The Reserve Bank of India has rolled out the list of bank holidays for the month of August. According to the RBI calendar, both public and private banks will remain closed for 13 days in the month, which include gazette, statutory holidays, as well as Sundays. In addition, banks do not operate on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. Apart from these holidays, there are several regional festivals including Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Shahenshahi, and Muharram due to which the services will get affected. Therefore, the local branches of the banks in the respective state would also remain closed. On the occasion of Independence Day, August 15, banks, across the country, will remain closed.
As the banks will not remain operational for almost half of the month of August, it is advised that you plan all your bank-related work accordingly to avoid any inconvenience. Notably, online banking services will be available despite the holidays.
Here is the complete list of bank holidays for August 2022.
August 1: Sunday
August 8: Sunday
August 14: Second Saturday
August 15: Sunday
August 22: Sunday
August 28: Fourth Saturday
August 29: Sunday
National and Regional Holidays
August 1: Drukpa Tshe-zi (Sikkim)
August 8 and 9: Muharram
August 11 and 12: Raksha Bandhan
August 13: Patriot’s Day
August 15: Independence Day
August 16: Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi)
August 18: Janmashtami
August 19: Shravan Vad/Krishna Jayanthi
August 20: Sri Krishna Ashtami
August 29: Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva
August 31: Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Ganesh Chaturthi/Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/Vinayakar Chathurthi