Punjab bank holidays are quite a few. The state of Punjab has bank holidays on most of the major festivals in India. These include Christmas, Diwali and the many state holidays.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 5||Thursday||Guru Gobind Singh Birthday|
|January 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
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 10||Friday||Guru Ravidas Jayanti|
|February 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
HoliIt was believed Hiranyakashipu a hard hearted and evil King decided to kill his own son as he refused to worship him. He asked his sister 'Holika', who was immune to fire, to sit on a pyre of fire with Prahalad in her lap. Actually they plan to burn Prahalad. But their plan did not go through as Prahalad who was reciting the name of Lord Vishnu throughout was safe, but Holika got burnt to ashes. The defeat of Holika signifies the burning of all that is bad. After this, Lord Vishnu killed Hiranyakashipu. It is actually the death of Holika that is associated with Holi.
|March 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 1||Saturday||Annual Closing of Bank Accounts|
|April 4||Tuesday||Shri Ram Navami|
|April 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 29||Monday||Martyr's Day of Guru Arjun Dev Ji|
|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 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
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|
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 4||Saturday||Guru Nanak 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
Spending time on public holidays in Punjab
You can spend your holidays in Punjab in a number of ways. The state is so beautiful there is plenty to see. In fact, the lush greenery in Punjab is a visitors delight. On the popular festivals, the state has no dearth of them. The best part about the bank holidays in Punjab is that the Punjabis enjoy it to the very hilt, given their jolly nature. In fact, if you have a public holiday the one place that you must not forget to visit is Punjab. There are many popular cities also where you can visit. In fact, if you want you can also spend time in the country side, which is known for its lush greenery. The people are also very hospitable, which means you would enjoy your public holidays a great deal. From the city of Chandigarh you can also visit Shimla and other parts of Himachal Pradesh, if you are planning your holidays. What we suggest is that you travel by road to some of these most beautiful places in the city. This is a great state to be in and has a very rich history and tradition that the entire state is proud about.
A rich agricultural state
Punjab is a state in the Northern part of India. The state has a very rich cultural tradition, which dates back to several thousand years. Bhangra is a very popular dance of Punjab, which has been popularised throughout the world. Punjab has a very good and delectable cuisine. Among these include sarson ka saag and tandoori chicken and makki di roti.
Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar are the popular cities in Punjab. Baisakhi, Lohri and Teeyan are the popular festivals of the state. Punjab is very rich in agricultural produce. In fact, due to the high production of wheat it is often called the wheat granary of India. Chandigarh is capital and union territory and also the capital of the neighbouring state of Haryana.
Punjab also has a host of sporting personalities including the likes of Milkha Singh. It is believed that Kabbadi originated in Punjab. Field Hockey is a popular sport in Punjab and the state has produced many players that have won medals for the country.