The Reserve Bank of India has released the bank holidays list for August. Banks will remain closed for a total of 18 days in the month, according to the RBI calendar.
Both the private and public banks remain shut on gazette holidays, statutory holidays and Sundays. Banks also don't operate on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.
Apart from these holidays, there are several regional festivals to be celebrated across the states. On such occasions, the local branches of the banks in different states would also remain closed.
You need to plan all your bank-related work to avoid any inconvenience as the banks will not operate for almost half of the month in August. Online banking services will be available during the holidays.
Here is the complete list of bank holidays for August 2022:
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
National and Regional Holidays:
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.
Banks will only remain closed across the country on August 15 on the occasion of Independence Day. Other regional holidays include Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Shahenshahi, and Muharram.