RBI’s list of bank holidays for 2021

To ensure smooth and timely transfer of funds via banking channels, one needs to be aware of various holidays and non-working days that may affect financial transactions. 

Banks in India remain shut on the second and fourth Saturday of every month and on all Sundays. Additionally, RBI has a list of public and state-specific holidays during which banks are not operational.  

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 bank holidays in 2021 as outlined by the RBI.:

Date Day Holiday States
1st January 2021 Wednesday New Year's Day Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu
2nd January 2021 Thursday New Year Holiday Mizoram
12th January 2021 Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti Gujarat, Karnataka, Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
14th January 2021 Thursday Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Magh Bihu Manipur
15th January 2021 Wednesday Thiruvalluvar Day Tamil Nadu
16th January 2021 Thursday Uzhavar Thirunal Tamil Nadu
20th January 2021 Wednesday Guru Gobind Singh Ji Jayanti Punjab
23rd January 2021 Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Tripura, West Bengal
25th January 2021 Monday Imoinu Iratpa Manipur
26th January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day/ Gaan-Ngai National Holiday/Manipur
28th January 2021 Thursday Thaipoosam Festival Tamil Nadu
12th February 2021 Friday Sonam Losar Sikkim
15th February 2021 Monday Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur
16th February 2021 Tuesday Saraswati Puja / Basant Panchami Tripura, Odisha, West Bengal
19th February 2021 Friday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra
20th February 2021 Saturday State Day Mizoram
26th February 2021 Friday Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh
5th March 2021 Friday Chapchar Kut Mizoram
11th March 2021 Thursday Maha Shivratri National except for Tripura, Mizoram, Assam, Sikkim, Manipur, West Bengal, New Delhi, Goa, Bihar, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu
22nd March 2021 Monday Bihar Diwas Bihar
29th March 2021 Monday Holi (second day)/td> National except for Tripura, West Bengal, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Telangana, Jammu, Kerala, Kashmir
30th March 2021 Tuesday Holi Bihar
01st April 2021 Wednesday Annual closing of banks National Bank Holiday
5th April 2021 Monday Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
13th April 2021 Tuesday Gudi Padwa / Ugadi/ Telugu New Year Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Manipur, Jammu, Kashmir, Goa
14th April 2021 Wednesday Ambedkar Jayanti/ Tamil New Year/ Biju/ Bohag Biju National except for Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Lakshadweep, Daman and Diu, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Puducherry, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Delhi, Assam and Madhya Pradesh
15th April 2021 Wednesday Bengali New Year/Bohag Bihu/Himachal DaySarhal Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand
16th April 2021 Thursday Bohag Bihu Assam
21st April 2021 Wednesday Ram Navami/ Garia Puja National except for West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, Goa, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu,
01st May 2021 Saturday Maharashtra Day/Labour Day Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Telangana, Manipur, Kerala, West Bengal, Goa, Bihar
07th May 2021 Friday Jummat-ul-Vida
13th May 2021 Thursday Eid-ul-Fitr Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
14th May 2021 Friday Maharshi Parshuram Jayanti/ Eid-ul-Fitr/ Akshaya Tritiya National except for Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
26th May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
15th June 2021 Saturday Y.M.A. Day/Raja Sankranti Mizoram/Odisha
25th June 2021 Friday Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday Jammu and Kashmir
30th June 2021 Wednesday Remna Ni Mizoram
12th July 2021 Monday Ratha Yatra/ Kang Odisha/ Manipur
13th July 2021 Tuesday Bhanu Jayanti Sikkim
14th July 2021 Wednesday Drukpa Tshechi Sikkim
16th July 2021 Friday Harela Uttarakhand
17th July 2021 Saturday Kharchi Puja/ U Tirot Singh Jayanti Tripura/ Meghalaya
19th July 2021 Monday Guru Rimpoche’s Thungkar Tshechu Sikkim
20th July 2021 Tuesday Eid-ul-Adha Jammu, Kashmir, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
21st July 2021 Wednesday Eid-ul-Adha National except Mizoram, Odisha, Sikkim, Kerala, Tamil Nadu
31st July 2021 Tuesday Ker Puja Tripura
13th August 2021 Friday Patriot's Day Manipur
16th August 2021 Monday Parsi New Year Maharashtra
19th August 2021 Thursday Muharram National except for Odisha, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Punjab, Daman and Diu, Kerala, Nagaland, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Tripura
20th August 2021 Friday Muharram/ Onam Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala
21st August 2021 Saturday Thiruvonam Kerela
23rd August 2021 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi Kerala
30th August 2021 Monday Janmashtami National except for West Bengal, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Mizoram, Manipur, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Meghalaya
31st August 2021 Tuesday Shri Krishna Ashthami Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
8th September 2021 Wednesday Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva Assam
9th September 2021 Thursday Teej (Haritalika) Sikkim
10th September 2021 Friday Ganesh Chaturthi Puducherry, Odisha, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Telangana, Gujarat, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
11th September 2021 Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi(second day) Goa
17th September 2021 Friday Karma Puja Jharkhand
20th September 2021 Monday Indra Jatra Sikkim
21st September 2021 Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti Kerela
1st October 2021 Friday Half Yearly Bank's Account Closing Sikkim
02nd October 2021 Saturday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Pan India
6th October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasya West Bengal, Tripura, Karnataka
7th October 2021 Thursday Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi Tripura, West Bengal, Meghalaya
12th October 2021 Tuesday Maha Saptami West Bengal, Tripura
13th October 2021 Wednesday Maha Ashtami West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Manipur, Tripura, Assam
14th October 2021 Thursday Maha Ashtami West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Odisha, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam
15th October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami National except for Manipur, Himachal Pradesh
16th October 2021 Saturday Durga Puja (Dasain) Sikkim
18th October 2021 Monday Kati Bihu Assam
19th October 2021 Tuesday Eid-e-Milad National except for Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand
20th October 2021 Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti/ Eid-e-Milad/ Lakshmi Puja Tripura, Punjab, West Bengal, Karnataka, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh
22nd October 2021 Friday Friday following Eid-e-Milad Jammu and Kashmir
26th October 2021 Saturday Accession Day Jammu and Kashmir
1st November 2021 Monday Kannada Rajyotsava/ Kut Karnataka, Manipur
3rd November 2021 Wednesday Naraka Chaturdashi Karnataka
4th November 2021 Thursday Diwali /Laxmi Puja/Bhaidooj National except Karnataka
5th November 2021 Friday Diwali/ Vikram Samvant New Year Day/Govardhan Pooja Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
6th November 2021 Saturday Bhai Dooj/ Chitragupt Jayanti/Lakshmi Puja/Deepavali/Ningol Chakkouba Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim
10th November 2021 Wednesday Chhath Puja Bihar, Jharkhand
11th November 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja Bihar
12th November 2021 Friday Wangla Festival Meghalaya
19th November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti/Kartika Purnima/Rahasa Purnima National except for Odisha, Mizoram, Gujarat, Assam, Meghalaya, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Manipur, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Tripura, Puducherry, Daman and Diu, Bihar
22nd November 2021 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanti Karnataka
23rd November 2021 Tuesday Seng Kut Snem Meghalaya
03rd December 2021 Thursday Feast of St. Francis Xavier Goa
18th December 2021 Saturday/td> Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham Meghalaya
24th December 2021 Friday Christmas Eve Mizoram, Meghalaya
25th December 2021 Friday Christmas Day National Holiday except Karnataka, Odisha
27th December 2021 Monday Christmas Celebration Mizoram
30th December 2021 Thursday U Kiang Nangbah Meghalaya
31st December 2021 Friday New Year's Eve Mizoram