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Banks will remain closed for six days from today in some cities due to various festivals, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) holiday calendar. These holidays are declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act.

If you have any important work related to the bank, then you will have to postpone it. Bank holidays are different for each state, however, there are some days when banks are closed across India.

Bank holiday on August 11

August 11: Raksha Bandhan

Banks in Ahmedadabad, Bhopal, Dehradun, Jaipur, and Shimla will remain shut on account of Raksha Bandhan.

Bank holiday on August 12

August 12: Raksha Bandhan

This year, the festival of Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on two days-11 August and 12 August. Banks in Kanpur, and Lucknow will remain shut on August 12 for Rakhi festival.

Bank holiday on August 13

August 13: Patriot’s Day

Banks in Imphal will remain closed on August 13

Bank holiday on August 14

August 14: Sunday

All banks remain closed on Sundays and second and last Saturdays. 

Bank holiday on August 15

August 15: Independence Day — All over India

Banks across the country will be closed on Independence Day on August 15.

Bank holiday on August 16

August 16: Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi)

Banks will remain closed in Belapur, Mumbai, and Nagpur for Parsi New Year.

Banks will remain open on August 17. On August 18 and 19, banks will remain shut for Janmashtami

Other bank holidays next week

August 18: Janmashtami — Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Kanpur and Lucknow

August 19: Janmashtami (Shravan Vad-8)/ Krishna Jayanthi — Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gangtok, Jaipur, Jammu, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong and Shimla

August 20: Sri Krishna Ashtami — Hyderabad

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced holidays for lenders under these categories - the Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday, Real Time Gross Settlement Holiday, and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.

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