There are plenty of Bank Holidays in Haryana in 2020. These are typical of most of the states in India, which would enjoy many bank and public holidays in 2020. You can do many things by enjoying the public holidays in Haryana.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 20||Wednesday||Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti|
|January 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 26||Tuesday||Republic Day|
|February 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 16||Tuesday||Vasant Panchami|
|February 27||Saturday||Guru Ravidas Jayanti|
|March 11||Thursday||Maha Shivaratri|
|March 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 23||Tuesday||S. Bhagat Singh's Martyrdom Day|
|March 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 14||Wednesday||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|April 21||Wednesday||Ram Navami|
|April 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 25||Sunday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|May 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 13||Thursday||Idul Fitr|
|May 14||Friday||Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti|
|May 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 26||Wednesday||Buddha Purnima|
|June 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 13||Sunday||Maharana Pratap Jayanti|
|June 24||Thursday||Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti|
|June 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 21||Wednesday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|July 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 31||Saturday||Shaheed Udham Singh's Martyrdom Day|
|August 11||Wednesday||Haryali Teej|
|August 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 15||Sunday||Independence Day|
|August 22||Sunday||Raksha Bandhan|
|August 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 23||Thursday||Heroes' Martyrdom Day|
|September 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 2||Saturday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 7||Thursday||Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti|
|October 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 15||Friday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 19||Tuesday||Eid e Milad|
|October 20||Wednesday||Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti|
|October 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 1||Monday||Haryana Day|
|November 5||Friday||Deepavali Holiday|
|November 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 19||Friday||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|November 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 25||Saturday||Christmas Day|
|December 26||Sunday||Shaheed Udham Singh Jayanti|
There are plenty of things to choose from, during the holiday time.
There are nearly 25 public holidays excluding second and fourth Saturdays in India.
But not all public holiday is a holiday in Haryana in 2020. 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 - The festival usually falls in the month of April every year. It is a public holiday on this day in Haryana.
Good Friday - Good Friday generally falls in the month of April and it is observed as black Friday. People who practise Christianity will fast and mourn on this day as a mark of respect for Jesus who was crucified on this day.
Buddha Purnima - The day marks the birth of Lord Gautama Buddha. It is usually observed on a full moon day during the Vaishaka month of the Hindu calendar.
Ramadan - It falls on the ninth month of the Islamic Calendar. People usually fast from dawn till dusk (till sunset) during the Ramzan period which usually lasts for 40 days.
Bakrid - It is also referred to as Festival of Sacrifice and is the second most important festival in Islam which is observed worldwide.
Dussehra - The ten days of Dussehra usually falls during October. During this period special pujas will be performed for Goddess Durga. People will offer prayers on all the days and the goddess will be decked up beautifully every day over a period of ten days.
Diwali - It is also referred to as festival of lights. The festival is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm by Hindus across the country. The day marks the end of a war between Lord Rama and Demon Ravana (Triumph of Good over Evil).
Christmas Day - The festival which is celebrated as the birth of Jesus Christ will fall on December 25, every year. The day will be observed with prayers, greeting each other with delicious food and gifts, charity to poor and needy followed by special decorations at home and church.
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.
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.