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HDFC Bank Holidays 2022

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June 16, 2022

HDFC Bank Holidays 2022

Want to know about HDFC Bank Holidays ? Well you have landed on the right article.

HDFC bank is India’s leading private sector bank and is ranked at 10th position in the World. It is a banking and financial service which has its headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra and has a branch in every city of India.

 Housing Development Finance Corporation was founded in August 1994 and its present CEO is Sashidhar Jagdishan.

Banks in India are operational on all days except some fixed gazetted holidays and sometimes some other regional holidays too.

When will the HDFC bank not be operational in 2022?

In the year 2022, bank will be operational on all days except these days as provided below in HDFC bank holiday list 2022.

Republic Day (26th January)

26th January is celebrated as Republic Day in India. On this day, the constitution of India written by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was adopted in 1930.

The main celebration takes place in the capital of India, New Delhi. Every year on this day, the President of India hoists the national flag at the Rajpath followed by a parade from Rajpath to India Gate.

This is the day after which India became independent and democratic in true sense.

Mahashivratri (1st March)

Mahashivratri is celebrated every year by the people of India. This day marks the marriage of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

It is believed to be the darkest night of the year and that on this night Lord Shiva performs Tandava.

People worship Lord Shiva on this day and fast the entire day. The night is considered to be very powerful and devotees of Lord Shiva chant mantra during the night.

Holi (18th March)

Holi is the festival of colours and marks the celebration of victory of good over evil. It is a Hindu festival celebrated on the full moon night of the Phalguna month according to the Hindu calendar.

It is generally celebrated in a grand way by the north Indians. The best Holi celebration in India takes place in Mathura, Pushkar, Vrindavan, Banaras, Agra, Jaipur etc.

People put colours over each other, sing, dance, play games, eat special food and have lots of fun with their friends and family. It is also considered to be Lord Krishna’s favourite festival which he used to celebrate with Radha.

Good Friday (15th April)

Good Friday is a Christian festival which is celebrated on the Friday before Easter and marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Ramzan/ Eid-ul-Fitr (2nd May)

Eid-ul-Fitr is a Muslim festival which marks the end of a month long fasting of Ramadan. It is celebrated in the month of Shawwal and special prayers are offered on this day.

Buddha Purnima (16th May)

It is an important festival of Buddhists as this day marks the birth of Gautam Buddha who was born on a full moon night and so his birth anniversary is celebrated on Purnima.

Bakrid (10th July)

It is also known as Eid-Al-Adha which is celebrated on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah according to Islamic calendar.

It is celebrated worldwide with different names like, Bakr- Eid, Idul- Azha, Qurbani Eid and Eid ul Baqarah.

On this day, the male goat is sacrificed and divided into 3 parts out of which 1 part is to be distributed among the poor. The remaining share is then divided among the friends and family.

Independence Day (15th August)

15th August is celebrated as Independence Day as on this day India finally got freedom from the rule of Britishers after long years of struggle in the year 1947.

Every year on this day, all the schools, colleges, offices observe a holiday and the Prime Minister of India hoists the national flag followed by a speech and parade.

Muharram (9th August)

Muharram is the beginning of a new year for the people of Muslim Community all across the world.

 Muslims mourn the death of Hazrat Imam Hussain for 10 days by wearing black clothes and fasting. On the 10th day of mourning they walk barefoot on the streets and take out processions.

Janmashtami (19th August)

Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna and this day is celebrated with lots of excitement by the devotees of Lord Krishna. People fast the entire day and open their fast after midnight.

Gandhi Jayanti (2nd October)

It is a national festival of India and is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who has played the most important role in making India free from the rule of Britishers.

Dusshera (5th October)

Dusshera is the 10th day after the 9-days Navratri which marks the end of evil Ravana and the victory of Lord Ram. On this day effigies of Ravana are burnt to signify victory of good over evil.

Eid-e-Milad (7th October)

Eid-e-Milad is celebrated by the people of Muslim community to celebrate the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

Diwali (24th October)

Diwali is the festival of lights which is celebrated by the Hindus. Houses are decorated, traditional meals are prepared and Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped in every house and office on this day.

Children burst firecrackers and enjoy themselves with their friends and family.

Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti (8th November)

To celebrate the birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism and the first of the 10 gurus, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated which is also known as Guru Purab.

Christmas (25th December)

It is a Christian festival which is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Jesus Christ. Special prayers are offered in churches on this day.

Most of the above-mentioned holidays are gazetted holidays and therefore they are fixed for everyone but few are restricted holidays which gives the employees the chance to decide whether they want to take the leave on this occasion or not.

Also, these are the holidays which will be observed by the bank all over India but apart from these holidays, there are some regional holidays too, like, Pongal (15th January) is a gazetted holiday in Andhra Pradesh but not in Bihar as it is not celebrated there.

Similarly, Ugadi (2nd April) is a gazetted holiday in Jammu and Kashmir but not in Jharkhand. So, whether the HDFC bank is operational or not on a particular day varies state-wise too.

Apart from these, banks will not be functioning on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month and on Sundays. Whether any festivals or occasion occurs or not in any month, these are the fixed holidays.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. On which days HDFC is closed?

HDFC bank is closed on national holidays, gazetted holidays, second Saturday, fourth Saturday and Sunday of every month. 

Apart from these fixed holidays, there are some restricted holidays too on which days banks might be operational and there are regional holidays depending upon which bank might be operational in some states but not in others.

Q2. How many bank holidays are given by HDFC?

There are three fixed national holidays on Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. 

Apart from these, the second and fourth Saturday of every month and Sundays are off. Also, there are gazetted holidays on days like Diwali, Holi, Eid, Guru Nanak Jayanti, Christmas, Good Friday, Mahavir Jayanti, Muharram, Ramzan etc.

Including national and gazetted holidays, there are 14 mandatory holidays but the number varies from state to state.

Q3. If a public holiday falls on a weekend, then will the coming Monday be a holiday?

No. If a public holiday falls on a weekend, then the coming Monday will not be a holiday as there is no such law or provision of compensating a holiday if it falls on a weekend by giving it off on a weekend. 

If the management of the organisation wants to give an off on Monday in such a case then it’s a different scenario and is generally not seen anywhere.

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