Banks, be it public or private, in Meghalaya, remain closed on festivals, national or state-centric holidays. Banking transactions at the branch are unavailable during bank holidays in the state. However, customers can use online banking to perform certain transactions like transfer of funds. Read on to discover the Meghalaya bank holiday list 2022 to plan your visits to the bank branch.
Apart from Sundays, festivals, national or state-specific, bank holidays in Meghalaya 2022 includes the mandatory second and fourth Saturdays as well. Below is the list of Meghalaya bank holidays:
Below is the day, date and name of holidays observed by banks in Meghalaya during the calendar year 2022:
|Saturday||1 January||New Year’s Day|
|Saturday||8 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||26 March||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||9 April||Second Saturday|
|Friday||15 April||Good Friday|
|Saturday||23 April||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||14 May||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||28 May||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||11 June||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||25 June||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||9 July||Second Saturday|
|Sunday||17 July||U Tirot Sing Day|
|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||2 October||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Tuesday||4 October||Maha Navmi|
|Wednesday||5 October||Vijaya Dashami|
|Saturday||8 October||Second Saturday|
|Saturday||22 October||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||12 November||Second Saturday|
|Wednesday||23 November||Seng Kut Snem|
|Saturday||26 November||Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||10 December||Second Saturday|
|Monday||12 December||Pa Togan Nengminza Sangma|
|Sunday||18 December||Death Anniversary of U SoSo Tham|
|Saturday||24 December||Christmas Holiday/ Fourth Saturday|
|Saturday||26 December||Christmas Holiday|
|Friday||30 December||U Kiang Nangbah|
Note: The list of Meghalaya bank holidays is applicable across the state including the cities listed below:
West Garo Hills
Also, read: India Bank Holidays List 2022
Meghalaya means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. The hilly region of Meghalaya is considered as one of the wettest places on earth. The state boasts of spectacular waterfalls, valleys, dense forests and the rich cultural heritage of the people of Meghalaya. Below are some of the popular places to visit in Meghalaya:
Cherrapunji: Without a doubt, Cherrapunji should be on your list of places to visit in the world. This is the second wettest place on earth after Mawsynram which is about 15kms from Cherrapunji. You can visit several waterfalls such as Nohkallikai, Dain-Thlen, Kynrem, Nohsngithiang or you could visit the spectacular caves.
Shillong: The capital city of Meghalaya is the most populous city and was called by the British as the “Scotland of East” because the landscape of the city resembles that of Scotland. Apart from the Autumn festival that you must experience, you can also visit several waterfalls, lakes, botanical gardens, caves, parks, etc.
Williamnagar: If you are a bird watcher or an adventure seeker, Williamnagar will not disappoint you. There are several unexplored forests for nature lovers to explore the lands of Meghalaya. One can hike or trek in some of the best places in the city. Some of the popular places in Williamnagar are the Simsang river, Napak lake, Domre falls, and the Tasek lake.
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