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Bank Holidays 2018

Bank Holidays are the days on which the bank remains closed and the bank employees also get to enjoy a day off.



Some holiday’s maybe regional while others are observed all over the state or country.

Bank holidays should not be confused with public holidays. Here we list down the holidays on which majority of banks remain closed.

It will help you keep in mind when the banks will be closed so you can plan business dealings and other financial transactions without much hassle.

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in India

Date Day Holiday
26th of January Friday Republic Day
13th February Tuesday Shivaratri
2nd March Friday Holi
25th March Sunday Ram Navami
29th March Thursday Mahavir Jayanti
30th March Friday Good Friday
1st April Sunday Annual closing of Bank accounts
14th April Saturday Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti
1st May Tuesday May day
22nd May Tuesday Buddha Purnima
15th June Friday Id Ul Fitr
15th August Wednesday Independence Day
22nd August Wednesday Eid al-Adha
2nd September Sunday Janmashthami
12th September Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi
21st September Friday Muharram
2nd October Tuesday Gandhi Jayanti
19th October Friday Dussehra
6th November Tuesday Diwali
21st November Wednesday Eid e Milad
23rd November Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
25th December Tuesday Merry Christmas

Note: The 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month is a holiday across all banks in India.

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in Canada

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday New Year’s Day
2nd January Tuesday Day after New Year’s Day
12th February Monday Family Day (British Columbia)
19th February Monday Family Day (Alberta, New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan)
30th March Friday Good Friday
2nd April Monday Easter Monday
21st May Monday Victoria Day
26th June Monday Discovery Day (Newfoundland and Labrador)
1st July Sunday Canada Day
2nd July Monday Canada Day – additional statutory holiday
7th August Monday Civic Day (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan)
3rd September Monday Labor Day
8th October Monday Thanksgiving
12th November Monday Remembrance Day
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day
26th December Wednesday Boxing Day

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in US

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday New Year’s Day
15th January Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
19th February Monday President’s Day
28th May Monday Memorial Day
4th July Wednesday Independence Day
3rd September Monday Labor Day
8th October Monday Columbus Day
12th November Monday Veterans Day*
22nd November Thursday Thanksgiving Day
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day

 

Note: Veterans Day* is on the 11th November which is a Sunday so the following Monday is the holiday.

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in Europe

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday New Year’s Day
30th March Friday Good Friday
2nd April Monday Easter Monday
1st May Tuesday Labor Day
9th May Monday Europe Day
10th May Thursday Ascension Day
21st May Monday Whit Monday
31st May Thursday Corpus Christi
3rd October Wednesday Day of German Unity
1st November Thursday All Saints’ Day
24th December Monday Christmas Eve
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day
26th December Wednesday Christmas Holiday
31st December Monday New Year’s Eve

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in UK

 

Date Day Region Holiday
1st January Monday National New Year’s Day
2nd January Tuesday Scotland Day after New Year’s Day
17th March Saturday Northern Ireland St Patrick’s Day
19th March Monday Northern Ireland Substitute day (for St Patrick’s Day)
30th March Friday National Good Friday
2nd April Monday England, Wales and Northern Ireland Easter Monday
7th May Monday National Early May Bank Holiday (May Day)
28th May Monday National Spring Bank Holiday
12th July Thursdays Northern Ireland Battle of the Boyne (The Twelfth/ Orangemen’s Day)
6th August Monday Scotland August Bank Holiday
27th August Monday England, Wales and Northern Ireland August Bank Holiday
30th November Friday Scotland St Andrew’s Day
25th December Tuesday National Christmas Day
26th December Wednesday National Boxing Day

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in France

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday New Year’s Day
2nd April Monday Easter Monday
1st May Tuesday Labor Day
8th May Tuesday Ascension Day
10th May Thursday WWII Victory Day
21st May Monday Whit Monday
14th July Saturday Bastille Day
15th August Wednesday Assumption Day
1st November Thursday All Saints Day
11th November Sunday Armistice Day
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in Germany

 

Date Day Holiday Local Name of the Holiday
1st January Monday New Year’s Day Neujahrstag
30th March Friday Good Friday Karfreitag
2nd April Monday Easter Monday Ostermontag
1st May Tuesday May Day Tag der Arbeit
10th May Thursday Ascension Day Christi Himmelfahrt
21st May Monday Whit Monday Pfingstmontag
3rd October Wednesday Day of German Unity Tag der Deutschen Einheit
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day Weihnachtsfeiertag
26th December Wednesday Boxing Day Stephanstag

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in Hong Kong

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday The first day of January
16th February Friday Lunar New Year’s Day
17th February Saturday The second day of Lunar New Year
19th February Monday The fourth day of Lunar New Year
30th March Friday Good Friday
31st March Saturday The day following Good Friday
2nd April Monday Easter Monday
5th April Thursday Ching Ming Festival
1st May Tuesday Labor Day
22nd May Tuesday The Birthday of the Buddha
18th June Monday Tuen Ng Festival
2nd July Monday The day following Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day
25th September Tuesday The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival
1st October Monday National Day
17th October Wednesday Chung Yeung Festival
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day
26th December Wednesday The first weekday after Christmas Day

 

Note: Hong Kong banks usually open all through the week except for Sunday. Some banks are open on Saturdays as well but on Sundays and other general holidays the banks remain closed.

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in Singapore

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday New Year’s Day
16th February Friday Chinese New Year
30th March Friday Good Friday
30th April Monday Vesak day
1st May Tuesday Labor day
15th June Friday Hari Raya Puasa
9th August Thursday National Day
22nd August Wednesday Hari Raya Haji
8th November Thursday Deepavali
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in China

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday New Year’s Day
15th February Thursday Chinese New Year Eve
16th February Friday Chinese New Year
17th February Saturday Chinese New Year
18th February Sunday Chinese New Year
19th February Monday Chinese New Year
20th February Tuesday Chinese New Year
21st February Wednesday Chinese New Year
8th March Thursday Women’s Day (Women get half day off)
5th April Thursday Qingming/ Ching Ming Festival
30th April Monday Labor Day Holiday
1st May Tuesday May Day
18th June Monday Dragon Boat Festival
24th September Monday Mid-Autumn Day Festival
1st October Monday National Day Holiday
2nd October Tuesday National Day Holiday
3rd October Wednesday National Day Holiday
4th October Thursday National Day Holiday
5th October Friday National Day Holiday
6th October Saturday National Day Holiday
7th October Sunday National Day Holiday
17th October Wednesday Chung Yeung Festival

Note: The Chinese New Year holiday that falls on the 18th of February which is a Sunday, might be compensated by a holiday on 25th September, Tuesday for another day of Mid-Autumn Day Festival.

 

List of 2018 Bank Holidays in Australia

 

Date Day Holiday
1st January Monday New year’s day
26th January Friday Australia day
30th March Friday Good Friday
2nd April Monday Easter Monday
25th April Wednesday Anzac Day
1st October Monday Queen’s Birthday
25th December Tuesday Christmas Day
26th December Wednesday Boxing Day

Note: On other holidays like Labor Day, Canberra Day, Holy Saturday, Easter Day and other such State holidays banks might remain closed in the respecting states but not all over Australia.



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