Public Holidays in December 2021: The year 2021 is drawing to a close as we are about to enter the month of December. As the month is about to begin, it is important for all bank customers to know when banks will remain closed in December in order to plan their banking activities. According to the list of public holidays published by the Reserve Bank of India, banking activities will remain affected for 7 days in December, excluding weekends (second and fourth Saturday and Sunday). However, it can be noted that even though the banks will remain closed, online banking services will also continue to operate on public holidays.
Bank customers will not be able to withdraw and deposit money at bank branches due to public holidays, but they can use online banking, ATMs, mobile banking, etc. Bank account holders should also be aware that on specific days banks will close their doors. only a few cities and not nationwide. If you have banking work to do or need to withdraw money in the coming week or need to visit your nearest branch, you can check the list of holidays below:
1. December 3, 2021: Banks will remain closed in Panaji on the occasion of the feast of Saint Francis Xavier.
2. December 18, 2021: Banks will remain closed in Shillong due to the anniversary of U SoSo Tham’s death.
3. December 24, 2021: Banks will remain closed in Aizawl and Shillong on Christmas Day (Christmas Eve).
4. December 25, 2021: Banks will remain closed throughout the country except Bengaluru and Bhubaneswar on Christmas.
5. December 27, 2021: Banks will remain closed in Aizawl on the occasion of the Christmas party.
6. December 30, 2021: Banks will remain closed in Shillong on the occasion of U Kiang Nangbah.
7. December 31, 2021: Banks will remain closed in Aizawl on New Year’s Eve.
Apart from the holidays mentioned above, banks will also remain closed on December 11, 2021 due to the second Saturday. Banks will also remain closed on December 5, 12, 19 and 26 due to Sundays.
It can be noted that the list of public holidays is published by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and it grants public holidays to banks under three categories. The three categories include public holidays under the Tradable Instruments Act, public holidays under the Tradable Instruments Act and real-time gross settlement holidays and bank account closure.