Here is a look at bank holidays in May 2021

Here is a look at bank holidays in May 2021
Banks fulfill several important functions in our business, professional and personal lives. Since, many things in our life depend on banks and their schedule, we need to keep track of bank holidays month after month to plan our money transactions and other banking activities. The month of May has quite a number of holidays, both regional and national. The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic has once again brought in a number of restrictions that have not spared banks, too. The latest regulations applicable to banks also differ from state to state and knowing the new regulations can help avoid confusion and disappointments.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is the authoritative body issuing the guidelines for banks in India. Banks in India do not work on second and fourth Saturdays. This will add up with the regular weekend closure on Sundays and other regional and national holidays for the month of May 2021, as applicable in the given state where the bank is located. Plan your banking functions in line with the bank working days to avoid any delays and disruptions.

List of bank holidays in May 2021

DateDayHolidayCelebrated in
1 May 2021SaturdayMay DayMaharashtra DayAll over IndiaMaharashtra
2 May 2021SundayWeek end holidayAll over India
7 May 2021FridayJumat-ul-WidaJammu and Kashmir
8 May 2021SaturdaySecond SaturdayAll over India
9 May 2021SundayGuru Rabindranath JayantiWeekend holidayWest Bengal and TripuraAll over India
10 May 2021MondayShab-e-QadrJammu and Kashmir
13 May 2021ThursdayIdul FitrAll over India
14 May 2021FridayParasuram JayantiBasava JayantiIdul FitrMany statesKarnatakaTelangana
16 May 2021SundayState DayWeek end holidaySikkimAll over India
22 May 2021SaturdayFourth SaturdayAll over India
23 May 2021SundayWeek end holidayAll over India
25 May 2021TuesdayKazi Nazrul Islam birthdayTripura
26 May 2021WednesdayBuddha PurnimaMany States
30 May 2021SundayWeek end holidayAll over India

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