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Meghalaya Bank Holidays List 2017

Today – 28 May 2017 – is not a holiday in Meghalaya.

This page contains a calendar of all 2017 bank holidays for Meghalaya. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

DateDayHoliday
1 JanSunNew Year's Day
26 JanThuRepublic Day
13 MarMonHoli
14 AprFriGood Friday
26 JunMonIdul Fitr
16 JulSunBeh Deinkhlam
17 JulMonU Tirot Sing Day
15 AugTueIndependence Day
2 SepSatBakrid / Eid al Adha
29 SepFriMaha Navami
30 SepSatVijaya Dashami
2 OctMonGandhi Jayanti
19 OctThuDiwali
20 OctFriDeepavali Holiday
10 NovFriWangala Festival
23 NovThuSeng Kut Snem
12 DecTuePa Togan Nengminza Sangma
18 DecMonDeath Anniversary of U SoSo Tham
25 DecMonChristmas Day
26 DecTueChristmas Holiday
30 DecSatU Kiang Nangbah

Like many states in India, bank holidays are approved on an annual basis by the Government of Meghalaya. Holidays are divided into three lists known as Annexures. Annexure I lists holidays where the government, courts and schools are closed. These include Republic Day, Holi and Maha Navami. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and December 27 are all holidays, celebrated as Christmas Festival.

Annexure II lists Restricted Holidays and employees are permitted to choose two as paid holidays during the year. In addition, the government permits local Deputy Commissioners to declare a maximum of three local holidays within their jurisdiction, except the East Khasi Hills District as the state declares local holidays in that area.

Annexure III lists holidays conferred under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. These holidays include Beh Deinkhlam, Kali Puja and Wangala Festival. The Yearly Closing of Bank Account holiday is meant for banks only.