Similar to other north Indian states, Jharkhand comprises several towns and villages. The state is known for its mineral resources. Coal and iron ore are crucial to Jharkhand’s industry set-up. Apart from mining, Jharkhand’s economy is also dependent on agriculture. The cottage industry and Information technology industry also contribute to Jharkhand’s development.

Jharkhand Bank Holidays List 2020 - Acko

The state’s banking system ensures that all transactions take place smoothly. However, there are times when banks are closed in the state. Read ahead to know more about bank holidays in Jharkhand.

Here are five important things you should know about bank holidays in Jharkhand for 2020.

  • All Sundays are declared a part of Jharkhand’s bank holidays.
  • The list of Jharkhand’s bank holidays for 2020 includes the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
  • Jharkhand’s bank holidays for 2020 are declared by the state government.
  • List of bank holidays in Jharkhand is followed by the public banks as well as the private banks.
  • Online banking facilities are operational during bank holidays in Jharkhand.

Bank Holidays Calendar in Jharkhand:

Listed below are the days on which bank’s branch offices shall remain closed in Jharkhand. Note that the following table gives an overview and some of these dates might be subject to change. For details, you can visit Jharkhand’s government website.

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during January:

Saturday11-JanSecond Saturday
Saturday25-JanFourth Saturday
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during February:

Saturday08-FebSecond Saturday
Friday21-FebMaha Shivratri
Saturday22-FebFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during March:

Saturday14-MarSecond Saturday
Saturday28-MarFourth Saturday/Sarhul

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during April:

Monday6-AprMahavir Jayanti
Friday10-AprGood Friday
Saturday11-AprSecond Saturday
Tuesday14-AprilDr Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
Saturday25-AprFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during May:

Thursday7-MayBuddha Poornima
Saturday09-MaySecond Saturday
Saturday23-MayFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during June:

Saturday13-JunSecond Saturday
Saturday27-JunFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during July:

Saturday11-JulSecond Saturday
Saturday25-JulFourth Saturday
Friday31-JulBakri Eid

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during August:

Saturday08-AugSecond Saturday
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day
Saturday22-AugFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during September:

Saturday12-SepSecond Saturday
Saturday26-SepFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during October:

Friday02-OctMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday10-OctSecond Saturday
Saturday24-OctFourth Saturday
Sunday25-OctMaha Navami
Monday26-OctVijaya Dashami

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during November:

Friday20-NovChhath Puja
Saturday28-NovFourth Saturday
Monday30-NovGuru Nanak Jayanti

Bank holidays in Jharkhand during December:

Saturday12-DecSecond Saturday
Saturday26-DecFourth Saturday

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

Note: This table applies to the entire state of Jharkhand including the following areas.

  • Jamshedpur
  • Dhanbad
  • Ranchi
  • Bokaro Steel City
  • Deoghar
  • Chakradharpur
  • Phusro
  • Hazaribagh
  • Giridih
  • Ramgarh

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

Top Places to Visit in Jharkhand:

Do visit the following places if you are planning a trip to Jharkhand.

Ranchi: There’s more to Ranchi than being called as M. S. Dhoni’s hometown. It is the capital of Jharkhand and is known for its waterfalls. Jharkhand offers soothing views featuring mountains, hills and waterfalls. Bisra Zoological Park, Ranchi Lake, and Deer Park are its other attractions.

Jamshedpur: The city of Jamshedpur is synonymous with Tata Steel. It is Jharkhand’s largest city and is also referred to as Steel City. Jamshedpur is a well-planned city and is known for tourist spots like Dalma Hills, Jayanti Sarovar, and Bhuvaneshwari Temple.

Hazaribagh: If we break down the name of this city, we get ‘hazar’ and ‘bagh’; words that mean thousand and garden, respectively. Hazaribagh is known for its green cover and is a renowned wildlife tourism destination.

Giridih: Before 1972, Giridih was a part of Hazaribagh. Afterwards, it became a separate city known for its green hills. The city is a pilgrim site for the Jain community. Parasnath Hills, Harihar Dham, and Devari Temple are its major tourist sites.

Deoghar: This Jharkhand city is a well-known destination for religious tourism. It houses one of the 12 jyotirlingas – Baba Baidyanath temple. The city is also home to several Lord Shiva temples. You can visit Trikuta Hills, Shivganga, and Hathi Pahar in Deoghar.

Netarhat: Netarhat is a popular hill station in Jharkhand. It is frequented by tourists looking for a change from their hectic city life. It is a sought-after spot in the summer season. Do not miss the Magnolia Sunset Point and Ghaghri Falls in Netarhat.

Palamu: From a wildlife sanctuary to a fort, Palamu offers a lot to its visitors. It is a widely-visited spot in Jharkhand. History and culture enthusiasts will have a lot to cherish on visiting Palamu.

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