List of Bank Holidays in Assam 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jun 8, 2022, 11:33

Assam is one of the Northeastern states of India. It is rich in cultural heritage and natural resources. Assam is home to the one-horned rhino. It is also known for its fine tea, silk, and oil.

Assam has national, international, and state bank holidays. The state Bank Holidays in Assam are observed to mark regional and religious festivals. Here is the complete list of Bank Holidays 2022 Assam -

Bank Holiday 2022 in Assam

HolidayDate & DayCategory
Magh Bihu14 January 2022 - FridayRegional
Republic Day26 January 2022 - WednesdayNational
Me-Dum-Me-Phi31 January 2022 - MondayRegional
Holi19 March 2022 - SaturdayReligious
Bohag Bihu Holiday13 April 2022 - WednesdayRegional
Bohag Bihu14 April 2022 - ThursdayRegional
Good Friday15 April 2022 - FridayInternational
May Day01 May 2022 - SundayInternational
Eid-ul-Fitr03 May 2022 - TuesdayReligious
Bakri Eid/Eid al Adha10 July 2022 - SundayReligious
Independence Day15 August 2022 - MondayNational
Gandhi Jayanti02 October 2022 - SundayNational
Maha Navmi04 October 2022 - TuesdayReligious
Vijaya Dashami05 October 2022 - WednesdayReligious
Diwali25 October 2022 - TuesdayReligious
Guru Nanak Jayanti08 November 2022 - TuesdayReligious
Christmas Day25 December 2022 - SundayInternational

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Significance of Some Regional Bank Holidays in Assam

Magh Bihu

The other name for Magh Bihu is Bhogali Bihu. It means eating “Bhog” in Assamese, which is associated with enjoyment and feasting. It is a harvest festival where feasts are held and bonfires are lit.

Games like buffalo fighting and Tekeli Bhonga (pot-breaking) are played on this Bank Holidays 2022 Assam. Traditional dishes like rice cakes, Til Pitha, Sunga Pitha, and Laru are prepared.

Me-Dum-Me-Phi

The Ahom people celebrate this festival which dates back to the 12th Century. It is a festival that shows respect to ancestors – “Me” offerings are offered to “Dam” ancestors and “Phi,” gods.

On this Bank Holidays Assam 2022, families make a pillar called Damkhuta and worship it. Dishes of rice, meat, and fish are prepared, as well as a Prasad called Mah Prasad made of beans and chickpeas.

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Bohag Bihu

Bohag Bihu is a very important festival and Bank Holidays Assam 2022. It marks the start of the harvest season, and the farming community gets together to pray for a good harvest.

Kati Bihu

Also called Kati Bihu Kangali Bihu, it is a harvest festival, and the Assamese celebrate this Bank Holidays 2022 Assam by lighting lamps or candles across the state. Women pray to Goddess Lakshmi and light mustard oil lamps in their paddy fields.

They also light a special lamp called Akaxh Banti (sky candle). These lamps are held high on the top of a tall bamboo stick. According to scientific theory, the lamps attract insects that perish in the flame, thereby protecting the crop and assuring a healthy harvest.

As you can see, Bank Holiday List 2022 Assam are a mix of regional, national, international, and religious holidays. This comprehensive list should help you if you are located in Assam whenever you need to visit a bank.

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FAQs on Bank Holidays in Assam

Q1: Which is the most solemn of Bank Holidays in Assam?

The most solemn of Bank Holidays in Assam is Me-Dum-Me-Phi.

Q2: Of the Bank Holidays in Assam, which are the most prominent ones for Christians?

The most prominent Bank Holidays in Assam are Good Friday and Christmas.

Q3: Which is a major national holiday of the Bank Holidays in Assam?

Of the Bank Holidays in Assam, Independence Day is a major national holiday.

Q4: Which Bank Holidays in Assam mark the beginning of the harvest season?

Bohag Bihu is the Bank Holidays in Assam that marks the beginning of the harvest season.

Q5: On which Bank Holidays in Assam is a special lamp called Akaxh Banti (sky candle) lit?

Kati Bihu is the Bank Holidays in Assam when a special lamp called Akaxh Banti (sky candle) is lit.