New Delhi: Banks in the country will remain closed for almost 13 days in August this year. This includes 6 holidays on Sundays and Saturdays.
Some holidays are observed nation-wide while some local festivities being celebrated across the country. Not all banks in the country will be closed on regional holidays. Banks also do not operate on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.
The Reserve Bank charts out bank holidays in three categories: ‘Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act’, ‘Holiday under the Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday’ and ‘Banks’ Closing of Accounts’.
Here is the complete list of bank holidays for August 2022:
August 1: Sunday
August 8: Sunday
August 14: Second Saturday
August 15: Sunday
August 22: Sunday
August 28: Fourth Saturday
August 29: Sunday
National and Regional Holidays:
August 1: Drukpa Tshe-zi (Sikkim)
August 8 and 9: Muharram
August 11 and 12: Raksha Bandhan
August 13: Patriot’s Day
August 15: Independence Day
August 16: Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi)
August 18: Janmashtami
August 19: Shravan Vad/Krishna Jayanthi
August 20: Sri Krishna Ashtami
August 29: Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva
August 31: Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Ganesh Chaturthi/Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/Vinayakar Chathurthi