Bank holidays are national or regional public holidays on which banks remain closed, and only some of their online services remain operational. Bank Holidays in July include some religious and regional holidays observed across the country. In addition to this, the second and fourth Saturday is also included in the list of Bank Holidays in July 2022.
Scroll down to see a comprehensive list of July Bank Holiday 2022 and find out what these holidays signify.
Bank Holidays in July 2022
|Holiday||Date & Day||Celebrated in State|
|Ratha Yatra||July 1 - Friday||Odisha|
|Guru Hargobind Ji's Birthday||July 5 - Tuesday||Jammu & Kashmir|
|MHIP Day||July 6 - Wednesday||Mizoram|
|Kharchi Puja||July 7 - Thursday||Tripura|
|Eid-ul-Adha||July 9 - Saturday||All states|
|Second Saturday||July 9 - Saturday||All states|
|Bhanu Jayanti||July 13 - Wednesday||Sikkim|
|Behdienkhlam||July 14 - Thursday||Meghalaya|
|Harela||July 16 - Saturday||Uttarakhand|
|U Tirot Sing Day||July 17 - Sunday||Meghalaya|
|Fourth Saturday||July 23 - Saturday||All states|
|Ker Puja||July 26 - Tuesday||Tripura|
|Hariyali Teej||July 31 - Sunday||Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand|
|Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh||July 31 - Sunday||Punjab, Haryana|
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Important Bank Holidays in July 2022
Ratha Yatra is an annual celebration in Odisha dedicated to Lord Krishna. The three divinities of Lord Balabhadra, Subhadra and Jagannath are worshipped.
MHIP Day is observed annually in Mizoram to commemorate the foundation of Mizo Hmeichhe Insuihkhawm Pawl, the state's largest women's organisation.
Eid-ul-Adha is also called greater Eid and is one of the national July Bank Holiday 2022. It is observed after the completion of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to commemorate the devotion of Prophet Ibrahim to Allah and the sacrifice of his son, Ismail.
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It is celebrated in the month of Ashad in Sikkim in the remembrance of Bhanibhakta Acharya, a renowned Nepali poet, writer and translator who translated the Ramayana from Sanskrit to Nepali.
Behdienkhlam is one of the important regional Bank Holidays in July 2022, observed in Meghalaya. It is celebrated by tribal communities at the end of the sowing season to appease the Gods to ensure a bountiful crop.
Shravan Harela marks the onset of the monsoon in Uttarakhand. It is an auspicious day for farmers and marks the beginning of the sowing cycle.
U Tirot Sing Day
U Tirot Sing Day is an annual public holiday in Meghalaya, observed in remembrance of freedom fighter Tirot Sing. He fought the British in 1829 in the Anglo-Khasi War.
Ker Puja is one of the significant religious Bank Holidays 2022 July for Hindus. It is celebrated in Tripura at the end of Kharchi Puja to worship Vastu Devatha.
Hariyali Teej is a festival in northern states celebrated by married women. They visit their parents' homes and are presented with several gifts collectively called Sindhara.
Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh
Shaheed Udham Singh was martyred on July 31 1940, after assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in retaliation to the Jalliamwala Bagh Massacre.
There are 14 Bank Holidays 2022 July. Martyr's Day used to be observed annually on July 13 in the state of Jammu & Kashmir but was removed from the list of public holidays in 2020. Therefore, it will not be observed as a Bank Holiday 2022 July.
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FAQs on Bank Holidays in July
Q1. What is the number of Bank Holidays in July 2022?
Ans. In 2022, there will be 14 Bank Holidays in July.
Q2. Which of the Bank Holidays in July is on July 31?
Ans. The Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh is the Bank Holidays in July observed on July 31.
Q3. When are the second and fourth Saturday Bank Holidays in July?
Ans. The second and fourth Saturday Bank Holidays in July are on July 9 and 23 respectively.
Q4. Is Eid-ul-Adha one of the Bank Holidays in July?
Ans. Eid-ul-Adha is one of the national Bank Holidays in July, celebrated on July 9.
Q5. Why is July 23 one of the Bank Holidays in July?
Ans. July 23, being the fourth Saturday of the month, is one of the Bank Holidays in July.