Banks will be closed for 4 days in a row next week. Full list here

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Public holidays in March 2022: Banks will remain closed for four consecutive days next week in some parts of the country. These holidays include weekends and Holi. If you’re planning on visiting bank branches next week, you might want to take note of this long list of holidays scheduled for the third week of March 2022.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) prepares a list of public and private sector bank holidays at the beginning of every year. It generally notifies holidays under three broad tranches – negotiable instruments law, public holidays, real-time gross settlement holidays, and closure of bank accounts. All banks including public sector, private sector, foreign banks, cooperative banks and regional banks across the country will remain closed during these holidays.

All public and private sector lenders remain closed on Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15) and Gandhi Jayanti Day (October 2), Christmas Day (December 25). Banks usually remain closed during festivals such as Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Good Friday.

It should be mentioned that public holidays also vary from state to state. To celebrate the Holika Dahan festival ahead of Holi, banks will be closed in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand on March 17. Holi will be celebrated on March 18 across the country. Banks will be closed in Aehmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Srinagar on Friday March 18 next week. Lenders will also remain closed in some states – Orissa, Manipur and Bihar due to Holi or Yaosang on March 19. Banks also remain closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month and every Sunday of the month. So, lenders will also remain closed on March 20 across India.

List of public holidays for the third week of March

17 March 2022, Thursday: Banks will be closed in Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ranchi to celebrate Holika Dahan

18 March 2022, Friday: Banks will be closed in Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Gangtok, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Srinagar due to Holi

Mar 19, 2022, Saturday: Banks will be closed in Bhubaneswar, Imphal, Patna due to Holi/Yaosang

March 20, 2022, Sunday: public holiday

Customers should plan their visits to bank branches in advance as branch closures will affect timings next week. Various financial deadlines end on March 31. If you have work pending where you need to physically report to the bank branch next week, this comprehensive list of public holidays will come in handy. Please note that ATMs and online banking services will not be affected by public holidays. You can also regularly check the list of public holidays issued by the Reserve Bank of India to stay updated on upcoming public holidays.

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