But in some banking regions April 21 i.e. Friday is taken as Ramzan holiday. If that happens, banks will have three consecutive days off. Friday is Ramadan, then the fourth Saturday, then Sunday. Banks will open again on Saturday.
Ramadan, the holy festival of Muslims, is approaching. The festival is celebrated on April 21 or April 22 depending on the sighted crescent moon. But for banks it is on April 22 Ramadan The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has declared a holiday. That means it is the fourth Saturday. It is usually a holiday. But in some banking regions April 21 i.e. Friday is taken as Ramzan holiday. If that happens, banks will have three consecutive days off. Friday is Ramadan, then the fourth Saturday, then Sunday.
Bank holidays are given in two categories. National Holidays, as well as Public Holidays. All the banks in the country are closed on National Holidays i.e. Republic Day, Independence Day, Mahatma Gandhi etc. Public holidays are holidays provided by central and state governments. The holidays given by the central government are valid all over the country. The holidays given by the state governments are limited to that state. Examples of state government holidays are Maharashtra Day is a holiday in Maharashtra, Goa Liberation Day is a holiday in Goa and Haryana Day is a holiday in Haryana. Apart from these national and public holidays, every second, fourth Saturday and every Sunday are bank holidays.
15 holidays in April.. In the month of April 2023, public and private banks have got a total of 15 days of holidays including weekends. This was done as per RBI instructions.
When is Ramadan holiday?
According to RBI official calendar, all public and private banks will have one day holiday on Friday, April 21 or Saturday, April 22 during Ramzan. But in Agartala, Jammu, Kochi, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram, Ramzan holiday will be on April 21. Also in Belapur, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Srinagar on April 21 and April 22. Two days are bank holidays. If you have work to do with the bank during those days, it is better to do it first or postpone it for later. It is advisable to check the holiday schedule at the local branch to confirm this.
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