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 2020.

Sikkim Bank Holidays List 2020 - Acko

The list of Sikkim’s bank holidays for 2020 applies to public-sector banks. However, several private-sector banks also follow the Sikkim bank holidays’ list for 2020. 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:

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 2020. 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:

DayDateHoliday
Wednesday1-JanNew Year’s Day
Saturday11-JanSecond Saturday
Wednesday15-JanMakar Sankranti
Saturday25-JanSonam Losar/Fourth Saturday
Sunday26-JanRepublic Day

Bank holidays in Sikkim during February:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday08-FebSecond Saturday
Saturday22-FebFourth Saturday
Tuesday25-FebLosar

Bank holidays in Sikkim during March:

DayDateHoliday
Tuesday10-MarHoli
Saturday14-MarSecond Saturday
Saturday28-MarFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Sikkim during April:

DayDateHoliday
Friday10-AprGood Friday
Saturday11-AprSecond Saturday
Tuesday14-AprDr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
Saturday25-AprFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Sikkim during May:

DayDateHoliday
Thursday7-MayBuddha Purnima
Saturday09-MaySecond Saturday
Saturday16-MayState Day
Saturday23-MayFourth Saturday
Sunday24-MayEid-ul-Fitr

Bank holidays in Sikkim during June:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday13-JunSecond Saturday
Saturday27-JunFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Sikkim during July:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday11-JulSecond Saturday
Monday13-JulBhanu Jayanti
Saturday25-JulFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Sikkim during August:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday08-AugTendong Lho Rum Faat/Second Saturday
Tuesday11-AugJanmashtami
Saturday15-AugIndependence Day
Saturday22-AugFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Sikkim during September:

DayDateHoliday
Tuesday1-SepIndra Jatra
Saturday12-SepSecond Saturday
Saturday26-SepFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Sikkim during October:

DayDateHoliday
Friday02-OctMahatma Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday10-OctSecond Saturday
Friday23-OctMaha Saptami
Saturday24-OctFourth Saturday
Sunday25-OctMaha Navami
Monday26-OctVijaya Dashami

Bank holidays in Sikkim during November:

DayDateHoliday
Friday6-NovLhabab Duchen
Saturday14-NovDiwali
Monday16-NovBhai Dooj
Saturday28-NovFourth Saturday

Bank holidays in Sikkim during December:

DayDateHoliday
Saturday12-DecSecond Saturday
Friday25-DecChristmas
Saturday26-DecFourth Saturday
Wednesday30-DecTamu Losar

Check: Bank Holidays List 2020 in India

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

Check: India Public Holidays List 2020

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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