List of Bank Holidays in February 2023

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Oct 29, 2022, 9:30

This year, there are only a few bank holidays in February. Besides the second and fourth Saturdays, there are only limited public observances in this month. February is the second month of the Gregorian calendar, and usually, many harvest festivals and other occasions are observed in this month. However, this year, there will be very limited bank holidays in February.

In February, there are events like Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Hazrat Ali's birth anniversary, Valentine's Day, Mahashivratri, etc. But not all public and private sector banks will remain closed on these days. Know about all the Bank Holidays in February 2023 here.

Bank Holidays in February 2023

There are very limited events and public holidays in February this year. Moreover, many of the existing events this month are falling on the weekend. Consequently, there are only a handful bank holidays in February.

The second and fourth Saturdays in February will be an off for all private and public sector banks. Besides that, here is the list of the other bank holidays:

Date & Day

Bank Holiday 2023

5th February, Sunday

Guru Ravidas Jayanti,

Hazrat Ali’s Birthday

11th February, Saturday

Second Saturday

12th February, Sunday

Sunday

19th February, Sunday

Shivaji Jayanti,

Sunday

25th February, Saturday

Fourth Saturday

26th February, Sunday

Sunday

List of Holidays in February 2023

Before we share the list of official bank holidays in February 2023, you should know the total number of holidays in this month. This year, we only have a few events in the month of February: Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Hazrat Ali's birth anniversary, Valentine's Day, Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti, Maha Shivratri, Shivaji Jayanti, etc. Here, you can find the February days list 2023:

Date & Day

Holiday

5th February, Sunday

Guru Ravidas Jayanti

5th February, Sunday

Hazarat Ali's Birthday

14th February, Tuesday

Valentine's Day

15th February, Wednesday

Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti

18th February, Saturday

Maha Shivaratri/Shivaratri

19th February, Sunday

Shivaji Jayanti

Important Bank Holidays February 2023

As you might have noticed, there were no national Bank Holidays in February 2023. Because February normally has only 28 days, even the list of regional bank holidays is quite short. If you need a quick look at the Indian Bank Holidays February, you may find this list quite useful. Here are the details of some of the important regional bank holidays:

Hazrat Ali Jayanti (5th February 2023)

Hazrat Ali Jayanti is one of the regional Bank Holidays in February that is prominently observed in Uttar Pradesh. It is Hazrat Ali's birthday, the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad the Prophet. He is popularly known as Imam Hazrat Ali and is a figure that is held in high esteem by Muslims.

Followers of Islam consider Hazrat Ali the first male to be converted to Islam, other than The Prophet himself. Hazrat Ali is an important figure for both Shia and Sunni Muslims. His birthday is a special occasion for both the communities.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti (5th February 2023)

Guru Ravidas lived between the 15th and 16th centuries. He worked towards the eradication of caste evils in Indian society. He was a great man who promoted equality on all fronts. 16th February 2022 marked the 645th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.

On Guru Ravidas Jayanti, the devotees of Guru Ravidas take a dip in the river and perform traditional rituals and rites. Guru Ravidas is also known as a poet and a spiritual man. He was also an important contributor to the Bhakti movement in India. In fact, Guru Ravidas was a friend and disciple of Kabir. Also, the famous Mirabai was a disciple of Guru Ravidas.

It is one of the most prominent Bank Holidays in February that is celebrated throughout India. However, it is a major holiday only in Delhi and Punjab and was declared as a bank holiday in Delhi on 16th February 2022.

Shivaji Jayanti (19th February 2023)

This day is celebrated by the name of Shivaji Jayanti, Shiv Jayanti, or Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti in Maharashtra. This day marks the birth anniversary of the Maratha King, Shivaji Maharaj, who was the first Chhatrapati. Founder of the Maratha Empire, Shivaji Maharaj is known for re-establishing the Hindavi Swarajya in India.

The person who started the celebration of Shivaji Jayanti was Mahatma Phule, who celebrated the occasion for the first time in 1870. After him, Bal Gangadhar Tilak followed the tradition of celebrating this day annually. 19th February is observed as a bank holiday in February in Maharastra.

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FAQs on Bank Holidays in February

Q1. How many regional Bank Holidays in February are there in 2023?

There are only three bank holidays in February 2023. Since February is a short month with only 28 days (in a non-leap year), there are only a limited number of regional holidays and days of public observances. Also, there are no national holidays in February.

Q2. Are there any national or international Bank Holidays in February in India?

There are no national or international Bank Holidays in February in India. The only holidays or public observances in the month of February are celebrated on a regional basis. This year, there are only three regional bank holidays in February.

Q3. Of the Bank Holidays in February, which is the one that honors Hazrat Ali?

Hazrat Ali Jayanti is one of the Bank Holidays in February that honors Hazrat Ali, the first male to be converted to Islam. This day will be celebrated on 5th February 2023 and will be an off for many public and private sector banks in different regions of the country.

Q4. Is Guru Ravidas Jayanti one of the national Bank Holidays in February?

No, Guru Ravidas Jayanti is not a national holiday. Guru Ravidas Jayanti is only celebrated in Delhi and Punjab. So, it is a regional holiday. However, this day is observed as one of the bank holidays in February.