Bank Holidays Alert: April 2024 Brings 16 Days of Closure Across India

April 2024 Bank Holidays
April 2024 Bank Holidays

New Delhi : When it comes to planning your work schedule or travel plans for April 2024, it’s essential to consider the bank holidays that may affect your plans. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide you with a detailed list of bank holidays observed in April 2024 across various states in India. Whether you’re a professional planning your workload or a traveler organizing your itinerary, staying informed about these bank holidays is crucial for seamless planning and execution.

List of Bank Holidays in April 2024

Let’s delve into the specific dates and occasions that will result in bank closures and potentially impact your daily routines and activities:

  1. April 1, 2024, Monday: Odisha Day (Odisha) – Celebrated in the state of Odisha to commemorate its formation.
  2. April 5, 2024, Friday: Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti (Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) – Honoring the birth anniversary of Babu Jagjivan Ram, a prominent Indian independence activist and politician.
  3. April 5, 2024, Friday: Jumat-ul-Vida (Jammu and Kashmir) – Observance of the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
  4. April 7, 2024, Sunday: Shab-e-Qadr (Jammu and Kashmir) – Commemorating the night when the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad.
  5. April 9-17, 2024, Tuesday to Wednesday: Chaitra Navratri (Many states) – A nine-night Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga.
  6. April 9, 2024, Tuesday: Gudi Padwa (Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh) – Maharashtrian and Konkani New Year.
  7. April 9, 2024, Tuesday: Ugadi (Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, and Telangana) – Telugu and Kannada New Year.
  8. April 10, 2024, Wednesday: Eidul Fitr (Across India) – Marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.
  9. April 11, 2024, Thursday: Eidul Fitr Holiday (Telangana) – Additional holiday observed in Telangana.
  10. April 11, 2024, Thursday: Sarhul (Jharkhand) – Tribal festival celebrated by the Munda tribe of Jharkhand.
  11. April 13, 2024, Saturday: Bohag Bihu Holiday (Assam) – Celebrates the Assamese New Year and the beginning of the Assamese agricultural calendar.
  12. April 13, 2024, Saturday: Maha Vishubh Sankranti (Odisha) – Marks the Oriya New Year and the beginning of the solar year.
  13. April 13, 2024, Saturday: Vaishakh (Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab) – Observance of the first day of the Hindu calendar month of Vaishakh.
  14. April 14, 2024, Sunday: Bengali New Year (Tripura and West Bengal) – Celebrated as Pohela Boishakh in Bengal.
  15. April 14, 2024, Sunday: Bohag Bihu (Assam and Arunachal Pradesh) – Assamese festival marking the Assamese New Year.
  16. April 14, 2024, Sunday: Cheiraoba (Manipur) – Manipuri New Year festival.
  17. April 14, 2024, Sunday: Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti (National except Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Andaman and Nicobar) – Birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a key architect of the Indian Constitution and a social reformer.
  18. April 14, 2024, Sunday: Tamil New Year (Tamil Nadu) – Tamil Puthandu, celebrated by the Tamil people.
  19. April 14, 2024, Sunday: Vishu (Kerala) – Malayali New Year and the first day of the Malayalam calendar.
  20. April 15, 2024, Monday: Himachal Day (Himachal Pradesh) – Commemorating the creation of the state of Himachal Pradesh.
  21. April 17, 2024, Wednesday: Ram Navami (National except West Bengal, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Manipur, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, and Goa) – Celebrates the birth of Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu.

Important Note: Please verify the list of holidays from the Government Gazette to ensure accuracy.

Additional Bank Holidays in April 2024

Apart from the aforementioned public holidays, it’s important to note that banks across India will also remain closed on the Second Saturday and Fourth Saturday of April 2024.

Being aware of the bank holidays in April 2024 is vital for effective planning and ensuring minimal disruptions to your routine. Whether you’re conducting business transactions or embarking on a vacation, knowing when banks will be closed allows you to plan ahead and manage your finances accordingly. By referring to this comprehensive list of bank holidays, you can stay informed and make the most of your time in April 2024.

Please note that the information provided here is subject to change, and it’s advisable to verify specific dates and holidays from official sources.


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