Here is a list of 2019 Bank holidays in Karnataka. Banks will remain closed on 2nd and fourth Saturdays of every month. This is the official list published by the Karnataka Government.
|1||Saturday||January 12, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|2||Tuesday||January 15, 2019||Uttarayana Punya Kaala Sankranthi Festival|
|3||Saturday||January 26, 2019||Republic Day|
|4||Saturday||January 26, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|5||Saturday||February 9, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|6||Saturday||February 23, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|7||Monday||March 4, 2019||Maha Shivratri|
|8||Saturday||March 9, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|9||Saturday||March 23, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|10||Saturday||April 13, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|11||Tuesday||April 16, 2019||Basava Jayanthi|
|12||Wednesday||April 17, 2019||Mahavir Jayanti|
|13||Friday||April 19, 2019||Good Friday|
|14||Saturday||April 27, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|15||Wednesday||May 1, 2019||May Day / Labour day|
|16||Saturday||May 11, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|17||Saturday||May 25, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|18||Saturday||June 8, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|19||Sunday||June 16, 2019||Khutba-e-Ramz|
|20||Saturday||June 22, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|21||Saturday||July 13, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|22||Saturday||July 27, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|23||Saturday||August 10, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|25||Monday||August 12, 2019||Id-ul-Adha|
|26||Thursday||August 15, 2019||Independence Day|
|27||Saturday||August 24, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|28||Monday||September 2, 2019||Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata|
|29||Tuesday||September 10, 2019||Last Day of Moharamm|
|30||Saturday||September 14, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|31||Saturday||September 28, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|32||Saturday||September 28, 2019||Mahalaya Amavasye|
|33||Wednesday||October 2, 2019||Gandhi Jayanthi|
|34||Monday||October 7, 2019||Maha Navami|
|35||Tuesday||October 8, 2019||Vijaya Dasami|
|36||Saturday||October 12, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|37||Sunday||October 13, 2019||Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti|
|38||Saturday||October 26, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|39||Sunday||October 27, 2019||Naraka Chaturdashi|
|40||Tuesday||October 29, 2019||Deepavali / Diwali|
|41||Friday||November 1, 2019||Karnataka Rajyothsava|
|42||Saturday||November 9, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|43||Sunday||November 10, 2019||Id-E-Milad|
|44||Friday||November 15, 2019||Kanakadasa Jayanthi|
|45||Saturday||November 23, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
|46||Saturday||December 14, 2019||2nd Saturday Bank Holiday|
|47||Wednesday||December 25, 2019||Christmas Day|
|48||Saturday||December 28, 2019||4th Saturday Bank Holiday|
What Are The Transactions You Can Do On A Bank Holiday In Karnataka?
As one would imagine, banks are closed on a bank holiday. This means that any transaction that needs to be completed in the bank cannot be done on that day. This includes:
- Making a cash deposit
- Encashing a cheque
- Making a demand draft
- Opening or closing a bank account
- Transferring money to another person through NEFT or RTGS
- Collecting a cheque book
- Collecting a debit card
- Operating bank lockers
What Are The Transactions You Cannot Do On A Bank Holiday In Karnataka?
However, not all banking services are unavailable. You can still make transaction on the bank’s website and app. This includes
- Opening a fixed deposit
- Starting a recurring deposit
- Making a request to stop cheque payment
- Fund transfers to other accounts in the same bank
Your debit card can also be used to:
- Withdraw cash from an ATM
- Make online and offline purchases
- Pay bills
If you lose your debit/credit card, you can make a request to block the card on the bank’s app or through its telebanking service.
There are also ways to transfer money on a bank holiday. These are:
- Immediate Payment Service (IMPS)
This service can be used at any time of the day or night but there may be charges associated with it.
- Unified Payment Interface (UPI)
UPI is also available 24×7 and has lower charges associated with it as compared to IMPR transactions.
- Fund transfer through ATM.
Money can be transferred from one account to another at an ATM as long as both accounts are in the same bank.
How To Pay Bills During Public Holidays and Bank holidays In Karnataka?
In many cases, not paying a bill on time may result in a late fee and affect your credit. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to pay bills even on bank holidays. In the era of internet banking and bank apps, almost all bills can be paid online. Bills can also be paid via mobile wallets such as:
These apps can be downloaded free of cost on android and iOS phones. You can then transfer money from your bank account to these wallets and use the money to pay bills online.
Water bills, electricity bills, BSNL bills, broadband and cable TV bills and mobile bills can all be paid online at karnatakaone.gov.in. These online payments can be made at any time regardless of whether the bank is open or closed.
Bank Holidays That Are only Applicable To Karnataka
Some bank holidays are applicable to banks across India while others are followed only in Karnataka or specific cities in Karnataka. For example, Karnataka Rajyotsava on November 1, is a bank holiday only in Bangalore.
Basava Jayanthi on May 7th, Narak Chaturdashi on October 27th, Balipadyami on October 29th and Kanakadasa Janyanti on November 15th are bank holidays applicable only to Karnataka.
Ugadi on April 6th, Mahalaya on September 28th and Ayudha Puja on October 7th are bank holidays only in Karnataka and a few other south Indian states.
Best Money Transfer Apps To Use During Bank Holiday In Karnataka?
Today, mobile wallets and money transfer apps have made it very easy to make payments and receive money even when banks are closed.
Sometimes ATMs can run out of cash when there are consecutive bank holidays. In such situations, mobile wallets can be very helpful. Some of the best mobile wallets available in Karnataka are:
- Vodafone M-Pesa
- State Bank Buddy
- ICICI Pockets
Some websites like Jabong, Amazon, MakeMyTrip etc also have closed wallets. The money in these wallets can only be used to make transactions on that particular site.