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 2020, festivals and other important days observed by the state.

Bihar Bank Holiday List 2020 - Acko

Bank Holidays Calendar in Bihar:

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.

List of Bank Holidays in Bihar 2020:

Below is day, date and name of holidays observed by banks in Bihar during the calendar year 2020:

Bank Holidays in Bihar During January 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday11 JanuarySecond Saturday
Saturday25 JanuaryFourth Saturday
Sunday26 JanuaryRepublic Day

Bank Holidays in Bihar During February 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday8 FebruarySecond Saturday
Saturday22 FebruaryFourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Bihar During March 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Tuesday10 MarchHoli
Wednesday11 MarchHoli
Saturday14 MarchSecond Saturday
Saturday28 MarchFourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Bihar During April 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Wednesday1 AprilAnnual Closing of Bank Accounts
Thursday2 AprilRam Navami
Friday10 AprilGood Friday
Saturday11 AprilSecond Saturday
Tuesday14 AprilDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
Saturday25 AprilFourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Bihar During May 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday1 MayMay Day
Saturday9 MaySecond Saturday
Saturday23 MayFourth Saturday
Monday25 MayEid-ul-Fitr

Bank Holidays in Bihar During June 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday13 JuneSecond Saturday
Saturday27 JuneFourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Bihar During July 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday11 JulySecond Saturday
Saturday25 JulyFourth Saturday
Friday31 JulyEid-al-Zuha

Bank Holidays in Bihar During August 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday8 AugustSecond Saturday
Tuesday11 AugustJanmashtami
Saturday15 AugustIndependence Day
Saturday22 AugustFourth Saturday
Sunday30 AugustMuharram

Bank Holidays in Bihar During September 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday12 SeptemberSecond Saturday
Saturday26 SeptemberFourth Saturday

Bank Holidays in Bihar During October 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Friday2 OctoberGandhi Jayanti
Saturday10 OctoberSecond Saturday
Saturday24 OctoberFourth Saturday
Sunday25 OctoberMaha Navami
Monday26 OctoberVijaya Dashami
Friday30 OctoberEid-e-Milad

Bank Holidays in Bihar During November 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday14 NovemberDiwali/Second Saturday
Friday20 NovemberChhath Pooja
Saturday21 NovemberChhath Pooja
Saturday28 NovemberFourth Saturday
Monday30 NovemberGuru Nanak Jayanti

Bank Holidays in Bihar During December 2020:

DayDateHoliday Name
Saturday12 DecemberSecond Saturday
Friday25 DecemberChristmas
Saturday26 DecemberFourth Saturday

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: The list of Bihar bank holidays is applicable across the state including the cities listed below:

  • Patna
  • Nalanda
  • Gaya
  • Darbhanga
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Kishunganj
  • Saharsa
  • Bihar Sharif
  • Munger
  • Katihar

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Places to Visit During Holidays in Bihar:

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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