Bank Holidays In October 2021: Complete List Of October 2021 Bank Holidays In India

Bank Holidays In October 2021: In October, it's festival season, so check out the October 2021 Bank Holidays from this article and plan a trip with your family in October 2021. Make a note of the dates and make travel arrangements appropriately.

by Pooja

Updated Oct 14, 2021

Bank Holidays In October 2021: Complete List Of October 2021 Bank Holidays In India
Source: Hindustan Times

Bank Holidays In October 2021

A number of festivals are held across the country during the tenth month of the year, October. As a result, the number of working days in October is lower than in other months of the year. When arranging a trip with family or friends, knowing when you have holidays well in advance comes in handy. As a result, we've put together a list of bank holidays for the month of October 2021.

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Bank Holidays In October 2021 In India

Bank holidays are days on which all public and commercial banks in the country are closed. Banks in India are closed on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, according to the country's central bank, the Reserve Bank of India. In addition to those days, banks will be closed on the dates mentioned in the table below during the month of October 2021:

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Bank Holidays

October 1, 2021


Half Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts (Gangtok)

October 2, 2021


Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti (All States)

October 3, 2021



October 6, 2021


Mahalaya Amavasya (Agartala, Bengaluru, Kolkata)

October 7, 2021


Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi (Imphal)

October 9, 2021


2nd Saturday

October 10, 2021



October 12, 2021


Durga Puja (Maha Saptami) / (Agartala, Kolkata)

October 13, 2021


Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami) / (Agartala, Bhubaneswar, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi)

October 14, 2021


Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayutha Pooja (Agartala, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gangtok, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram)

October 15, 2021


Durga Puja/Dasara/Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi) / (All Banks except those in Imphal and Shimla)

October 16, 2021


Durga Puja (Dasain) / (Gangtok)

October 17, 2021



October 18, 2021


Kati Bihu (Guwahati)

October 19, 2021


Id-E-Milad/Eid-e-Miladunnabi(Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram)

October 20, 2021


Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday/Lakshmi Puja/Id-E-Milad (Agartala, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Shimla)

October 22, 2021


Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (Jammu, Srinagar)

October 23, 2021


4th Saturday

October 24, 2021



October 26, 2021


Accession Day (Jammu, Srinagar)

October 31, 2021



Is Bank Holiday on Saturdays?

According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vacation calendar, all commercial and public sector banks will be closed for 21 days this month, including the second and fourth Saturdays, as well as Sundays. So, if you're planning a trip to your bank office in October, keep in mind all of the holidays and make plans appropriately.

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Bank Holidays In October 2021: FAQs

1. How many holidays are there in October 2021?

Only 14 of the 21 holidays in October are festival holidays, according to the RBI's Bank Holiday 2021 schedule, with the remaining seven being weekend leaves.

2. Is October 2nd a bank holiday?

Yes. October 2nd is a bank holiday on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti.

3. Is October 6th a bank holiday?

Yes. October 6th is a bank holiday on account of Mahalaya Amavasya.

4. Is October 12th a bank holiday?

Yes. October 12th is a bank holiday on account of Durga Puja.

5. Is October 18th a bank holiday?

Yes. October 18th is a bank holiday on account of Kati Bihu.

6. Is October 20th a bank holiday?

Yes. October 20th is a bank holiday on account of Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday.

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