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Banks to remain close for 18 days in December 2023: Check List of Bank Holidays

The Reserve Bank Of India has released the list of bank holidays for the month of December 2023. Banks will remain closed for a total of 18 days this month, as per the RBI holiday calendar. This includes all Sundays as well as the second and fourth Saturdays in the final month of this year. In the case of state-specific festivals, the banks will remain shut only in those states, while during national festivals like Christmas, banks will remain shut across the country. 

The list of holidays is prepared by RBI for every month. It is notified under three categories namely Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday, Real Time Gross Settlement Holiday and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.

An extensive list of the holidays can be found here.

Bank Holidays in December 2023

Date Day Holiday State 
1 December 2023 Friday Indigenous Faith Day, World AIDS Day Arunachal Pradesh 
2 December 2023 Saturday National Pollution Control Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, World Computer Literacy Day Across India 
3 December 2023 Sunday International Day of Persons with Disabilities  
5 December 2023 Tuesday Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Jayanti Jammu & Kashmir 
9 December 2023 Saturday Second Saturday Across India 
18 December 2023 Monday Guru Ghasidas Jayanti Chandigarh 
19 December 2023 Tuesday Liberation Day Goa 
23 December 2023 Saturday Fourth Saturday Across India 
24 December 2023 Sunday Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom’s Day Punjab, Chandigarh 
25 December 2023 MondayChristmas Eve Mizoram, Meghalaya 
26 December 2023 TuesdaySardar Udham Singh Jayanti Haryana 
30 December 2023 Saturday Tamu Losar Sikkim 
31 December 2023 Sunday New Year’s Eve Mizoram 

Read also: Bank Holidays in November 2023

Bank Holidays (Saturday) December 2023

In December 2023, the second and fourth Saturdays are observed as regular bank holidays. The fourth Saturday of December occurs on the 24th, while the second Saturday falls on the 10th. If there are five Saturdays in a month, the fifth Saturday is a working day.

When it comes to working professionals who need to use their unused annual leave, December is a critical month. Christmas is a well-known public holiday that falls in December each year. Many regions of the nation observe the festival on December 25. A few private organizations will declare extended leaves of absence in honor of this celebration. December 2023 will see a number of state-specific regional holidays in addition to Christmas.

Holidays are our favorite because they’re the best time to unwind. There are numerous uses for the December 2023 holiday calendar. Assume for the moment that you wish to purchase a plane ticket in advance to return to your home country to celebrate a particular holiday because you work somewhere else. The holidays calendar, which will allow you to purchase a ticket and arrange a trip to the locations of your choosing, is required by the circumstances. During the festival holidays, businesspeople can make sure they have the necessary amount of stock.

An outline of the December 2023 Indian holidays

World Disabled Day: This day honors those who live with disabilities. The day falls on December 3rd each year. India’s most well-known location for the holiday celebration is Tripura. In certain parts of India, disabled people are given the chance to develop their talent on special days.

Christmas Day: On this day, people all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Seven days before the festival day, Christians decorate their homes. The festival’s customs include exchanging gifts, going to Christmas parties, singing Christmas carols, and more.

A few nations observe Boxing Day on the Monday following Christmas Day. All banks will continue to be closed. Remaining food from the Christmas Day feast is consumed while spending time with close friends and family.

Read also:List of Holidays in 2024 by Central Government

Top Places to Go During the Holidays in December 2023

Goa: Goa entices tourists across the globe with its stunning beaches and churches. Many people like celebrating Christmas Day and New Year’s Day here.

Manali: Manali is liked by children. Tourist points of Manali include Solang Valley, Hadimba Devi Temple, Beas Kund.

Shillong: Shillong is another famous tourist point to spend December holidays  2023. It has the highest waterfall in the world.

Agra: Agra is a prime tourist destination in India. It is a destination where Taj Mahal is located. If you are applying for a long leave, you may plan visiting the city.

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