Bank Holidays List 2015 in India

Bank holidays in India depend on various festivals celebrated in India and many other important activities, which sometimes vary accordingly in different states. During the holidays, there are no bank transactions and the banks are closed for public. There are 17 bank holidays in 2015 in India. These are observed by both government undertaking scheduled banks like SBI, Canara Bank, PNB, Corporation bank, Bank of Baroda, Allahabad Bank, Bank of India etc and scheduled private sector banks like ICICI bank, HDFC bank, Axis bank, IDBI bank, Kotak Mahindra bank to name a few. Some banks observe additional holidays in states and countrywide in addition to this. One or two holidays will vary from bank to Bank.

As per RBI guidelines, from September 1, 2015, all scheduled and non-scheduled banks: public, private, foreign, cooperative, regional rural and local area banks will observe public holiday on second and fourth saturday of the month. There will be full working day on Saturday’s other than second and fourth Saturdays. 

The following is the list of bank holidays in 2015

S. NoMonthHoliday NameDateDay
1JanuaryRepublic Day26Monday
3MarchRam Navami28Saturday
4AprilMahavir Jayanti2Thursday
5AprilGood Friday3Friday
6MayBuddha Purnima4Monday
7JulyIdu'l Fitr18Saturday
8AugustIndependence day15Saturday
11OctoberMahatma Gandhi's Birthday2Friday
14NovemberDiwali / Deepavali11Wednesday
15NovemberGuru Nanak's Birthday25Wednesday
17DecemberChristmas Day25Friday

In addition to the above banks will remain closed for public dealings on half yearly and annual closing on 1st April 2015 and 30th September 2015

1 comment to Bank Holidays List 2015

  • There has been confusing reports on Bank holidays commencing from 1 April to 3 April 2015. A clear declaration on this needs to be issued. Added to this Ram Navami March 28 is also slated as holiday in some listings. March 29 being Sunday, utter confusion prevails regarding whether March 30 and March 31 will also be holidays. Pensioners feel the heat in the absence of clear notification with wide publicity to enable pensioners to withdraw their monthly requirement at least from the balance available on their account with the bank, pending posting of monthly pension for March 2015 due on 1 April 2015.

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