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Indian Bank Holidays in August 2020


After a quiet July, August arrives with a plethora of bank holidays to look out for. The month is topped and tailed by the major Islamic Festivals of Bakrid (August 1st) and Ashura (August 29th/30th).

In the middle is the popular Hindu festival of Janmashtami, though nationwide disruption of Independence Day is restricted to a Saturday this year. Ganesh Chathurthi is on different dates in various states, but the dates are either the fourth Saturday or the Sunday afterwards.

In between these big holidays we have the usual smattering of regional holidays that will disrupt banking operations in several states.

In total, there are 15 days out of 31 that are affected by holidays.

Here is the list of the bank holidays in August:

August 1stSaturdayBakridNationwide
August 2ndSundayNationwide
August 3rdMondayRaksha BandhanSeveral states
August 8thSaturdaySecond SaturdayNationwide
August 9thSunday Nationwide
August 11thTuesdayJanmashtamiSeveral states
August 12thWednesdayJanmashtamiSeveral states
August 15thSaturdayIndependence DayNationwide
August 16thSunday Nationwide
August 21stFridayTeejLocal
August 22ndSaturdayFourth SaturdayNationwide
August 23rdSundayNationwide
August 29thSaturdayAshuraMany states
August 30thSundayNationwide
August 31stMondayOnamKerala

Disclaimer: All precautions have been taken to gather the most accurate information about the Bank Holiday dates for the month of August 2020. However, readers are advised to verify with their local branches to corroborate the same.