Indian public and private banks will be closed on 16 days including the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays in January 2022, owing to festivals.
According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, banks remain closed on all public holidays but there are some holidays that are regional, i.e. restricted to certain states only. Regional holidays are decided by respective state governments.
Full list of Bank Holidays in January 2022
- January 1: New Year’s Day (Nationwide)
- January 2: Sunday
- January 4: Losoong (Sikkim)
- January 8: Second Saturday
- January 9: Sunday
- January 11: Missionary Day (Mizoram)
- January 12: Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
- January 14: Makar Sankranti/Pongal (Many states)
- January 15: Makar Sankranti Festival/Pongal/Thiruvalluvar Day (Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu)
- January 16: Sunday
- January 18: Thai Poosam (Chennai)
- January 22: Fourth Saturday
- January 23: Sunday
- January 26: Republic Day (Nationwide)
- January 30: Sunday
- January 31: Me-Dam-Me-Phi (Assam)
The Reserve Bank of India grants holidays to the bank under three categories that include Banks’ Closing of Accounts, Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act, and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday.
Disclaimer: All precautions have been taken to gather the most accurate information about the Bank Holiday dates for the month of January 2022. However, readers are advised to verify with their local branches to corroborate the same.