New Delhi: On the occasion of Good Friday, banks across many states will remain closed today. Even though there is a nationwide lockdown in effect to curb the spread of Coronavirus, banks and ATMs are functionally normally on other days as they fall under the category of the essential services. However, today will be observed as a holiday in banks.Also Read - Bank Holidays 2020: April Alert! List Of Days Bank Will be Closed in April

What’s Good Friday? Also Read - Bank Holidays in 2020 India: Here's The List of Days on Which Banks Will be Closed This Year

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, and Black Friday. Also Read - Bank Holidays 2020: March Alert! Banks to be Closed For 18 Days in March; Check List

While it’s not advisable to step out of your home for any banking work in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, know the bank holidays of this month.

DateDayHolidayCelebrated in
1 April 2020WednesdayOdisha DayOdisha
2 April 2020ThursdayRam NavamiSeveral states
6 April 2020MondayMahavir JayantiSeveral states
9 April 2020ThursdayMaundy Thursday/Shab e-BaratKerala, Bihar
10 April 2020FridayGood FridaySeveral states
13 April 2020MondayBiju, VaisakhiBiju: Tripura, Vaishakhi: Punjab and Haryana
14 April 2020TuesdayAshoka’s birth anniversary/Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sankranti/Tamil New Year/Vishu/Bihu/Bengali New YearAshoka’s birth anniversary – Bihar; Ambedkar Jayanti – Several states; Maha Vishuba Sankranti – Odisha; Tamil New Year – Tamil Nadu; Bohag Bihu – Assam and Arunachal; Bengali New Year – Tripura and West Bengal; Vishu – Kerala
15 April 2020WednesdayHimachal DayHimachal Pradesh
21 April 2020TuesdayGaria PujaTripura
22 April 2020WednesdayTithi of Damodar DevaAssam
25 April 2020SaturdayParshuram Jayanti, Basava JayantiParashurama Jayanti -Several states; Basava Jayanti – Karnataka

There were 27 public sector banks in 2017. The number now will come down to 12 — six merged banks and six independent banks. Oriental Bank of Commerce and United Bank of India will be merged into Punjab National Bank. Syndicate bank will be merged with Canara Bank. Indian bank will be merged with Allahabad Bank.