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Is today a holiday

Is today a holiday

Is today a holiday

After two back to back months where there were bank holidays aplenty thanks to various festivals, the month of December has relatively fewer days off. There is one national holiday where banks across the country will be shut, and that is Christmas on December 25 (Saturday). There a few state-specific holidays as well. Added to this, banks across the country will be shut on second and fourth Saturdays and on Sundays in December.

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Banks in India are usually shut on public holidays. There are certain bank holidays that are state-specific and some where banks throughout the country are shut. All-India holidays include Republic Day (January 26), Independence Day (August 15), and Gandhi Jayanti (October 2). Festivals like Diwali, Christmas, Eidh, Guru Nanak Jayanthi, Good Friday, and so on are also bank holidays. Further, second and fourth Saturdays of the month are holidays. In apartheid South Africa 16 December was known as Day of the Vow, as the Voortrekkers in preparation for the battle on 16 December against the Zulus took a Vow before God that they would build a church and that they and their descendants would observe the day as a day of thanksgiving should they be granted victory. With the advent of democracy in South Africa 16 December retained its status as a public holiday, however, this time with the purpose of fostering reconciliation and national unity. Pakistan only recognises Sunday as a day of rest. Any holiday that falls on this date remains on this date and is not moved to the following Monday. There has been much dispute in the past on whether weekends were on Friday and Saturday or Saturday and Sunday, so Sunday was established as the only day of rest and “weekends” are not recognised.

Do you want to know what national holiday it is today, or why today is so special? Well, you’re in luck, because at National Today, we've compiled all the best days of the year and listed them here on our site. We mostly focus on the not-so-well-known holidays that you might not have heard of, but we also highlight all the days of the year you already know about. Every day is worthy of a celebration, and we've compiled them into one convenient location. On this page you’ll find all of today’s national days, special days, international days, fun days, quirky days, and even serious days. Today’s holidays are waiting to be commemorated, so grab your friends, put on that party hat, and start the celebration! Do you want to know what national holiday it is today, or why today is so special? Well, you’re in luck, because at National Today, we've compiled all the best days of the year and listed them here on our site. We mostly focus on the not-so-well-known holidays that you might not have heard of, but we also highlight all the days of the year you already know about. Every day is worthy of a celebration, and we've compiled them into one convenient location. On this page you’ll find all of today’s national days, special days, international days, fun days, quirky days, and even serious days. Today’s holidays are waiting to be commemorated, so grab your friends, put on that party hat, and start the celebration! (Source:m.economictimes.com)

 

 

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