Sikkim Bank Holidays List 2022

Published on 4 Aug, 2021, 1:40 PM IST
Updated on 6 Jun, 2022, 11:26 AM IST

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Bank holidays in Sikkim are of great importance to bank employees and those customers who prefer visiting the bank’s branch for banking transactions. If people are aware of Sikkim’s bank holidays in advance, they can plan their tasks accordingly. Bank employees can utilise the holidays to go on trips and customers can schedule their work as per the bank holidays in Sikkim in 2022.

Sikkim Bank Holidays

The list of Sikkim’s bank holidays for 2022 applies to public-sector banks. However, several private-sector banks also follow the Sikkim bank holidays’ list for 2022. Although bank’s branches are closed during days mentioned in the list of bank holidays in Sikkim, people can conduct basic online transactions via internet banking and mobile banking facilities. Automated Vending Machines (ATMs) are functional throughout the year.

Bank Holidays Calendar in Sikkim 2022:

Banks are closed in Sikkim on Sundays. The second and fourth Saturdays of every month are also a part of Sikkim’s bank holidays. Here’s a list of bank holidays calendar  in Sikkim for 2022. The following table has the day, date and description of the bank holiday. Note that some dates might vary as some festivals follow the lunar calendar.

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during January

Day Date Holiday
Saturday 1 January New Year’s Day
Saturday 8 January Second Saturday
Friday 14 January Makar Sankranti
Saturday 22 January Fourth Saturday
Wednesday 26 January Republic Day

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during February

Day Date Holiday
Wednesday 2 February Sonam Losar
Saturday 12 February Second Saturday
Saturday 26 February Fourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during March

Day Date Holiday
Thursday 3 March Losar
Saturday 12 March Second Saturday
Saturday 19 March Holi
Saturday 26 March Fourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during April

Day Date Holiday
Saturday 9 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

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during May

Day Date Holiday
Tuesday 3 May Eid-ul-Fitr
Saturday 14 May Second Saturday
Monday 16 May State Day
Saturday 28 May Fourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during June

Day Date Holiday
Saturday 11 June Second Saturday
Tuesday 14 June Saga Dawa
Saturday 25 June Fourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during July

Day Date Holiday
Saturday 9 July Second Saturday
Wednesday 13 July Bhanu Jayanti
Saturday 23 July Fourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during August

Day Date Holiday
Monday 8 August Tendong Lho Rum Faat
Saturday 13 August Second Saturday
Monday 15 August Independence Day
Friday 19 August Janmashtami
Saturday 27 August Fourth Saturday
Monday 29 August Hartalika Teej

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during September

Day Date Holiday
Friday 9 September Indira Jatra
Saturday 10 September Second Saturday
Saturday 24 September Fourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during October

Day Date Holiday
Sunday 2 October Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Monday 3 October Maha Ashtami
Tuesday 4 October Maha Navami
Wednesday 5 October Vijaya Dashami
Saturday 8 October Second Saturday
Saturday 22 October Fourth Saturday
Tuesday 25 October Diwali
Thursday 27 October Bhai Dooj

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during November

Day Date Holiday
Saturday 12 November Second Saturday
Tuesday 15 November Lhabab Duchen
Saturday 26 November Fourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Sikkim during December

Day Date Holiday
Saturday 10 December Second Saturday
Saturday 24 December Fourth Saturday
Sunday 25 December Christmas
Friday 30 December Tamu Losar

Note: The Sikkim state government is responsible for sharing information about bank holidays. They often do so on their website. The holidays mentioned above are applicable in the state including the following cities.

  • Gangtok

  • Pelling

  • Lachung

  • Lachen

  • Namchi

  • Ravangla

Also, read: India Bank Holidays List 2022

Places to Visit in Sikkim:

Sikkim is a treat for nature lovers. The state is located near the Himalayas and offers wonderful views. Sikkim has four districts offering appealing scenery. Here’s a list of popular tourist places to visit in the state.

Tsomgo Lake: This lake is based near Gangtok and is also known as Changu Lake. You can find migratory birds at Tsomgo. Native people consider this lake to be sacred. Tourists will need a permit to visit Tsomgo lake.

Pemayangtse Monastery: This monastery was built in 1705 and is among the state’s oldest monasteries. The Pemayangtse monastery is for monks of Tibetan lineage. They are known as ta-tshang. This monastery is located 140 kilometres away from Gangtok.

Nathula Pass: Nathula Pass is on a route connecting Sikkim and Tibet. It is renowned as it is among the highest motorable roads across the globe. You need a permit to visit the scenic route of the Nathula Pass.

Buddha Park: The magnificent Buddha Park is located in Sikkim’s Ravangla area. It was built in 2006 and is known for its 130-feet Buddha Statue. The park is well-maintained and is of spiritual significance to the Buddhists.

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