Bank Holidays In November 2021 – State-wise List Of Bank And Public Holidays In November 2021

List of Bank Holidays in November 2021

Did you know November is the only month that provides banks with colossal holidays for over half a month? Almost all the bank employees enjoy 17 days of holidays across the country.

The banks across the country are closed on the occasion of the religious and cultural festival Diwali. In a few states, the banks take holidays for two days. In a few states, there will be continuous holidays of three to four days.

According to the RBI (aka Reserve Bank of India), each bank should abide by three acts: “Holiday Under Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday Under Negotiable Instruments Act and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday, and Banks Closing of Accounts.”

That’s why there are numerous holidays in November due to continuous festival days and other patriotic events. Hence, it’s essential to finish bank work before the holidays to enjoy festivals joyously.

Apart from Diwali, there are also several other bank holidays in November 2021, including Guru Nanak Jayanti, second Saturday, fourth Saturday, Sundays, Kanakadasa Jayanthi, and many more that we shall discuss in the following sections.

If you’d like to know the entire bank holidays in November 2021, you’ll love this article. If you aren’t interested in reading the entire article, just skip to the next section, where you’ll find a table listing all the festivals and holidays dates in their respective states.

Let’s move in.

Complete List of Bank Holidays in November 2021

Here is the complete list of bank holidays in November, date-wise, and state-wise.

Date-wise Bank Holidays in November 2021

Date Day Events State
November 1, 2021 Monday Kannada Rajyotsava, Kut Karnataka, Manipur
November 3, 2021 Wednesday Naraka Chaturdashi Karnataka
November 4, 2021 Thursday Diwali Amavasya, Laxmi Puja, and Kali Puja All banks except Karnataka State Banks
November 5, 2021 Friday Diwali, Vikram Samvant New Year Day, Govardhan Puja, Balipadyami Deepavali Gujarat, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, and Himachal Pradesh
November 6, 2021 Saturday Bhai Dhuj, Hitragupt Jayanti, Laxmi Puja, Deepawali, Ningol, Chakkouba Sikkim, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh
November 7, 2021 Sunday Sunday All States
November 10, 2021 Wednesday Chhth Puja, Sayan Ardhya, Chhath Parv Bihar, Jharkhand
November 11, 2021 Thursday Chhath Puja Bihar
November 12, 2021 Friday Wangala Festival Meghalaya
November 14, 2021 Sunday Sunday All States
November 19, 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti/Karthika Purnima Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, etc
November 22, 2021 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanthi Karnataka
November 23, 2021 Tuesday Seng Kutsnem Meghalaya
November 27, 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday All States
November 28, 2021 Sunday Sunday All States

Date-wise Public Holidays in November

Date Day Events and States
November 1, 2021 Monday Kannada Rajyotsava (Karnataka)

Kut (Manipur)

Puducherry Liberation Day (Haryana)

Kerala Piravi (Kerala)

November 4, 2021 Thursday Diwali (Several States)

Naraka Chaturdashi (Karnataka)

Lakshmi Puja (Several States)

Kali Puja (West Bengal)

November 5, 2021 Friday Diwali (Several States)

Vikram Samvant New Year Day (Gujarat)

Govardhan Puja (Several States)

Balipadyami Deepavali (Karnataka)

November 6, 2021 Saturday Bhai Dooj (Gujarat, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand)
November 10, 2021 Wednesday Chhath Puja (Bihar, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand)
November 19, 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti (Most States)

Karthika Purnima (Orissa, Telangana)

November 22, 2021 Monday Kanakadasa Jayanthi (Karnataka)
November 23, 2021 Tuesday Seng Kutsnem(Meghalaya)
November 24, 2021 Wednesday Lachit Divas(Assam)

Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg BahadurJi (Punjab)

November 28, 2021, to December 6, 2021 Sunday to Monday Hanukkah- Almost all States

State-wise Bank Holidays in November 2021

State/ City Holiday Dates
Agartala November 4, 2021
Ahmedabad November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

Aizawl November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Belapur November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

Bengaluru November 1, 2021

November 3, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 22, 2021

Bhopal November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Bhubaneswar November 4, 2021
Chandigarh November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Chennai November 4, 2021
Dehradun November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

Gangtok November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 6, 2021

Guwahati November 4, 2021
Hyderabad November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Imphal November 1, 2021

November 4, 2021

November 6, 2021

Jaipur November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

Jammu November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Kanpur November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 6, 2021

November 19, 2021

Kochi November 4, 2021
Kolkata November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Lucknow November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 6, 2021

November 19, 2021

Mumbai November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

Nagpur November 4, 2021

November 5, 2021

November 19, 2021

New Delhi November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Panaji November 4, 2021
Patna November 4, 2021

November 10, 2021

November 11, 2021

Raipur November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Ranchi November 4, 2021

November 10, 2021

November 19, 2021

Shillong November 4, 2021

November 12, 2021

November 23, 2021

Shimla November 4, 2021

November 6, 2021

November 19, 2021

Srinagar November 4, 2021

November 19, 2021

Thiruvananthapuram November 4, 2021

Brief About Various Bank Holidays in November 2021

If you’re curious to know more about various bank holidays in November 2021, here is a small brief. Keep reading.

Narak Chaturdashi

According to the Hindu calendar, Narak Chaturdashi is usually celebrated on the 14th day of Krishna Paksha in Ashwin month. At this festival, everyone wakes up early in the morning before 5:30 or 6 am. Apply oil and take a holy bath to start the further rituals. Usually, several people perform puja to fill the home with positive energy.

Diwali

Diwali is one of the widely celebrated national festivals, which is also known as Deepawali or the festival of lights. It’s this festival that unfortunately causes huge air and noise pollution. However, in most areas, the homes are decorated with diyas or lights to welcome positivity and to eradicate negative vibes hidden in the deep corners of mind, soul, and body. On this day, everyone wears new clothes, worships Goddess Laxmi, and firecrackers in the evening.

Lakshmi Puja

Mostly, Goddess Lakshmi puja is celebrated on the occasion of Diwali to welcome wealth and health. On this day, devotees offer coconut, fruits, and flowers to the goddess and worship by spelling a few mantras. A few even place a bowl of coins and offer prayers.

Govardhan Puja

People worship Lord Krishna and Govardhan mountain on this occasion for saving the people’s life from heavy floods. In a few regions, the devotees perform milk baths to Krishna and decorate his idols with new colorful dresses.

Balipadyami

This festival is celebrated to commemorate the triumph of Lord Vishnu over the king, Bali. It’s also known as Bali [ratipada or Padova in a few states. On this occasion, everyone freshens up and gets ready for the morning rituals before the sunrise. Usually, Bali and his wife are worshiped on this day by exchanging gifts. Since each festival has different customs, the daily rituals vary from one state to another.

Bhai Beej (or Bhai Dooj)

Bhai Beej (aka Bhai Dooj, Bhai Phone, and Bhai Tika) is pretty similar to Raksha Bandhan of Rakhi. On this occasion, the lovely sisters worship for the good health and wealth of their protective brothers. After worshiping the god, sisters tie a band to their brothers, believing that the band acts as a protective layer and safeguards them from each issue. Meanwhile, brothers gift their sisters after tying the knot.

Ningol Chakouba

This is one of the famous festivals in Manipur where mothers welcome their married daughters for the feast. Parents give and bless their daughters for a happier life. The major motive of this festival is the same as that of get-together parties. Since neighbors from distant cities come to the house, it glorifies the homeland and fills it with positive vibes.

Chhath Puja

Chhath puja is commemorated after Diwali, where people worship the Sun. In India, the Sun and Moon are considered gods as they are the reason for the survival of living beings. This festival is grandly celebrated for a couple of days by cleaning the house and offering prayers of the Sun. On this occasion, people follow challenging rituals, and it is considered one of the toughest ritualistic festivals.

Wangala Festival

Since November is the end of the agricultural year, it’s celebrated to reflect gratitude to the Sun for providing health and wealth in life. On the occasion of the Wanagal festival, people wear traditional dresses and perform various activities to reflect the glory of the festival.

Lachit Divas

Lachit Divas is celebrated in Assam to commemorate the bravery of Lachit Borphukan and the legendary triumph of the Assamese army in the Saraighat battle. It was one of the revolutionary battles for Assam that was won against the Mughals after a complicated and tragic war. On this occasion, several events will be conducted to celebrate the great historical events.

Karthika Purnima

In general, Karthika Purnima is celebrated on the Karthika month according to Hindu Calendar. It’s also popularly known as Tripurari Purnima, Deva Diwali, or Tripuri Purnima. The festival rituals include bathing in the river early in the morning and fasting for the whole day. Especially during the month of Karthika, people worship Mahadev and Lord Vishnu.

Guru Nanak’s Birthday

It’s most commonly known as the Guru Nanak Jayanti across the country. While in a few states, it’s often called Guru Nanak Parkash Utsav of Guru Nanak Gurpurab. On this day, the great Sikh guru was born. Hence, people sing songs, hymns, and poems from the traditional scriptures dedicated to Guru Nanak. It’s usually celebrated for three days in a few states, irrespective of religion or caste.

Kali Puja

Kali puja is done by sitting in front of the sculptures of Goddess Kali. The devotees offer hibiscus flowers, sweets, rice, and lentils to her and spell a few tantras and mantras. Usually, the Kali puja is performed at nighttime.

Kanakadasa Jayanti

Kanakadasa Jayanti is celebrated on November 22 each year in Karnataka. It’s usually celebrated to remember the great poet, philosopher, composer, musician, and saint, Kanakadasa.

Seng Kut Snem

The festival is celebrated to remember the bravery and heroism of 16 people who protected the Khasi culture and religion from the British. On this day, people perform dance and other cultural events depicting the royalty of Khasi religion and customs.

Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji

This is another most significant festival in November widely celebrated by Sikhs. On this day, everyone wakes up early and reads the religious scriptures. Also, several events will be organized, such as lectures from religious preachers, food fairs, etc. Usually, the rituals conducted on this occasion are quite similar to other Sikh festivals.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah is quite similar to Diwali but it’s a Jewish festival. Since there are numerous Jewish communities in India spread across Kerala, Delhi, and West Bengal, the banks are given holidays. It’s celebrated for 8 nights with bright lights.

RBI’s Three-Holiday Acts

Here are the various acts released by the RBI (Reserve Bank of India) under which holidays are declared for the banks on the second Saturday, fourth Saturday, Sundays, festivals, and events.

These include the following:

  1. Holiday Under Negotiable Instruments Act: Under this act, the banks shall receive public holidays. So, whatever the work has been completed, it will be continued after the reopening of banks i.e., the next day of the public holidays.
  2. Holiday Under Negotiable Instruments Act and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday: Real-time gross settlement or simply GTGS holidays are given to the banks to settle the entire individual or order basis funds without netting.
  3. Banks’ Closing of Accounts: This is another act issued by RBI where the banks shall receive a holiday to close the accounts.

Let’s Sum It Up

November is the only month banks get numerous holidays for almost 17 to 21 days. Since this month has colossal festivals and events, banks receive continuous holidays.

Here is a quick list of various bank holidays in November 2021.

  • November 1 – Kut, Karnataka Rajyotsava
  • November 4 – Deepavali, Naraka Chaturdashi, Kali Puja, and Lakshmi Puja
  • November 5 – Deepavali
  • November 6 – Bhai Dooj
  • November 10 – Chhath Puja
  • November 11- Chhath Puja
  • November 19 – Karthika Purnima
  • November 22 – Kanakadasa Jayanti
  • November 23 – Seng Kut Snem
  • November 24 – Lachit Divas, Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
  • November 28 to December 6 – Hanukkah
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