In September 2023, banks will not be open for business on 16 days due to various festivals, as well as second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays, as indicated by the holiday calendar issued by the Reserve Bank of India. It’s important for customers who intend to visit banks for urgent matters to be aware of the dates listed as holidays. However, internet banking services will remain available for customers on all days.
Banks will be closed in certain regions for events such as Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Maharaja Hari Singh’s birth anniversary, and Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi.
September 18 will be observed as a bank holiday due to Varsiddhi Vinayak Vrata and Vinayaka Chaturthi. Additionally, on September 22, some cities will observe the closure of banks in observance of Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day.
Bank customers should also be aware that bank holidays are categorized under three main types: Holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act, Holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act and Real Time Gross Settlement Holiday, and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.
Typically, bank holidays in the country consist of mandatory holidays designated by the banking sector, as well as additional holidays for festivals and special occasions that are authorized by different states. According to RBI guidelines, both public sector and private sector banks do not operate on Sundays and on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
Here is the List of Bank Holidays for September 2023:
September 3, 2023: Sunday
September 6, 2023: Shri Krishna Janmashtami.
September 7, 2023: Janmashtami (Shravan Vd-8) and Shri Krishna Ashtami.
September 9, 2023: Second Saturday.
September 10, 2023: Sunday.
September 17, 2023: Sunday.
September 18, 2023: Varsiddhi Vinayak Vrata and Vinayaka Chaturthi.
September 19, 2023: Ganesh Chaturthi.
September 20, 2023: Ganesh Chaturthi (2nd day) and Nuakhai (Odisha).
September 22, 2023: Shree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day.
September 23, 2023: Fourth Saturday and Maharaja Hari Singh’s birthday (Jammu & Kashmir).
September 24, 2023: Sunday.
September 25, 2023: Birth anniversary of Shrimant Sankardeva.
September 27, 2023: Milad-e-Sherif (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad).
September 28, 2023: Eid-e-Milad or Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Bara Vafat)
September 29, 2023: Indrajatra and Friday after Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi (Jammu & Kashmir)
Weekend Leaves for September:
September 3: Sunday
September 9: Second Saturday
September 10: Second Sunday
September 17: Sunday
September 23: Fourth Saturday
September 24: Sunday