16 Days Of Bank Holidays In January 2020: These Are The Days Banks Will Be Closed
For bank employees, 2020 will start on a happy note, as there are 16 holidays for them in the month of January.
However, this may cause some severe inconvenience to the general public, as closure for more than 50% of the days in January will mean lots of pending tasks and backlogs.
The purpose of this blog is to make you prepare for the bank holidays.
Details Of Bank Holidays In January, 2020
To start with, January 1st will be a holiday, because of New Year.
On January 2nd, banks will be closed due to Guru Govind Singh ji birthday.
On January 7th, most of the banks in North East will be closed, on the occasion of Imoinu Iratpa, which is mainly celebrated in Imphal.
Then on January 8th, Gaan-Ngai will be celebrated in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland and banks will be closed as well.
January 14th is Makar Sankranti and Uttrayan in Gujarat, which is a big festival there. Banks will be closed.
January 15th is an important day, where Uttarayaana Punyakaala Makara Sankranti Festival/Pongal/Magh Bihu and Tusu Puja will be celebrated in Western India, and Southen India. Hence, banks will be closed.
In Chennai, Thiruvalluvar Day will be celebrated on January 16th, hence banks will be closed in most parts of Tamil Nadu. Uzhavar Thirunal celebrations will happen on January 17th in Tamil Nadu, hence banks will be closed.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary falls on January 23rd, and banks will be mostly closed in West Bengal and Tripura.
January 26th is the Republic Day, and January 30th is the Saraswati Puja/Basant Panchami, for which most of the banks in North India will be closed.
Weekends Bank Holidays In January 2020
Besides these holidays, there are total of 4 Sundays, and 2 Saturdays on which there will be usual bank holiday.
These are: January 5th (Sunday), January 11th (2nd Saturday), January 12th (Sunday), January 19th (Sunday) and January 25th (4th Saturday)
Overall, these are the 16 bank holidays in the month of January, pan-India.
We have alerted you in advance!