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Shivratri 2024 bank holidays: These states will observe three-day bank closures; here’s the full list

Shivratri 2024 bank holiday: As the country gears up to celebrate Mahashivratri on March 8, several states will experience an extended weekend as

banks remain closed

. The decision to close banks during this time is in accordance with directives from state governments and the

Reserve Bank of India

According to the

central bank’s holiday list

, March will see banks closed for a total of 14 days in different states.

Also, some states will have three consecutive days of bank holidays twice, creating two long weekends.
These closures include Sundays, the second and fourth Saturdays, public holidays, and specific regional holidays. To help individuals plan their visits to banks effectively, here’s a detailed list of

bank holidays for March 2024

ALSO READ | Bank holidays 2024: Full list of national and state-wise banking holidays here

March 2024 bank holidays

  • Chapchar Kut
  • Shivratri
  • Bihar Diwas
  • Holi (Second Day) – Dhuleti/Dol Jatra/Dhulandi
  • Yaosang 2nd Day/Holi
  • Good Friday

Mahashivratri bank holiday

On March 8, banks in certain states will be closed for Mahashivratri. This will be followed by the second Saturday and Sunday.

States observing long weekend bank closures on Shivratri, March 8:

  • Gujarat
  • Maharashtra
  • Karnataka
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Orissa
  • Chandigarh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Telangana
  • Jammu-Srinagar
  • Kerala
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Jharkhand
  • Himachal Pradesh

ALSO READ | March 2024 bank holidays: Banks closed for 14 days nationwide; check state-wise holiday list here

Other bank holidays in March

  • March 26: Banks closed in Orissa, Manipur, and Bihar.
  • March 27: Banks closed in Bihar.
  • March 29: Banks closed in all states except Tripura, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu, and Srinagar.