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Banks in many states will be closed on the occasion of Mahashivratri which falls on March 8 (Friday). The holidays are determined by the state governments and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

The Reserve Bank of India holiday list shows that banks across states will be closed for 14 days in March 2024. In March, many states will observe three days of consecutive bank holidays twice, i.e., there are two long holiday weekends.

These days include all Sundays, the second and fourth Saturdays, public holidays, and a few regional holidays. Bank clients should keep track of the dates of impending bank holidays in March so that they may plan their trips to their bank offices properly.

Also read: Two long holiday weekends in March 2024: Check when banks will be closed

March 2024 bank holidays

Banks are closed on the occasion of Chapchar Kut, /Sivarathri, Bihar Divas, Holi (Second Day) – Dhuleti/Dol Jatra/Dhulandi, Yaosang 2nd Day/Holi, Holi, Good Friday in March 2024.Banks are closed on March 8 Friday on account of Mahashivratri, followed by second Saturday and Sunday.

Shivratri- Which states banks are closed for long weekend

Banks are closed in these states:

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

Other bank holidays in March

  • March 26 (Tuesday): Yaosang 2nd Day/Holi- Banks are closed in Orissa, Manipur and Bihar.
  • March 27 (Wednesday): Holi- Banks are closed in Bihar.
  • March 29 (Friday)- Banks are closed in all states except Tripura, Assam, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Srinagar.

Also read: Bank holidays in March 2024: Banks closed for 14 days across states; check state-wise list of bank holidays in March

  • Published On Mar 6, 2024 at 11:11 AM IST

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