New Delhi: Banks will remain closed for nearly 13 days, out of the total 31 days in March. As the major festival in March 2020 is Holi on 10th March, banks in most parts of India will be closed to observe it and some banks will remain closed for two days to celebrate the festival.
In the upcoming month, there will be eight national holidays i.e banks in all areas will remain closed on these dates and five regional holidays such as Gudhi Padwa / Ugadi in several southern and western states, and Sarhul in Jharkhand.
List of Bank holidays in March 2020:
- 1 March is a Sunday
- 5 March is a Wednesday and Panchayati Raj Day in Odisha
- 6 March is Friday when Mizoram will be celebrating Chapchar Kut festival
- 8 March is a Sunday
- 9 March is Monday when Uttar Pradesh will be observing Hazrat Ali anniversary
- 10 March is Tuesday when Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura will be celebrating Dol Jatra or Dol Purnima
- 10 is also when the country will be celebrating Holi festival
- 14 March is second Saturday
- 15 March is Sunday
- 22 March is Sunday
- 23 March is Monday when Haryana will be observing Shaeed Bhagat Singh Day
- 25 March is Wednesday and Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur and Jammu & Kashmir
- 26 March is Thursday and Gujarat, rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand will be observing Cheti Chand anniversary
- 27 March is Friday and Jharkhand will be observing Sarhul festival
- 28 March is fourth Saturday
- 29 March is Sunday
Bank strike in March 2020
Banks have called a strike in every month this year. The workers called a strike in January and February and now in March too they have called for one. They are demanding a salary hike. The bank strike is likely to be from 11 March to 13 March. Bank employees are demanding a hike of 25% while the Indian Bank Association (IBA) has given consent for a 12.5% hike. The employees are opposing the move.