Bank Holidays in July 2024: Banks will be closed during these 12 days. Check the list here


Banks will be closed for 12 days in July due to various regional and national holidays. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has designated July 3, 6, 8, 9, 16, and 17 as bank holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act. The Negotiable Instruments Act deals with the issue of checks and promissory notes. Transactions related to these devices will not be available during holidays.

Here's a list of bank holidays in July to consider before planning your bank visit. Please note that holidays may vary by region across India.

History Day Reason for vacation area
July 3, 2024 Wednesday Beh Dienkhlam Meghalaya
July 6, 2024 Saturday MHIP Day Mizoram
July 8, 2024 Monday Kong (Rathajatra) Manipur
July 9, 2024 Tuesday Drukpa Tshe-zi Sikkim
July 16, 2024 Tuesday Harila Uttarakhand
July 17, 2024 Wednesday Muharram/Ashura/Yum Tarot Sing All over India except Uttarakhand, Gujarat, Odisha, Chandigarh, Sikkim, Assam, Manipur, Itanagar, Kerala, Nagaland and Goa.
  • July 3, 2024: BehDienkhlam is a festival celebrated by the Pnar community in Meghalaya. It is a dance festival of Jaintia people. People pray for a bountiful harvest and ward off evil spirits. It is held every year in the month of July.
  • July 6, 2024: Mizo Himichhe Answaikhom Paul, or MHIP Day, is the celebration of Mizoram's largest women's organization. MHIP literally translates to 'Binding Women Together'.
  • July 8, 2024: Kang is Manipur's Rath Yatra, celebrated for ten days in July. Lord Jagannath leaves his temple in Manipur in a vehicle called “Kang”, which is pulled by devotees in his honour.
  • 9 July 2024: Drukpa Tshe-zi is a Buddhist festival celebrated in Sikkim. It commemorates the first sermon of Gautama Buddha, known as “Setting the Wheel of Dharma in Motion”. This sermon introduces the Four Noble Truths, which form the foundation of Buddhist belief.
  • 16 July 2024: Harela is a festival celebrated in Uttarakhand to mark the arrival of monsoon and the beginning of the new agricultural season. It is primarily celebrated in the Kumaon region, while variations such as Maul Sankranti or Rai Sagaranta are celebrated in the Garhwal region.
  • 17 July 2024: Muharram/Ashura is observed on the 10th of the first month according to the Islamic calendar. It is a solemn occasion for Muslims to honor the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet of Islam. Shia Muslims celebrate this day with mourning processions (tazis) and rituals that symbolize sacrifice.
  • July 17, 2024: U Tarot Sing Day is observed in Meghalaya to recognize the courage and resistance of U Tarot Sing, a freedom fighter who opposed British colonial rule in the region.

Apart from national and regional holidays mandated by the RBI in July, banks in India will also remain closed in the following days.

Banks are closed on Sundays. The four Sundays in July are July 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Apart from January and December, banks are also closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month. The second and fourth weeks fall on July 13 and 27.

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