There are plenty of Bank Holidays in Haryana in 2018. These are typical of most of the states in India, which would enjoy many bank and public holidays in 2018. You can do many things by enjoying the public holidays in Haryana.
|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 10||Friday||Guru Ravidas Jayanti|
|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 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 9||Sunday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|April 14||Friday||Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
|April 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 10||Wednesday||Buddha Purnima|
|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 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 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|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 5||Thursday||Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday|
|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 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 4||Saturday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|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|
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
There are plenty of things to choose from, during the holiday time.
There are nearly 20 public holidays excluding second and fourth Saturdays in India. But not all public holiday is a holiday in Haryana in 2018. There are public holidays which will differ for every different time, excluding a few important holidays. Of all the public holidays there are three very important government holidays which are also called gazetted holidays. Those holidays are
Republic Day (26 January)
Independence Day (15 august)
Gandhi Jayanti (2 October)
These three holidays are the most important holidays in India on the occasion of these holidays all the banks, Government offices, schools, colleges, Educational Institutions and all other organizations will be closed on these three days of every year.
There are few religious festivals when all the bank's educational institutions and other companies will be closed. But few government offices, educational institutions, and businesses may work depending on their religious belief. Those festivals are:
Mahavir Jayanti - This year Mahavir Jayanti is on April 9. Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a public holiday.
Good Friday - This year good Friday is on April 14. Every year this festival won't come on the same date But it will come on Friday every year.
Budha Purnima - This year Mahavir Jayanti is on May 21. Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a public holiday.
Ramadan - This year Ramadan is on June 26. Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a public holiday.
Bakrid - This year Bakrid is on September 2 Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a public holiday.
Dussehra - This year Dussehra is on September 30. Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a public holiday and bank holiday in Haryana.
Muharram - This year Muharram is on October 1. Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a government holiday in Haryana.
Diwali - This year Diwali is on October 19. Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a public holiday in Haryana.
Guru Nanak's Birthday - This year Guru Nanak's Birthday is on November 4. Every year this festival won't come on the same date. But it is a public holiday.
Christmas Day - 25 December. every year Christmas comes on the same day.
In 2018, Of 365 days bank will be closed for 93 days in Haryana including second and fourth Saturdays. This year there are 52 weeks in which there are 52 Saturdays and 53 Sundays.
Of the 52 Saturdays, there are 12 second Saturdays and 12 fourth Saturdays. Both second and fourth Saturdays are bank holidays in Haryana.
Excluding Second Saturday, Fourth Saturday and Sunday there are 16 public holidays in Haryana of which three are national holidays or gazetted holidays, Ten religious festival holidays and three are state holidays in Haryana.
As we have discussed the Ten religious holidays in Haryana and three gazetted holidays already. The remaining three bank holidays in Haryana are
1) Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
2) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
3) Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday
1) Annual Closing of Bank Accounts - This day is on April 1 which comes on Saturday in 2018. This is not a public holiday in Haryana. This is not even a bank holiday. Banks will be working but no transaction can be done in the bank.
2) Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti - This day is on April 14 which comes on Friday this year. This is the state holiday in Haryana in few other states. This day is given a holiday in the memorial of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti.
3) Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday (October 5 Thursday) - This day is on October 5th this year which will be on Thursday. For this festival, there will be leave in few states such as Haryana Punjab. This day is given a holiday in the memorial of great writer Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday.
Generally, there will be four Saturdays in every month. In this, second and fourth Saturday is a bank holiday in Haryana. Some months may have five Saturdays which make it confusing that, it would be a bank holiday in Haryana or not.
No, it is not a bank holiday in Haryana, fifth Saturday is a bank working day.
Five Saturdays come in a month, only when the month starts on Thursday, Friday or Saturday excluding February if it is not a leap year. For Leap year, if the February month starts on Saturday then there will be 5 Saturdays.
For the month of January, March, May, July, August, October and December which have 31 days, if the month starts on Thursday, Friday or Saturday then these months will be having five Saturdays.
For the remaining months, April, June, September and November which are 30 days months, if the month starts on Friday or Saturday then the month will have five Saturdays.
This year in 2018, there are four months which are having five Saturdays in which second and fourth Saturdays are bank holidays in Haryana. Those four months are April, July, September, and December. In these, April is started on Saturday which is also a bank holiday in Haryana, on that day annual closing of bank accounts will take place. So in April, banks will not be working for three Saturdays.
July month starts on Saturday, but the bank will be working for three Saturdays, that is second and fourth Saturday will be bank holidays.
September month starts on Friday, out of this, banks will be working for only two Saturdays because fifth Saturday is Dussehra.
December month starts on Friday, of which, banks will be working for three Saturdays. Only second and fourth Saturday are bank holidays.
Every working individual will be waiting for a long weekend in Faridabad for Bank Holidays. But it is confusing when it comes what to do and where to visit. Here are top 3 getaways during a long weekend in Faridabad. As we all know that this year there are a number of bank holidays in Faridabad is coming on Mondays and Fridays. Here are the top 3 getaway options for Bank Holidays in Haryana:
3. Jim Corbett National Park
1. Agra - This is one of the best destination to visit during public holidays in Faridabad. Agra which is situated on the river bank of Yamuna. This is a perfect place for history and architecture lovers. Most attractive place in Agra is Taj Mahal which is one of 7 wonders. The distance between Faridabad and Agra is just 150 kms. So it is one of the best options to visit during national holidays in Faridabad.
2. Nainital - During government holidays in Faridabad Nainital is also a great option to visit especially for nature lovers. Nainital is well known as “Lake District of India”. The distance between Nainital and Faridabad is 295 km. Nainital got its name due to the Naina Devi temple which is one of the important religious temples in India which is among 51 shakti peetas.This is also a great option to consider during public holidays in Faridabad.
3. Jim Corbett National Park - Jim Corbett National Park which is nearly 250 km's away from Faridabad is one best getaway options during bank holidays in Faridabad. Jim Corbett National Park is first tiger reserve under the Project Tiger in India. Not only tigers there are also other animals such as Elephants, Leopards, Boars, Deer, Himalayan Palm Civets, Jungle Cats, Fishing Cats, Indian Gray Mongoose, Blacked-naped hare, Porcupines, Langur, Monkey, and etc.
Not only these there are many more getaway options of which these are some getaway options during long weekend bank holidays in Faridabad and Haryana.
On a bank holiday in Haryana, most of us will be confused about what to do on that day. It will be a pretty good idea to read a novel on that day. Few writers wrote award-winning novels, and Preeti Singh is one of them.
Preethi Singh is one of the best and award-winning writers in India. She is basically from Chandigarh. On a bank holiday in Haryana read a novel written by her. She was nominated for the Commonwealth Booker's Prize in the year 2012, and she has also got an Award as the Best Debut Crime Fiction Novel of the year 2012. She got Swayamsiddha Award as self-made women who have been self-achievers in their respective fields. In the India Book Of Records, A novel written by her named Crossroads has made its place. That was the First Indian Fiction novel having real-life personalities as characters. A crime thriller Flirting With Fate was the first novel written by Preeti Singh for which she got a lot of recognition and awards for it. Crossroads is the second novel written by Preeti Singh, and this novel is an attempt to show the touching aspect of women undergoing domestic abuse and pain.
Most of us things that the best way to spend a bank holiday in Haryana is by going for a trip. We can enjoy a bank holiday in Haryana at home as well. Here there are few suggestions to enjoy a holiday at home which you may find useful.
Cooking a Meal - A Holiday is a perfect opportunity to learn cooking or cook new dishes. You can invite your friends to join you in the kitchen to help or to hang out with you. You can give them a small treat by preparing some variety of dishes. Some recipes available online which you can use to cook some good and delicious foods.
Watch a Movie - You can plan to watch a movie. You can bring some good DVD and plan to watch the film with your family, or you can invite your friends to your home and plan with them. Not only bringing DVD now can watch online as well. So you will be having a wide range of options.
Do some activity - Try to do plan some activity like if there is some work to be done at home like some furniture or plumbing work. If it is possible for you to do it. Plan to do it on a bank holiday in Haryana
There are many options to consider during a bank holiday in Haryana. Reserve Bank of India and National Payments Corporation of India has launched many services in Banking and made almost all the banking services easy for us. The jointly launched UPI service has made banking easy. Not only UPI we can use IMPS as well during a bank holiday in Haryana. These two services work 24/7 and 365 days in a year. There are few charges for these services, and the method of these two services is as follows.
UPI (Unified Payments Interface) - To use this we need a smartphone with an internet connection and this service can be only used the mobile which has the mobile number registered with the bank. For UPI there specifically apps which are using UPI services only and method of using UPI is, to do this method we will need details from the receiver such as account number and IFSC Code of the account related bank. By keying in the details and amount we can send money or In UPI, there is another option of sending that is by using the VPA (Virtual Payment Address). If the receiver has VPA all you need is enter VPA, Fill in the amount how much you want to send and click on send.
IMPS - This service is a little old service when compared to the UPI service. This service is similar to UPI service that is by entering the account number and IFSC Code of the account related bank we can send money. The VPA option is not available in this service. So, use these services, during a bank holiday in Haryana to send and receive money.