In August, the Kerala government has announced holidays on the following days. August 14, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; August 15, on account of Independence Day; August 20, on account of Onam; August 21, on account of Thiru Onam; August 23, on account of Narayana Guru Jayanti; on August 28, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|August 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 15||Sunday||Independence Day|
|August 20||Friday||First Onam|
|August 23||Monday||Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti|
|August 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
All the banks in Kerala will remain closed on the above mentioned days.
The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Federal Bank, Catholic Syrian Bank, Jammu and Kashmir Bank, Allahabad Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Independence Day: Independence Day is a national festival of India. The day commemorates the independence of India from the monopolistic British rule, which ruled over a period of more than 200 years. After decades of struggle by the freedom fighters, India finally attained independence during 1947 from the United Kingdom. The day reminds every Indian about the dawn of a new beginning for which our leaders laid their lives in thrust to free India.
Onam: It is a Hindu festival which has its origin in Kerala state. It marks the first day of the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam. The day commemorates the homecoming of the legendary King Mahabali to visit the people of his kingdom, as per the promise made before surrendering himself to Vamana avatar of Lord Vishnu. The celebrations are spread over a period of 10 days and it concludes with Thiruvonam. The ten days are progressively known as Atham, Chithira, Chodhi, Vishakam, Anizham, Thiriketa, Moolam, Pooradam, Uthradom, and Thiruvonam. The first and the last days are very important for the people in Kerala and to the Malayalee community. Floral carpet called Pookkalam – a floral arrangement is the main attraction of the day.
Shree Narayana Guru Jayanti: Shree Narayana Guru Jayanti marks the birthday of Narayana Guru, the saint, and a social reformer. It is celebrated during the Malayalam month of Chingam. Narayana Guru accepted the fundamental principles of the Vedic religion buy he revolted against the caste-based ascendancy, discrimination in the name of caste. Floral tributes, community prayers, conferences, marks the Jayanthi celebrations.