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Bank Holidays in Kerala 2018

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.

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      Republic Day
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  • February - 2018

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  • March - 2018

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  • April - 2018

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  • May - 2018

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  • June - 2018

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      Eid al-Fitr
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  • July - 2018

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  • August - 2018

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Independence Day
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      Eid al-Adha
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      First Onam
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • September - 2018

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      Shree Narayana guru Samafhi Day
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • October - 2018

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • November - 2018

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • December - 2018

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List of Bank Holidays in Kerala

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 26 Friday Republic Day
January 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
February 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
February 13 Tuesday Maha Shivratri
February 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
March 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 30 Friday Good Friday
April 2 Monday Annual Closing of Accounts of Commercial and Co-operative Banks
April 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
April 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
May 1 Tuesday May Day
May 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
May 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
June 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
June 15 Friday Eid al-Fitr
June 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
July 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
July 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
August 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
August 15 Wednesday Independence Day
August 22 Wednesday Eid al-Adha
August 24 Friday First Onam
August 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
August 27 Monday Shree Narayana Guru Jayanti
September 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
September 21 Friday Shree Narayana guru Samafhi Day
September 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
October 2 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanthi
October 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
October 18 Thursday Mahanavami
October 19 Friday Vijaya Dasami
October 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
November 6 Tuesday Deepavali
November 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
November 20 Tuesday Milad-I-Sherif
November 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
December 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 25 Tuesday Christmas
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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