Bihar Bank Holidays 2024

Bihar has 19 bank holidays in the year 2024 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2024 bank holidays list in Bihar.

January 26, Friday, 2024
Republic Day
March 22, Friday, 2024
Bihar Day
March 25, Monday, 2024
March 29, Friday, 2024
Good Friday
April 11, Thursday, 2024
Idul Fitr
April 14, Sunday, 2024
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
April 17, Wednesday, 2024
Ram Navami
May 1, Wednesday, 2024
May Day
June 17, Monday, 2024
Bakrid / Eid al Adha
July 17, Wednesday, 2024
August 15, Thursday, 2024
Independence Day
August 26, Monday, 2024
October 2, Wednesday, 2024
Gandhi Jayanti
October 11, Friday, 2024
Maha Navami
October 12, Saturday, 2024
Vijaya Dashami
October 31, Thursday, 2024
November 7, Thursday, 2024
Chhath Puja
November 8, Friday, 2024
Chhath Puja
December 25, Wednesday, 2024
Christmas Day

FAQs on Bihar Bank Holidays 2024

Bihar has 19 bank holidays in 2024.

No. The second and fourth Saturdays are not included in the above list, as the days are by default declared holidays.

We keep updating the bank holidays on this page for Bihar. So the Bihar 2025 holidays will also be posted on this page at the end of 2024.

More About Bihar Holidays 2024

Bihar, the capital of Patna covers 94,163 Km.Sq. The total population of the state was 10, 40, 99,452, which includes the male population of 5, 42, 78, 250 and female population 4, 98, 21, 390. As far as sex ratio is concerned, it includes 918 female on1000 males along with the literacy rate of 63%.

Bihar Facts

Here are the essential facts of Bihar

  • Name of the State: Bihar
  • Country: India
  • Date of Formation: April 01, 1936
  • Capital: Patna
  • Vehicle Registration Code: BR
  • Languages Spoken: Hindi, Urdu, Maithili
  • Area: 94,163 Km.sq
  • Rate of Literacy: 63%
  • Popular Flower of the state: Genda
  • Popular Bird : House sparrow
  • Number of districts: 38
  • Assembly Constituencies: 243
  • Parliamentary Constituencies: 40
  • Tree: Sacred Fig

Know about Bihar-In Detail

Whenver the word Bihar occurs in mind, it reminds us of an ancient place where Lord Budddha attained enlightenment. The word Bihar appeared from ‘Vihara’ which means Buddhist Monasteries. These viharas are easy to find in the landscape of Bihar’s villages and districts.

  • Patna is the capital of Bihar and home to the greatest monarchs mentioned in the history. Bihar is the mesmerizing land of known names such as Gautama Buddha, Lord Mahavir and Guru Gobind Singh. It is the home to the greatest king ‘Ashoka’
  • Bihar is located in Eastern of Himalayan Kingdom. It is a home to millions of Indians. The state is endowed with a lot of minerals and consisted of a large number of industries, producers of fruits as well as vegetables. The state is rich in natural resources and human resources too. It is one of the developed states in education. The state has given the first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad.

Important Festivals Celebrated

Bihar celebrates a huge number of festivals and some of the prominent ones are:

  • Dala Chhath
  • Diwali
  • Shravani Mela
  • Teej
  • Chitragupta Puja
  • Bihula-Bishari
  • Sonepur cattle fair
  • Saraswati Puja
  • Holi
  • Eid-ul-Fitr
  • Eid-ul-Adha
  • Muharram
  • Ram Navami
  • Rath yatra
  • Rakshabandhan
  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Durga Puja

History of the Nation

By digging deeper into the history, you will come to know that Bihar has a long list of events in the past. Bihar is the centre of powerful learning and culture. It has given birth to the Indian civilization namely-Buddhism and Jainism. Most of the ancient religious texts are written in Bihar. The epics such as Arthashashtra and Kamasutra are the prominent ones produced in Bihar.

Top Tourist Spots in Bihar

If you are visiting Bihar, then here are some of the most to visit place. Check the places below:

  • Mahabodhi Temple
  • 80 feet Buddha
  • Vishwa Shanti Stupa
  • Nalanda University Ruin
  • Gol ghar
  • Maner Sharif
  • Barabar Caves
  • Kesaria
  • Valmiki Nagar Tiger Reserve
  • Mundeshwari Temple
  • Ruins of Vikramsila University
  • Rampurva

Bihar and its Ancient Culture

  • In the ancient times, Bihar was known as Magadha. It was the capital of Mauryan empire which has ruled over Iran and Afghanistan. In the north of the Magadha, river Ganga has Vaishali region. It has become the first republic of lichchvis before the rise of Magadha Empire. Mithila is located towards the north of Vaishali, the kingdom of King Janak. It is the birth place of Queen Sita.
  • It is an important center of education. The popular Nalannda University is also located here. This university was founded five hundred years ago. Out of three ancient universities, Nalanda University and Vikramshila University are situated in Bihar.


To acquire the agriculture details, here is the list of most grown grains. Some of these are

  • Rice
  • Wheat
  • Maize
  • Turmeric
  • Urad
  • Moong
  • Gram
  • Peas
  • Lentils
  • Khesaria

Important Rivers in Bihar

Bihar, one of the crucial states in India, consisted of several rivers such as Ganga, Bagmati , Gandak, Ghaghra, Phalgu River, Koshi River, Son River, Mahananda River, Punpun, Sapt Koshi, and Bhutahi Balan.


The most popular cuisines eaten in Bihar are as follows:

  • Aloo gobi
  • Anarsa
  • Balushahi
  • Bhurta
  • Chaat
  • Chinese bhel
  • Dahi vada
  • Dal
  • Gajar ka halwa
  • Ghugni
  • Gulab jamun
  • Handia
  • Kachori
  • Kheer
  • Mattar paneer
  • Okhlee
  • Pakora
  • Paratha
  • Rumali Roti
  • Saag
  • Sattu
  • Thekua
  • Tilkut

Top Medical Colleges in Bihar

Bihar is known for providing top education. It has several medical colleges. Check the few prominent ones below:

  • Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College in Gaya
  • Darbhanga Medical College in Lehriasarai
  • Government Medical College in Bettiah
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Science in Sheikhpura
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Bhagalpur
  • Katihar Medical College in Katihar
  • Lord Buddha Koshi Medical College and Hospital situated in Saharsa
  • Mata Gujri Memorial Medical College in Kishanganj

Besides the list mentioned above, the state offers education in medical through Nalanda Medical College, Narayan Medical College & Hospital, Patna Medical College, Shri Krishna Medical College, and Vardhman Institute of Medical Sciences

Bihar in Medieval Times

Bihar has gone through several emperors in the past. It includes Muhammad Bin Bakhtiar Khilji in 12th century. Bihar has also seen the glory of Sher Shah Suri who ruled over Sasaram. He was the one, who built the Grand Trunk Road, which begins from Calcutta and finish at Pakistan. In the 15th century, King Akbar over took Bihar and Bengal and ruled over it.

In Modern Times

It has seen the battle of Buxar  in 1765. Many known names such as Babu Kunwar Singh of Jagdishpur gave his life for in India's First War of Independence. Mahatma Gandhi started the freedom movement in Champaran district of Bihar. The movement of Satyagraha rose high in the freedom struggle. After independence, more than 15 administrative districts of Bihar got separated to form Jharkhand in the year 2000.

List of Cities in Bihar

The following is the list of cities in Bihar-

  • Araria
  • Arwal
  • Aurangabad
  • Banka
  • Begusarai
  • Bhagalpur
  • Bhojpur
  • Buxar
  • Darbhanga
  • East Champaran
  • Gaya
  • Gopalganj
  • Jamui
  • Jehanabad
  • Kaimur
  • Katihar
  • Khagaria
  • Kishanganj
  • Lakhisarai
  • Madhepura
  • Madhubani
  • Munger
  • Muzaffarpur
  • Nalanda
  • Nawada
  • Patna
  • Purnia
  • Rohtas
  • Saharsa
  • Samastipur
  • Saran
  • Sheikhpura
  • Sheohar
  • Sitamarhi
  • Siwan
  • Supaul
  • Vaishali
  • West Champaran