Himachal Pradesh has 18 declared bank holidays. These 18 bank holidays do not include Sunday and second/fourth Saturday. Holidays declared under Negotiable Instrument Act by Himachal Pradesh State Government are observed by all the Banks in that state.
Below is the list of bank holidays in Himachal Pradesh for 2018.
|Date||Reason / Remarks|
|Friday, January 26, 2018||Republic Day|
|Wednesday, January 31, 2018||Guru Ravidas’s Birthday|
|Wednesday, February 14, 2018||Mahashivratri|
|Friday, March 2, 2018||Holi (Second Day)/Dol Jatra/Chapchar Kut/Dhulandi|
|Monday, April 2, 2018||Annual closing of Accounts of Commercial and Co-operative Banks|
|Monday, April 30, 2018||Buddha Pournima|
|Saturday, June 16, 2018||Ramzan Id (Id-ul-Fitr)/Maharana Pratap Jayanti|
|Wednesday, August 15, 2018||Independence Day|
|Wednesday, August 22, 2018||Bakri Id (Id-ul-Zuha)|
|Monday, September 3, 2018||Krishna Jayanthi/Janmashtmi (Shravan Vad-8)|
|Friday, September 21, 2018||Moharram/Ashoora/Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi Day|
|Tuesday, October 2, 2018||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|Friday, October 19, 2018||Durga Puja/Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi)/Kati Bihu|
|Saturday, October 27, 2018||Karva Chauth|
|Wednesday, November 7, 2018||Diwali Amavasaya (Laxmi Pujan)|
|Thursday, November 8, 2018||Diwali (Balipratipada)/Goverdhan Puja/Vikram Samvant New Year Day|
|Friday, November 23, 2018||Guru Nanak Jayanti/Kartika Purnima/Seng Kut Snem/Friday following Eid-I-Milad-ul-Nabi|
|Tuesday, December 25, 2018||Christmas|
There are 12 districts of in Himachal Pradesh. The above listed Himachal Pradesh Bank Holidays 2018 are observed in all 12 districts of Himachal Pradesh.
About Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh is a state of India covering a total land area of 55,673 km2 and having a population of 6,864,602 people, as of 2011 census. According to survey of CMS, Himachal Pradesh is the least corrupt state. Hindi is official language and 89.01% population speaks Hindi, 5.99%speaks Punjabi and remaining speaks other languages. State of Himachal have 12 districts, Shimla district have the largest urban population in state at 25%. Majority of population of Himachal is Hindu 95.17% followed by just 2.18% of Islamic population and Sikhism and Buddhism at 1.16% and rest in others. State symbol are- animal as Snow Leopard, bird Western Tragopan, flower Pink Rhododendron, tree Deodar Cedar.
Himachal Pradesh has top visited tourist destination in India. Hills covered in snow in all weathers and people wearing warm cloths in the May-June could be seen in Himachal. Tourist attractions in the state are hill stations and adventure sports spots. Rohtang Pass, Manali, Shimla, Spiti Valley, Mcleod Ganj, Kullu, Dalhousie, Chamba and many more stations are popular destination for holidays.