Karnataka was originally known as the state of Mysore, but, underwent a change in its name in 1973. The capital of the state is Bengaluru, which is today the IT hub of the country. Kannada is the popular local language that is spoken in the state. Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Belgaum are major cities of Karnataka.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 14||Saturday||Makar Sankranti|
Republic dayJanuary 26 is not only republic day it is also Purna Swaraj Day. In 1950 when India's constitution came into effect this date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930. Republic day means means the constitution will give the power to the citizens to govern themselves by choosing their own government.
|January 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 24||Friday||Maha Shivaratri|
|February 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 29||Wednesday||Chandrama Ugadi|
|April 1||Saturday||Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts|
|April 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
Good FridayChristians all over the world Mourn Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death on Friday before Easter Sunday. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3 pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Handmade Kites are often are flown in Bermuda on Good Friday to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on, as well as his ascending into heaven.
|April 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 29||Saturday||Basava Jayanti|
|May 1||Monday||May Day|
|May 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
RamzanAs per Muslim's Ramadan is a holy month and the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is a month of blessing marked by prayer, fasting, and charity.
|July 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
Independence DayIndia got Independence on August 15, 1947. India's independence from Britain ended 200 years of British rule. Much of the efforts for this should be given to our Indian independence leaders Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
|August 25||Friday||Vinayaka Chaturthi|
|August 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 2||Saturday||Eid al-Adha (Bakari Eid)|
|September 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 29||Friday||Maha Navami (Ayudha Puja)|
DussehraIn most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
|October 2||Monday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 5||Thursday||Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday|
|October 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 18||Wednesday||Narak Chaturdashi|
DiwaliOn this day Rama returned to his people after 14 years of exile during which he fought and won a battle against Ravana.Hindu's light their houses to celebrate his victory over Demon King.
|October 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 1||Wednesday||Kannada Rajyothsava|
|November 6||Monday||Kanakadasa Jayanti|
|November 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
ChristmasChristmas marks the birth Jesus Christ. Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. He was resurrected from the dead on Easter day
For every state in India, there will be few regional bank holidays. As we everyone know India is the country with a lot of religions and these regional holidays will be decided to depend upon the religious population ratio.
The following are the main regional and bank holidays in Karnataka:
Makar Sankranti - Makara Sankranti is a south Indian festival which is celebrated in south Indian states on this festivals there will be a bank holiday in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Not in every state, this festival is called by different names and Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka this festival is called Sankranti. In Tamilnadu and Kerala, it is called Pongal. For this festival, few educational institutions give holidays for three days.
Ugadi - Ugadi is a bank holiday in Karnataka and in some north and south Indian states as well. This festival doesn't come on the same date every year. but there is a bank holiday for this festival in Karnataka.
Basava Jayanti - Basava Jayanti is a bank holiday in Karnataka and Maharashtra only. This holiday is to honor 12th-century poet, philosopher, and the founding saint of the Lingayat religion.
Vinayaka Chaturthi - Vinayaka Chaturthi is a big festival in the south Indian and some north Indian states. On this day there is no bank holiday in some north Indian states. Almost all the states in India have a bank holiday on this day.
Mahalaya - Mahalaya is a Bengali festival. This a bank holiday in Karnataka and Bengal states. This is the first day of 16–lunar day period in Hindu calendar. when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through donating food.
Kannada Rajyothsava - Kannada Rajyothsava is Karnataka formation day. On this, there is a bank holiday in Karnataka. Excluding Karnataka, it is not a bank holiday in any other state.
There are few long weekends this year where a public holiday in Bangalore came on Friday or Monday and made that weekend a long weekend. On most of the long weekends, many individuals will be searching for top holiday getaways in Bangalore. Here is a list of top 5 holiday getaways in Bangalore on a bank holiday in Karnaktaka.
1) BRT Wildlife Sanctuary
1) BRT Wildlife Sanctuary- Biligiri ranganathaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. BRT Wildlife Sanctuary is at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. The sanctuary is home for the eco-systems that is belonging to both the mountain ranges. This will be a best long weekend plan during public holidays in Banglore.
2) Coorg - Coorg is also called as kodagu. Coorg is situated on the slopes of western ghats. This city is around 350 kms away from banglore. There are many places on the way to coorg one can visit. This is also a very good long weekend plan during government holidays in Banglore.
3) Ooty- Ooty is also called as blue mountains in southren India. Ooty is around 280 kms away from banaglore and this famous hill station is also the junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, three southern states of India. A great place during bank holidays in Bangalore.
4) Chikmagalur - Chikmagalur which is 250kms away from banglore is also one best long weekend spot to visit during public holidays in banglore. The mountains in Chikkamagaluru are the part of the Western Ghats and also it is the source of rivers like Tunga and Bhadra which is called as Tungabhadra.
5) Kotagiri - Kotagiri which is nearly 300 kms away from is also a worth place to visit during Bank holidays in Banglaore because of its largely unexplored terrain and soothing weather throughout the year.
Every year there will be some bank holidays in Karnataka and additional to that there will be few bundhs and strikes due to which banks will are closed. So on those days, one can do few other types of transactions as well. Here is few transaction type which works on bank holidays as well.
Money Transfer - There are three methods of transferring money on the day when banks are open or closed. Though one cannot do NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer) or RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement). It is possible to transfer money through three different methods on a bank holiday in Karnataka.
1)IMPS(Immediate Payment Service)
2) UPI (Unified Payment Interface)
3) Fund transfer through ATM.
1)IMPS, (Immediate Payment Service) - By Using IMPS, one can send money 24/7. This service will not be closed on any kind of bank holiday in Karnataka. There are few charges for this service. It is better you check the charges before doing the transaction.
2) UPI (Unified Payment Interface) - Like IMPS UPI is also provided 24/7 service and this service will not be closed on any bank holiday in Karnataka. Even for UPI payment, there are few charges. But the charges or low when compared to IMPS.
3) Fund transfer through ATM- One can transfer money through ATM Machine 24/7 by using the card to card method. But the problem in this method is one cannot send money to other bank accounts. To transfer money through the card to card method sender and receiver should from the same bank.
Not only money transfer one can avail various banking services using ATM Machine. Though that day is a bank holiday in Karnataka or not.
No need to worry about paying a bill during a public holiday in Karnataka. In this new era of the internet almost every bill can be paid online. Either it can be electricity bill or a credit card bill. Almost all the bills can be paid online.
There are multiple ways by using which you can pay bills online. Here are few:
If you want to pay electricity bill. Though it is a public holiday in Karnataka or not. You can pay it online on bescom.org. All you need to do is to visit the BESCOM website enter your Customer Identification Number. It will show up your bill. By using your credit card, debit card or net banking you can pay the bill. There are few charges which you may be charged as you are paying the bill online.
There is one more option to pay the bill that is by using a mobile wallet. By using mobile wallet such as Paytm you can pay the bill. This service can also be used anytime. Either it is a government holiday in Karnataka or not. The process is very simple and similar to bescom payment service. There will be an option where you have to select to pay electricity bill to enter your consumer number. It will show up the bill. To pay the bill here, you need to have cash in your mobile. If you have sufficient cash, you can pay through that cash or you need to pay using your debit or credit card.