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 13th April, then you must be happy to know that today is a holiday in banks in Chandigarh.
The next bank holiday in Chandigarh is on 13 April 2017 (Thursday)
, on the occassion of festival of Vaisakhi. The festival of Vaisakhi is related to the harvesting of wheat crop which is the main crop of many north Indian states like Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh etc. and has a special place in the rural folks of this region.
All the public and private sector banks in Chandigarh will be closed on this day.
There is another good news that 14th April is also a holiday on account of Good Friday. The next day i.e. 15th April is a Saturday, but it is going to be a normal working day in banks and banks will remin open as its the third Saturday of April month.
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 Date||Day of Week|
|1||Parkash Gurpurb Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji||5th January||Thursday|
|2||Republic Day||26th January||Thursday|
|3||Birthday of Sri Guru Ravidas Ji||10th February||Friday|
|4||Maha Shivaratri||24th February||Friday|
|6||Bank Holiday (Annual Account Closing)||1st April||Saturday|
|7||Ram Navami||4th April||Tuesday|
|9||Good Friday||14th April||Friday|
|11||Independence Day||15th August||Tuesday|
|12||Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Ji||2nd October||Monday|
|13||Birthday of Maharishi Valmiki Ji||5th October||Thursday|
|15||Parkash Gurpurb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji||4th November||Saturday|
|16||Christmas day||25th December||Monday|
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).