Bank Holidays in India 2023: Get the list of important days off

  • Updated on: 13 Oct 2023
  • Published on: 9 Oct 2023
Bank Holidays in India 2023: Get the list of important days off

Bank holidays in India, be it for public or private-sector banks, are regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Thus, all banks in India follow the same schedule for holidays and days that they remain closed. You may already know that all banks across the country close for national and public holidays, Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays.

Referring to the bank holiday list for 2023 will help you plan and manage your transactions with ease. Allocating important celebrations or travel-related trips in advance can also help you get great deals.

Read on to learn about the different bank holidays of 2023.

Types of Bank Holidays in India in 2023

Bank holidays are either national holidays or government holidays. National holidays or gazetted holidays, are the days celebrated across India. Therefore, banks remain closed in all parts of India on any national holiday. These include Independence Day, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti, Diwali and Holi to name a few.

On the other hand, government holidays are days announced as bank holidays by the Central Government. On these days, all banks in India remain closed. However, some days, such as Goa Liberation Day, Maharashtra Day and Haryana Day, are important to their respective States. So, these are state government bank holidays and only state banks remain closed on these days.

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Bank Holidays in 2023

Here is a list of all national and government bank holidays in India for 2023:

26th JanuaryThursdayRepublic Day
8th March WednesdayHoli
30th MarchThursdayRam Navami
4th AprilTuesdayMahavir Jayanti  
7th AprilFridayGood Friday
14th AprilFridayDr Ambedkar Jayanti
22nd AprilSaturdayEid-ul-Fitr
1st MayMondayMay Day
5th MayFridayBuddha Purnima
29th JuneThursdayEid al-Adha
29th JulySaturdayMuharram
15th AugustTuesdayIndependence Day
30th AugustThursdayRaksha Bandhan
7th SeptemberThursdayJanmashtami 
19th SeptemberTuesdayGanesh Chaturthi
28th SeptemberThursdayEid-e-Milad
2nd OctoberMondayGandhi Jayanti
23rd OctoberMondayNavaratri
24th OctoberTuesdayDussehra
12th NovemberSundayDiwali
14th NovemberTuesdayBhai Dooj
27th NovemberMondayGuru Nanak Jayanti
25th DecemberMondayChristmas Day

Second and Fourth Saturday Bank Holidays

Here are all bank holidays of 2023 in terms of Saturdays:

14th JanuarySecond Saturday
28th JanuaryFourth Saturday
11th FebruarySecond Saturday
25th FebruaryFourth Saturday
11th MarchSecond Saturday
25th MarchFourth Saturday
8th AprilSecond Saturday
22th April  Fourth Saturday
13th MaySecond Saturday
27th MayFourth Saturday
10th June  Second Saturday
24th JuneFourth Saturday
8th JulySecond Saturday
22th JulyFourth Saturday
12th AugustSecond Saturday
26th AugustFourth Saturday
9th SeptemberSecond Saturday
23rd SeptemberFourth Saturday
14th OctoberSecond Saturday
28th OctoberFourth Saturday
11th NovemberSecond Saturday
25th NovemberFourth Saturday
9th DecemberSecond Saturday
23rd DecemberFourth Saturday

Knowing the bank holidays of 2023 can help you make your plans accordingly. With Fibe, you can get finances for immediate needs stress-free, even on a bank holiday! We are available 24*7 to offer an Instant Personal Loan up to ₹5 lakhs in just 2 minutes. To get affordable funds, download our Personal Loan App or register on our website today. 

FAQs on Bank Holidays in India

What bank holidays are there in 2023?

Bank holidays are the days when banks in India remain closed. Some bank holidays apply across India, while some holidays are celebrated regionally. In addition, banks remain closed on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. 

How many bank holidays are there in India?

By counting all the major holidays and Saturdays, there are over 45 bank holidays.


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