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Bank holidays in April 2024: Banks to remain closed for 14 days; check state-wise list of holidays

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3 min read • Updated: April 4, 2024, 11:53 AM

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Bank holidays in April 2024: On account of various festivals such as Eid al-Fitr, Jamat-ul-Vida, Ram Navami, Gudhi Padwa, Bohag Bigu, Ugadi, first Navratri, and Baisakhi, banks will remain closed for around 14 days in the upcoming month. The closure dates includes the regular offs on Sundays, and the first and fourth Saturdays.

Most banks will remain closed on April 1 for yearly account closure.
Most banks will remain closed on April 1 for yearly account closure.

Bank holidays in April 2024: An array of festivals will be observed in the upcoming month, which will lead to closure of banks and other institutions on the dates that have been notified as public holidays. Public and private sector lenders will remain closed for a total of 14 days in April 2024, on account of the various public holidays, along with the Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. The date of closures, however, will differ state-wise, as some states or union territories (UTs) have notified a public holiday for some of the festivals, whereas others have not.

In view of the public holidays, bank customers are required to plan their visits to their local branches accordingly, after checking whether a holiday has been notified in their respective state or UT. The cumulative number of holidays in April, at 14, is the same as recorded in the preceding month of March.

Which are the bank holidays in April 2024?

Most lenders will remain closed on the first day of the upcoming month for yearly account closure. The month will also witness several major festivals, which have been notified as bank holidays in a number of states and UTs. The list of such public holidays includes Gudhi Padwa/Ugadi Festival/Telugu New Year's Day/Sajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiraoba)/1st Navratra, Shree Ram Navami (Chaite Dasain), Garia Puja, Babu Jagjivan Ram’s Birthday/Jumat-ul-Vida, Ramzan-Id (EId-Ul-Fitr), Bohag Bihu/Cheiraoba/Baisakhi/Biju Festival, and Bohag Bihu/Himachal Day.

State-wise list of bank holidays in April:

  • April 1 (Monday): For yearly closure of accounts, banks are closed in most states and UTs, barring Chandigarh, Sikkim, Mizoram, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya.
  • April 5 (Friday): On this date, Jamat-ul-Vida (last Friday of Ramzan) and the birth anniversary of late former deputy prime minister Babu Jagjivan Ram will be observed. Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana have notified holidays, which means that banks in Hyderabad, Jammu, Srinagar and other parts of these two regions will remain closed.
  • April 9 (Tuesday): The festivals of Gudhi Padwa, Ugadi, Telugu New Year's Day, Sajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiraoba) and 1st Navratra will be observed on this date. A bank holiday has been notified in the following states and UTs: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.
  • April 10 (Wednesday): Banks will remain closed on this date in Kerala, on account of Eid al-Fitr. The coastal state, whose lunar cycle is a day ahead, usually observes the festival a day before the rest of the country.
  • April 11 (Thursday): Banks will remain shut in most parts of India except Kerala, Chandigarh, Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh for Eid al-Fitr.
  • April 15 (Monday): A bank holiday will be observed in Assam and Himachal Pradesh, as the two states will be celebrating Bohag Bihu and Himachal Day, respectively.
  • April 16 (Tuesday): On account of Ram Navami, banks will remain closed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Jharkhand.
  • April 20 (third Saturday): Banks will remain shut in Tripura as the state has declared a holiday for Garia Puja.

While the bank branches will remain closed on account of the above festivals in the respective states, online banking services will remain unaffected. Customer care, ATM and phone banking services will also remain unhindered.