May, the fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, has several regional and national holidays. There are many Bank Holidays in May for private as well as public sector banks.
This article provides details on the May Bank Holiday 2022.
Bank Holidays in May 2022
Date & Day
Bank Holiday in States
1st May 2022 - Sunday
May Day - Across the country
Gujarat Day - Gujarat
Maharashtra Day - Maharashtra
2nd May 2022 - Monday
3rd May 2022 - Tuesday
Id-ul-Fitr - Several states
Basava Jayanti - Karnataka
Guru Rabindranath Jayanti
9th May 2022 - Monday
West Bengal, Tripura
14th May 2022 - Saturday
16th May 2022 - Monday
State Day - Sikkim
Buddha Purnima – Several states
Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam
24th May 2022 - Tuesday
28th May 2022 - Saturday
Check List of Bank Holidays in 2022 [January to December]
Significant Important Bank Holidays in May
May Day (Labor Day)
There is a May 2022 Bank Holidays for Labor Day all over India. It is also known as "Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas" and is linked to labour movements. The date of Labor Day was chosen to memorialize the Haymarket incident, which happened on 4th May 1886 in Chicago.
The state of Gujarat was established on 1st May 1960. Various government events are hosted around the state, with the biggest event taking place at Ahmedabad's Sabarmati shoreline.
This day is observed to celebrate the formation of the state of Maharashtra in 1960. The governor speaks to a large crowd in Shivaji Park on this occasion. The state administration also announces new initiatives and programs on this day.
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Ramzan Eid (Shab-e-Qadr)
There is a nationwide May Bank Holiday 2022 on this day to celebrate the night when God revealed the first verses of the Quran to Prophet Mohammed. The date falls during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month. On this day, people pray for forgiveness and read the Quran, the Islamic holy book.
On this day, there is a nationwide May Bank Holiday 2022. It is the first day of the month of Shawwal, and it marks the end of Ramadan. It begins with a prayer known as "salat," which is usually said in an open field.
Rabindra Nath Tagore's Birth Anniversary
The famed Bengali poet, musician, and artist's birthday are observed on this May Bank Holiday 2022, which is observed in the states of West Bengal and Tripura. Several cultural programs and activities are conducted in his honour at various locations.
This May 2022 Bank Holiday commemorates Lord Buddha's birth. It is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Vaisakh. At Sarnath (the site of Buddha's first sermon), a major fair is organized to mark the day.
A regional May Bank Holiday 2022 is observed on this day to honour Sikkim's emergence as India's 22nd state. Several government programs are held during the day. Also, the state government bestows the Sikkim State Civilian Awards to those who have contributed to the state's growth.
Kazi Nazrul Islam's Birthday
The Bengali poet, musician, writer, and revolutionary's birthday are observed on this day. There is a regional May Bank Holiday 2022 for this in the state of Tripura only.
The month of May has 31 days, and there are eight May 2022 Bank Holidays.
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FAQs on Bank Holidays in May
Q1. For which occasion is there a Bank Holidays in May on the first day?
Ans. There is a Bank Holidays in May on the 1st due to Labor Day.
Q2. When is there a Bank Holidays in May to celebrate Ramzan Eid?
Ans. There is a Bank Holidays in May on 2nd May 2022 to celebrate Ramzan Eid.
Q3. When is there a Bank Holidays in May to celebrate Buddha Purnima?
Ans. There is a Bank Holidays in May on 16th May 2022 to celebrate Buddha Purnima.
Q4. When will the second Saturday Bank Holidays in May 2022 occur?
Ans. The second Saturday Bank Holidays in May will occur on 14th May 2022.
Q5. When will the fourth Saturday Bank Holidays in May 2022 occur?
Ans. The fourth Saturday Bank Holidays in May will occur on 28th May 2022.