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Buddha Purnima 2024: From banks to stock market, what's open and what's closed

May 23, 2024 07:57 AM IST

Buddha Purnima is a gazetted holiday. Here's a look at what's closed and what's open today

Buddha Purnima 2024: The birth of Lord Gautam Buddha is marked as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti. This year, the festival will be observed today (May 23). Buddha Purnima is a gazetted holiday and hence all government offices, schools, post-offices and banks will remain closed today.

Buddha Purnima 2024: A statue of Lord Buddha being cleaned as part of preparations ahead of Buddha Purnima festival, in Agartala.(PTI)
Buddha Purnima 2024: A statue of Lord Buddha being cleaned as part of preparations ahead of Buddha Purnima festival, in Agartala.(PTI)

Buddha Purnima 2024: Here's a look at what is closed

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Government offices closed: Buddha Purnima is a gazetted holiday owing to which all government offices in most states are closed today.

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Schools closed: Schools remain closed for gazetted holidays.

Post offices: Post offices are closed on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.

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Banks: Banks will be closed in the following states: Tripura, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

Read more: Buddha Purnima Bank Holiday: Banks will be closed in these 18 states on May 23

Banks will also remain closed in following cities: Agartala, Aizawl, Belapur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Itanagar, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla and Srinagar.

Stock markets: The BSE and NSE are open as well as equities and derivates segment will also remain open for trading on May 23 for Buddha Purnima, as per the BSE website.

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