Today Bank Open or Not in Chandigarh

Many friends keep asking me the question "today bank open or not in Chandigarh"? For the convenience of our readers, we are giving a complete list of bank holidays in Chandigarh in 2017. Chandigarh is the capital of two states Punjab & Haryana, but is itself a Union Territory (U.T.). It has two satellite cities Mohali (Punjab) & Panchkula (Haryana) and these 3 cities collectively referred as Tricity or Chandigarh Tricity. The list of bank holidays in Chandigarh is different from the holidays in Punjab or Haryana. So the people living in or around Chandigarh always have the confusion about bank holidays.

Today Bank Holiday in Chandigarh

If you are a bank employee working in Chandigarh, you must be looking for the answer as 'YES, Today is Bank Holiday in Chandigarh'. Although you will get disappointed on many occassions, but if you are reading this page on 5th Oct, then you must be happy to know that today is a holiday in banks in Chandigarh.
The next bank holiday in Chandigarh is on 5 October 2017 (Thursday), on the occassion of festival of Valmiki Jayanti. Maharishi Valmiki was the author of Ramayana and also known as Adi Kavi or first poet of Sanskrit language.
All the public and private sector banks in Chandigarh will be closed on this day.

Bank Holidays in Chandigarh 2017

The complete list of bank holidays in Chandigarh U.T. during the year 2017 is given below. It is important to note that bank holidays are not same throughout the country. The list is issued by the respective state governments according to the directions of Ministry of Finance, Government of India. According to the list issues by Chandigarh administration, there are 16 bank holidays in Chandigarh during the year 2017.
Sr. No.Name of Holiday(s)Holiday DateDay of Week
1Parkash Gurpurb Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji5th JanuaryThursday
2Republic Day26th JanuaryThursday
3Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji10th FebruaryFriday
4Maha Shivaratri24th FebruaryFriday
5Holi13th MarchMonday
6Bank Holiday (Annual Account Closing)1st AprilSaturday
7Ram Navami4th AprilTuesday
8Vaisakhi13th AprilThursday
9Good Friday14th AprilFriday
10Eid-ul-Fitr26th JuneMonday
11Independence Day15th AugustTuesday
12Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Ji2nd OctoberMonday
13Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji5th OctoberThursday
14Diwali19th OctoberThursday
15Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji4th NovemberSaturday
16Christmas day25th DecemberMonday
Other than these holidays banks will remain closed on all Sundays and also on 2nd/4th Saturdays of each month. There is an interesting thing to note that none of the following 16 holidays falls on an otherwise off day (like Sunday or 2nd/4th Saturday).