The Diwali festivities commence with Dhanteras on November 10, 2023, concluding with Bhai Dooj on November 15, 2023. This period will witness the closure of bank branches in various locations throughout November 2023. The Reserve Bank of India’s holiday schedule indicates that most banks will remain closed for a total of fifteen days in November, encompassing Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays. It’s important to note that bank holidays may differ from one state to another.
As for Monday, November 13, 2023, banks in Tripura, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Manipur, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra will be closed in observance of Govardhan Pooja/Laxmi Puja (Deepawali)/Diwali. These closures extend for three consecutive days in these states, starting from November 11, 2023, which is the second Saturday, followed by Sunday and Monday due to the festive occasion.
In certain states, banks will remain closed on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, as part of the festive celebrations. This closure applies to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Sikkim for Diwali (Bali Pratipada)/Deepavali/Vikram Samvant New Year Day/Laxmi Puja.
Here is the complete list of bank holidays in November 2023:
November 13 (Monday): Govardhan Pooja/Laxmi Puja (Deepawali)/Diwali – Banks closed in Tripura, Uttarakhand, Sikkim, Manipur, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Maharashtra.
November 14 (Tuesday): Diwali (Bali Pratipada)/Deepavali/Vikram Samvant New Year Day/Laxmi Puja – Banks closed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Sikkim.
November 15 (Wednesday): Bhaidooj/Chitragupt Jayanti/Laxmi Puja (Deepawali)/Ningol Chakkouba/Bhratridwitiya – Banks closed in Sikkim, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh, Bengal, Himachal Pradesh.
November 20 (Monday): Chhath (Morning Arghya) – Banks closed in Bihar and Rajasthan.
November 23 (Tuesday): Seng Kutsnem/Egaas-Bagwaal – Banks closed in Uttarakhand and Sikkim.
November 30 (Thursday): Kanakadasa Jayanthi – Banks closed in Karnataka.