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Bank Holidays in Uttar Pradesh 2017

There are a number of bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh. For example, Republic day is celebrated as it is day when our Indian constitution came into force which is on 26 January 1950 and this is a government holiday in Uttar Pradesh even the banks don't work on this day as its a bank holiday. This day is celebrated very grandly in Uttar Pradesh every year.

  • January - 2017

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    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 26
      Republic Day
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • February - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Maha Shivaratri
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • March - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Holi
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      Holi 2nd Day
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • April - 2017

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      Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
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      Shri Ram Navami
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    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
      Mahavir Jayanti
    • 10
    • 11
      Hajarat Ali's Birthday
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    • 14
      Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (Good Friday)
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • May - 2017

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      Buddha Purnima
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • June - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Eid al-Fitr (Ramjan Eid)
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  • July - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • August - 2017

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      Raksha Bandhan
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 14
    • 15
      Independance Day (Shri Krishna Janmashtami)
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • September - 2017

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      Eid al-Adha (Bakri Eid)
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Maha Navami
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      Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
  • October - 2017

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      Muharram
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      Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
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    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Diwali
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      Govardhan Puja
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      Bhai Dooj (Chitrgupt Jayanti)
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • November - 2017

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      Guru Nanak Jayanti (Karthik Purnima)
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • December - 2017

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      Eid-e-Milad
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Christmas
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List of Bank Holidays in Uttar Pradesh

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 26 Thursday
Republic Day +
  • Republic day
    January 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 12 Sunday
    Holi +
  • Holi
    It 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 13 Monday
    Holi 2nd Day +
  • Holi
    It 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 9 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
    April 11 Tuesday Hajarat Ali's Birthday
    April 14 Friday
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (Good Friday) +
  • Good Friday
    Christians 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
    May 10 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
    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
    June 26 Monday
    Eid al-Fitr (Ramjan Eid) +
  • Ramzan
    As 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 7 Monday Raksha Bandhan
    August 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 15 Tuesday Independance Day (Shri Krishna Janmashtami)
    August 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 2 Saturday Eid al-Adha (Bakri Eid)
    September 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 29 Friday Maha Navami
    September 30 Saturday
    Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) +
  • Dussehra
    In 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 1 Sunday Muharram
    October 2 Monday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
    October 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 19 Thursday
    Diwali +
  • Diwali
    On 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 20 Friday Govardhan Puja
    October 21 Saturday Bhai Dooj (Chitrgupt Jayanti)
    October 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 4 Saturday Guru Nanak Jayanti (Karthik Purnima)
    November 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 2 Saturday Eid-e-Milad
    December 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 25 Monday
    Christmas +
  • Christmas
    Christmas 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
  • Note: The 2'nd Saturday and 4'th Saturday of every month as public holiday for banks in India.

    Places to visit in Uttar Pradesh during bank holidays

    There are plenty of things to do in Uttar Pradesh during the holidays. Among these are visiting places of interest during the public or the bank holiays. The first place you should be visiting is Agra, which has the famous Taj Mahal. In fact, there are several other places of interest as well. If you are in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, you should be visiting the Bara Imambara, Lucknow Zoo, Lucknow Museum, Chatttir Manzil, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park. Why only Lucknow, the entire state of Uttar Pradesh is beautiful and you have many things by which you can see, visit and do during the bank holidays in Lucknow. We suggest that you can take a look at some of the other cities as well, including Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur Mathura etc. In short, it is a great opportunity to spend your time in Uttar Pradesh, during the bank and public holidays. The year 2017 has a number of these holidays. What you need to remember is that you should make a note and plan well in advance, if you want a delightful set of bank holidays in UP.

    Difference Public Holidays in Uttar Pradesh and Bank Holidays in Uttar Pradesh

    There is very little difference between both. Obviously, a bank holiday is one in which the banks are closed for operations. Now a bank holiday does not mean there would be a public holiday in UP. Take the case of the second and fourth saturdays, were there is a holiday for the bank, but there would be many private companies that are very much operating. So, in short, a bank holiday in Uttar Pradesh does not mean that everybody would enjoy a holiday. There are certain holidays, which may not be granted by the private sector. For example, one cannot be sure and it depends on the state. there are many important holidays in Uttar Pradesh though and these include Christmas and diwali. The people of UP use various fun activities to enjoy the holidays. It does not matter whether it is termed as a public holiday in Uttar Pradesh, a bank holiday in Uttar Pardesh or merely a government holiday. The state of UP has plenty of things to do and see on this day and it worth visiting some of the top cities of the state during these holidays.  We have in our section later given a host of cities that you could see and visit during this time. The one good thing is that there is plenty to choose from and you would not be disappointed, so for it and enjoy the same. 

    Festivals and holidays in Uttar Pradesh

    Bank and public holidays in Uttar Pradesh are also given for the many holidays that are celebrated in Uttar Pradesh for the festivals. There are a number of festivals that are celebrated in Uttar Pradesh. Among these include Holi, Diwali, Makkar Sankranthi etc. These festivals allow one to get public holidays in Uttar Pradesh. The state also has various other religious holidays pertaining to the various other religions, that also celebrate festivals. These include festivals like Christmas and Easter. You can use some of these holidays either for spending leisure time, including just reading a novel, or even spending time with your near and dear ones. If you are having a holiday either on a Monday or a Friday, you can join the weekend holidays to have even a larger holiday. There are plenty of such opportunities every year and 2017 is going to be no different. Another thing to remember is that you need to plan things a litttle in advance, as you may see lots of crowd at places of public interest. So, plan your trip well in advance.

    What do individuals do on bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh?

    It is the time of having either a quiet day or going out to meet family and friends on public holidays. There are many bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh including the national holidays like Republic Day, Independence day and Gandhi Jayanthi. Most of the popular festivals are also public holidays in Uttar Pradesh. If you are looking to spend time with your family, the best time is the bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh. There are a lot of things that one can do during this time including watching movies in the cinema theatre or simply going to places of interest closeby or far away. Uttar Pradesh in fact has a lot to do on public and government holidays.

    Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India, which also sends the largest representatives to the Lok Sabha. Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the state. In terms of area, Uttar Pradesh is the fourth largest state in the country. Uttar Pradesh has a lot of natural resources. The state is also rich in flora and fauna. A variety of birds are found in the state including quails, fowls, woodpeckers and house sparrows.

     Agra, Varnasi, Vrindavan, Sarnath are famous cities in UP. The state's population has grown very rapidly in the last few years. Uttar Pradesh has a very large number of educational institutes in the country, including Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management etc. The capital of Uttar Pradesh is Lucknow.

     Uttar Pradesh has produced some of the finest singers and musicians including Anup Jalota, Naushad Ali, Sakhshi Maharaj, Talat Mehmood, Shubha Mudgal and Ustad Bismillah Khan.

    Places of interest to visit in Uttar Pradesh during public holidays

    There are a number of places that you can visit during the public holidays in Uttar Pradesh. In fact, the state is one state where there are several options for discerning travellers. Uttar Pradesh also can have pleasant weather during the winter time, which makes it a great opportunity to spend time with the family during bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh. However, it is advisable to plan your holidays in advance given the fact that there would be too much rush during the government holidays in the state. The various public holidays in Utar Pradesh would be ranging from the national holidays in the state to the  various festivals that the city sees, in terms of its holidays. For example, we now have the republic day coming which would enable many to plan their travel in Uttar Pradesh well in advance. Look at the various options that you ahve before travelling. 

    Number of bank holidays and public holidays in Uttar Pradesh increase

    The number of bank and public holidays in Uttar Pradesh have increased to 39 after the Akhilesh Yadav government last year announced that October 31, the birth anniversaries of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Acharya Narendra Dev as a public holiday. In fact, Akhilesh Yadav government had announced several such holidays in the past. The Kurmis consider Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as their leader and now constitute a significant part of the population of Uttar Pradesh. The people of the state now have plenty of public and bank holidays to make the best use of the same and spend more leisure time. There are also the several national holidays along with the state government holidays, which takes the total bank holidays to a sizeable amount.

    Spending your time in Lucknow

    If you have plenty of bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh, the one place to visit is Lucknow. It has so much to choose from that you are spoilt for choice. If you have visited the Bara Imambara, you should not miss the Rumi Darwaza . This was built way back in in the 1780s. You will be struck by the way things were built in that era as well. It is very imposing though not unusual and said is said to be a copy of an entrance gate in Istanbul. If you are in Lucknow in the month of November, you should not miss the Lucknow festival. The spirit of the nawabs comes back to life and the events here include ghaxals, processions, plays, Kathak and sitar recitals among many others. If you want to try the various chaats, Royal Cafe would be the right place to visit. Mini puris, aloo pattice and the like are there for you to savour.  In short, if you have government holidays in Uttar Pradesh spend some time in Lucknow. The city is blessed with so many things, you would not know where to begin your day. You would love the places, the people, though the weather depends on the time you visit the city. Ideally, the best time would be December, when it is gold and pleasant.

    Leisure activity and visit to Kanpur

    When you are on bank holidays in UP, you can visit Kanpur. There are many things that you can do in Kanpur. Among these include visiting the various places of interest in the city. You can visit the Blue Wrld Amusement Park in Kanpur. There are many things to do you including musical fountains and taking you on a number of rides. This is a great place to spend a public holiday in Uttar Pradesh. There is also theme zones, a restaurant and the likes. This is a great place to visit when you are in Uttar Pradesh. The moti jeel and the Kanpur Memorial Church are the other places of interest. Of course, we wish to state that there might be some rush during the public holidays. So, only visit if you have nothing else to do. However, there are other days which will have less rush and you can also consider these days. Kanpur is a nice city to consider during the government and bank holidays. However, if you are travelling from outside there maybe some rush. so do not take a chance. One thing that is worth mentioning is that the infastructure in the city is rather good. This makes commuting rather easy from one city of Uttar Pradesh to another city in Uttar Pradesh. In any case it is a good idea to spend some leisure time with family and friends.

    Spending time during holidays in Allahabad

    Another place to spend your public holidays in UP is by visiting Allahabad. It is a place from where you can choose myriad things to do. Take for example the possibility of visiting Khusru Bagh. There is plenty to do and choose from when visiting this place. There is also the Anand Bhavan, which is a two-storey house is a shrine to the Nehru family. It has a range of things from full of books to personal effects and photos from the good old times. In short, there is so much too do in Allahabad that you would be spoilt for choice. The city of one of the many many main cities in the state of Uttar pradesh where you can have a good time it is not exactly to have a quiet time, since it is bustling with activity. Allahabad truy has a whole lot of things to do and enable you to spend your public holidays in Uttar Pradesh. Plan a travel well in advance and do not forget to see the bank holidays in Uttar Pradesh on GoodReturns.in

    Allahabad like other cities of Uttar Pradesh is a great place to spend your holidays. If you are looking at some more fun during the holidays do visit places like those mentioned above.

     

     

    Month Wise Bank Holiday in Uttar Pradesh

    January February March
    April May June
    July August September
    October November December