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Bank Holidays in Kerala 2021

Kerala is a state that is in South India. Because of its mesmerizing beauty it is often called "God's Own Country". The state was also called Keralam and Malayalam is the popular language spoken here. The scenic beauty is largely on account of greenery, backwaters, hill stations and acres of Coconut Trees. Hills stations like Munnar, backwaters, wildlife and delectable cuisine make Kerala an ideal tourist destination. Bank holidays in Kerala include the popular national holidays, as well as the states regional holidays.

  • January - 2021

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Republic Day
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  • February - 2021

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  • March - 2021

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • April - 2021

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      Good Friday
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      Easter Sunday
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Vishu
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      Vishu
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  • May - 2021

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Idul Fitr
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • June - 2021

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  • July - 2021

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      Bakrid / Eid al Adha
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • August - 2021

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Independence Day
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      First Onam
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      Thiruvonam
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      Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • September - 2021

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • October - 2021

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      Gandhi Jayanti
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Maha Navami
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      Vijaya Dashami
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      Eid e Milad
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • November - 2021

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      Diwali
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      Deepavali
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • December - 2021

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List of Bank Holidays in Kerala

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
January 26 Tuesday Republic Day
February 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
February 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 11 Thursday Maha Shivaratri
March 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
March 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
April 2 Friday Good Friday
April 4 Sunday Easter Sunday
April 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
April 14 Wednesday Vishu
April 15 Thursday Vishu
April 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
May 1 Saturday May Day
May 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
May 13 Thursday Idul Fitr
May 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
June 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
June 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
July 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
July 20 Tuesday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
July 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
August 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
August 15 Sunday Independence Day
August 20 Friday First Onam
August 21 Saturday Thiruvonam
August 23 Monday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti
August 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
September 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
September 21 Tuesday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi
September 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
October 2 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
October 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
October 14 Thursday Maha Navami
October 15 Friday Vijaya Dashami
October 19 Tuesday Eid e Milad
October 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
November 4 Thursday Diwali
November 6 Saturday Deepavali
November 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
November 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
December 25 Saturday Christmas Day
Note: The 2'nd Saturday and 4'th Saturday of every month as public holiday for banks in India.

About Kerala

The state has highest literacy rate in the entire country and also boasts the highest life expectancy in the country.

The capital of the state is Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala is also very rich in natural resources. Apart from this, the state also has significant amounts of agricultural presence with rubber, coconut, coffee and tea output.

 
Kochi, Kozhikode Trivandrum are some of the major cities of Kerala. A number of spices are also grown in the state. In fact, spices was exported from the country, which is why it was also called the garden of spices.

Onam Celebrations in Kerala?

Onam is the most important and biggest festival in Kerala. This day is a bank holiday in Kerala. This festival is celebrated all over Kerala regardless to the community with enthusiasm and joy. Onam is the harvest festival and also the Malayalam new year. The Malayalam calendar which is called Kollavarsham starts with Onam.

Onam is a ten-day festival of which the first day is called atham and the tenth day is called as Thiruonam. Though it is a ten-day festival only the tenth day of the Onam is a bank holiday in Kerala. The government of India promoted Onam as the National Festival, and a lot of tourist from around the world comes to Kerala during Onam to see the rich culture of the state. During Onam, there will be feasts, folk songs, elegant dances, energetic games, etc.

There will be a very special meal or feast called Onasadya during Onam which will be served in banana leaves and it's a nine-course meal with 11 to 13 essential dishes. There will be a boat race called Vallamkali on the river Pampa. In this race hundreds of boatmen take part. This will be a colorful sight to watch not only the race but also the way they decorate their boats.

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