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Bank Holidays in Bihar 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 - 2018

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    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 14
    • 15
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    • 18
    • 19
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    • 21
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    • 26
      Republic Day
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
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  • February - 2018

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 28
  • March - 2018

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      Holi
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      Holi 2nd Day
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    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
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    • 15
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    • 19
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    • 21
    • 22
      Bihar Divas
    • 23
    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 25
      Shri Ram Navami
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    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
      Good Friday
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  • April - 2018

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    • FRI
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      Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
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    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
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    • 19
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    • 26
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    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
  • May - 2018

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    • 1
      May Day
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    • 10
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    • 12
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 13
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • June - 2018

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    • FRI
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    • 1
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    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
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    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
      Eid al-Fitr
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
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    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • July - 2018

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    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
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    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • August - 2018

    • SUN
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    • FRI
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    • 1
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    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
      Independence Day
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Eid al-Zuha
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
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  • September - 2018

    • SUN
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    • FRI
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      Shri Krishna Janmashtami
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    • 6
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    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
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    • 16
    • 17
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    • 21
      Muharram
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 30
  • October - 2018

    • SUN
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    • FRI
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      Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
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    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 17
    • 18
      Maha Navami
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      Vijaya Dashami
    • 20
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    • 24
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    • 26
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • November - 2018

    • SUN
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    • FRI
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      Deepawali
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    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Chhat Puja
    • 14
      Chhat Puja
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 30
  • December - 2018

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 17
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    • 19
    • 20
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    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Christmas
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List of Bank Holidays in Bihar

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 26 Friday Republic Day
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
March 3 Saturday Holi 2nd Day
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
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
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
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
October 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
November 7 Wednesday Deepawali
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
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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