List of Bank Holidays in Kerala 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jun 9, 2022, 6:09

Kerala is a small state that makes up about 1% of India's total land area. Also known as 'God's Own Country,' Kerala is a tropical Malabar Coast state. Enter the calming backwaters of Kerala at Ashtamudi Lake and sail through while admiring the state's scenic beauty.

There are Bank Holidays in Kerala when banks across the country remain shut. Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) are all national holidays in India. Other bank holidays in Kerala include festivals such as Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Guru, Good Friday, and others.

Bank Holiday in Kerala 2022

Date

Day

Holiday on the Occasion of

2-Jan

Sunday

Mannam Jayanthi

26-Jan

Wednesday

Republic Day

1-Mar

Tuesday

Maha Shivratri

10-Apr

Sunday

Rama Navami

14-Apr

Thursday

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

15-Apr

Friday

Vishu

15-Apr

Friday

Good Friday

17-Apr

Sunday

Easter Sunday

1-May

Sunday,

May Day

2-May

Monday

Eid-ul-Fitr

9-Jul

Saturday

Bakri Eid/Eid-al-Adha

7-Aug

Sunday

Ashura

15-Aug

Monday

Independence Day

18-Aug

Thursday

Krishna Janmashtami

7-Sep

Wednesday

First Onam

8-Sep

Thursday

Thiruvonam

10-Sep

Saturday

Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

21-Sep

Wednesday

Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi

2-Oct

Sunday

Gandhi Jayanti

4-Oct

Tuesday

Maha Navami

5-Oct

Wednesday

Vijaya Dashami

8-Oct

Saturday

Eid-e-Milad

24-Oct

Monday

Diwali

25-Dec

Sunday

Christmas Day

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State-wise Bank Holidays in 2022
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Significance of Some Important Bank Holidays in Kerala

Onam

You can track Onam's origins to ancient times in a Sangam poem, "Maturaikkanci" (Maduraikanchi). It is the most significant festival celebrated in Kerala between August and September for ten days, and the Bank Holidays 2022 Kerala are on the 7th and 8th of September.

Onam observance is in reverence and devotion to Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity. This Bank Holidays 2022 Kerala is the most colourful, magnificent, and largest carnival in Kerala and has become an essential part of the Indian festival calendar. Onam celebration involves a variety of rituals and practices, including music and dance and the Onam Sadya, the festival meal that concludes with the payasam.

Vishu

Vishu is Malayalis' New Year; it is Kerala's astronomical or zodiac New Year. It is celebrated on the first day of the Malayalam month of 'medam.' The Bank Holidays Kerala 2022 for Vishu 2022 is on April 15.

The festival's main attractions are placing the Vishukani, Vishukaineetam, and Vishubhalam in front of a Lord Krishna idol or portrait and a traditional Kerala (lit) lamp nearby. Because Surya Sankramana falls late (after sunrise) on April 14, the date shifts to April 15 for some years. On this Bank Holidays Kerala 2022, Hindus go to nearby Sri Krishna temples to worship.

Good Friday

One of the religious Bank Holidays Kerala 2022, Good Friday, is a day of prayer, penance, and fasting to commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion on Mt. Calvary more than 2,000 years ago. On Good Friday, the custom of drinking choruka (a decoction of bitter gourd juice and vinegar) and gruel continues.

Bank Holiday List 2022 Kerala includes regional and national holidays, during which the Banks in Kerala are closed. According to an agreement reached between the Indian Banks' Association and the All India Bank Employees Association, all public sector banks in Kerala and other Indian states are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Check List of Bank Holidays in 2022 [January to December]

FAQs on Bank Holidays in Kerala

Q.1. There are how many bank holidays in Kerala for celebrating Onam?

Kerala celebrates Onam for ten days with various rituals and events, but the Bank Holidays in Kerala for Onam are only for two days.

Q.2. What is the significance of the September 21 Bank Holidays in Kerala?

The Bank Holidays in Kerala on September 21 commemorates Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi, a social reformer who worked against the abusive caste framework.

Q.3. When are the Bank Holidays in Kerala for Mahashivaratri?

The Bank Holidays in Kerala for Mahashivaratri is on March 1, 2022.

Q.4. When are the Bank Holidays in Kerala for Mannam Jayanthi?

The Bank Holidays in Kerala for Mannam Jayanthi are celebrated in honour of Padmanabhan Pillai, a social reformer, on January 2 every year.

Q.5. When are the Bank Holidays in Kerala for Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti?

The Bank Holidays in Kerala for Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti is on 10th September 2022.