Indian bank holidays in January 2020

India

January’s bank holidays are dominated by the various regional holidays as announced by state governments.

It is useful to know when then banks are closed, so you can plan any necessary transactions in advance and withdraw cash early to avoid empty ATMs.

January 2020 is a strange month for bank holidays. There is the usual weekend holidays of all Sundays and every other Saturday, and the only national holiday, Republic Day, falls on a Sunday.

However, the month is peppered by a number of regional and state holidays as announced by the state governments. In total, banks will be closed somewhere in India on 16 out of the 31 days in January.

Here is a list of bank holidays in January 2020. It is advised that you check with your bank before visiting.

DateDayHoliday Type 
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s Daynine states
Jan 2ThursdayGuru Gobind Singh Jayantifive states
Jan 2ThursdayNew Year’s CelebrationMizoram
Jan 2ThursdayMannam JayanthiKerala
Jan 11SaturdaySecond SaturdayPublic
Jan 14TuesdayMakar Sankranti, Bhogithree states
Jan 15WednesdayPongal, Sankrantieight states
Jan 16ThursdayKanuma, Thiruvalluvar Day, Tusu Pujafour states
Jan 17FridayUzhavar TirunalTamil Nadu
Jan 23ThursdayNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayantifour states
Jan 25SaturdayFourth SaturdayPublic
Jan 26SundayRepublic DayPublic
Jan 28TuesdayGothar Bathou SunAssam
Jan 30ThursdayVasant Panchamifive states
Jan 30ThursdaySir Chhotu Ram JayantiHaryana
Jan 31FridayMe-dam-me-phiAssam