Holiday today: Last week, banks were closed for three consecutive days. Also this week there are several public holidays. On August 15, when India celebrates its 76th Independence Day, banks in the country were closed due to the national holiday. So this week started with a holiday. Even today, banks are closed in some cities due to the Parsi New Year (Shahenshahi). Banks will also remain closed on August 18 and 19 to celebrate Janmashtami.