Bank Holidays in Gujarat 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Apr 27, 2022, 5:21

A state along the western coast of India, Gujarat stretches out into the Arabian Sea with a hint of a desert and a coastline of 1600 km. It is the home state of Mahatma Gandhi and is known for its famous beaches and temples. It has always been a major centre for the Jains owing to the Jain temple centres.

Apart from all this, the rich cultural heritage and zesty festivals celebrated here make it a major attraction for the tourists and the locals. There are several Bank Holidays in Gujarat.

List of Bank Holidays in Gujarat 2022

Sr. No.

Holiday

Date

Day

Category

1

Makar Sankranti

14 January 2022

Friday

State

2

Republic Day

26 January 2022

Wednesday

National

3

Maha Shivaratri

1 March 2022

Tuesday

Religious

4

Holi

19 March 2022

Saturday

Religious

5

Ram Navami

10 April 2022

Sunday

Religious

6

Ugadi

13 April 2022

Wednesday

Religious

7

Mahavir Jayanti

14 April 2022

Thursday

Religious

8

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

14 April 2022

Thursday

State

9

Good Friday

15 April 2022

Friday

International

10

Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti

2 May 2022

Monday

State

11

Eid-ul-Fitr

3 May 2022

Tuesday

Religious

12

Bakri Eid/ Eid-al-Adha

10 July 2022

Sunday

Religious

13

Muharram

9 August 2022

Tuesday

Religious

14

Raksha Bandhan

12 August 2022

Friday

Religious

15

Independence Day

15 August 2022

Monday

National

16

Parsi New Year

16 August 2022

Tuesday

Religious

17

Janmashtami

19 August 2022

Friday

Religious

18

Ganesh Chaturthi

31 August 2022

Wednesday

Religious

19

Gandhi Jayanti

2 October 2022

Sunday

National

20

Vijaya Dashami

5 October 2022

Wednesday

Religious

21

Eid e Milad

9 October 2022

Sunday

Religious

22

Diwali

25 October 2022

Tuesday

Religious

23

Vikram Samvat New Year

25 October 2022

Tuesday

State

24

Bhai Dooj

27 October 2022

Thursday

State

25

Sardar Vallabhbhai Jayanti

31 October 2022

Monday

State

26

Guru Nanak Jayanti

8 November 2022

Tuesday

Religious

27

Christmas Day

25 December 2022

Sunday

International

 

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Regional Bank Holidays in Gujarat

  • Makar Sankranti

Also known as Uttarayan, Makara Sankranti is the first Hindu Bank Holidays 2022 Gujarat in the calendar year. This day is observed to celebrate the deity Surya (Sun) to mark its transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn.

In Gujarat, this glorious festival is celebrated with a great enthusiasm with colourful kites adorning the sky, mouth-watering ‘undhiyu’, and delicious ‘chikkis’.

  • Vikram Samvat New Year

One of the most important Bank Holidays 2022 Gujarat, Vikram Samvat New Year, is observed on the day after Diwali. It is the first day of the Hindu month of Chaitra. It also marks the first day of the Hindu calendar and is also known as the Hindu Lunar New Year.

This calendar was started by the legendary king Vikramaditya to symbolise his victory over the Saka in 56 B.C.

  • Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj is a major festival celebrated by the Hindus where brothers give gifts to their sisters, and sisters invite their brothers for a sumptuous meal consisting of their favourite dishes and desserts.

The festivities are similar to Raksha Bandhan. It is a Bank Holidays in Gujarat 2022, falling on the second day after Diwali.

For the celebration of different festivals with great enthusiasm and zest, there are many Bank Holidays in Gujarat 2022. The above-given list will help you check the working days of a bank in Gujarat before visiting one.

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FAQs on Bank Holidays in Gujarat

Q.1. Which Bank Holidays in Gujarat mark the birth of an avatar of Lord Vishnu?

Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti is a Bank Holidays in Gujarat that commemorates the birth of Maharishi Parasuram - the 6th avatar of Lord Vishnu in Hindu mythology.

Q.2. For which of the Bank Holidays in Gujarat can you see the sky filled with kites?

Makara Sankranti, also known as the Festival of Kites, is a Bank Holidays in Gujarat when you can see the sky filled with various colourful kites.

Q.3. Name any two Bank Holidays in Gujarat which are also national holidays?

Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti are Bank Holidays in Gujarat that are also national holidays.

Q.4. Of the Bank Holidays in Gujarat, which are international holidays?

Good Friday and Christmas Day are important international Bank Holidays in Gujarat.

Q.5. Which Bank Holidays in Gujarat honour the birth of national leaders?

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti and Sardar Vallabhbhai Jayanti are Bank Holidays in Gujarat that mark the birth of national leaders.