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Bank Holidays in Tamil Nadu 2019

In Tamilnadu, there are 44 bank holidays this year in 2019. Including second and fourth Saturday as the bank holidays. In Tamilnadu, one more public Holiday has been declared this year in 2019 that is on the birthday of Tamilnadu veteran actor and ex-chief minister (1977-1987) MG Ramachandran famously called as MGR.

This public holiday is applicable to all State government offices, corporations, boards constituted by the government and all banks.

This government holiday in not applicable for government offices related to the central government though those offices are in Tamilnadu.

Chief Secretary Girija Vaithiyanathan declared this public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act and asked private banks and companies to consider declaring January 18 as a holiday for their employees in view of the centenary event.

Excluding this public holiday, bank has normal government holidays and specifically for bank there is a holiday on April 1st which bank accounts closing day.

  • January - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
      New Year's Day
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 13
    • 14
      Pongal
    • 15
      Thiruvalluvar Day
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Republic Day
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • February - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
  • March - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • April - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
      Telugu New Year
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 14
      Tamil New Year
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
      Mahavir Jayanti
    • 18
    • 19
      Good Friday
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • May - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
      May Day
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • June - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
      Idul Fitr
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • July - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • August - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
    • 12
      Bakrid / Eid al Adha
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
      Independence Day
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Janmashtami
    • 24
      Janmashtami
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • September - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Ganesh Chaturthi
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
      Muharram
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
  • October - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Gandhi Jayanti
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
      Maha Navami
    • 8
      Vijaya Dashami
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Deepavali
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • November - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
      Eid e Milad
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • December - 2019

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Christmas Day
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31

List of Bank Holidays in Tamil Nadu

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day
January 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 14 Monday Pongal
January 15 Tuesday Thiruvalluvar Day
January 26 Saturday Republic Day
February 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
February 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
March 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
April 6 Saturday Telugu New Year
April 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
April 14 Sunday Tamil New Year
April 17 Wednesday Mahavir Jayanti
April 19 Friday Good Friday
April 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
May 1 Wednesday May Day
May 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
May 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
June 5 Wednesday Idul Fitr
June 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
June 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
July 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
July 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
August 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
August 12 Monday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August 15 Thursday Independence Day
August 23 Friday Janmashtami
August 24 Saturday Janmashtami
September 2 Monday Ganesh Chaturthi
September 10 Tuesday Muharram
September 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
September 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
October 2 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
October 7 Monday Maha Navami
October 8 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami
October 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
October 26 Saturday Deepavali
November 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
November 10 Sunday Eid e Milad
November 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day
December 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Note: The 2'nd Saturday and 4'th Saturday of every month as public holiday for banks in India.

Tamil Nadu is at the southern most tip of India. Chennai is the capital of the state, while Tamil is the official language. The state has industrialised very rapidly and today has the maximum number of business enterprises. Chennai is the most populous city in the state with a number of IT companies having offices here. The other cities are Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy.

A vast majority of the population follows hinduism, though there are a significant number of Christians as well. St Thomas, one of the followers of Jesus Christ was known to have been martyred in Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli are some of the best cities in tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is very rich in traditions, culture and dance. Bharata Natyam the popular form of dance is practiced here.

Pongal, a harvest festival is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The state also has a popular film industry called Kollywood. Cinema tickets are regulated by the government.

Spending time during bank holidays in Coimbatore

There are a lot of options during bank holidays in Coimbatore and Tamil Nadu, which includes taking trips.

If we check where to take mainly trips around Coimbatore, there are a lot of places to visit during public holidays in Coimbatore within 200 km radius.

The best place one can visit is Kodaikanal which is nearly 180 kms away from Coimbatore. It is one of the best holiday destination to visit during public holidays in Coimbatore. Kodaikanal is famous for its weather, Hills, and nature. So it is the best place to visit to get relieved from work stress, during these bank holidays in Tamil Nadu.

One more best place to visit around Coimbatore is Kochi which is nearly 190kms away from Coimbatore. Kochi is a coastal area and is famous for its beaches Kochi is also called as Queen of Arabian Sea. This is the best place to visit for one who likes beaches during bank holidays in Coimbatore.

Munnar is nearly 160kms away from Coimbatore. It is also the best place to visit during public holidays in Coimbatore. Munnar is in Kerala and a hill station Western Ghats mountain range. This is the great place for trekking and hiking.

The closest holiday destination to visit around Coimbatore is Ooty Ooty is around 90kms away from Coimbatore. This is also a great destination to visit during bank holidays in Coimbatore. Ooty is a hill station with great site seeing spots and good weather. So, chill and have great time during Public Holidays in Coimbatore.

Can we add money into the mobile wallet on bank holiday in Tamil Nadu?

To understand this first we need to know what is a mobile wallet. Mobile wallet is a smart phone application by using which you can do your daily small transactions. Using mobile wallet will help you in ways such as there will be no problem of change. You can pay the exact amount just by doing few clicks on your smart phone.

There are a number of mobile wallets or e-wallets in the market which you can use such as Paytm, Mobikwik, Freecharge and many more you can add money and use from these wallets and use on a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu.

Mobile wallets are providing a wide range of services these days such as using a mobile wallet you can pay utilty bills such as electricity bill, water bill and house tax and etc. These mobile wallets will also help in paying Gas bill, recharging metro card DTH and By using wallet you can recharge or pay your mobile bill as well.

Few wallets recently launched a service where you can buy gold coins as well. Not only these services you can also avail services such as Booking movie tickets, Bus Tickets, Flight Tickets, Train Tickets, Event Tickets, Hotels and many more.

Don't miss these things if you are living in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is like the heart of the Dravidian civilization and you should visit places on a bank holiday here. There are a lot of Churches, Temples and hill stations which you can visit during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu. Of which here are few which you should not miss.

Sunrise in Kanyakumari - The skies change a lot of shades in moments, during sunrise which will be a feast to the eye. Kanyakumari is called as the Virgin Beauty. Another special thing about Kanyakumari is here The Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean meets. It will be a great plan if you are visiting Kanyakumari to see the sunrise.

Pamban Bridge - second longest bridge in India. Pamban Bridge connects Rameshwaram to rest of Tamil Nadu. This bridge is nearly 2.3 kilometers long. The railway bridge is located 41 ft above the sea level 6,776 ft long. This bridge was opened on 24 February 1914. Have an adventurous journey to Pamban during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu.

Meenakshi Amman Temple - This temple is a historic place to visit. This temple is on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in Madurai city. This temple was built in the sixth century. This temple was on the list of top 30 nominees for the "New Seven Wonders of the World. This is a must visit place for people in Tamil Nadu.

Connor - Connor is one of the best places which you should not miss if you are living in Tamil Nadu. Connor is a place with a lot of tourist attractions. In Connor, there is a fort called Droog Fort this fort was built in 16th century and on a hilltop. The travelers need to trek for almost three km through tea estates to reach the Droog Fort. Hidden Valley will also be a great place to visit in Connor. Law Falls, St. George's Church, Catherine Falls are the places which you can visit in Connor. It better if you plan on a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu to visit this place.

Bandipur National Park - This is also a great place to visit, and you can plan for a one day trip here. Than going here on a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu, you can plan to visit here on a Sunday. This park is a forested reserve in the southern India. This park was a private hunting ground of the Maharajas of Mysore. In this park, there are various animals to see such as Indian elephants, spotted deer, bison, antelopes, and numerous other native species. There are few other attractions here in this park such as Himavad Gopalaswamy Temple and Chetalayam peak.

Use various online banking methods during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu

There are a number of bank holidays in Tamil Nadu every year. You cannot visit bank on these days to do banking. There will be transactions which can be urgent for the customers. So for customers, banks and government of India came up with various banking methods to make banking easy. Of which ATM (Automated Teller Machine) is one of the revolutionary methods of banking which made banking a lot easier. One can avail not only banking services but also various services such as mobile, DTH recharges, Donations, etc.

Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, SMS Banking and few another type of online bankings came up after the mobile phones took over. All of these online bankings provide services such as money transfer within the banks or Inter-banks as well which is not possible In ATM services. Not only these there few other services are provided by these online such as getting e-passbook, Bank statement which made banking a little easier.

Electronic wallets is also a method which helps we can use these electronic wallets to pay various bills to pay at grocery stores, etc. For using the wallets, all you need is a smart mobile.

Government Holidays in Tamilnadu in 2019

The state government will declare holidays on special occasions like festivals of different communities in India or birthday events of nationally recognized individuals or on public holidays or second Saturday's and all the Sundays.

Public Holidays in Tamilnadu will be declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The government directs that all the offices under the control of the Government of Tamilnadu to remain closed on the dates as specified in the notification which it publishes every year.

Mahaveer Jayanthi: The Tamil Nadu government has declared a holiday on Mahaveer Jayanthi to mark the birth anniversary of Lord Mahaveer, the twenty-fourth Tirthankara of Jainism. On this day, Jains in India celebrate the festival with much pomp and enthusiasm.

Good Friday: The government has declared a holiday, on account of Good Friday. It falls on the last week of Friday in March. It is a day on which Jesus, the central figure of Christianity was crucified. The day marks worship services, prayers, vigil services, fasting, and alms-giving. Christians across the world observe this day as Black Friday or Easter Friday or Holy Friday.

Government Holidays in Tamilnadu

The state government will declare holidays on special occasions like festivals of different communities in India or birthday events of nationally recognized individuals or on public holidays or second Saturday's and all the Sundays.

Public Holidays in Tamilnadu will be declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The government directs that all the offices under the control of the Government of Tamilnadu to remain closed on the dates as specified in the notification which it publishes every year.

Bank Holiday: On April 1st, 2019, the government has declared a holiday. It is a financial year ending day for all the banks in the country. On this day there will be annual closure of accounts in public, private, commercial banks and co-operative banks in the country.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti: On April 14th, 2019, the government has declared a holiday on the occasion of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. Popularly known as Baba Saheb, he was an economist, social reformer who was the principal architect of the Constitution of India and a founding father of the Republic of India.

Tamil New Year: On April 14th, 2019, the government has declared a holiday on the occasion of Tamil New Year's day as per the Tamil panchangam. The New Year will be celebrated with much of zeal and enthusiasm across all the age barriers in Tamilnadu. Traditional dishes will be prepared to mark the occasion, and people will visit temples to seek blessings of God and to usher that the New Year will bring happiness and prosperity to everyone.

Visit these churches during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu

There are few churches in Tamil Nadu which were built in 1800 and is a feast on the eue to see the way it was built and its architecture. Planning to visit these places during a bank holiday will be a great option.

St. George’s Cathedral - The Cathedral Church was built in 1815 and is Architectural beauty built by architect Col. J. L. Caldwell. This church is located in Chennai. This church is one of the best place to see on a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu. The best of part of the church to see is the stained glass windows, Statues, and tablets. On the either side of the windows, There are panels describing the two important events in the life of Jesus.

St. Thomas Cathedral - This church was built in 16th century by Portuguese explorers. This church was named after one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. This church is 64 meters long and 40 feet wide with spire height of 47.2 meters. This church is located in Chennai.

St. Stephen's Church - This church is located in Ooty. This church is one of the oldest church in Nilgiris. This church's architecture is one of the main attractions to the tourist who visit Ooty. The best part of this church is the painting of the Last Supper which is displayed on the western side of the panel doors.

Try Cycling on a Bank Holiday in Tamil Nadu

Fitness is a big issue in this modern era, It is essential to stay fit. So to stay fit the first step one can take is start cycling. Cycling is a great exercise, but on a working day, it may hard to find time for cycling because of busy schedules. So it is better to plan to do cycling on a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu. There are a lot of advantages of doing cycling.

Cycling is a good muscle workout, by doing cycling all of the major muscle moves as you pedal. This is an easy sport unlike other sports for doing this you does not require high levels of skill. Cycling will increase your Stamina and Strength. This is a workout which is suitable for all ages. By doing cycling you can protect yourself from many diseases such as diabetes, obesity and much more.

There are many types of cycles in the market which you can buy depending on your need. Not only cycling there are many other sports and exercises which you can plan to do on a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu because staying fit will help you to stay focused on your work.

Use payment banks during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu

Firstly payment bank means the bank where you can deposit and draw money. For the payment bank account, you have an option to avail ATM card, net banking, mobile banking option. In the payment bank, there are only two problems one is the cash limit. For payments bank the cash limit is one lakh which means you cannot deposit more than one lakh in your account and the other is you cannot avail a loan using the payments bank. Excluding these two facilities, payment bank is same as a regular bank. This bank works 24/7. Bank holidays in Tamil Nadu are not applicable for this payment bank. So you can do transactions in this payment bank anytime anywhere.

As of now, there are four payment banks and they are Airtel payments bank, Paytm Payments Bank, India Post Payments Bank, Aditya Birla group earned payments bank permit recently. Of all these Airtel payments bank got the permit first of all the payment banks and after some period the Paytm Payments Bank, India Post Payments Bank got the permit. So during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu if there are any payments which you have to do urgently you can do it using this payments bank.

How to spend a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu effectively?

The first thing that comes to mind if we are thinking about planning a vacation is to go for a trip. But there many things which you can do or plan during a bank holiday in Tamilnadu. If you are living away from home, you can visit home. Even you can follow your passion on such days. Like if you are passionate about writing you can start a blog.

If you like photography there are many places in Tamil Nadu such as Koidkanal. It is a new trend now to click photos and upload on Instagram. Not only photography you can learning cooking, dance, Painting music, etc. Reading books also a good option to consider you can take membership in a library and visit and read books during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu. You plan to watch a movie as well. Not only planning to go to the theater but also you can buy a DVD and watch a movie with the family at home during a bank holiday in Tamil Nadu. There are a lot of classic movies which you watch. So you can plan a holiday as per your taste.

Month Wise Bank Holiday in Tamil Nadu

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

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