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Banks in several parts of India will remain closed for at least three days at a stretch in March due to Holi, Good Friday and the weekend. All banks arcoss the country will remain closed March 31 and April 1 for annual closing of accounts.

Different cities will have holidays on different dates for Holi; while some will remain closed March 23, others March 24. Banks in the majority of places will remain closed March 25 for Good Friday.

Banks in cities like Dehradun, Kanpur, Lucknow and Patna will go on a five-day holiday starting March 23. Banks will resume work March 28, according to Reserve Bank of India's list of bank holidays for 2016.

Meanwhile, in Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji, Ranchi and Shillong, banks will remain closed for four days — from March 24 to March 27.

State Bank of India will remain closed from March 23 to 27 in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, according to SBI's list for the Delhi circle.

Here is the list of March and April 2016 bank holidays as mentioned above:

Dates Bank Holiday
March 23 Holi 
March 24 Holi 
March 25 Good Friday
March 26 Fourth Saturday
March 27 Sunday
March 31 Annual closing of accounts
April 1 Annual closing of accounts
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