Ganesh Chaturthi 2022: Is it a public holiday today?

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Due to the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, banks will remain closed on Wednesday, but only in a few cities.

Ganeshotsav, the 10-feature festival kicked off today (August 31) with all the fervor. Hence, according to the Reserve Bank of India holiday schedule, banks will be closed in 9 major cities including Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chennai among others. However, in major metropolitan cities like Delhi and Kolkata, banks will remain open.

Holiday on Ganesh Chaturthi

Due to Samvatsari (Chaturthi Paksha)/Ganesh Chaturthi/ Varasiddhi Vinayaka Vrata/ Vinayakar Chathurthi, banks will remain closed in Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur and Panaji.

Meanwhile, Indian stock, bond and currency markets are closed today due to Ganeshotsav. While the commodities market is closed in the morning, the evening session will remain open.

Ganesh Chaturthi, which will begin on August 31 this year, is celebrated with great pomp and zeal in several states across the country, and 2022 marks the return of its celebration after 2 years of COVID-induced restrictions.

Also known as Ganeshotsav, this ten-day auspicious period begins with Chaturthi Tithi and ends with Anantha Chaturdashi. Devotees of Lord Ganesh, the god of wisdom and good fortune, mark his birth during the Shukla Paksha month of Bhadrapada.

People bring idols of Lord Ganesh to their homes, observe fasts, prepare appetizing dishes, pray to the Lord and observe rituals during this festival. With 2022 bringing back the Ganesh Chaturthi festivities and only 2 days left for the occasion, preparations are in full swing across the country.

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