Bank holidays in Bihar consists of festivals, national and state-specific holidays. Indian banks also observe their mandatory holidays during the month. Read on to find out the list of Bihar Bank Holidays in 2022, festivals and other important days observed by the state.
Banks, be it public or private sector, observe mandatory holidays on second and fourth Saturdays of the month apart from the regular Sundays. They are also closed on account of festivals and national holidays during the calendar year. Banking transactions are unavailable during bank holidays calendar in Bihar; however, the internet has made it easier for bank customers to perform certain banking transactions such as transfer of funds.
Below is day, date and name of holidays observed by banks in Bihar during the calendar year 2022:
|Saturday||08 January||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||22 January||Fourth Saturday|
|Wednesday||26 January||Republic Day|
|Saturday||12 February||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||26 February||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||12 March||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||19 March||Holi Second Day|
|Tuesday||22 March||Bihar Day|
|Saturday||26 March||Fourth Saturday|
|Friday||01 April||Annual Closing of Bank Accounts|
|Saturday||09 April||Second Saturday|
|Sunday||10 April||Ram Navami|
|Thursday||14 April||Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti|
|Friday||15 April||Good Friday|
|Saturday||23 April||Fourth Saturday|
|Sunday||01 May||May Day|
|Saturday||14 May||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||28 May||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||11 June||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||25 June||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||09 July||Second Saturday|
|Sunday||10 July||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|Saturday||23 July||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||13 August||Second Saturday|
|Monday||15 August||Independence Day|
|Saturday||27 August||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||10 September||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||24 September||Fourth Saturday|
|Sunday||02 October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Tuesday||04 October||Maha Navami|
|Wednesday||05 October||Vijaya Dashami|
|Saturday||08 October||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||22 October||Fourth Saturday|
|Sunday||30 October||Chhath Puja|
|Monday||31 October||Chhath Puja Holiday|
|Saturday||12 November||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||26 November||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||11 December||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||24 December||Fourth Saturday|
Note: The list of Bihar bank holidays is applicable across the state including the cities listed below:
Also, read: India Bank Holidays List 2022
Bihar is known for its religious and cultural history. Several religious sites especially the Buddhist places are popular for travellers from across the globe. Below are some of the attractions in Bihar:
Bodhgaya and The Mahabodhi Temple: Bodhgaya is considered as the most important pilgrimage site in the world since this is where Buddha was enlightened while meditating under a Bodhi tree. In the same location stands the Mahabodhi temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are interested to know more about Buddhism, there are several retreats and courses that may enlighten you.
Ruins of Nalanda University: Dating back to the 5th century, the Nalanda university once boasted of more than 10,000 monks and students survived until the 12th century before it was destroyed by invaders. The important aspect of the ruins is the Stupa of Sariputra, which is a pyramid-shaped stupa offering a mesmerising experience. In 2016, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sonepur Fair: The Sonepur fair is an annual rural festival. From religious festivities to animal trading, the fair showcases the culture and traditions still followed by the local populace. The performance of tantriks, elephants, and other pilgrims is certainly mesmerising.
Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda): Located in Rajgir, Vishwa Shanti Stupa is one of the seven Peace Pagodas in India. The structure was built in 1969 and the mainstay of the Peace Pagoda is the four statues of Buddha representing birth, enlightenment, teaching and death of Buddha’s life.
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