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.
|1 April 2020||Wednesday||Odisha Day||Odisha|
|2 April 2020||Thursday||Ram Navami||Several states|
|6 April 2020||Monday||Mahavir Jayanti||Several states|
|9 April 2020||Thursday||Maundy Thursday/Shab e-Barat||Kerala, Bihar|
|10 April 2020||Friday||Good Friday||Several states|
|13 April 2020||Monday||Biju, Vaisakhi||Biju: Tripura, Vaishakhi: Punjab and Haryana|
|14 April 2020||Tuesday||Ashoka’s birth anniversary/Ambedkar Jayanti/Maha Vishuba Sankranti/Tamil New Year/Vishu/Bihu/Bengali New Year||Ashoka’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 2020||Wednesday||Himachal Day||Himachal Pradesh|
|21 April 2020||Tuesday||Garia Puja||Tripura|
|22 April 2020||Wednesday||Tithi of Damodar Deva||Assam|
|25 April 2020||Saturday||Parshuram Jayanti, Basava Jayanti||Parashurama 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.