- This year, some cities are celebrating Raksha Bandhan on August 11, while some on August 12
- Depending upon your city, the bank holiday for Raksha Bandhan may vary
- In total, banks are closed for 18 days in the month of August
Raksha Bandhan 2022 bank holiday: Owing to a number of festivals and national holidays, banks will remain closed for the public for several days in the month of August. This year, the festival of Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated on two days -- in some states on August 11, in other states on August 12.
In case you are plannning to visit a bank for some financial work, you must know that this year, all banks will not have a uniform holiday on the occassion of Raksha Bandhan.
Here is when Raksha Bandhan is being celebrated in different cities.
August 11 (Thursday) - Ahmedadabad, Bhopal, Dehradun, Jaipur and Shimla
August 12 (Friday) - Kanpur, Lucknow
Other than on Sundays, and on second and fourth Saturdays, banks this month are closed on several other occassions.
Full list of bank holidays in August 2022
August 1: Drukpa Tshe-zi — Gangtok
August 8: Muharram (Ashoora) — Jammu, Srinagar
August 9: Muharram (Ashoora) — Agartala, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Raipur and Ranchi
August 11: Raksha Bandhan — Ahmedadabad, Bhopal, Dehradun, Jaipur and Shimla
August 12: Raksha Bandhan — Kanpur and Lucknow
August 13: Patriot’s Day — Imphal
August 15: Independence Day — All over India
August 16: Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi) — Belapur, Mumbai, and Nagpur
August 18: Janmashtami — Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Kanpur and Lucknow
August 19: Janmashtami (Shravan Vad-8)/ Krishna Jayanthi — Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gangtok, Jaipur, Jammu, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong and Shimla
August 20: Sri Krishna Ashtami — Hyderabad
August 29: Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva — Guwahati
August 31: Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Ganesh Chaturthi/ Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/ Vinayakar Chathurthi — Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur and Panaji
Weekend holidays this month
August 7: First Sunday
August 13: Second Saturday + Patriot’s Day
August 14: Second Sunday
August 21: Third Sunday
August 27: Fourth Saturday
August 28: Fourth Sunday