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Bank holidays in March 2021


In the month of March 2021, banks across few states will be shut on two days – March 11 due to Mahashivratri (Thursday), and March 29 due to Holi (Monday). Other than this, banks will be closed on the second and fourth Saturdays and on Sundays.

Check the full list here.

Type of bank holidays

There are certain bank holidays that are state-specific and some where banks throughout the country are shut. Major all-India holidays include Republic Day on January 26 (Tuesday), Idul Fitr on May 13 or May 14 (Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the state) and November 4 for Diwali (Thursday).

Then there are holidays where banks across many states will be shut. These include Good Friday, Baisakhi/Vishu/Biju Festival/Cheiraoba/Bohag Bihu, Muharram, and Durga Puja or Dusshera.

State governments decide specific holidays. For instance, in Kerala, state-specific holidays include Onam and Vishu.

Banks also remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.





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