Private and public banks in India will stay closed for 15 days in April 2021 due to various bank holidays. It also involve the second and fourth Saturdays as the banks stay shut on these days. Bank holidays in April 2021 include festivals such as Ram Navmi, Good Friday, Bihu, and Babu Jagjivan Ram’s Birthday, Tamil New Year, and so on. In April 2021, we have 10 gazetted holidays (national holidays) and the remaining 5 are state and region-specific holidays.
Bank Holidays April 2021
1 April – To enable Banks to close their yearly accounts
2 April – Good Friday
4 April – Sunday
5 April – Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti (Telangana & Andhra Pradesh)
6 April – General Elections to Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly 2021
10 April – Second Saturday
11 April – Sunday
13 April – Gudhi Padwa/Telugu New Year’s Day/Ugadi Festival/ Sajibu Nongmapanba (Cheiraoba)/ 1st Navratra/Baisakhi
14 April– Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti/Tamil New Year’s Day/Vishu/Biju Festival/Cheiraoba/Bohag Bihu
15 April – Himachal Day/Bengali New Year’s Day/Bohag Bihu/Sarhul
16 April – Bohag Bihu
18 April – Sunday
21 April – Shree Ram Navmi (Chaite Dashain)/Garia Puja
24 April – Fourth Saturday
25 April – Sunday
Apart from Sundays, the banks remain closed on second and fourth Saturdays. The bank customers planning a visit to their respective banks in the month of April 2021 are advised to plan their visit in accordance with the bank holidays.
While the bank branches will remain closed on these days, mobile and internet banking will remain functional as usual. Customers can make transactions through online modes.
However, not all states observe bank holidays, and it largely depends on the state or region. Therefore, national holidays are applicable to all the states in India but regional holidays are applicable only to specific states. It is recommended that bank account holders schedule their transactions accordingly.
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