Social media is a buzz with claim that banks will remain closed for five consecutive days from 29th March to 2nd April, 2018, however in reality the Banks will function normally on March 31 and some might even work for more hours on that day.
Some media posts, in fact, claim that banks will remain closed for five consecutive days from 29th March to 2nd April, 2018. But in reality banks will be shut for Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday, which fall on 29th March and 30th March, respectively. Then 31st March (that is Saturday) is the fifth Saturday hence it will be working and then April 2 will be the annual closing hence again banks would be closed for customers.
While banks will remain closed on 29th March and 30th March, respectively, for Mahavir Jayanti and Good Friday holidays, some of them will work full time on Saturday. Some banks may also make some special arrangements for the convenience of their customers, like working for, say, two hours for customers. Thus, it may vary from bank to bank on the above holidays as well.
Banks will work on March 31 (Saturday) and there is no continuous holidays as per messages in the social media,” D Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, General Secretary of the All India Bank Officers Confederation.