April, the fourth month in the Gregorian calendar, has several regional and national holidays. This article enlists the Indian Bank Holidays in April and the significance of some of them.
It is wise to note that all holidays mentioned in this article are declared by the central or state government as per the provisions of Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. The Negotiable Instruments Act is binding on all public and private sector banks operating in India. So, the holidays mentioned in this article are universally applicable to all public and private sector banks in India. Read on to discover the bank holidays in April in India:
Bank Holidays in April 2022
Date & Day
State or National
Odisha day/ Maundy Thursday
1 April 2022 - Friday
Multiple states including Odisha
Telugu New Year/Gudi Padwa
2 April 2022 - Saturday
4 April 2022 - Monday
Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti
5 April 2022 - Tuesday
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti/Mahavir Jayanti/Baisakhi/Vaisakhi/Tamil New Year's Day/Cheiraoba/Biju Festival/Bohag Bihu
14 April 2022 - Thursday
All states except Meghalaya and Himachal Pradesh
Good Friday, Bengali New Year and Himachal Day
15 April 2022 - Friday
All states except Rajasthan and Jammu and Srinagar
21 April 2022 - Thursday
29 April 2022 - Friday
Now that you know about the Bank Holidays in April 2022 let's learn about the significance of some of these holidays.
Check State-wise Bank Holidays in 2022
Objectives of Some Important Bank Holidays in April 2022
The following is a brief description of the Bank Holidays in April 2022 in India:
To commemorate the formation of the Odisha state on 1st April 1936, the government declared it a holiday in the state. Various cultural events are organised across the state on this day.
Babu Jagjivan Ram Jayanti
Babu Jagjivan Ram was a great leader and the founder of the All-India Depressed Classes League. He was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1937. The citizens of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana pay homage to the great leader on his birthday on 5th April.
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This April Bank Holiday 2022 marks the birth of the founder of the Jainism sect, Lord Mahavir. The day is celebrated around the country with prayers and charitable work.
This eventful day commemorates the final hours of Jesus Christ. He was crucified on this day. This April Bank Holiday 2022 are very important for Christians in India.
The Assamese New Year begins with it Bohag Bihu. Assamese people celebrate this event by wearing new dresses and participating in cultural programs.
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
Dr B.R.Ambedkar, the founding father of the Indian constitution, was born on this day. Common citizens and politicians pay homage to this great social reformer on this April 2022 Bank Holidays.
Bengali New Year
The Bengali community celebrates this festival on the first day of the Bengali calendar. They wear new clothes and take part in merrymaking and processions.
Prophet Muhammad first saw the verses of the Quran on this day. It is one of the holiest festivals of the Muslim community in India.
While some April 2022 Bank Holidays are state-specific, some occasions, such as Dr Ambedkar Jayanti, Mahavir Jayanti, and Shab-i-Qadr, are celebrated all around India.
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FAQs on Bank Holidays in April
Q.1) When is there a Bank Holidays in April 2022 to celebrate Garia Puja?
There is a Bank Holidays in April on 21st April 2022 to celebrate Garia Puja.
Q.2) When will the second Saturday Bank Holidays in April 2022 occur?
Ans. The second Saturday Bank Holidays in April will occur on 9th April 2022.
Q.3) When will the fourth Saturday Bank Holiday in April 2022 occur?
Ans. The second Saturday Bank Holidays in April will occur on 23rd April 2022.
Q.4) When is there a Bank Holidays in April 2022 to celebrate Dr Ambedkar Jayanti?
There is a Bank Holidays in April on the 14th to celebrate Dr Ambedkar Jayanti.
Q.5) When is there a Bank Holidays in April 2022 to celebrate Jumat-ul-Wida?
There is a Bank Holidays in April on 29th to celebrate Jumat-ul-Wida.