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Bank Holidays 2018 under NI Acts/Public Holidays 2018

Bank Holidays 2018 under NI Acts/Public Holidays 2018


(This post contains dates of all India  state-wise bank  holidays )

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.

We have updated the names of the states that have declared holidays in gazettes or notified by IBA for the calendar year 2018. Some of the states/UTs have not yet published the list of holidays for the year 2018 under NI Act.  We have shown here the dates of some important festivals of local importance as a general information (without citing the name of the state/UT where it is holiday). We shall include the State’s/Union territory’s name as and when the specific state declares it as a public holiday for 2018.

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

List of Bank Holidays and popular festivals of various states in India during 2018:

Dates Purpose of holiday States /UTs which  declared  Public Holidays  under NI Acts
1 January 2018

Monday

 

New Year Day Tamil Nadu/
12 January 2018

(Friday)

 

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal (WB)
14 Jan 2018 Sunday

 

 Pongal/ Uthran/Lohri/  Bhogali Bihu/ Hadaga/Poki Tamilnadu

Not included in Holiday List

 

15 Jan 2018 Monday

 

Uttarayana Punyakala Sankranti Festival/Makara Sankranti

Thiruvalluvar Day

Andhra Pradesh/Karnataka

Tamilnadu(TN)/Telangana

16 Jan 2018

Monday

 

Uzhavar Tirunal Tamilnadu(TN)/Puducherry
22 Jan 2018

Monday

Basant Panchami/Vasant Panchami,/Saraswati Puja  West Bengal (WB)/
23 Jan 2018

Tuesday

Netaji Birthday West Bengal
26 Jan 2018 Friday Republic Day All India

National Holiday

13 Feb 2018

Tuesday

Mahashivaratri Andhra Pradesh/Goa/Karnataka /Kerala/Maharastra/Telangana
14 Feb 2018

Wednesday

Mahashivaratri Delhi
19 Feb 2018

Monday

Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharastra
1 March 2018

Thursday

Holi Telangana
2 March 2018 Friday

 

Holi/Doli Jatra Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Goa/Maharastra/West Bengal
18 March 2018 Sunday

 

Chandramana Ugadi/Gudi Padva/Telugu New Year Day Andhra/Goa/Karnataka/Maharastra/Tamilnadu/Telangana

/(Not included in holiday list)

25 March 2018

Sunday

Rama Navami Not included in holiday list
26 March 2018

Monday

Rama Navami Telangana
29 March 2018 Thursday

 

Mahavir Jayanthi Delhi/Karnataka/Maharastra/Tamilnadu/
30 March 2018 Friday

 

Good Friday Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Goa/Karnataka/Kerala/

Maharastra/Tamilnadu/Telangana/West Bengal

1 Apr2018

Sunday

 

Banks’  Annual Closing

Easter

Banks are closed all over India for annual closing
5 Apr 2018

Thursday

 

Babu Jagajivanram birthday Andhra Pradesh/Telangana
14 Apr 2018

2nd Saturday

 

Dr.Ambedkar Jayanthi

Tamil New Year

2nd Saturday Bank Holiday ,

Not included in holiday list

Andhra Pradesh /Goa/Tamilnadu/Pondicherry

/Maharastra/West Bengal/

15 Apr 2018

Sunday

 

Bengali New Year West Bengal

Not included in holiday list

18 Apr 2018

Wednesday

 

Sri Basava Jayanthi Karnataka
30 April 2018

Monday

 

Buddha Poornima Delhi/West Bengal
1 May2018

Tuesday

May Day,

/Maharastra Din

Andhra Pradesh/Goa/Karnataka/Kerala/Maharashtra/ Tamilnadu /Telengana/West Bengal

 

9 May2018

Tuesday

Birth day of Rabindranath Tagore/ Lok Nayak Maharana Pratap Jayanti. West Bengal/
29 May 2018

Thursday

Buddha Poornima Maharastra
15 Jun 2018

Tuesday

Idul Fitar Kerala /Maharastra/Tamilnadu
16 June 2018

Saturday

Ktub-E-Ramzan, Idul Fitr

Maharana Pratap Jayanti

Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Goa/ Karnataka,/ Telangana/West Bengal
28 Jun 2018

Thursday

Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
5 July 2018

Wednesday

Guru Hargobind Ji’s birthday
15 August  2018 Wednesday Independence Day All India (National Holiday)
17 Aug 2018

Friday

Parsi New Year Day Maharastra/Gujarat
22 August  2018

Wednesday

Bakrid,Idul Juha, Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Goa/Karnataka/Kerala/Maharastra/Tamil Nadu/Telangana/West Bengal
24 Aug 2018

Friday

First Onam

Huttari Festival*

Kerala

*Only for Kodagu district of Karnataka

25Aug 2018

Saturday

Thiru Onam Kerala
26 Aug 2018

Sunday

Raksha Bandan
27 Aug 2018

Monday

Sree Narayana Guru jayanthi Kerala
2 Sept 2018

Sunday

Krishna Jayanthi (TN) Tamil Nadu
3 Sep 2018

Monday

Sri Krisna Ashtami Delhi/Telangana
13 Sept 2018

Thursday

Ganesh Chaturti /Vinayaka Chavti/Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vratha/Ganesh Puja Andhra Pradesh/Goa/Karnataka/Maharastra/ Tamil Nadu/ Telangana
21 Sept 2018

Friday

Muharam, Moharram, Last day of Muharam

*Sree Narayana Guru Sanmadhi DAY

Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Karnataka/Maharastra/Tamil Nadu/Telangan/West Bengal

*Kerala

2 October 2018

Tuesday

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday All India (National Holiday)
8 Oct 2018

Monday

Mahalaya Amavasye Karnataka/West Bengal (Odhisha/Tripura)
10 Oct 2018

Wednesday

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
16 Oct 2018

Tuesday

Maha Saptami West Bengal
17 Oct 2018 Wednesday Durga Ashtami,Mohaashtami /Birthday of Shahid Bhagat Singh Ji Andhra Pradesh/Telangana/West Bengal

 

18 Oct 2018

Thursday

Maha Navami,Ayudha Pooja, Maha Nabami Dussera Andhra Pradesh/Goa/ Karnataka/Kerala/Tamil Nadu/Telanagana/West Bengal  (/Kerala/)
19 Oct 2018

Friday

Dasara/Dussera/Vijaya Dashami Delhi/Karnataka/Kerala/Maharastra/Tamil Nadu
24 October 2018

Wednesday

Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi Delhi/Karnataka
1 Nov 2018

Thurrsday

Rajyotsava

Puducherry Liberation Day, Haryana Day

Karnataka
6 Nov 2018

Tuesday

Naraka Chaturdashi/Kali Puja/Deepavali Goa/Karnataka/Kerala/Tamil Nadu/West Bengal
7 Nov 2018

Wednesday

Deepavali Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Maharastra/Telangana
8 Nov 2018

Thursday

Balipadyami,Deepavali Karnataka/Maharastra
9 Nov 2018

Friday

Bhai Dooj
13 Nov 2018

Tuesday

Chhath Puja
20 Nov 2018

Friday

Milad-e-sherif ( Birthday of Mohd. Pygambar) Kerala
21 Nov 2018

Wednesday

Id-e-milad Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Karnataka/Maharastra/Tamil Nadu/Telanagana
23 Nov 2018

Friday

Kartika Poornima/Guru Nanak Jayanti Delhi/Maharastra/Telangana/West Bengal
26 Nov 2018

Monday

Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka
3 Dec  2018

Monday

Feast of St.Francis Xavier Goa
19 Dec 2018

Wednesday

Goa  Liberation Day Goa
25  Dec 2018

Tuesday

Christmas, Andhra Pradesh/Delhi/Goa/

Karnataka/Kerala/Maharastra/Tamil Nadu/

Telanagana/West Bengal

26 Dec 2018

Wednesday

Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti
31 Dec 2018 New Year’s view

 

  1. Bank holiday for annual closing on April 1st is only for commercial banks including co-operative banks in India. All other offices will be opened. The banks are closed for public dealings on September 30 for their half-yearly closing of accounts. The day for banks’ half-yearly closing of accounts sometime falls on dissimilar dates at different states due to holidays declared by different States under the Negotiable Instruments Act, In such cases, the last working day in September may be closed by the commercial and co-operative banks in India for their half-yearly closing.
  2. 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 of observable.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been taken to avoid errors or omissions in the list of holidays published. In spite of this, it is possible that any mistake, errors, ambiguity, inconsistency, discrepancy or doubts may inadvertently creep up. Such mistakes or errors noticed by anyone may please be brought to the notice of the author for the rectification.  The readers are requested to be guided by holiday list announced by the banks of respective states/UT or by the IBA for correctness of holidays declared by them. 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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