In 2023, Diwali bank holidays in India fall between November 10 and November 15, coinciding with the festival of lights. On November 10 (Friday), the banks will be closed in Meghalaya for the Wangala Festival.
Chhoti Diwali, which falls on November 11 (2nd Saturday), is followed by the main Diwali celebration on November 12 (Sunday). On November 13 (Monday), Govardhan Puja will be observed in Tripura, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Manipur, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
Diwali Bank Holidays in India 2023
Diwali continues on November 14 (Tuesday) in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Sikkim, with banks closed in these regions. The festive period concludes with Bhaidooj on November 15, with bank closures in Sikkim, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, and Himachal Pradesh.
The month of November also includes other holidays, such as Chhath (Morning Arghya) on November 20, when banks will remain closed in Bihar and Rajasthan. On November 23, Seng Kutsnem/Egas-Bagwal will be observed in Uttarakhand and Sikkim, leading to bank closures.
Diwali Festive Calendar Dates and Bank Closures
Guru Nanak Jayanti/Kartik Purnima/Rahas Purnima on November 27 will result in bank closures in Tripura, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Hyderabad – Telangana, Rajasthan, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Himachal Pradesh.
Finally, on November 30, banks will remain closed in Karnataka for Kanakdas Jayanti.
It’s important to note that bank holidays are not simultaneous across all states. The Reserve Bank of India releases an annual holiday list, including both national and local-level holidays. Therefore, bank closures in one state may not apply to all states, so it’s essential to plan your financial transactions accordingly.