Gujarat is one of the top industrialised states in the country. India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was born in the state of Gujarat. Over the years the state has seen rapid industrial development, due to pro-friendly investor measures. Check the list of Bank holidays in Gujarat including the popular national holidays, as well as the state govt holidays that are so typical to Gujarat.
|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 24||Friday||Maha Shivaratri|
|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 Accounts|
|April 4||Tuesday||Shri Ram Navami|
|April 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 14||Friday||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
|April 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|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 7||Monday||Raksha Bandhan|
|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||Sanvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)|
|August 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 2||Saturday||Eid al-Adha (Bakri Eid)|
|September 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
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 20||Friday||Vikram Sanvat New Year's Day|
|October 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 2||Saturday||Eid-e-Milad (Mawlid)|
|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
The Tata group operates its automobile plant at Sanand in Gujarat and also Reliance has the largest grassroots refinery at Jamnagar in Gujarat. Besides this, the state has a number of LNG terminals and very popular ports. Gujarati is the largest spoken language in the state. The entire state today enjoys electricity, including the far-flung villages. Gujarat also has a unique and healthy cuisine.
The capital of Gujarat is Gandhinagar. Baroda, Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot are some of the popular cities in Gujarat state. It is mostly vegetarian and comprises of roti as well as rice. The food can be sweet as well as delightfully tasty at times. Dairy farming is also popular in Gujarat. In fact, the state is the largest producer of milk in the country.
Gujarat, is a state where our Prime Minister Narendra Modi was born. It is the place where the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and many great leaders were born. The state stands in the 6th place regarding the largest geographical area. It is one of the most popular tourist regions in India. Currently, Amitabh Bacchan is the brand Ambassador for Gujarat tourism. There are many things which you can explore in Gujarat when you have a bank holiday.
One can explore naturopathy in Gujarat. You can plan to visit during a government holiday in Gujarat. There are naturopathy healing centers in Gujarat, and they are
Navjivan Nature Cure Centre - This healing center is in Kutch. Here treatment is done in naturopathic remedies and M.K. Gandhi's ideas of “nature cure”. This nature cure center is of 40 hectares. Here they do treat to detoxify and balance the body, treat the disease, and improve general health. Here a lot tourist comes to practice and appreciates the “art of healthy living”.
Rejou - This place is a Healing Spa and Naturopathy Center. This place is Vadodara and spread over thirteen thousand square feet. Here a lot of tourist during a public holiday in Gujarat visits to take effective body therapies and to practice yoga.
These places will be a crowded during the public holidays in Gujarat. But a must place to visit in Gujarat.
Registering your mobile number with the bank account is very important because of this we can avail a lot of services from the bank. The very important service we will be getting is SMS alerts. SMS alerts give us a track on our account. If there is any transaction such as deposit or draw. We will get an SMS alert to our registered mobile number instantly with a Transaction Identification Number. If some unallowed transaction or anything happens this number will help in tracking the details.
Even if you are doing any online transactions or a payment it will ask for a One Time Password, which you should enter to make the payment. You will be receiving this OTP number from the bank to your registered mobile number, so it is very important to update mobile number.
In few cases where one will lose the registered mobile number SIM card or changes for any reason, it is very Important to update your number. As you will be getting a lot of valuable information from the bank which you may miss in case if you do not update your mobile number. So to update your mobile number you can use internet banking or visit nearest ATM and update your mobile number during a bank holiday in Gujarat.
If you like to read books then spending time with a book will be a great option during a bank holiday in Gujarat. There are many authors or writers from Gujarat. Kaajal Oza Vaidya is one of them. You can go for books written by her. She has written more than Fifty-six books which include novels, essays, and articles. Before becoming a writer, she was a journalist and worked with few top newspapers and Magazines. She hosts a radio show named Kajal My FM in Ahmedabad.
She debuted as a writer in 2005 and started writing books. She wrote good short stories which become famous and those are Heartbreak Pachhini Savar, Kaajal Oza Vaidya Ni Vartao, Sambandh to Aakash. She wrote some essays and articles as well in Gujarati such as Mari Mummy Mara Pappa, Sangath Ekbijano, Marji Ekbijani, Shraddha Ekbijani, Satya Ekbijanu, Sukh Ekbijanu, Samjan Ek Bijani, Saath Ek Bijano and much more. You can spend a bank holiday in Gujarat reading these books. She wrote story and dialogues for three Gujarati telefilms as well. Spending time by reading books written by such authors will inspire you and also helps you become knowledgeable.
We do small transactions every day for buying groceries and other stuff. After the demonetization, most of the small business are using electronic wallets such as Paytm, Mobikwik, etc. So it is better, helpful and useful if we are using electronic wallets. Some of the most useful things are:
1) By using the mobile wallet, you don't need to draw money from banks in cash. If there is any bank holiday in Gujarat, it will not matter as we have the option to do payments through an electronic wallet.
2) One of the big issues we face during buying groceries or while doing other small shoppings is for paying exact tender. By using a mobile wallet, we can pay the exact tender.
3) Paying through mobile wallet is a very easy method of payment that can be used when you have a bank holiday in Gujarat. As by using these wallets, we do not need to carry any cash. Even adding money to the wallet is also simple and secure.
4) The best thing about wallet is we can add money and can do payments using the Wallet. Even if it is a bank holiday in Gujarat, not only small payments we can do other payments such as the gas bill, electricity bill, DTH Recharge, etc. using electronic wallets.
Every year on 14th of January International Kite Festival is celebrated in Gujarat. This day is a bank holiday in Gujarat. This festival is also called as the Uttarayan or Makar Sankranti in Gujarat. This festival is celebrated by the people to celebrate the end of winter. On this day the blue skies in Gujarat are filled with colorful kites. People from all over the world visit Gujarat to witness this day. The people of Gujarat and different parts of the world assemble here to show their talents in kite- making.
Here are few reasons which may make you feel to visit Gujarat on 14th Jan this time. There are lot of festivals in your area on which you may have seen people flying kites. But in Gujarat on that day which is bank holiday sky will be fully covered with kites. It almost looks like you are standing in a tent. The other beautiful thing is designs of kites, To make their kite look unique people who participate come up with fabulous designs. The competition is also a thing to see as there will be experts in fly kites will which will be great entertainment for you. Tukkals is also the thing you must not miss seeing. Tukkals means illuminated box which will be released int the sky at a time which is a great view to see.