February is the 2nd month of the Gregorian calendar. There are several Bank Holidays in February for private and public sector banks in India. Know about the Bank Holidays in February 2022 through this listicle.
Bank Holidays in February 2022
The second and fourth Saturdays are February Bank Holiday 2022. Here is the list of the other bank holidays:
Date & Day
Bank Holiday in States
02 February 2022 - Wednesday
Sikkim and West Bengal
05 February 2022 - Saturday
Haryana, Orissa, Punjab, Tripura & West Bengal
Hazrat Ali Jayanti
15 February 2022 - Tuesday
Manipur, Uttar Pradesh
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
16 February 2022 - Wednesday
Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana & Punjab
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti
19 February 2022 - Saturday
Check List of Bank Holidays in 2022 [January to December]
Importance of Regional Bank Holidays in February 2022
As you might have noticed, there were no national Bank Holidays in February 2022. Because February normally has only 28 days, even the list of regional bank holidays is quite short. There were five major regional Bank Holidays in February this year.
Here are the details of four regional Bank Holidays in February 2022:
This is one of the Bank Holidays in February 2022, which is marked by the new moon. Sonam Lhosar falls during the month of Magh, according to the Bikram Sambat calendar.
This February Bank Holiday 2022 is observed in India and Nepal; it may fall on different days in both countries depending on the interpretation of the lunar calendar.
Sonam Lhosar in India is celebrated by the people of Sikkim and Darjeeling. They celebrate this festival after harvesting their crops.
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Vasant Panchami is associated with Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning and music. This is not one of the compulsory gazettes for the February Bank Holiday 2022. However, in Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha, and Haryana, it is observed as a one-day holiday.
In West Bengal, pandals are installed featuring idols of Goddess Saraswati. Children’s textbooks and musical instruments are placed in front of Goddess Saraswati for her blessings.
In the north, people celebrate this festival (called Basant Panchami) by flying kites. This February Bank Holiday 2022 is also considered an auspicious day for starting new businesses, especially educational institutions.
Hazrat Ali Jayanti
Hazrat Ali Jayanti is one of the regional Bank Holidays in February 2022 that is prominently observed in Uttar Pradesh. It is Hazrat Ali’s birthday, the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad the Prophet.
Followers of Islam consider Hazrat Ali as the first male to be converted to Islam, other than The Prophet himself.
Guru Ravidas Jayanti
Guru Ravidas lived between the 15th and 16th centuries. He worked towards the eradication of caste evils in Indian society. 16 February 2022 marked the 645th birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
It is not one of the prominent Bank Holidays in February 2022 throughout India. However, it is a major holiday in Delhi and Punjab and was declared as a bank holiday in Delhi on 16 February 2022.
If you need a quick look at the Indian Bank Holidays February 2022, you may find this list quite useful.
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FAQs on Bank Holidays in February
Q1: How many regional Bank Holidays in February were there in 2022?
In 2022, there were five regional Bank 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.
Q3: Of the Bank Holidays in February, which is the one that honours Hazrat Ali?
Hazrat Ali Jayanti is one of the Bank Holidays in February that honours Hazrat Ali, the first male to be converted to Islam.
Q4: Which Bank Holidays in February are dedicated to Goddess Saraswati?
Vasant Panchami or Saraswati Pooja is the Bank Holidays in February dedicated to Goddess Saraswati.
Q5: Is Guru Ravidas Jayanti one of the national Bank Holidays in February?
No, Guru Ravidas Jayanti is mostly a Bank Holidays in February celebrated in Delhi and Punjab only.