25, February, 2024
HomeBusinessChhath Puja Celebrations Impact Banking Hours: Check the Holiday Schedule

Chhath Puja Celebrations Impact Banking Hours: Check the Holiday Schedule

Published on

As the fervor of Chhath Puja sweeps through Bihar, Jharkhand, and Rajasthan, banks in these regions will be closed on Monday, November 20, 2023. This closure, observed in alignment with Surya Pashti Dala Chhath (Morning Arghya)/Chhath Puja, is in accordance with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines. However, essential digital services like UPI, Mobile Banking, and Internet Banking will remain operational during this period.

Read Also | School Holidays in October 2023: Dates and Occasions for Breaks

The significance of Chhath Puja, a sacred Hindu festival spanning four days, revolves around the worship of Lord Surya, the Sun God, and Chhathi Maiya. Devotees use this occasion to pray for the well-being, prosperity, and progress of their families and children.

In addition to the Chhath Puja closure, several other bank holidays are slated for November 2023:

  1. November 23 (Thursday): Banks in Uttarakhand and Sikkim will be closed due to Seng Kutsnem/Egaas-Bagwaal.
  2. November 27 (Monday): Guru Nanak Jayanti/Karthika Purnima/Rahas Purnima celebrations will lead to bank closures in multiple states, including Tripura, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Hyderabad – Telangana, Rajasthan, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Himachal Pradesh.
  3. November 30 (Thursday): Kanakadasa Jayanthi will result in bank closures in Karnataka.

It’s essential to note that these holidays might not be universally applicable across the country, varying from region to region.

Read Also | Delhi Primary Schools Extend Closure Till November 10 Due to Rising Pollution – Online Classes Recommended for Senior Classes

Some holidays will be observed nationwide as public holidays, while others will be considered local holidays.

As you plan your financial activities, keep these holiday schedules in mind to ensure a seamless banking experience.

Latest articles

Lemon Magic – Creative Ways to Transform Used Citrus into Household Marvels

Lemons, with their invigorating aroma and tangy taste, are culinary companions that bring a...

Sageuk K-Dramas Demystified: Traditional vs. Fusion

Sageuks, a portmanteau of 'sa' (historical) and 'geuk' (drama), represent a captivating genre of...

Xiaomi 14 Ultra vs Samsung S24 Ultra: A Flagship Showdown

In the ongoing saga of flagship smartphones, the battle intensifies as Xiaomi's recently unveiled...

More like this

Cryptocurrency Market Snapshot: Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Top Tokens in Focus

In the dynamic world of cryptocurrencies, today's market trends paint a vivid picture of...

Vice Media and Engadget Navigate Media Evolution with Strategic Job Cuts

In a dynamic shift within the media industry, both Vice Media and Yahoo-operated Engadget...

Reddit Sets Sail for IPO with ‘RDDT’ Ticker on NYSE Amid User-Centric Approach

Reddit, the widely-used social media platform, is making waves as it gears up for...
Enable Notifications OK