(Calendar of Public Holidays in SIKKIM 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).
|1||01.01.2018||Monday||New Year Day|
|7||26.03.2018||Monday||RAM NAVAMI (Chaite Dasain)|
|9||14.04.2018||Saturday||BIRTHDAY OF B.R.AMBEDKAR|
|16||22.07.2018||Sunday||Guru Rimpoche’s Thungkar Tschechu,|
|17||08.08.2018||Wednesday||Tendong Lho Rum Faat,|
|22||02.10.2018||Tuesday||MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANI|
|23||16.10.2018 to 20.10.2018||Tuesday
|29||22.12.2018||Saturday||Teyongsi Sirijunga Sawan Tongnam,|
Total 43 General Holidays (including 5 Sundays). Following are restricted holidays for state Government Employees out of which they may avail one holiday.
Banks: 01.04.2018 Bank holiday for annual closing of accounts.
May1 (May day) May 29 (Tenzing Norgay Sherpa), July6 (Dalai Lama’s birthday), Nov 13( Chhat puja)
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.