In November, the Karnataka government has announced holidays on the following days. November 1, on account of Kannada Rajyothsava; November 9, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; November 10, on account of Id-e-Milad; on November 15, on account of Kanakadasa Jayanthi and on November 23, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|November 1||Friday||Kannada Rajyothsava|
|November 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 10||Sunday||Eid e Milad|
|November 15||Friday||Kanakadasa Jayanti|
|November 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in Karnataka|
All the banks in Karnataka will remain closed on the above mentioned days.The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Punjab & Sind Bank, UCO Bank, ICICI Bank, IDBI Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Kannada Rajyothsava: The day marks the occasion when all the Kannada language speaking regions of South India was merged to form the state of Karnataka. The unified state retained the name of Mysore which was that of the erstwhile princely state. The name of the state was changed to the present name ‘Karnataka’ on November 1, 1973. It is a government holiday in the state of Karnataka.
On this day, to mark the occasion Rajyotsava awards will be presented to the individuals who have contributed greatly to the development of the state of Karnataka and Kannada language. One can see Kannada flags which will be prominently displayed across the state in most of the offices, business organization in the state of Karnataka.
Kanakadasa Jayanthi: Kanakadasa Jayanthi is celebrated on an annual basis to mark the birth anniversary of the saint and poet Kanakadasa. Born into a Kuruba family, he was well educated and was capable of analyzing societal problems. He devoted his life in composing music and literature with his own touch with philosophy explained in a lay man’s language. He emphasized the fact that all humans on this earth are equal.
Since he was from a low caste, he was not allowed to enter inside the famous Krishna temple in Udupi. So he started composing poems in praise of Lord Krishna and composed kirthanas, this followed for days and one final day when he sang Kirthanas for his dear Lord Krishna, the temple wall fell down all on its own and the deity of Lord Krishna turned around and there was a crack in the outer walls of the temple through which his ardent devotee, Kanakadasa was able to see his Lord Krishna. Till today, people who visit Udupi can have darshan of Lord Krishna through this small window which is popularly known as ‘Kanakana Kindi’, which stands as a tribute to Kanakadasa.