Bank holiday calendar for april 2020

April 2020 brings in front of us a tough scenario in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The countrywide lockdown for 21 days ending on April 14, 2020 has either given a halt or has slowed down the businesses and other economic activities besides severely impacting the social life too. While the query of whether the lockdown will extend further after April 14, 2020 is a question which will make us wait for a few more days to get the right answer, we need to manage the situation with a proper planning lest the situation can leave us more strangled.

During the lockdown period, banks have reduced their staff and the branches work only on minimal tasks. All the banks have advised their customers not to visit the banks more than on absolutely essential requirements and have asked them to make use of the apps and online banking facilities provided for the convenience of the customers to carry out the financial transactions and banking activities. Banks are working for lesser hours and for the timings of a particular bank, you must consult the concerned bank’s website.

During the lockdown period and further, the bank holidays will remain the same for April 2020. In addition, banks will not work on Sundays and on the second and fourth Saturdays. Apart from the public holidays at the national level, the regional holidays might differ between states. Here is a generalized bank holiday calendar for the month of April 2020.


Planning the financial activities for April 2020 is going to be highly challenging due to the lockdown regulations. Plan your financial activities, withdrawals and other dealings to minimum so that you do not get strangled during an unexpected hour.

DateDayHoliday DescriptionApplicable in states
1 April 2020WednesdayOdisha DayOdisha
2 April 2020ThursdayRam NavamiMany states
5 April 2020SundaySunday Holiday(Also Babu Jagjivan Ram Birthday)All states
6 April 2020MondayMahavir JayantiMany states
9 April 2020ThursdayMaundy ThursdayShab e-BaratMaundy Thursday – KeralaShab e-Barat - Bihar
10 April 2020FridayGood FridayMany States
11 April 2020SaturdaySecond SaturdayAll states
12 April 2020SundaySunday HolidayAll states
13 April 2020MondayBiju FestivalVaishakiBiju Festival - TripuraVaishaki – Punjab and Haryana
14 April 2020TuesdayAshoka’s birth anniversaryDr. Ambedkar JayantiMaha Vishuba SankrantiTamil New YearBohag BihuBengali New YearVishuAshoka’s birth anniversary – BiharDr. Ambedkar Jayanti – Many statesMaha Vishuba Sankranti – OdishaTamil New Year – Tamil NaduBohag Bihu – Assam and Arunachal PrdeshBengali New Year – Tripura and West BengalVishu - Kerala
15 April 2020WednesdayHimachal DayHimachal Pradesh
19 April 2020SundaySunday HolidayAll states
21 April 2020TuesdayGaria PujaTripura
22 April 2020WednesdayTithi of Damodar DevaAssam
25 April 2020 SaturdayParshuram JayantiBasava Jayanti(Also Fourth Saturday)Parshuram Jayanti – Many statesBasava Jayanti - Karnataka
26 April 2020SundaySunday HolidayAll States