In May, the Maharashtra government has announced holidays on the following days. May 1, on account of Maharashtra Din; May 11, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; May 18, on account of Buddha Purnima and May 25, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|May 1||Wednesday||Maharashtra Day|
|May 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 18||Saturday||Buddha Purnima|
|May 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in Maharashtra|
The banks will remain closed on the above mentioned days in the state of Maharashtra.The second week and the fourth week of Saturday is a central government holiday declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act. On these days all the nationalized, public and private sector banks will remain closed.
Maharashtra Din: It is also commonly known as Maharashtra Diwas. It is a state holiday in Maharashtra. It commemorates the formation of the state of Maharashtra from the division of the Bombay State on May 1, 1960. The day is commonly associated with parades, political speeches, and ceremonies. Every year the Government of Maharashtra issues a notification declaring May 1st to be a public holiday as it will be celebrated as Maharashtra Day. This holiday applies to all the schools, offices, companies under the jurisdiction of the state and the central government celebrates this day by organizing various programs.
The States Reorganization Act of 1956, defined boundaries for the states within India by languages. The Bombay state was formed as a consequence of this act. It was composed of different areas where different languages were spoken namely, Marathi, Gujarati, Kutchi, and Konkani. The Sanyukta Maharashtra Samiti was at the forefront of the movement to divide the Bombay State into two states – one comprising of the areas where people primarily spoke Gujarati and Kutchhi and the other one where people mainly spoke Marathi and Konkani. The state of Maharashtra and Gujarat were formed as a result of this movement according to the Bombay Reorganization Act of 1960.
Every year a parade will be held at Shivaji Park where the Governor of Maharashtra addresses the gathering. Liquor sales to Indians will be prohibited on this day across Maharashtra, which excludes Foreigners.
Buddha Purnima: It marks the birthday of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The government of Maharashtra has declared a holiday on the occasion of Buddha Pournima. It is also called as Vesak day.