SBI holidays 2018:\u00a0 The social media is currently flooded with rumours that banks will remain closed on several days for Diwali and allied festivals triggering confusion in the minds of the people. However, the reality is something else. The banks will not remain shut for more than four days in most of the states across the country. There is going to be only one long weekend in states where banks are closed for Guru Nanak birthday. The bank generally remain open on first and third Saturdays every month and close on second and fourth. List of upcoming bank holidays in November November 6: Diwali (only in a few states) November 7: Diwali (in most states) November 21: Id-e-Milad November 23: Guru Nanak Birthday (only in few states) An additional 2-day bank holiday will be observed in Bihar on November 13 and November 14 for Chhath. However, it will be not applicable in the other states. Also read: Share market LIVE updates: Sensex trims early morning gains, Nifty below 10,200; IT stocks down as INR\u00a0strengthens Meanwhile, earlier in the month of August too, social media was flooded with such type of rumours. A viral WhatsApp message circulated then saying banks will remain closed from September 2 to 5 and thereafter from September 8 to 9. \u201cDear All, Pl, note that all the Banks will remain closed for six days. 2nd Sept- Sun, 3rd Sept-Janmashtami, 4th, 5th Sept \u2013 Banks strike protest for pension. 8th, 9th Sept- sat & sun \u2013 Closed. All ATM\u2019s may remain cashless. Pl, plan accordingly,\u201d read one of the messages which circulated on WhatsApp then. However, the rumours were found to be false.