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Bank Holidays in Madhya Pradesh 2018

The state of Madhya Pradesh is right in the middle of the country, which is why it is called "Madhya", which means central. It is the second largest state in India, in terms of land area. The state is of great historical importance as it was the seat for the Mauryas, Guptas and a host of other Rajput kings. In terms of development significant strides need to be made, as the state still has to match-up in certain areas.

 

The government has been focusing on tourism and promoting industrial development of Madhya Pradesh. The capital of Madhya Pradesh is Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh has a number of national parks. These include the popular Kanha National Park, Van Vihar National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park. Indore, jabalpur, Gwalior, Ujjain are some of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. Hindi is the official language of the state, though there is a significant number of people who also speak Marathi.

  • January - 2018

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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 - 2018

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Maha Shivratri
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • March - 2018

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      Holi
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Mahavir Jayanti
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      Good Friday
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  • April - 2018

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      Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Buddha Purnima
  • May - 2018

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

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Id-ul-Fitr
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • July - 2018

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

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Independence Day
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      Id-ul-Adha
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • September - 2018

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      Janmashtami
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • October - 2018

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      Gandhi Jayanti
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Dussehra
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • November - 2018

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      Deepavali
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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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      Eid-e-Milad
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      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • December - 2018

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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 Madhya Pradesh

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 26 Friday
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 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    February 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    February 14 Wednesday Maha Shivratri
    February 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 2 Friday
    Holi +
  • Holi
    It 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 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 29 Thursday Mahavir Jayanti
    March 30 Friday
    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 2 Monday Annual Closing of Bank Accounts
    April 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 30 Monday Buddha Purnima
    May 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    May 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    June 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    June 16 Saturday Id-ul-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 +
  • 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 22 Wednesday Id-ul-Adha
    August 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 3 Monday Janmashtami
    September 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 2 Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti
    October 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 19 Friday
    Dussehra +
  • 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 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 7 Wednesday
    Deepavali +
  • 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.
  • November 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 21 Wednesday Eid-e-Milad
    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 +
  • 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.

    Understanding Various Bank Holidays in Madhya Pradesh?

    There will be a bank holiday in Madhya Pradesh majorly because of three reasons one is on a national holiday or gazetted holiday, festival holiday or a public holiday.

    National holidays are holidays which are declared by the central government. There are such holidays which are given by the central government those are

    1) Republic Day
    2) Independence day
    3) Gandhi Jayanthi

    1) Republic day - Republic day is a National holiday in Madhya Pradesh and the reason for this is India's constitution came into effect on Republic Day, January 26, 1950. This date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day. So on this day all the bank's government offices and educational institutions will be closed on this day.

    2) Independence day - Independence day is a public holiday in Madhya Pradesh and the reason for this gazetted holiday is this is the day when India got Independence after struggling for 200 years.

    3) Gandhi Jayanthi - Gandhi Jayanti is also a national holiday and a bank holiday in Madhya Pradesh. This day is a holiday in the memorial of mahatma Gandhi. He is one of the big contributors in Indian Independence. He is referred as the father of our nation.

    Even few festivals are national holidays in India such as Holi, Christmas, Ramzan etc., which resembles the Unity of Indians though they belong diverse religions.

    Read book written by top writer of Madhya Pradesh during a bank Holiday

    Many top writers in India are from Madhya Pradesh, and you can plan to read a book written by them on a bank Holiday in Madhya Pradesh. Of the top writers of Madhya Pradesh Atal Bihari Vajpayee is one of them.

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the 10th Prime Minister of India. first for 13 days in 1996 and then from 1998 to 2004. He is the first Prime Minister of India from outside the Indian National Congress party to serve for a full five-year term. He is not only the Prime Minister but also he is a great writer. He is known more for his love for literature and his skills in the art. He wrote many books on social and political issues. There are nearly seven books of poetry by Vajpayee, You can plan to read his poems as well during a bank holiday in Uttar Pradesh.

    Here is a list of books which you can try. Bindu, Decisive Days, Heal the Wounds: Vajpayee’s Appeal on Assam Tragedy to the Parliament.

    India’s foreign policy: New dimensions, Assam problem: Repression no solution, Atal Bihari Vaj mem tina dasaka, Pradhanamantri Atala Bihari Vajapeyi, chune hue bhashana, and Values, vision & verses of Vajpayee: India’s man of destiny.

    Month Wise Bank Holiday in Madhya Pradesh

    January February March
    April May June
    July August September
    October November December

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