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Bank Holidays 2018 declared by Himachal Pradesh (H.P) Government

Bank Holidays 2018 declared by Himachal Pradesh (H.P) Government

(Calendar of Public Holidays in HP under NI Acts)

Bank holidays in India are declared as public holidays under explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. The holiday declared under NI Act is applicable exclusively to the banks located within the administration area of specific State and Union Territory.  In other States and Union territories where it is not a holiday, banks remain opened and allow normal banking transaction    similar to any other working days.

All Sundays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays are Bank Holidays under the explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. (This holiday rule is applicable to all commercial and co-operative banks operating in entire India).

List of Holidays

Sr.No Date Day Occasion/Festival Date
1 25.01.2018 Thursday Statehood Day
2 26.01.2018 Friday REPUBLIC DAY
3 31.01.2018 Wednesday GURU RAVIDAS BIRTHDAY
4 14.02.2018 Wednesday MAHA SHIVRATRI
5 02.03.2018 Friday HOLI
6 25.03.2018 Sunday RAM NAVAMI
7 30.03.2018 Friday GOOD FRIDAY
8 14.04.2018 Saturday Dr.B.R.AMBEDKAR BIRTH DAY
9 15.04.2018 Sunday HIMACHAL DAY
10 18.04.2018 Wednesday PARASHURAM JAYANTI
11 30.04.2018 Monday BUDDHA JAYANTI
12 16.06.2018 Saturday Id-Ul-FITR
13 28.06.2018 Thursday SANT KABIR JAYANTI
14 15.08.2018 Wednesday INDEPENDENCE DAY
15 22.08.2018 Wednesday BAKRID
16 03.09.2018 Monday JANMASHTAMI
17 21.09.2019 Friday MUHARAM
18 02.10.2018 Tuesday MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI
19 19.10.2018 Friday DUSSERA/VIJAYA DASHAMI
20 24.10.2018 Wednesday Birthday day of Maharshi Valmiki Ji
21 07.11.2018 Wednesday DEEPAVALI
25 23.11.2018 Friday GURUNANAK JI JAYANTI
26 25.12.2018 Tuesday CHRISTMAS


*01.04.2018 Sunday   is BANK’S ANNUAL CLOSING OF ACCOUNTS (not separately declared in the holiday list).

*Raksha Bandhan, Bhai Duj and Karwa Chauth declared as Gazetted Holidays for women employees of State Government.

If any of the holidays for the festivals of Muslim fraternity notified above does not fall on the date notified, the holiday date may be altered by the concerned government or the community fraternity in government service may be granted special  holidays on the date observable.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been taken to avoid errors or omissions in the list of holidays published above. In spite of this, it is possible that any changes in holiday dates, mistake, errors, ambiguity, inconsistency, discrepancy or doubts may inadvertently creep up. The readers are therefore requested to be guided by the holiday list announced by the banks of respective states/UT or by the IBA for correct and as authentic information. Author or anyone connected directly or indirectly to this website accepts no responsibility whatsoever and will not be liable for any losses, claims or damages which may arise because of the contents of this write up.

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