In the year 2017, in Andhra Pradesh there were 24 bank holidays excluding Sunday's second and fourth Saturday. But a few of the public holidays are coming on the same day and few are coming on second and fourth Saturdays. By considering two bank holidays which came on the same date as one holiday, including Sunday, second and fourth Saturday there are around 94, Bank holidays in Andhra Pradesh in the year 2017.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|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 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 Account|
|April 5||Wednesday||Shri Ram Navami (Babu Jagivan Ram's Birthday)|
|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|
|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 28||Thursday||Maha Ashtami|
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 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
Specifically for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, there are two holidays which are government holidays only in these two states. Those are Bhogi and Babu Jagjivan Rao Jayanti.
Bhogi is on January 13 and this holiday is a public holiday in Andhra Pradesh only and Telangana states which is on Friday this year. As this is on Friday, there will be three bank holidays in a row this year, as next two days are second Saturday and Sunday. Babu Jagjivan Rao Jayanti is on April 5th.
Andhra Pradesh is a state in South India. In terms of area, it is the eighth largest state in the country. Recently, a separate state of Telangana was carved out of the state. Amaravati has been proposed to be the new capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Telugu is the official language of the state.
The state has a very diverse geographical features. These include mountains and a beautiful coastline. In fact, the coastline of the state is the second largest in India, only after the state of Gujarat. Andhra Pradesh has a very rich culture and tradition. Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Warangal are some of the major cities of AP.
There are many festivals which are celebrated in a great manner. In Andhra Pradesh festivals such as Pongal, Ugadi, and Dussehra are celebrated in very great manner. Her is how these four festivals are celebrated in Andhra Pradesh.
Pongal - Pongal is famously known as Sankaranti in Andhra Pradesh. This day is a public holiday and a bank holiday in Andhra Pradesh. This festival is grandly celebrated in the rural areas. This festival is a three-day festival and those three days are Bhogi, Sankranti, and kanuma. In these Bhogi and kanuma are not bank holidays in Andhra Pradesh. Bhogi is celebrated by making a bon fire by burning old and useless stuff at home. Sankarantri is celebrated by offering prayers to the cow. As cow is a holy animal for Hindus. And the last day kanuma is celebrated by having a good feast at home.
Ugadi - Ugadi is a new year day for Telugu people. Ugadi is the first day of Chaitra month. This is a public holiday in Andhra Pradesh. This day is celebrated in a great manner in rural as well as in urban areas. This day is celebrated by preparing special food which is only prepared on this day which is called Ugadi Pacchadi. Ugadi Pacchidi is a mixture of six different tastes which includes sweet, salt, sour, pungent, spice, bitter.
Dusshera - Dussehra is an important festival not only in Andhra Pradesh but also in many other states. On this day it is a national holiday. This festival is a nine-day festival, but there are two different reasons for celebrating this day. One is, In the joy of Durga Devi winning over mahishasura and the other is lord Rama won over Ravana. This festival is celebrated by Installing idols of Goddess Durga Devi and by worshiping Durga Devi nine different forms or avatars for nine nights.
So, use the following festivals to celeberate bank holidays in Andhra Pradesh to the hilt.
Andhra Pradesh is famous for the spicy foods which include Vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian foods. Here is a variety of dishes which you can try during a bank holiday in Andhra Pradesh.
In Andhra Pradesh, especially in coastal region fish curry is very famous which is called Chapala pulusu locally. This curry can be found in the restaurant serving Andhra cuisine. The curry is prepared using spicy herbs, the fish, curry leaves, etc. The main thing which brings flavor to this is special tamarind sauce. This will be a very great choice of to have during a bank holiday in Andhra Pradesh.
The most favorite vegetable curry for most of the Andhra people is Brinjal. There is a particular kind of brinjal curry which is very famous in Andhra Pradesh, called as Gutti Vankaya Koora. This particular curry is prepared by stuffing fresh herbs and seasoning it. The curry will be cooked thick, and from a distance, one can enjoy the fresh smell of this unique curry. One can eat this special curry with rice or roti. There are many other cuisines of Andhra Pradesh It will be a great option to try all these cuisines during a bank holiday in AP.
Vizag is one of the biggest cities in Andhra Pradesh. After the division of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, few predicted that Vizag is going to be the capital of Andhra Pradesh. But Amaravati is decided as the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.
This year a lot of public holidays in Andhra Pradesh is coming in a row. For the people in Vizag, this is like a chance to visit all the best places around and enjoy the beauties of Vizag.
Here we are providing the details of the top three nearby places which one should not miss to see if they are living in Vizag on a public holiday.
Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary - This wild life sanctuary is located five kilometers away from Vizag on the highway to Srikakulam. Here you can do trekking as well. This park will be open from morning 9.00 AM to 4.30 p.m.. As there is a small lake in the premises one can go for boating as well.
Dolphin's Nose - Dolphins nose is a hill which resembles the shape of the nose of a dolphin. On the top of the hill, there is a lighthouse which is a very famous tourist attraction as well. The greenery and
the beauty of the hill makes it very attractive, and this is one the best place to visit around during a bank holiday in Vizag.
Araku Valley - Not only in Vizag. But all over Andhra Pradesh, this is one the best destinations to visit. This valley is of Anantagiri hill. This hill is more than 3000 feet above the sea level. This place is famous for its beautiful weather and charming waterfalls.
No, Ugadi is bank holiday not only in Andhra Pradesh but also in many other states in India including Karnataka, Maharashtra, Sindhis and Manipur. It is celebrated differently in different parts of India. Here is how Ugadi is celebrated in different parts of Andhra Pradesh.
In Andhra Pradesh, Ugadi is a public holiday in Andhra Pradesh. Ugadi is dedicated to Lord Brahma who is referred as the creator. As per the Hindu, Mythology world was created on this day by Bramha. This day is one of the most auspicious days for Hindus.
This day is celebrated for three days in Andhra Pradesh and few other south Indian states in India. On the occasion of this day is celebrated by cleaning the house and even on this day few Individuals color paint their houses. Most of the Individuals also decorate their houses by mango leaves and banana branches and etc. They start their day by waking up early in the morning take bath and visit temple. Many delicious foods are cooked on this day. Of which a very famous a special dish called ugadi pacchadi is cooked on this day. This dish is cooked only on this festival. So this dish is named after the festival as Ugadi pacchadi. This dish is made with eight different tastes. Though this festival is celebrated for three days. There is only one bank holiday in Andhra Pradesh.
If you are living away from you home and you want to send or receive money from home, all you need to do is visit a bank and deposit amount in their account. On a bank holiday in Andhra Pradesh, this is not possible. The bank will be closed on a bank holiday. If sending or receiving is urgent, you can use an ATM to send or receive money.
In ATM services there is a service called card to card transfer and you can use this service to send money. All you need to do to use this service is, to visit the nearest ATM and if we see in services, there will be a service called card to card transfer. In this you have enter few details of the beneficiary such as card number and mobile number of the recipient's and can send money to the beneficiary. This service is fast as the money will be credited to the recipient account in a matter of seconds.
The only problem with this card to card service is you cannot send to any other bank or account holder. For example, if you are using an SBI card to send money then you can send money only to an SBI account holder. Not to any other bank account holder.
Using Mobile Wallets services will be very helpful during a bank holiday in Andhra Pradesh. There are many options and offers you can avail using a electronic wallet. There are many electronic wallets in the market which you can try.
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