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Banks are the backbone of the national economy. They fulfil financial obligations and coordinate the financial activities of the country and its inhabitants. Banks are responsible for the upliftment of various segments of society. Banks perform a long list of functions that are necessary for economic growth, and we depend on banks at various levels. Let’s see how August turns out as banks remain closed for 18 days this month.
Holidays in August 2022 will include days off on weekdays and weekends. There are 18 national holidays in August, six of which are weekends.
On the other hand, there are also 13 regional holidays where lenders in some specific areas remain closed due to events in those specific areas. The Reserve Bank of India fixes public holidays under three categories every year – Negotiable Instruments Act holidays, Real Time Gross Settlement holidays and bank account closures.
See the list of holidays in August 2022 below. Also find holidays on weekdays and weekends.
Bank Holidays in August 2022
Leaves as per the Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act
|August 1, 2022||Monday||Drupka Tshe-zi (Banks are closed in Sikkim and Srinagar)|
|August 8, 2022||Monday||Muharram (Ashoora) (Banks closed in Jammu and Kashmir)|
|August 9, 2022||Tuesday||Muharram (Ashoora) Tripura, Gujarat, Mizoram, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, New Delhi, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand|
|August 11, 2022||Thursday||Raksha Bandhan|
|August 12, 2022||Friday||Raksha Bandhan|
|August 15, 2022||Monday||Independence Day (All over India)|
|August 16, 2022||Tuesday||Parsi New year (Belapur, Mumbai, Nagpur)|
|August 18, 2022||Thursday||Janmashtami (Bhubaneshwar, Dehradun, Kanpur and Lucknow)|
|August 19, 2022||Friday||Janmashtami (Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gangtok, Jammu, Jaipur, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Shillong, and Shimla)|
|August 29, 2022||Monday||Tithi of Srimanta Sankardeva (Assam)|
|August 31, 2022||Wednesday||Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Ganesh Chaturthi/ Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/ Vinayakar Chathurthi (Belapur, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Nagpur and Panaji)|
Bank Holidays in August 2022 on weekends
|Date||Day and Holiday|
|August 7, 2022||First Sunday|
|August 13, 2022||Second Saturday + Patriot’s Day in Manipur|
|August 14, 2022||Second Sunday|
|August 20, 2022||Saturday (Shri Krishna Ashtami – Hyderabad)|
|August 21, 2022||Third Sunday|
|August 27, 2022||Fourth Saturday|
|August 28, 2022||Fourth Sunday|
Important Days in August 2022:
India is a land of festivals where several events and important days are celebrated with full enthusiasm. It has been seen that in competitive exams he asks several facts from different subjects and important days and dates is one of them.
Sometimes it is difficult to remember important days and dates. This article will speed up your preparation for various competitive exams.
Check below the list of important days and dates in August 2022. All days have their significance. Some days are followed with a certain theme.
Special Days in August 2022
August, which is the 8th month of the year, marks the beginning of the festival month. After September and October, which will include Dusshera and Deepawali in 2022, August consists of some of the most significant festivals.
Rakshabandhan, which is a widely celebrated festival across India, will be celebrated on August 11 (Thursday). The day celebrates the unique bond between brother and sister and also includes gifts and wishes. Raksha Bandhan on August 11 will be followed by Independence Day on August 15 (Monday). On Independence Day 2022, India will celebrate 75 years of independence and the government has organized year-long celebrations to mark the occasion.
After Independence Day on August 15, Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 19. The day commemorates Lord Krishna’s birthday and the festival is widely celebrated across the country.
|August 2022 Important Days|
|Date||Name of Important Days|
|6 August (First Friday of August)||International Beer Day|
|1 August (First Sunday of August)||Friendship Day|
|1 August||National Mountain Climbing Day|
|1 August||Yorkshire Day|
|4 August||U.S. Coast Guard Day|
|6 August||Hiroshima Day|
|7 August||National Handloom Day|
|8 August||Quit India Movement Day|
|9 August||Nagasaki Day|
|9 August||International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples|
|11 August||Raksha Bandhan|
|12 August||International Youth Day|
|12 August||World Elephant Day|
|13 August||International Lefthanders Day|
|13 August||World Organ Donation Day|
|14 August||Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)|
|15 August||National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)|
|15 August||Independence Day in India|
|15 August||Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary|
|16 August||Parsi New Year|
|16 August||Bennington Battle Day|
|17 August||Indonesian Independence Day|
|19 August||World Photography Day|
|19 August||World Humanitarian Day|
|20 August||World Mosquito Day|
|20 August||Sadbhavna Diwas|
|20 August||Indian Akshay Urja Day|
|23 August||International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition|
|23 August||European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism|
|26 August||Women’s Equality Day|
|29 August||National Sports Day|
|30 August||Small Industry Day|
|31 August||Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)|
Important Days and Dates in August 2022
1 August – National Mountain Climbing Day
National Mountaineering Day is celebrated on August 1 every year. The day is said to have been established in honor of the author’s son Bobby Mathews and his friend Josh Madigan for successfully scaling the 46 high peaks of the Adirondack Mountains in New York State.
1 August – Yorkshire Day
Yorkshire Day is celebrated on August 1st every year. It is the largest country of the United Kingdom. This day is celebrated to honor everything about the country’s history to its most memorable inhabitants.
1-7 August – World Breastfeeding Week
It is a global campaign that is celebrated every year during the first week of August in different countries around the world. World Breastfeeding Week was first celebrated in 1992.
1 August (First Sunday of August) – Friendship Day
Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in August, and in 2021 it falls on August 1. In 1935, the tradition of dedicating a day in honor of friends began in the USA. Gradually Friendship Day gained popularity and this day is also celebrated by various countries including India.
4 August – U.S. Coast Guard Day
Every year on August 4, US Coast Guard Day is celebrated in honor of the founding of the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790 by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
6 August – Hiroshima Day
Hiroshima Day is celebrated annually on August 6. This is the day the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
6 August (First Friday of August) – International Beer Day
International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday in August. It was originally launched in Santa Cruz, California in 2007.
7 August – National Handloom Day
It is celebrated annually on August 7 to honor the country’s handloom weavers. This year marks the 6th National Handloom Day.
8 August – Quit India Movement Day
All India Congress Committee meeting in Bombay on 8 August 1942 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the “Quit India Movement”. It is also known as August Movement or August Kranti.
9 August – Nagasaki Day
The United States dropped the second bomb on Japan in Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, and the bomb is also known as the “Fat Man”. It was brought down three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
9 August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on August 9 to encourage people around the world to spread the UN’s message of protecting and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples.
10 August – World Lion Day
It is observed annually on August 10. The aim is to spread awareness and educate people about lions and their conservation.
10 August – World Biofuel Day
It is held on August 10 to spread awareness about non-conventional fuel sources that could act as an alternative to fossil fuels.
12 August – International Youth Day
International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 worldwide to focus on the development and protection of youth in society.
12 August: World Elephant Day
It is held every year on August 12 to make people understand the need to preserve and protect the giant elephant. This is a way to bring the world together to help elephants.
13 August – International Lefthanders Day
Left-handed people’s day is celebrated on August 13 every year. Raises awareness of the issues and difficulties left-handed people have faced.
13 August – World Organ Donation Day
World Organ Donation Day is observed on 13 August to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
14 August – Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
Youm-e-Azadi or Independence Day of Pakistan is celebrated on 14th August every year. On this day, Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign state after the end of British rule in 1947.
15 August – National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)
On 15 August, National Mourning Day in Bangladesh is observed. On this day Bangladesh’s first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family members.
15 August – Independence Day in India
Every year on August 15, India celebrates its Independence Day. As on this day, India became free from British rule. It reminds us of a new beginning, the beginning of a new era without British colonialism lasting more than 200 years.
15 August – Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
On August 15, the Christian feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is celebrated, with the belief that God accepted the Virgin Mary into heaven after her death. It is mainly celebrated in parts of Europe and South America. It is also called the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
16 August – Bennington Battle Day
Battle of Bennington Day is celebrated annually on August 16 in honor of the Battle of Bennington, which took place on August 16, 1777.
17 August – Indonesian Independence Day
Indonesia’s Independence Day is celebrated on August 17 every year. This day is celebrated as the declaration of independence from Dutch colonization in 1945.
19 August – World Photography Day
World Photography Day is celebrated on August 19 every year to raise awareness of the importance of photography.
19 August – World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated every year on August 19 around the world to honor aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service. The day also honors the work of women in crises around the world.
20 August – World Mosquito Day
World Mosquito Day is celebrated on August 20 each year to commemorate British physician Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that “female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.”
20 August -Sadbhavna Diwas
Sadbhavna Divas is celebrated every year on 20th August to commemorate the memory of our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. In English, Sadbhavna means goodwill and bonafide.
20 August -Indian Akshay Urja Day
India’s Akshay Urja Day is celebrated on August 20 every year to raise awareness about renewable energy development in India. It is a campaign that has been celebrated since 2004. This day commemorates the birthday of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
22 August – Raksha Bandhan
The festival celebrates the eternal bond between brother and sister. In 2021, the Rakhi festival will be celebrated on August 22.
22 August – Narali Purnima
It is also known as Nariyal Purnima or Coconut Day which is celebrated with full enthusiasm in Maharashtra and various other parts adjoining the Konkan region.
23 August – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
This day is celebrated every year on August 23 to remind us of the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all nations, the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. It provides an opportunity to reflect on the historical causes and consequences of the slave trade.
23 August – European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
This day is celebrated every year on August 23 as a day of remembrance for the victims of totalitarian regimes, especially communism, fascism, Nazism, etc. It is also known as Black Ribbon Day in some countries. The day also symbolizes the rejection of “extremism, intolerance, and oppression”.
26 August – Women’s Equality Day
This day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. In 1971, the US Congress officially recognized August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
26 August: International Dog Day
It is celebrated on August 26 in recognition of the number of dogs that need to be saved each year.
29 August – National Sports Day
National Sports Day is celebrated every year on August 29 to honor the birthday of Dhyan Chand, a field hockey player. National Sports Day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas.
30 August – Small Industry Day
Small Industry Day is celebrated on August 30 every year to support and promote small scale industries. Did you know that small industries are privately owned small corporations or manufacturers with limited resources and labor?
30 August – Janmashtami
It will be celebrated on August 30 this year. The Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna, who is affectionately known as Kanha. He is considered to be one of the most powerful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Dahi Handi is one of the most festive events of Janmashtami celebrations.
31 August – Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)
Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) is celebrated on 31st August every year.
These are the National and International Important Days in August 2022 which can also help you to prepare for several exams and also enrich your knowledge.