29 August 2023, Mumbai: Banks in various cities across India will observe a series of holidays in September as per the official list provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). These holidays have been designated to coincide with diverse festivals and national events in different regions of the country.
While physical bank branches will remain closed on these holidays, customers can rest assured that online banking services will continue to function smoothly. This means you can carry out transactions, check your account balances, and manage essential banking tasks conveniently from the comfort of your home or on the go.In the month of September, there will be a total of 18 days when banks will remain closed. This count includes 12 holidays as per the RBI’s holiday calendar, in addition to weekends and state-declared holidays. It’s important to note that these 18 days are not observed as bank holidays in all states or regions; they represent the cumulative number of holidays across different parts of the country.
For instance, a bank branch might be closed for the Birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh Ji in Jammu but not in states like Assam, Goa, or Bihar. Therefore, the holiday observance can vary from one state to another.
Below is a comprehensive list of bank holidays falling in September 2023:
Sri Krishna Janmashtami: September 6
Janmashtami (Shravan Vad-8)/Sri Krishna Ashtami: September 7
G-20 Summit: September 8
Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/Vinayaka Chathurthi: September 18
Ganesh Chaturthi/Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha): September 19
Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd day)/Nuakhai: September 20
Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day: September 22
Birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh Ji: September 23
Janmotsav of Srimanta Sankardeva: September 25
Milad-i-Sherif (Birthday of Prophet Muhammed): September 27
Eid-E-Milad/Eid-e-Meeladunnabi – (Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday) (Bara Vafat): September 28
Indrajatra/Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi: September 29
In addition to these specific dates, weekends and second Saturdays will also contribute to the total number of non-working days in September:
Sunday: September 3
Sunday: September 10
Second Saturday: September 9
Sunday: September 17
Fourth Saturday: September 23
Sunday: September 24
By staying informed about these holidays, you can effectively plan your banking activities for the month of September and ensure a hassle-free banking experience.