. It is believed that Lord Tejaji used to rescue people from deadly snake bites.
- Ashura: Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram. It commemorates the death of the grandson of Islamic prophet Muhammad as well as marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram. For Shia Muslims, Ashura is not a festival but a sad event. It is period of grief and mourning. People assemble at mosques to lament and grieve the martyrdom of Husayn. It is believed that taking part in Ashura washes away one’s sins.
- Karam: The festival is dedicated to the god of power, youth and youthfulness. It is celebrated on the 11th day of a full moon in the Hindu month of Bhado. As part of the festival, people go the jungle and cut one or more branches of the Karam tree. The branch/branches are later planted in a public place and is plastered with cow-dung and decorated with flowers. Later, puja is performed by a tribal priest. Once the puja is held, people indulge in merry making.
- Thiruvonam: The tenth and the final day of the Onam festival is known as Thiruvonam. The day is important to the Malayali community as it is believed that Lord Mahabali comes to visit his people. Special prayers are performed on the day to seek divine blessings and a grand feast called ‘Onasadya’ is arranged. The feast which mainly consists of 9 courses is an indispensable part of Thiruvonam as it reflects the spirit of the season.
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