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Bank Holidays In April 2020: List Of National Holidays

Bank Holidays In April 2020

Bank Holidays in April 2020: The new financial year 2020-21 has started from 1st April 2020 amidst the coronavirus outbreak that the country is facing right now. India is under a 21-day lockdown that is expected to end on 14th April. As banks are under the essential services notified by the government, it will remain open in the lockdown period as well. While all banks are open most of the days, you must know the days on which it will remain shut. We are providing you with the list of bank holidays in April that you must know before going out for bank-related work.

Note: The holidays mentioned below may vary as per different states. Some states have also released notice regarding cancellation of bank holidays on some days. In UP, the bank holidays on 6th and 10th April have been cancelled. 

Click here for Official notice for cancellation of Bank Holiday in UP

Bank Holidays In April 2020: State Wise Holidays

Different states have different bank holidays as per their culture. The list with state wise bank holidays is provided below. Please note that some holidays out of the given might be cancelled. 

April 2020 1 2 6 10 13 14 15 20 25
New Delhi


Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act
Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act and Real Time Gross Settlement Holiday
Banks’ Closing of Accounts

Source: Reserve Bank Of India Official Website(Click Here)

Bank Holidays In April 2020: List Of All National Holidays As per RBI

You must reserve enough cash for basic needs beforehand and avoid going out to maintain social distancing. The list of all holidays as per the RBI apart from Saturdays and Sundays has been provided below.

Holiday Description Day
Annual closing of banks 1st April
Ram Navami 2nd April
Mahavir Jayanti 6th April
Good Friday 10th April
Biju Festival/ Bohag Bihu/ Cheiraoba/ Baisakhi 13th April
Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti/ Bengali New Year’s Day/
Tamil New Year’s Day/ Bohag Bihu/Vishu
14th April
Bohag Bihu/ Himachal Day 15th April
Garia Puja 20th April
Bhagvan Shree Parshuram Jayanti 25th April


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Apart from the holidays provided above, banks will remain shut on second and fourth Saturday (Falls on 25th April). It will also remain closed on four Sundays of the month.

Bank Holidays in April 2020: All About The Holidays

You must know about the holidays falling in April in detail. Here is a brief description of all the bank holidays in April.

1st April: Annual closing of banks

Banks remain closes on 1st April due to the annual closing of government accounts as the Financial year-end on 31st March every year. A new financial year starts from 1st April, hence to facilitate government receipts and payments, banks remain closed on 1st April.

2nd April: Ram Navami

Ram Navami is one of the most important festivals of Hindus. On this day, Lord Rama was born, who is believed to be the seventh incarnation of God. The birth is celebrated across the nation with prayers offered to God, decorating of temples etc.

6th April: Mahavir Jayanti

Mahavir Jayanti is a festival celebrated mainly by Jains. It celebrates the birth of Lord Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism. On this day, fasting is observed by people and prayers are offered.

10th April: Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. Prayers are held on this across all the churches

13th April: Biju Festival/ Bohag Bihu/ Cheiraoba/ Baisakhi

Biju Festival: Biju Festival is celebrated in Tripura every year on 13th April and marks the beginning of a new year. Cultural programs are held to identify the heritage of the community.

Bohag Bihu: It is the beginning of Assamese new year and also known as Rongali Bihu.

Cheiraoba: It is followed by the Sanamahism religion of the Indian state of Manipur and is known to be the lunar new year festival.

Baisakhi: It is a harvest festival celebrated in the Northern states of India. It marks the new year as per the Nanakshahi solar calendar.

14th April: Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti

14th April is celebrated as the birth anniversary of B.R Ambedkar, the father of our Indian constitution. On this day, we pay homage to his ideologies and contribution.

15th April: Himachal Day

15th April is the day when the state of Himachal was declared a union territory on 15th April 1948. Hence, it was celebrated as Himachal Day. Although, it became the 18th state of India on 25th January 1971.

20th April: Garia Puja

Garia Puja is the harvest festival celebrated in the state of Tripura. On this day, prayers are offered to God Garia to offer peace and prosperity.

25th April: Bhagwan Shree Parshuram Jayanti

This day celebrates the birth anniversary of the 6th incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

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