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Bank Holidays in Gujarat 2017

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.

  • January - 2017

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    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Republic Day
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • February - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Maha Shivaratri
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • March - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Holi 2nd Day (Dhuleti)
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • April - 2017

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      Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
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      Shri Ram Navami
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 14
      Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • May - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • June - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Eid)
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  • July - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • August - 2017

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      Raksha Bandhan
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 15
      Independence Day (Shri Krishna Janmashtami)
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      Sanvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • September - 2017

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      Eid al-Adha (Bakri Eid)
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra)
  • October - 2017

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      Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Diwali
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      Vikram Sanvat New Year's Day
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • November - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • December - 2017

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      Eid-e-Milad (Mawlid)
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Christmas
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List of Bank Holidays in Gujarat

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 24 Friday Maha Shivaratri
    February 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 13 Monday
    Holi 2nd Day (Dhuleti) +
  • 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 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
    June 26 Monday
    Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Eid) +
  • 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 7 Monday Raksha Bandhan
    August 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 15 Tuesday
    Independence Day (Shri Krishna Janmashtami) +
  • 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 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
    September 30 Saturday
    Vijaya Dashami (Dussehra) +
  • 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 2 Monday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
    October 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 19 Thursday
    Diwali +
  • 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 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
    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.

    About Gujarat

    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.

    Famous places which you should visit during a bank holiday in Gujarat?

    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.

    How to register or update mobile number during a bank holiday 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.

    Spend time with a book on 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.

    Using small transactions on mobile wallet for Bank Holidays In Gujarat?

    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.

    Bank holiday on International Kite Festival in Gujarat

    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.

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