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Bank Holidays in Bihar 2017 & 2018

There are plenty of bank holidays in Bihar. These will allow you to plan your trips and holidays during this time. Do take a look at our list of public holidays in Bihar before you plan your trips. 

  • January - 2017

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    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Republic Day
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • February - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 15
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    • 22
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    • 24
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
  • March - 2017

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    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
      Holi
    • 14
      Holi 2nd Day
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Bihar Divas
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • April - 2017

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    • FRI
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      Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
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    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
      Shri Ram Navami
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (Good Friday)
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • May - 2017

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    • FRI
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    • 1
      May Day (Labor Day)
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    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • June - 2017

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    • FRI
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    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 25
    • 26
      Eid al-Fitr
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • July - 2017

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    • FRI
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    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • August - 2017

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    • FRI
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    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 13
    • 14
      Shri Krishna Janmashtami
    • 15
      Independence Day
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • September - 2017

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    • FRI
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    • 2
      Eid al-Zuha (Bakri Eid)
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    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
      Maha Navami (Durga Puja)
    • 30
      Vijaya Dashami (Dussehera)
  • October - 2017

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    • FRI
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      Muharram
    • 2
      Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
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    • 4
    • 5
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    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
      Deepawali
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Chhat Puja
    • 27
      Chhat Puja
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • November - 2017

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    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • December - 2017

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    • FRI
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    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
      Christmas
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
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    • 31

Bank Holidays in Bihar 2017

Bank Holidays in Bihar 2018

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 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 13 Monday
    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 14 Tuesday
    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 22 Wednesday Bihar Divas
    March 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 1 Saturday Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
    April 5 Wednesday Shri Ram Navami
    April 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    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 1 Monday May Day (Labor 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
    June 26 Monday
    Eid al-Fitr +
  • 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 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 14 Monday Shri Krishna Janmashtami
    August 15 Tuesday
    Independence Day +
  • Independence Day
    India 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 2 Saturday Eid al-Zuha (Bakri Eid)
    September 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 29 Friday
    Maha Navami (Durga Puja) +
  • 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.
  • September 30 Saturday
    Vijaya Dashami (Dussehera) +
  • 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
    Deepawali +
  • 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 26 Thursday Chhat Puja
    October 27 Friday Chhat Puja
    October 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    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
    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.
    Date & Month Day Holiday
    January 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    January 26 Friday
    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 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    February 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    February 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 2 Friday
    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 3 Saturday
    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 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 22 Thursday Bihar Divas
    March 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 25 Sunday Shri Ram Navami
    March 30 Friday
    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 1 Sunday Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
    April 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    May 1 Tuesday May Day
    May 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    May 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    June 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    June 16 Saturday
    Eid al-Fitr +
  • 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.
  • June 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    July 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    July 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 15 Wednesday
    Independence Day +
  • Independence Day
    India 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 22 Wednesday Eid al-Zuha
    August 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 3 Monday Shri Krishna Janmashtami
    September 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 21 Friday Muharram
    September 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 2 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
    October 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 18 Thursday Maha Navami
    October 19 Friday
    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 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 7 Wednesday
    Deepawali +
  • 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.
  • November 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 13 Tuesday Chhat Puja
    November 14 Wednesday Chhat Puja
    November 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 25 Tuesday
    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.

    Different Types of Bank Holidays in Bihar

    You get bank holidays for a whole lot of festivals, government holidays and the like in Bihar. There are many popular festivals for which there are these holidays. These include festivals of Makar Sanktrathi mela, Pitrapaksha Mela, Bihula, Buddha Jayanthi etc. In fact, the state of Bihar is known to have a very rich tradition and culture, which is why holidays in the city are celebrated with such pomp and splendor. In fact, if you are spending your holidays, the best time would be the time when there are a host of these festivals.

    Government holidays in Bihar are plenty and you should make the best use of it by celebrating the same with all your loved ones. Traditions and cultures in the state of Bihar have passed out from century to century and today some of these have got more to do with ancestral things. If you are in Bihar you can also visit the many towns and cities you will find places like Patna and Gaya have so much of history surrounding it.

    If you are in Bihar, you should also visit the cattle festival that happens at Sonepur. There is much of fund and intrigue attached to the thing. There is so much variety in the state that you can spend the bank holidays in Bihar with gaiety and an atmosphere of great love and understanding. So, go ahead and visit Bihar.

    Rich in History

    The Maurya and the Gupta dynasties sprang-up from the state. The capital city of Bihar is Patna. Some of the major cities of Bihar are Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur. Though Bihar has lagged behind in terms of development since independence, the state has been making rapid strides in the last few years. In fact, it is now among the fastest developing states in the country. Bihar has always been a state with a rich culture and history. The state of Bihar was in the year 2000, carved into two, with Jharkhand having split from it. 

    Understanding Bank Holidays in Bihar?

    There are a few holidays in Bihar. For these holidays in other parts, it is not a holiday but whereas in Bihar it is a holiday. Not only in Bihar there will holiday in every individual state which may or may not a holiday in other states. Here are the holidays in Bihar.

    Bihar Divas - Bihar divas is celebrated on March 22 every year which is a bank holiday in Bihar. This day is Bihar state formation day. Bihar Divas is being celebrated since 1912. Before 1912 Bihar is a part of Bengal but on march 22 1912 Bihar state was carved out from Bengal by the British government. On this bank's government offices and educational institutions will not work as this day is a public holiday in Bihar.

    Chhat Puja - This festival is celebrated on different dates every year. As this festival date is decided as per the Hindu calendar. We all know that Hindu calendar is different from the georgian calendar. Because Georgian Calendar is solar calendar whereas Hindu Calendar is a lunar calendar. On the day of Chhat Puja Individual worship the Sun. As the sun is considered as the God of energy and of the life-force to promote well-being, prosperity, and progress. Even there are beliefs in Hinduism worshipping sun god can cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders. This is a two-day festival so there will be two bank holidays in Bihar for this festival.

    Even for Holi and Dusshera there are two bank holidays in Bihar for every single festival.

    Places to Visit in Bihar

    Bihar was once the seat of one of the most prosperous ancient Indian kingdoms. There are few places in Bihar which you must visit and explore them here is the list. Use your bank holidays in Bihar to visit these places.

    Nalanda - Nalanda is one of the oldest university in India, Nalanda is a important site and a must visit place in Bihar. Nalanda is a place where the most famous and last Jain Tirthankara, Mahavira spent 14 monsoon seasons.Not only Jain Tirthankara a great many scholars such as Buddha, Hieun Tsang visited Nalanda and spent their time here. Nalanda is a place worth exploring.

    Vaishali - Vaishali is an another important archaeological site which was also once the capital city of Licchavi rulers. Vaishali is the birthplace of last Jain Tirthankar Lord Mahavira. Mahavira was born and brought up in sixth century in Vaishali. This place is also famous as it is witness to the last sermon of Buddha. During the time of Buddha Vaishali was a prosperous kingdom it is known for its beautiful mistress Amrapali. It is one of the places in Bihar which you must visit if you are from Bihar. There are many more places such as Navlakha Palace, Hieun Tsang Memorial Hall, Jalmandir which are worth visiting during a bank holiday in Bihar.

    Chhath Puja in Bihar

    Chhath Puja is one of the most major festivals in Bihar and is a bank holiday in Bihar. An ancient Hindu festivity dedicated to the sun. This puja is celebrated in a grand manner not only in Bihar but also in other places such as Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. This festival is celebrated for four days but only one day is a bank holiday in Bihar.

    Traditionally Chhath Puja is celebrated twice in a year. Once in summer which is called as the Karthik Chhath and the other time is in winter which is called as Kartika Shukla. There are a lot of tales about the origin of Chhath Puja of which one is that its first celebrated by the Pandavas and Draupadi in order to resolve their problems and regain their lost lands. There are many other stories as well. The Chhath Puja is a four-day festival, and there are few Rituals of Chhath Puja for each day. On day one, Nahay Khay which means the devotees take a dip in the holy river and prepare a proper meal. On day two Lohanda and Kharna which means devotees fast for the entire day. On the Third day, they will offer prayers to setting the sun. On final day devotees offer prayers to the rising the sun.

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