In August, the Uttar Pradesh 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 19, on account of Moharrum; August 22, on account of Raksha Bandhan; on August 28, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday and August 30, on account of Janmashtami.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|August 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 15||Sunday||Independence Day|
|August 22||Sunday||Raksha Bandhan|
|August 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
All the banks in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed on the above mentioned days.
The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including UCO Bank, Syndicate Bank, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Independence Day: It is a national festival, which is celebrated to commemorate to celebrate the attainment of independence from the British rule in India. In the year 1929, the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress, called the people to pledge themselves to civil disobedience and declared purna swaraj – complete independence for the country and 15th August was declared as Independence Day.
Muharram: It is a Muslim festival. Processions will be taken on this day honoring Imam Hussain and the martyrs of Karbala. Muslims generally observe fast on this day and offer special prayers at Mosque. The festival is observed on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The faithful Muslims, mourn the death of the grandson of Prophet Muhammad in a battle. Shias and Suni Muslims bring out a separate procession to mark the day.
Raksha Bandhan: It is a Hindu festival. It is popularly known as Rakhi. It is a festival of brothers and sisters. It is observed on the last day of the Hindu month of Shravan. On this day, sisters tie an auspicious thread around the wrists of their brothers, ritually protecting their brothers and in turn receive gifts from them.
Krishna Janmashtami: It is a Hindu festival. It marks the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. It is observed as per the Hindu luni-solar calendar, on the eight day of the Krishna Paksha during the Hindu month of Shraavana. It is one of the most important festivals of the Vaishanavism tradition. It is celebrated with high spirit in Mathura and Vrindavan, as it is believed that Krishna spent his childhood days in these two cities. People fast on this day, they sing bhajans and hymns of god Krishna and keep a vigil into the night. After Krishna’s midnight hour birth, statues of baby Krishna will be washed and adorned with colorful clothes and then placed in a cradle. The devotees later break their fast, by sharing food and sweets.