Bank holidays in April 2021: Banks to remain closed for 15 days, check out the dates

Banks in India will remain closed for 15 days in April on account of festivals, observances, and weekly offs

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According to the Reserve Bank of India calendar, Private and public sector banks across India will remain closed for nine days in April on account of various festivals and observances. Apart from this, banks will also remain shut on the second and the fourth Saturdays in April and four Sundays. Bank holidays in April include various festivals like Ram Navami, Good Friday, Bihu, freedom fighter and Jagjivan Ram’s birth anniversary and the Telugu new year.

However, certain bank holidays are not observed in all the states and they vary as per the specific state or region. Only gazetted holidays are observed by banks all over the country.

All banks will remain closed on April 1 due to closing of accounts. Banks across Guwahati will remain closed for three consecutive days, starting from April 14 till April 16.

The bank account holders are advised to plan their transactions accordingly.

Here’s the complete list of bank holidays in April:

April 1 - Banks will close their yearly accounts

April 2 - Good Friday

April 5 - Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birthday

April 6 - Legislative assembly elections in Tamil Nadu

April 13 - Gudhi Padwa/Telugu New Year's Day/Ugadi Festival/Sajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiraoba)/1st Navratra/Baisakhi

April 14 - Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti/Tamil New Year's Day/Vishu/Biju Festival/Cheiraoba/Bohag Bihu

April 15 - Himachal Day/Bengali New Year’s Day/Bohag Bihu/Sarhul

April 16 - Bohag Bihu

April 21 - Shri Ram Navami (Chaite Dashain)/Garia Puja

Sunday and Saturday holidays:

April 4 - Sunday

April 10 - Second Saturday

April 11 - Sunday

April 18 - Sunday

April 24 - Fourth Saturday

April 25 - Sunday

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