Next month, i.e. August, banks will be closed for about 15 days in many states. In such a situation, you should prepare it in advance to not have to worry in any emergency. The list of holidays released by the Reserve Bank of India for banks shows that banks will be closed for about 15 days on many special occasions, including weekly holidays. Out of this, seven days are weekly holidays. Apart from this, there are other eight holidays listed by RBI.
These 8 include holidays of some states, festivals or other types. RBI has divided these holidays into three categories. The first category is ‘Holidays under Negative Instruments Act, second ‘Real-time gross settlement holidays’, and third is ‘Banks Closing of Accounts’.
What are these 15 days of bank holidays?
- August 01 will be a holiday as it is a Sunday. August 8, 15, 22 and 29 August will also be a holiday due to being a Sunday.
- Banks are also closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. In such a situation, banks will remain closed on August 14 and August 28.
- All banks in Imphal will remain closed on the occasion of ‘Patriot Day’ except for weekly holidays.
- Banks will remain closed in Mumbai and Gujarat on 16th August on account of Parsi New Year.
- Banks will remain closed on August 19 in about 16-17 states due to Muharram. This day is Thursday.
- Banks will remain closed in Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram on August 20 on account of Onam.
- Banks in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram will remain closed on August 21 on account of Thiruvonam. Banks will remain closed on 23rd August in both states on account of Shree Narayan Guru Jayanti.
- Banks will also remain closed in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar and Gangtok on 30th August on account of Janmashtami.
- Banks will remain closed on 31st August on account of Krishna Ashtami.
Complete list of bank holidays in August 2021
|01 Aug 2021||Sunday|
|08 Aug 2021||Sunday|
|14 August 2021||second Saturday of the month|
|13 August 2021||Patriot’s Day in Imphal|
|15 August 2021||Sunday, Independence Day|
|16 August 2021||Parsi New Year (Belapur, Mumbai and Nagpur)|
|19 August 2021||Muharram (Agartala, Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bhopal, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi and Srinagar)|
|20 August 2021||First Onam (Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram|
|21 August 2021||Thiruvonam (Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi)|
|22 Aug 2021||Sunday|
|23 Aug 2021||Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti (Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi)|
|28 August 2021||fourth Saturday of the month|
|29 Aug 2021||Sunday|
|30 Aug 2021||Janmashtami (Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar and Gangtok|
|31 Aug 2021||Shri Krishna Ashtami (Hyderabad)|