In the last eleven days of December, Indian banking customers would be treated to a total of six bank holidays. Starting from the 24th of December, all Indian banks, public, private, and small finance banks, will be closed for 6 days in the remaining eleven days of the month. These holidays include the most anticipated festivities in the country, such as Christmas, New Year's Eve and also comprise Sundays as well as a fourth Saturday. This means that, in addition to celebrating New Year's Eve, banking customers and all bank staff will have 6 days of vacation with their friends and family during the month's last festive- week.
Bank Holidays In The Last 11 Days of December
According to the holiday list of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on 24th and 25th December, all Indian banks will remain shut in Aizawl, Shillong, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram due to Christmas Festival (Christmas Eve) and Christmas.
Due to the Christmas Celebration, all Indian banks in Aizawl will be closed on December 27, 2021. The capital city of Mizoram, Aizawl, is the only city in the country that will have three Christmas holidays in total on December 24, 25, and 27. Due to the U Kiang Nangbah festival, all Indian banks in Shillong will be closed on December 30, 2021. On New Year's Eve 2021, all Indian banks in Aizawl will remain closed.
24th December 2021: Christmas Festival (Christmas Eve)
25th December 2021: Christmas and fourth Saturday
27th December 2021: Christmas Celebration
30th December 2021: U Kiang Nangbah
31st December 2021: New Year's Eve
Customers should be aware that all of the above holidays are covered under the RBI's Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act. Apart from the above-mentioned holidays, all Indian banks will remain closed on December 26th due to the last Sunday of the month. Banking customers are urged to avoid visiting their bank during the above-mentioned bank holidays and instead utilise their mobile banking or net banking services for any emergency banking needs.
Using online banking services is a handy method to perform financial operations from the comfort of your own home, avoiding the risk of encountering the new Coronavirus variant. In the face of bank holidays, we recommend that elderly folks use doorstep banking services in the remaining days of the month. Some banks, such as State Bank of India (SBI), HDFC, ICICI Bank, and Axis Bank, provide doorstep banking services to their customers, and older folks can take advantage of these services by calling their respective bank's phone banking numbers.