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Bank Holidays in Karnataka 2017

Karnataka was originally known as the state of Mysore, but, underwent a change in its name in 1973. The capital of the state is Bengaluru, which is today the IT hub of the country. Kannada is the popular local language that is spoken in the state. Bangalore, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore, Belgaum are major cities of Karnataka.

  • January - 2017

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 26
      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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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 29
      Chandrama Ugadi
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  • April - 2017

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      Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts
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    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 14
      Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (Good Friday)
    • 15
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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    • 29
      Basava Jayanti
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  • May - 2017

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      May Day
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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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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Independence Day
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      Vinayaka Chaturthi
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • September - 2017

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      Eid al-Adha (Bakari Eid)
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Mahalaya
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Maha Navami (Ayudha Puja)
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      Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
  • October - 2017

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      Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
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      Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Narak Chaturdashi
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      Diwali (Balipratipada)
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • November - 2017

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      Kannada Rajyothsava
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      Kanakadasa Jayanti
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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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      Id-e-Milad
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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 Karnataka

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 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 29 Wednesday Chandrama Ugadi
    April 1 Saturday Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts
    April 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 14 Friday
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (Good Friday) +
  • Good Friday
    Christians all over the world Mourn Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death on Friday before Easter Sunday. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3 pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Handmade Kites are often are flown in Bermuda on Good Friday to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on, as well as his ascending into heaven.
  • April 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 29 Saturday Basava Jayanti
    May 1 Monday May Day
    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 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 15 Tuesday
    Independence Day +
  • 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 Vinayaka Chaturthi
    August 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 2 Saturday Eid al-Adha (Bakari Eid)
    September 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 19 Tuesday Mahalaya
    September 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 29 Friday Maha Navami (Ayudha Puja)
    September 30 Saturday
    Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) +
  • 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 5 Thursday Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday
    October 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 18 Wednesday Narak Chaturdashi
    October 20 Friday
    Diwali (Balipratipada) +
  • 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 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 1 Wednesday Kannada Rajyothsava
    November 6 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanti
    November 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 1 Friday Id-e-Milad
    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.

    Bank Holidays in Karnataka

     Regional bank holidays in Karnataka?

    For every state in India, there will be few regional bank holidays. As we everyone know India is the country with a lot of religions and these regional holidays will be decided to depend upon the religious population ratio.
    The following are the main regional and bank holidays in Karnataka:

    Makar Sankranti
    Chandrama Ugadi
    Basava Jayanti
    Vinayaka Chaturthi
    Mahalaya
    Kannada Rajyothsava

    Makar Sankranti - Makara Sankranti is a south Indian festival which is celebrated in south Indian states on this festivals there will be a bank holiday in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Not in every state, this festival is called by different names and Sankranti in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka this festival is called Sankranti. In Tamilnadu and Kerala, it is called Pongal. For this festival, few educational institutions give holidays for three days.

    Ugadi - Ugadi is a bank holiday in Karnataka and in some north and south Indian states as well. This festival doesn't come on the same date every year. but there is a bank holiday for this festival in Karnataka.

    Basava Jayanti - Basava Jayanti is a bank holiday in Karnataka and Maharashtra only. This holiday is to honor 12th-century poet, philosopher, and the founding saint of the Lingayat religion.

    Vinayaka Chaturthi - Vinayaka Chaturthi is a big festival in the south Indian and some north Indian states. On this day there is no bank holiday in some north Indian states. Almost all the states in India have a bank holiday on this day.

    Mahalaya - Mahalaya is a Bengali festival. This a bank holiday in Karnataka and Bengal states. This is the first day of 16–lunar day period in Hindu calendar. when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors, especially through donating food.

    Kannada Rajyothsava - Kannada Rajyothsava is Karnataka formation day. On this, there is a bank holiday in Karnataka. Excluding Karnataka, it is not a bank holiday in any other state.

    Top 5 holiday getaways from Bangalore?

    There are few long weekends this year where a public holiday in Bangalore came on Friday or Monday and made that weekend a long weekend. On most of the long weekends, many individuals will be searching for top holiday getaways in Bangalore. Here is a list of top 5 holiday getaways in Bangalore on a bank holiday in Karnaktaka.

    1) BRT Wildlife Sanctuary
    2) Coorg
    3) Ooty
    4) Chikmagalur
    5) Kotagiri

    1) BRT Wildlife Sanctuary- Biligiri ranganathaswamy Temple Wildlife Sanctuary. BRT Wildlife Sanctuary is at the confluence of the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats. The sanctuary is home for the eco-systems that is belonging to both the mountain ranges. This will be a best long weekend plan during public holidays in Banglore.

    2) Coorg - Coorg is also called as kodagu. Coorg is situated on the slopes of western ghats. This city is around 350 kms away from banglore. There are many places on the way to coorg one can visit. This is also a very good long weekend plan during government holidays in Banglore.

    3) Ooty- Ooty is also called as blue mountains in southren India. Ooty is around 280 kms away from banaglore and this famous hill station is also the junction of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, three southern states of India. A great place during bank holidays in Bangalore.

    4) Chikmagalur - Chikmagalur which is 250kms away from banglore is also one best long weekend spot to visit during public holidays in banglore. The mountains in Chikkamagaluru are the part of the Western Ghats and also it is the source of rivers like Tunga and Bhadra which is called as Tungabhadra.

    5) Kotagiri - Kotagiri which is nearly 300 kms away from is also a worth place to visit during Bank holidays in Banglaore because of its largely unexplored terrain and soothing weather throughout the year.

    Spend time with kids during a bank holiday in Karnataka?

    Spending time with kids is very important, and on a bank holiday in Karnataka, one can spend a lot of time with children. There are many options to spend time like you can fix something together. If there is something to be set at home such as changing the car tyre of your car, dealing with some pipe leakage or anything it is important to do it with kids because they will learn how to use all those tools and also you can speak and share ideas while doing some mechanical work.

    Long walks with children also work a lot. During a bank holiday in Karnataka do not miss to drop your kid to friend's house or some music class or anywhere and prefer to go by walk as by doing that you will be spending more time with your child.

    Play the games which your kids play. Actually, in that way you can communicate more with your kid and also can help them to learn how to focus and to be patient and much more. Do not go for an indoor game. Always prefer to play some outdoor game such as football, volleyball, Cricket, etc. This will help you spend time with your kids as well as to do some excise on a bank holiday in Karnataka.

    What all transactions one can do and cannot do on a bank Holiday in Karnataka?

    Every year there will be some bank holidays in Karnataka and additional to that there will be few bundhs and strikes due to which banks will are closed. So on those days, one can do few other types of transactions as well. Here is few transaction type which works on bank holidays as well.

    Money Transfer - There are three methods of transferring money on the day when banks are open or closed. Though one cannot do NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer) or RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement). It is possible to transfer money through three different methods on a bank holiday in Karnataka.
    1)IMPS(Immediate Payment Service)
    2) UPI (Unified Payment Interface)
    3) Fund transfer through ATM.

     1)IMPS, (Immediate Payment Service) - By Using IMPS, one can send money 24/7. This service will not be closed on any kind of bank holiday in Karnataka. There are few charges for this service. It is better you check the charges before doing the transaction.

    2) UPI (Unified Payment Interface) - Like IMPS UPI is also provided 24/7 service and this service will not be closed on any bank holiday in Karnataka. Even for UPI payment, there are few charges. But the charges or low when compared to IMPS.

    3) Fund transfer through ATM- One can transfer money through ATM Machine 24/7 by using the card to card method. But the problem in this method is one cannot send money to other bank accounts. To transfer money through the card to card method sender and receiver should from the same bank.

     Not only money transfer one can avail various banking services using ATM Machine. Though that day is a bank holiday in Karnataka or not.

    How to pay bills during public holidays in Karnataka?

    No need to worry about paying a bill during a public holiday in Karnataka. In this new era of the internet almost every bill can be paid online. Either it can be electricity bill or a credit card bill. Almost all the bills can be paid online.

    There are multiple ways by using which you can pay bills online. Here are few:

    If you want to pay electricity bill. Though it is a public holiday in Karnataka or not. You can pay it online on bescom.org. All you need to do is to visit the BESCOM website enter your Customer Identification Number. It will show up your bill. By using your credit card, debit card or net banking you can pay the bill. There are few charges which you may be charged as you are paying the bill online.

    There is one more option to pay the bill that is by using a mobile wallet. By using mobile wallet such as Paytm you can pay the bill. This service can also be used anytime. Either it is a government holiday in Karnataka or not. The process is very simple and similar to bescom payment service. There will be an option where you have to select to pay electricity bill to enter your consumer number. It will show up the bill. To pay the bill here, you need to have cash in your mobile. If you have sufficient cash, you can pay through that cash or you need to pay using your debit or credit card.

    Bank Holidays that are peculiar to Karnataka

    There are many bank holidays that are very peculiar to Karnataka. Among these include the Karnataka Rajyotsava, which is a bank holiday on November 1, 2017, that is only a bank holiday in the state. If there are other holidays there could be common holidays. For example, Christmas is not only a bank holiday in Karnataka, but, also around everywhere in India. In any case, when you are taking a look at the bank holidays in Karnataka, you should look for holidays that are clubbed together. This will ensure that you can make the best of the public holidays that come either on a Friday or a Monday. However, what is most important is to check that the banks are not closed on the holidays, as you would not be able to do your pending works like your bank work. So, it is extremely important to complete your work on time ahead of the bank holidays in Karnataka. So, just finish it and ensure it does not con-incide with the holidays. 

    Best Money Transfer Apps?

    After demonetization, many apps were launched by which we can transfer money and also make payments. These apps will help you during a bank holiday in Karnataka. By using these apps, you will not need to withdraw cash for doing transactions and payments every time. Of all the apps which were launched here is a list of few apps which are best.

    Of all the apps the best app and advised app is State Bank Buddy. State Bank Buddy is app launched by a State Bank of India. State Bank of India is public sector Bank, and it is advised to go for apps and services provided by public sector banks if available. State Bank Buddy is providing so many services that there will be no better app to go for than Buddy app.

    This first and the best part of Buddy app is you can use Buddy app in nearly thirteen languages. Though you are SBI customer or not, you can use the app. If you are not an SBI customer all you need to do is add money to the Buddy wallet and do transaction whereas if you are an SBI customer, you can directly link your Buddy app to your SBI account and directly use the money in your account to make payments. This option works even if it is a Bank Holiday in Karnataka.

     

    Month Wise Bank Holiday in Karnataka

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    April May June
    July August September
    October November December

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