Bank Holiday Calendar 2020

Banking services play a crucial part in our everyday lives. Bank holidays affect your ability to conduct a transaction via a branch and hence it is imperative to be aware of the various holidays to ensure seamless transactions. 

Banks remain un-operational on the second and fourth Saturday of every month and on all Sundays. Additionally, RBI has a list of state-specific holidays when banks remain shut.

Bank Holidays in India are classified as National Holidays or State/ Central government holidays. Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti are the only three National holidays. All other holidays are state-specific. 

Here is a list of holidays as outlined by the RBI for 2020:

Date Day Holiday States
1st January 2020 Wednesday New Year's Day Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu
2nd January 2020 Thursday New Year Holiday/Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Mizoram/Chandigarh
7th January 2020 Tuesday Imoinu Iratpa Manipur
8th January 2020 Wednesday Gaan-Ngai Manipur
14th January 2020 Tuesday Makar Sankranti Gujarat
15th January 2020 Wednesday Pongal/Makar Sankranti/Magh Bihu Karnataka, Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
16th January 2020 Thursday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu
17th January 2020 Friday Uzhavar Thirunal Tamil Nadu
23rd January 2020 Thursday Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti Tripura, West Bengal
25th January 2020 Saturday Saraswati Puja/ Basant Panchami Tripura, Odisha, West Bengal
26th January 2020 Sunday Republic Day All States
15th February 2020 Saturday Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur
19th February 2020 Wednesday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra
20th February 2020 Thursday State Day Mizoram
21st February 2020 Friday Maha Shivratri National except for Tripura, Mizoram, Assam, Sikkim, Manipur, West Bengal, New Delhi, Goa, Bihar, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu
24th February 2020 Monday Sonam Losar Sikkim
6th March 2020 Friday Chapchar Kut Mizoram
9th March 2020 Monday Holika/ Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu, Assam, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand
10th March 2020 Tuesday Holi(second day) National except for Tripura, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Telangana, Jammu, Kerala, and Kashmir
11th March 2020 Wednesday Holi Bihar
25th March 2020 Wednesday Gudi Padwa/ Ugadi Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu, Kashmir, Goa
27th March 2020 Friday Sarhul Jharkhand
01st April 2020 Wednesday Annual closing of banks Pan India
2nd April 2020 Thursday Ram Navami National except for West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim, Assam, Goa, Jammu, Kashmir, New Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tamil Nadu
06th April 2020 Monday Mahavir Jayanti Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, New Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhanda
10th April 2020 Friday Good Friday National except for Tripura, Gujarat, Assam, Rajasthan, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir
13th April 2020 Monday Biju Festival/Bohag Bihu/Cheiraoba/Baisakhi Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Jammu, Kashmir
14th April 2020 Tuesday Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti/Bengali New Year’s Day/Tamil New Year's Day/Bohag Bihu/Vishu National except for Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, New Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh
15th April 2020 Wednesday Bohag Bihu/Himachal Day Assam/ Himachal Pradesh
20th April 2020 Monday Garia Puja Tripura
25th April 2020 Saturday Bhagvan Shree Parshuram Jayanti Gujarat
01st April 2020 Wednesday Annual closing of banks Pan India
01st May 2020 Friday Maharashtra Din/May Day (Labour Day) Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Telangana, Manipur, Kerala, West Bengal, Goa, Bihar
07th May 2020 Thursday Buddha Pournima Tripura, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, New Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand
08th May 2020 Friday Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore West Bengal
21st May 2020 Thursday Shab-I-Qadr Jammu, Kashmir
22nd May 2020 Friday Jumat-ul-Vida Jammu, Kashmir
25th May 2020 Monday Ramzan Id (Id-Ul-Fitr) (Shawal-1) National except for Kerala
05th June 2020 Friday Saga Dawa Assam
15th June 2020 Monday Y.M.A. Day/Raja Sankranti Mizoram/Odisha
18th June 2020 Thursday Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu, Kashmir
23rd June 2020 Tuesday Ratha Yatra Odisha
30th June 2020 Tuesday Remna Ni Mizoram
08th July 2020 Wednesday Beh Dienkhlam Meghalaya
13th July 2020 Monday Bhanu Jayanti Assam
14th July 2020 Tuesday Ker Puja Tripura
17th July 2020 Friday U Tirot Sing Day Meghalaya
24th July 2020 Friday Drukpa Tshechi Assam, Meghalaya
31st July 2020 Friday Bakrid Jammu, Kashmir, Kerala
01st August 2020 Saturday Bakri ID (Id-Ul-Zuha) National except for Punjab, Sikkim, Kerala, Goa
03rd August 2020 Monday Raksha Bandhan Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
11th August 2020 Tuesday Sri Krishna Janmashtami Odisha, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar
12th August 2020 Wednesday Janmashtami Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir
13th August 2020 Thursday Patriot's Day Manipur
15th August 2020 Wednesday Independence Day Pan India
20th August 2020 Thursday Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva Assam
21st August 2020 Friday Teej (Haritalika) Sikkim
22nd August 2020 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi/Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Vinayakar Chaturthi Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Goa
29th August 2020 Saturday Karma Puja/Ashoora Jammu, Kashmir, Jharkhand
31st August 2020 Monday Indrajatra/Thiruvonam Assam, Kerala
02nd September 2020 Wednesday Pang-Lhabsol/Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi Sikkim, Kerala
17th September 2020 Thursday Mahalaya Amavasya Tripura, Karnataka, West Bengal
21st September 2020 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day Kerala
02nd October 2020 Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Pan India
17th October 2020 Saturday Kati Bihu/Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi Assam, Manipur
23rd October 2020 Friday Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Saptami) Tripura, West Bengal, Meghalaya
24th October 2020 Saturday Durga Puja/Dussehra (Mahanavami)/(Maha asthmi) Tripura, Assam, Telangana, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Meghalaya
26th October 2020 Monday Durga Puja (Vijayadashami)/Accession Day Tripura, Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Assam, Jammu, Kerala, West Bengal, Bihar, Kashmir
27th October 2020 Tuesday Durga Puja Sikkim
28th October 2020 Wednesday Durga Puja Sikkim
29th October 2020 Thursday Durga Puja/Milad-i-Sherif (Birthday of Prophet Muhammed) Sikkim, Jammu, Kerala, Kashmir
30th October 2020 Friday Id-E-Milad (Milad-un-Nabi)/Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi/Baravafat/Lakshmi Puja National except for Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Assam, Kerala, Goa, Bihar, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh
31st October 2020 Saturday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday/Maharishi Valmiki Jayanthi/Kumar Purnima Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh
06th November 2020 Friday Wangala Festival Meghalaya
14th November 2020 Saturday Diwali Amavasaya (Laxmi Pujan)/Kali Puja National except for Tripura, Mizoram, Karnataka, Odisha, Sikkim, Manipur
16th November 2020 Monday Diwali (Balipratipada)/Laxmi Puja/Bhaidooj/Chitragupt Jayanti/Vikram Samvat New Year Day Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh
17th November 2020 Tuesday Laxmi Puja/Deepawali/Ningol Chakkouba Sikkim, Manipur
18th November 2020 Wednesday Laxmi Puja/Deepawali Sikkim
20th November 2020 Friday Chhath Puja Bihar, Jharkhand
21st November 2020 Saturday Chhath Puja Bihar
23rd November 2020 Monday Seng Kutsnem Meghalaya
30th November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti/Kartika Purnima/Rahasa Purnima National except for Tripura, Gujarat, Karnataka, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa, Meghalaya
03rd December 2020 Thursday Kanakadasa Jayanthi/Feast of St. Francis Xavier Karnataka, Goa
12th December 2020 Saturday Pa-Togan Nengminza Sangma Meghalaya
17th December 2020 Thursday Losoong/Namsoong Sikkim
18th December 2020 Friday Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham/Losoong/Namsoong Sikkim, Meghalaya
19th December 2020 Saturday Goa Liberation Day Goa
24th December 2020 Thursday Christmas Festival Mizoram, Meghalaya
25th December 2020 Friday Christmas Pan India
26th December 2020 Saturday Christmas Festival Meghalaya
30th December 2020 Wednesday U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya
31st December 2020 Thursday New Year's Eve Mizoram

In addition to the three National Holidays mentioned above, Annual banks closing (April 01), Good Friday (April 19), Bakri Eid (August 22) and Christmas (25th December) are the only seven days when NEFT and RTGS transactions will not be possible.

On all other days, customers can digitally transact via NEFT and IMPS on a 24/7 basis, and RTGS from 7 am to 6 pm for transfers above Rs 2 lakh. Please check with your bank to confirm the transaction timings and applicability of holidays.