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Bank holidays in January 2021: Check out the complete list

According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) banks would remain closed more than 40 days through the year and 16 days in the month of January

Bank holidays in January 2021: Check out the complete list

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2020-12-29T22:47:02+05:30

Guwahati: As we head towards the New Year, the first list of bank holidays in January 2021 is out.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) listed the first list of holidays, while banking operations will remain closed. In order to prevent any last-minute difficulties, customers are advised to plan their bank-related work accordingly.

In the month of January 2021, banks would remain closed for 16 days. These include the four Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays.

Here is the list of the holidays for the month of January 2021:

Sl No

Dates

Holidays

1

1 January

New Year's Day

2

2 January

New Year's Celebration

3

3 January

Sunday

4

9 January

Second Saturday

5

10 January

Weekly off (Sunday)

6

12 January

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

7

14 January

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Maghe Sankranti

8

15 January

Thiruvalluvar Day/Magh Bihu and Tusu Puja

9

16 January

Uzhavar Thirunal

10

17 January

Sunday

11

20 January

Guru Govind Singh Ji Birthday

12

23 January

Fourth Saturday, Birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

13

24 January

Sunday

14

25 January

Imoinu Iratpa

15

26 January

Republic Day

16

31 January

Sunday

As per the RBI guidelines, banks remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays of all months. It is to be noted that the bank holidays differ in various states, and not all the banking companies observed it. It also depends on festivals being observed in specific states or notification of specific occasions in those states.

Holidays on the above mentioned days will be observed in various regions according to state declared holidays. However, for the gazetted holidays, banks will be closed all over the country.

RBI states that in 2021 banks would remain closed more than 40 days through the year. Although the mobile and internet banking will remain functional as normal while bank branches would remain closed on these dates.

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