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Bank Holidays in Kerala 2019

Kerala is a state that is in South India. Because of its mesmerizing beauty it is often called "God's Own Country". The state was also called Keralam and Malayalam is the popular language spoken here. The scenic beauty is largely on account of greenery, backwaters, hill stations and acres of Coconut Trees. Hills stations like Munnar, backwaters, wildlife and delectable cuisine make Kerala an ideal tourist destination. Bank holidays in Kerala include the popular national holidays, as well as the states regional holidays.

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  • February - 2019

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  • March - 2019

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  • April - 2019

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      Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
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      Vishu
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      Good Friday
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      Easter Sunday
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  • May - 2019

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  • June - 2019

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  • July - 2019

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  • August - 2019

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      Bakrid / Eid al Adha
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      Independence Day
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  • September - 2019

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      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
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  • October - 2019

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  • November - 2019

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  • December - 2019

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List of Bank Holidays in Kerala

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 26 Saturday Republic Day
February 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
February 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
March 4 Monday Maha Shivaratri
March 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
March 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
April 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
April 14 Sunday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
April 15 Monday Vishu
April 19 Friday Good Friday
April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday
April 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
May 1 Wednesday May Day
May 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
May 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
June 5 Wednesday Idul Fitr
June 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
June 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
July 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
July 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
August 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
August 12 Monday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
August 15 Thursday Independence Day
August 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
September 10 Tuesday First Onam
September 11 Wednesday Thiruvonam
September 13 Friday Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti
September 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
September 21 Saturday Sree Narayana Guru Samadhi
September 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
October 2 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti
October 7 Monday Maha Navami
October 8 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami
October 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
October 26 Saturday Deepavali
November 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
November 10 Sunday Eid e Milad
November 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
December 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day
December 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
Note: The 2'nd Saturday and 4'th Saturday of every month as public holiday for banks in India.

About Kerala

The state has highest literacy rate in the entire country and also boasts the highest life expectancy in the country.

The capital of the state is Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala is also very rich in natural resources. Apart from this, the state also has significant amounts of agricultural presence with rubber, coconut, coffee and tea output.

 
Kochi, Kozhikode Trivandrum are some of the major cities of Kerala. A number of spices are also grown in the state. In fact, spices was exported from the country, which is why it was also called the garden of spices.

Onam Celebrations in Kerala?

Onam is the most important and biggest festival in Kerala. This day is a bank holiday in Kerala. This festival is celebrated all over Kerala regardless to the community with enthusiasm and joy. Onam is the harvest festival and also the Malayalam new year. The Malayalam calendar which is called Kollavarsham starts with Onam.

Onam is a ten-day festival of which the first day is called atham and the tenth day is called as Thiruonam. Though it is a ten-day festival only the tenth day of the Onam is a bank holiday in Kerala. The government of India promoted Onam as the National Festival, and a lot of tourist from around the world comes to Kerala during Onam to see the rich culture of the state. During Onam, there will be feasts, folk songs, elegant dances, energetic games, etc.

There will be a very special meal or feast called Onasadya during Onam which will be served in banana leaves and it's a nine-course meal with 11 to 13 essential dishes. There will be a boat race called Vallamkali on the river Pampa. In this race hundreds of boatmen take part. This will be a colorful sight to watch not only the race but also the way they decorate their boats.

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