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Bank Holidays in October: Banks to Remain Shut for 21 Days

M Kanika
M Kanika
Bank Holidays in October 2021
Bank Holidays in October 2021

If you are planning to visit your bank in the month of October, then you must read this article, as Public & Private banks will remain closed for 21 days in the upcoming month, including weekends & festivals.

According to the guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), while the banks are closed on public holidays, regional holidays are restricted only to certain states & decided by the respective state government.

Out of 21 days of holidays in October, only 14 of them are holidays because of an occasion, & the other 7 days are weekend leaves, which encompass Sundays, as well as the second & fourth Saturday of the month.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mandated holidays are grouped under categories of the “Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act”, “Holiday under Negotiable Instruments Act & Real Time Gross Settlement Holiday” & “Banks’ Closing of Accounts”. 

Below is the List of Bank Holidays in October 2021

October 1 

Half Yearly Closing of Bank Account (Sikkim) 


October 2 

Gandhi Jayanti  


October 3 



October 6 

Mahalaya Amavasye (West Bengal, Karnataka, Tripura) 


October 7 

 Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi (West Bengal, Karnataka, Meghalaya) 


October 9 

Second Saturday 


October 10 



October 12 

Durga Puja  (Maha Saptami) /(West Bengal, Tripura) 


October 13 

Durga Puja/ Dussehra (Maha Navami)/ (Ayutha Pooja).   


October 14 

Durga Puja/ Dasara/Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi) 


October 15 

Durga Puja (Dasain) / (Sikkim) 


October 16 

Durga Puja 


October 17 



October 18 

Kati Bihu 


October 19 

Id-E-Milad/Eid-e-Miladunnabi/Milad-i-Sherif (Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday)/Baravafat 


October 20 

Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday/Lakshmi Puja/Id-E-Milad 


October 22 

Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi  

October 23 

Fourth Saturday 

October 24 


October 26 

Accession Day (Jammu & Kashmir) 

October 31 


For more details visit your nearest bank and get the latest update regarding the holidays.

Note – This information is for all (including the rural community) who are availing of different banking services.  

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