The Reserve Bank of India has rolled out the list of bank holidays for the month of August. According to the RBI calendar, both public and private banks will remain closed for 18 days in the month, which include gazette, statutory holidays, as well as Sundays. In addition, banks don’t operate on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Apart from these holidays, there are several regional festivals including Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Shahenshahi, and Muharram due to which the services will get affected. Therefore, the local branches of the banks in the respective state would also remain closed. On the occasion of Independence Day, August 15, banks, across the country, will remain closed.
As the banks will not remain operational for almost half of August month, it is advised that you plan all your bank-related work accordingly to avoid any inconvenience. Notably, online banking services will be available despite the holidays.
Here is the complete list of bank holidays for August 2022.
August 7: First Sunday
August 13: Second Saturday + Patriot’s Day
August 14: Second Sunday
August 21: Third Sunday
August 27: Fourth Saturday
August 28: Fourth Sunday
National and Regional Holidays
August 1: Drukpa Tshe-zi – Gangtok
August 8: Muharram (Ashoora) – Jammu, Srinagar
August 9: Muharram (Ashoora) – Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur and Ranchi
August 11: Raksha Bandhan – Ahmedadabad, Bhopal, Dehradun, Jaipur, and Shimla
August 12: Raksha Bandhan – Kanpur, and Lucknow
August 13: Patriot’s Day – Imphal
August 15: Independence Day – All over India
August 16: Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) – Belapur, Mumbai, and Nagpur
August 18: Janmashtami – Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Kanpur and Lucknow
August 19: Janmashtami (Shravan Vad-8)/ Krishna Jayanthi – Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gangtok, Jaipur, Jammu, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong and Shimla
August 20: Sri Krishna Ashtami – Hyderabad
August 29: Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva – Guwahati
August 31: Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Ganesh Chaturthi/ Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/ Vinayakar Chathurthi – Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur and Panaji