Is today a public holiday? Banks will remain closed for 5 out of 13 days this month

Holidays in September: We are already past the middle of the current month, but there are still a few holidays left in September. At the start of the holiday season, there were up to 13 public holidays in September, eight of which have already been used. We have five more holidays left this month for the remaining 13 days, after which the festive season will begin to kick into full swing.

It should be noted that public holidays differ from state to state and from bank to bank.

Of the 13 public holidays in September, six are weekend holidays, three of which are already consumed in the first two weeks of the month. There are eight regional holidays during which lenders in certain specific regions remain closed due to occasions in those particular regions. While adding the two together we will see that there are 14 public holidays, it should be noted that one of them was September 10 – the second Saturday of the month. Therefore, this holiday is explosive, making it 13 holidays in September. Banks were closed in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram on September 10 due to Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi.

Public holidays are given according to a list of public holidays established by the Reserve Bank. The RBI annually prepares a list of public holidays, according to which they come into effect. The banking regulator has notified public holidays to lenders under three tranches – the Negotiable Instruments Act, holidays, real-time gross settlement holidays and bank account closures. All banks including public sector, private sector, foreign banks, cooperative banks and regional banks across the country will remain closed during these notified holidays.

Here is the complete list of public holidays in September 2022 according to the RBI list (as of September 1, 2022)

List of leave in accordance with the Leave Act in the form of negotiable securities:

September 1 (Thursday): Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd day) – Panaji

September 6 (Tuesday): Karma Puja – Ranchi

September 7 (Wed): First Onam – Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

September 8 (Thursday): Thiruvonam – Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

September 9 (Friday): Indrajatra – Gangtok

September 10 (Saturday): Sree Narayana Guru Jayanthi – Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

September 21 (Wednesday): Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day – Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram

September 6 (Mon): Navratri Sthapna/Mera Chaoren Houba from Lainingthou Sanamahi – Imphal, Jaipur

Other than that, there are seven weekends, including the one coinciding with Patriot’s Day, when banks will be closed across the country. These are mentioned below

List of weekend holidays in September 2022

September 4: Weekly rest (Sunday)

September 10: second Saturday

September 11: Weekly rest (Sunday)

September 18: Weekly rest (Sunday)

September 24: fourth Saturday

September 25: Weekly rest (Sunday)

So, if you have bank related jobs, you should contact your local branch to confirm public holidays in September this year as per your area to avoid any hassle.

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