In Tamilnadu, there are 92 bank holidays this year in 2017. Including Sunday second and fourth Saturday excluding the government holiday. In Tamilnadu, one more public Holiday has been declared this year in 2017 that is on the birthday of Tamilnadu veteran actor and ex-chief minister (1977-1987) MG Ramachandran famously called as MGR.
This public holiday is applicable to all State government offices, corporations, boards constituted by the government and all banks.
This government holiday in not applicable for government offices related to the central government though those offices are in Tamilnadu.
Chief Secretary Girija Vaithiyanathan declared this public holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act and asked private banks and companies to consider declaring January 17 as a holiday for their employees in view of the centenary event.
Excluding this public holiday, bank has normal government holidays and specifically for bank there is a holiday on April 1st which bank accounts closing day.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 1||Tuesday||New Year's Day|
|January 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 15||Tuesday||Thiruvalluvar Day|
|January 26||Saturday||Republic Day|
|February 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 6||Saturday||Telugu New Year|
|April 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 14||Sunday||Tamil New Year|
|April 17||Wednesday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|April 19||Friday||Good Friday|
|April 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 1||Wednesday||May Day|
|May 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 5||Wednesday||Idul Fitr|
|June 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 12||Monday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 15||Thursday||Independence Day|
|September 2||Monday||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|September 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 2||Wednesday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 7||Monday||Maha Navami|
|October 8||Tuesday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 10||Sunday||Eid e Milad|
|November 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 25||Wednesday||Christmas Day|
|December 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
Tamil Nadu is at the southern most tip of India. Chennai is the capital of the state, while Tamil is the official language. The state has industrialised very rapidly and today has the maximum number of business enterprises. Chennai is the most populous city in the state with a number of IT companies having offices here. The other cities are Coimbatore, Madurai and Trichy.
A vast majority of the population follows hinduism, though there are a significant number of Christians as well. St Thomas, one of the followers of Jesus Christ was known to have been martyred in Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli are some of the best cities in tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu is very rich in traditions, culture and dance. Bharata Natyam the popular form of dance is practiced here.
Pongal, a harvest festival is widely celebrated in Tamil Nadu. The state also has a popular film industry called Kollywood. Cinema tickets are regulated by the government.
Every year bank holidays comes in a row twice in Tamilnadu. These bank holidays in Tamil Nadu are regional holidays. Those two occasions are for Pongal and the other is for Dusshera.
The first occasion is Pongal. For Pongal there will be three bank holidays in a row that is in January on the occasion of Pongal there will be three holidays in a row.
2) Thiruvalluvar Day
3) Uzhavar Thirunal
1) Pongal - On Pongal which is the first Bank holiday in Tamil Nadu of continuous three bank holidays. People light up a bonfire by lighting up the items they want to discard. Women sing and dance around the bonfire. As it is winter season bonfire helps keep warm as the night will be cold.
On the second day, individuals in Tamil Nadu decorate their houses with sugarcane, banana leaves etc.
On the third bank holiday in Tamil Nadu for Pongal, individuals offer prayers to cows which are considered a sacred animal for Hindus. The cows are decorated with bells and flowers around their neck and perform aarti to seek the animal’s blessings.
The second occasion is for Dusshera. For Dusshera there will be two bank holidays in a row those two bank holidays in Tamil Nadu will not come on the same date every year Because Dusshera is celebrated as per Hindu Calendar which is a lunar Calendar. They are:
1) Saraswathi Puja (Ayudha Pooja)
2) Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
This festival is celebrated differently in different parts of India. In Tamil Nadu, this bank holiday is to worship Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, and Durga. Dussehra is a nine days festival two banks holidays in Tamilnadu is on last two days of nine days festival.
There are a lot of options during bank holidays in Coimbatore and Tamil Nadu, which includes taking trips. If we check where to take mainly trips around Coimbatore, there are a lot of places to visit during public holidays in Coimbatore within 200 km radius.
The best place one can visit is Kodaikanal which is nearly 180 kms away from Coimbatore. It is one of the best holiday destination to visit during public holidays in Coimbatore. Kodaikanal is famous for its weather, Hills, and nature. So it is the best place to visit to get relieved from work stress, during these bank holidays in Tamil Nadu.
One more best place to visit around Coimbatore is Kochi which is nearly 190kms away from Coimbatore. Kochi is a coastal area and is famous for its beaches Kochi is also called as Queen of Arabian Sea. This is the best place to visit for one who likes beaches during bank holidays in Coimbatore.
Munnar is nearly 160kms away from Coimbatore. It is also the best place to visit during public holidays in Coimbatore. Munnar is in Kerala and a hill station Western Ghats mountain range. This is the great place for trekking and hiking.
The closest holiday destination to visit around Coimbatore is Ooty Ooty is around 90kms away from Coimbatore. This is also a great destination to visit during bank holidays in Coimbatore. Ooty is a hill station with great site seeing spots and good weather. So, chill and have great time during Public Holidays in Coimbatore.