March 2021 brings about an average disruption to banking. In total, banks may be closed in at least one state on 13 out of the 31 days in March 2021.
As usual, Banks are also shut on Second Saturday, Fourth Saturday and Sundays.
The major festival that will affect banks is right at the end of the month, with Holi falling on Monday March 29th.
Here is the list of the bank holidays in March:
|March 5th||Friday||Chapchar Kut||Mizoram|
|March 11th||Thursday||Maha Shivratri||Widespread|
|March 13th||Saturday||Second Saturday||Nationwide|
|March 14th||Saturday||Second Saturday||Nationwide|
|March 22nd||Monday||Bihar Divas||Bihar|
|March 23rd||Tuesday||Haryana Martyrs’ Day||Haryana|
|March 27th||Saturday||Fourth Saturday||Nationwide|
Apart from these bank holidays, the apex body of nine organizations of bank employees (UFBU) has announced a two-day strike from March 15 to protest against the proposed privatization of two public sector banks. So during this protest, banks may remain closed.
Disclaimer: All precautions have been taken to gather the most accurate information about the Bank Holiday dates for the month of March 2021. However, readers are advised to verify with their local branches to corroborate the same.