Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bank Holidays in June 2016

          The following is the list of Bank Holidays in various Indian States during June 2106.

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

June 2016: Holidays for unique festivals

Festival: Maharana Pratap Jayanti  - 07/Jun/16 - Tuesday

Brief Description: Maharana Pratap (1568-1597 C.E.) was a Hindu Rajput King of Mewar in Rajasthan, India. Maharana Pratap belonged to the Sisodiya clan of Rajputs. He is revered and worshipped by many royal families in Rajasthan for his bravery and courage.

Maharana Pratap is best known for Battle of Haldighati against Mughal emperor Akbar to defend his kingdom.

Celebrations are mainly limited to the regions of Rajasthan. The famous Haldighati fair of Mewar is celebrated in the Rajasthan State.

State: Himachal Pradesh

Event : Martyrdom Day of Sri Guru Arjun Dev Ji – 08/Jun/16 - Wednesday

Brief Description: On 16 June 1606, the Mughal Emperor Jahangir ordered that Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh Guru be tortured and sentenced to death after the Guru had refused to stop preaching his message of God as started by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The Guru was made to sit on a burning hot sheet while boiling hot sand was poured over his body. After enduring five days of unrelenting torture, Guru Arjan Dev Ji was taken for a bath in the river. As thousands watched he entered the river, never to be seen again.

Accordingly, on the 16 of June of every year since 1606, the Sikhs commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Guru and the first Sikh Martyr.

State: Punjab

Festival: Raja Sankranti – 15/Jun/16 - Wednesday

Brief Description: Raja Sankranti (Swing festival) or "Mithuna Sankranti" is the first day of the month of 'Asara' from, which the season of rains starts. It inaugurates and welcomes the agricultural year all over Orissa, which marks, through biological symbolism, the moistening of the summer parched soil with the first showers of the monsoon, thus making it ready for productivity.

Welcoming the Monsoon: - To celebrate the advent of monsoon, the joyous festival is arranged for three days by the villagers. Though celebrated all over the state it is more enthusiastically observed in the districts of Cuttack, Puri and Balasore. The first day is called "Pahili Raja" (Prior Raja), second is "Raja" (Proper Raja) and third is "Basi Raja" (Past Raja).

State: Orissa