Bank Holidays 2016:

Complete List Of Bank Holidays In India For All States & UTs


Bank holidays are generally public holidays. These are the days when Banks & other Financial Institutions don't operate. In India bank holidays are declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act. These are also called 'Gazetted Holidays under NI Act'

India is a multicultural and multireligious society and celebrates holidays and festivals of various religions. There are three national holidays in India: Independence Day, Republic Day and Gandhi Jayanti. In addition, many states and regions have local festivals depending on religious and linguistic demographics.

This is the most comprehensive listing of bank holidays. India is a federal union of states. This exclusive section provides bank holidays for all the twenty-eight states and seven union territories. Please note that in addition to Sunday, Indian Banks & FIs are not operational on the second and fourth Saturdays.

Bank Holidays In India For The Month Of March 2016

No. Holiday Date/Month Day States/UT
16 Chapchar Kut 04/03/2016 Friday Mizoram.
17 Mahashivratri 07/03/2016 Monday

Gujarat, Maharastra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh.

18 Holika Dahan/Bihar Diwas 22/03/2016 Tuesday Bihar, Jharkhand.
19 Holi/Doljatra/Holika Dahan/Yaosang (Dolijatra) 23/03/2016 Wednesday Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Assam, Telangana, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh.
20 Holi (2nd day)/Dhuleti 24/03/2016 Thursday All states and territories.
21 Good Friday 25/03/2016 Friday All states and territories except Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir.

* May change due to shighting of moon.

Year 2016: Month Wise Bank Holidays In India For All States & UTs