Punjab Bank Holidays 2023

Punjab has 30 bank holidays in the year 2023 excluding the second/fourth Saturday and Sundays. Below is the the month-wise 2023 bank holidays list in Punjab.

DATE REASON / REMARKS
January
January 26, Thursday, 2023 Republic Day
February
February 18, Saturday, 2023 Maha Shivaratri
March
March 8, Wednesday, 2023 Holi
March 23, Thursday, 2023 S. Bhagat Singh Martyrdom Day
March 30, Thursday, 2023 Ram Navami
April
April 4, Tuesday, 2023 Mahavir Jayanti
April 14, Friday, 2023 Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti
April 14, Friday, 2023 Baisakhi
April 22, Saturday, 2023 Idul Fitr
April 22, Saturday, 2023 Parasuram Jayanti
May
May 2, Tuesday, 2023 Guru Ravidas Jayanti
May 5, Friday, 2023 Buddha Purnima
May 22, Monday, 2023 Maharana Pratap Jayanti
June
June 4, Sunday, 2023 Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti
June 29, Thursday, 2023 Bakrid / Eid al Adha
July
July 29, Saturday, 2023 Muharram
July 31, Monday, 2023 Shaheed Udham Singh Martyrdom Day
August
August 15, Tuesday, 2023 Independence Day
August 30, Wednesday, 2023 Raksha Bandhan
September
September 7, Thursday, 2023 Janmashtami
September 19, Tuesday, 2023 Haryali Teej
September 28, Thursday, 2023 Eid e Milad
October
October 2, Monday, 2023 Gandhi Jayanti
October 15, Sunday, 2023 Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti
October 24, Tuesday, 2023 Vijaya Dashami
October 28, Saturday, 2023 Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti
November
November 1, Wednesday, 2023 State Day
November 12, Sunday, 2023 Diwali
November 27, Monday, 2023 Guru Nanak Jayanti
December
December 25, Monday, 2023 Christmas Day

FAQs on Punjab Bank Holidays 2023

How many bank holidays in 2023 in Punjab?
Punjab has 30 bank holidays in 2023.
Do the above 2023 holidays list include the second and fourth Saturdays?
No. The second and fourth Saturdays are not included in the above list, as the days are by default declared holidays.
How can I see the list of Punjab bank holidays 2024 and Punjab bank holidays 2025?
We keep updating the bank holidays on this page for Punjab. So the 2024 holidays and 2025 holidays will also be posted on this page in their respective years.

More About Punjab Holidays 2023

Punjab state is one of the most popular regions situated in Northwest region in India. The word Punjab is made up of two words Punj (Five) and Aab (water). It is the land of five rivers named Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. Presently, only Sutlej, Ravi and Beas rivers flow in Punjab while other two rivers flow in Pakistan. The Punjab is divided into three regions named Majha, Doaba and Malwa.

Agriculture is the main occupation of the people which also help in increasing the economy of this state. Other industries included in Punjab are manufacturing of scientific instruments, electrical goods, financial services, machine tools, textiles, sewing machines and many more. The state has seen a major economic progress after independence. It contributed two-third of the food grains and a third portion of the milk in the nation. The state has become the leading producer of wheat as well. People of Punjab have taken initiative in forwarding the Green Revolution ahead. They are one of the most prosperous races and own the per capita income double of the national average income.

State with the best Infrastructure

Punjab is known all over for the infrastructure which includes rail, road, water and air. It has extended its link throughout the region. The state has the least poverty rate in India and won the award of the best state in the country. As per the Census, the population of Punjab has increased by 13% in the last decade.

Geographical Area

The state covers the geographical area of 19,445 square miles. Its elevation is around 980 feet above the sea level. Its average elevation is 300 meters above the sea level with the range of 180 meters.

Location

Punjab shares its borders with Pakistan in the West, in the north by Jammu and Kashmir, in the northeast by Himachal Pradesh and in the south by Haryana and Rajasthan.

Climate

The state has amalgamation of heat in summers, rains in the monsoon season, and cold in winters. The three seasons are extensively enjoyed by the people. Punjab experience summers and winters along with abundant of rainfall which makes land fertile.

  • Summer Season: Mid April-End of June
  • Rainy Season: Early July-End of September
  • Note: Best time to plan a trip to Punjab is from October to the end of March.

Major Festivals

The major festivals of Punjab are:

  • Lohri
  • Holla Mohalla
  • Diwali
  • Dussehra

Language Spoken

Punjabi is the official language in Punjab. Besides this, it is the widely spoken language in the world. It is the fourth spoken language in Asia and most living language in Indo-European. Punjabi is written in Gurumukhi script. Other than Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, English is the most spoken language in Punjab.

Capital

Chandigarh is the capital of Punjab and Haryana. It is one of the most planned cities of India. It is situated at the foothills of Shivaliks and is known for the urban planning and modern architecture in 20th century. This city was planned by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.

The city was founded in 1952 and in 1948, the Government of Punjab approved the area of the Shivaliks as the site for Punjab.

Cities/Towns

There are more than 23 Districts and 168 towns and 69 towns in Punjab. Therefore, the number of towns are 237 and major cities comprises of Amritsar, Mohali, Ludhiana, Patiala and Jalandhar. Punjab region is one of the world’s first and oldest civilizations of Indus Valley Civilization.

Tourist Places

Sikhism is the most prevalent state in India. It is consisted of Sikh shrines, the Golden Temple is situated in Amritsar. The five Takhts of Sikhism, which has three in Punjab. These include Sri Akal Takht Sahib, Damdama Sahib and Anandpur Sahib. Punjab is the main state of India which is known for its sports and hosiery goods industry. Enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the natives. The main tourist attractions in various cities of Punjab are mentioned below:

  • Amritsar- Golden temple, Jallianwala bagh, Wagah Border, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
  • Patiala - Sheesh mahal, Quila Muabrak, Moti Bagh Palace, Kali devi Temple
  • Chandigarh- Sikh Ajaibghar, Sukhna lake, Rock garden , Rose garden etc.

Cuisines

The cuisine of Punjab comprises of mouth-watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. In restaurants, food preparations are made with pure desi ghee, butter, and cream. The traditional Punjabi food includes:

  • Sarson ka saag
  • Shahi paneer
  • Dal makhni
  • Rajma
  • Chole
  • Aloo
  • Chicken karahi
  • Chicken Tandori
  • makki di Roti
  • Naan
  • Lassi
  • Kheer
  • Rabri

Culture

Culture and tradition of Punjab is quite rich. Punjabi songs are full of energy. The dances included in Punjab are bhangra, giddha, kikli and sammi. Bhangra is the famous dance form in Punjab with loud drumming, dholak and music.

Giddha is another essential dance practice amongst Panjabi women. Bolis are sung and danced by women. Some of the other dance forms are Jhumar, Dhankara and Gatka. People of all age and religion enjoy Punjabi dance and singing. Punjabis have inclination towards dance and festivity. Folk music is the soul of Punjabi culture which is consisted of easy to use musical instruments such as dholak and drum. Punjabi songs at wedding have a range of peppy beats and a sense of humor.

Dress

The traditional dress of men in Punjab includes Kurta-pyjama and turban. While women wear Patiala suit which is a traditional dress of women. There is a bright combination of colors in turban and phulkari dupattas during the festival of Baisakhi. The traditional dress of women comprises of salwar-kameez and lehenga-kurta with a waistcoast. Turban style are mandatory for Sikhs.

Art and Craft

Punjabis are known for their artistic taste in arts and crafts. Many handicrafts including women weave the woolen attire for their family. Phulkari is the most intricate work in Punjab and popular worldwide. Hand-woven silk shawls in traditional designs are also the part of the crafts. Some of the other crafts produced in the region include lacquer work, wooden work, Calico painting, paper mache etc. Wooden furniture is well-crafted by artisans with craftsmanship.

List of Cities in Punjab

The following is the list of cities in Punjab-

  • Amritsar
  • Barnala
  • Bathinda
  • Faridkot
  • Fatehgarh Sahib
  • Fazilka
  • Firozpur
  • Gurdaspur
  • Hoshiarpur
  • Jalandhar
  • Kapurthala
  • Ludhiana
  • Malerkotla
  • Mansa
  • Moga
  • Mohali
  • Muktsar
  • Pathankot
  • Patiala
  • Rupnagar
  • Sangrur
  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar
  • Tarn Taran