Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bank Holidays in July 2016

          The following is the list of Bank Holidays in various Indian States.

          Please note that there is No RTGS/NEFT Holiday in July 2016. IMPS is open on all the days.

July 2016: Holidays for unique festivals

Festival: Jumati-ul-Vida. 01-Jul-16. Friday

Brief Description: Jamat-ul-Vida is a special and holy festival falls every year a day before the end of Ramzan month. At this day Muslim people perform special prayer (in addition to their regular Friday prayers) by reciting their Holy Quran for whole day.

State: Jammu & Kashmir

Festival: Guru Hargovind Ji's Birthday. 05-Jul-16. Tuesday

Brief Description: Guru Hargobind Sahib also Saccha Padshah (born 5 July 1595–died 19 March 1644. According to another tradition, he was born on 5th of July 1595. He was the sixth of the of the Ten Sikh Gurus and became Guru on 25 May 1606 following in the footsteps of his father Guru Arjan Dev ( Fifth guru of sikh ). He was not, perhaps, more than eleven at his father's execution. Before ascension, he nominated Guru Har Rai, his grandson as the next Guru of the Sikhs.

State: Jammu & Kashmir

Festival: Kharchi Puja. 12-Jul-16. Tuesday

    'Kharchi’ or ‘Khmarchi’ festival is typical of Tripura. It is a celebration for worship of the tutelary deity of the royal family of Tripura. Once prevalent only in the royal family, the worship of the Fourteen Gods has now turned into a festival of the general public irrespective of caste or creed of Tripura's inhabitants. In Rajmala - the annals of the kings of Tripura - there are many unreal and imaginary stories about the origin of the Fourteen Gods, though there is no historical basis for these stories.

State: Tripura

Event :  Martyr's Day. 13-Jul-16. Wednesday

Brief Description: Martyrs' Day is observed in Kashmir in remembrance of the people killed on 13 July 1931 by the state forces. On the day Kashmiris were agitating outside the jail premises, at Srinagar, where Abdul Qadeer was tried on the charge of terrorism and inciting public against the Maharaja of Kashmir.

State: Jammu & Kashmir

Festival:  Ker Puja. 26-Jul-16. Tuesday

Brief Description: Ker Puja is held after a fortnight of Kharchi Puja and is a traditional tribal festival. The deity of Vastu Devata is Ker meaning boundary or a particular area. People believe that the former rulers in the past used to perform this Puja for the general welfare and well being of the people of the state.

State: Tripura