In May, the government of Uttar Pradesh has declared holidays during following days. May 8, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; May 14, on account of Eid – al – Fitr; May 22, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday and May 26, on account of Buddha Purnima. The second week and the fourth week of Saturday is declared as bank holidays as per the Negotiable Instruments Act.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|May 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 13||Thursday||Idul Fitr|
|May 14||Friday||Idul Fitr|
|May 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 26||Wednesday||Buddha Purnima|
During the bank holidays, all the banks including Bank of Maharashtra, Union Bank of India, UCO Bank and Corporation Bank will remain closed.
Eid-al-Fitr: It is a Muslim festival.
The festival will be celebrated after sighting moon. The dates of the festival may vary depending on the sight of the moon. People wear new clothes, prepare sweets and exchange gifts on this auspicious day. The houses and mosques will be illuminated with lights. The crowds in the markets show the enthusiasm among the youth to celebrate the festival. Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, celebrates the festival after offering namaz at the Bada Imambada.
Buddha Purnima: The festival is celebrated every year in the Hindu month of Vaishakha. To commemorate the birth anniversary, enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana (death anniversary) of Lord Gautama Buddha. The government of Uttar Pradesh has declared a holiday on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
In May, Ganga Dussehra Festival will be conducted in Uttar Pradesh. It is a ten-day festival. Ganga is considered to be a sacred river as per Hindu tradition. The river holds a significant position among Hindus in the country. Ganga Dusshera is celebrated on the tenth day of the month of Jyeshta Maasa in Uttar Pradesh. The festival is dedicated to Goddess Ganga. According to Hindu mythology, Sage Bhagirath took many years meditating to convince Ganga to come on earth. It is the day on which the sacred river Ganga is believed to have descended on earth from heaven. The banks will function as usual on Ganga Dussehra Festival.