October 2021 is about to come and it will start with a two-day weekend holiday. This month, bankers will also get a lot of opportunity to relax with work. They get six holidays as per the instructions of RBI. These are counted in the weekly off and the rest fall on holiday festivals or other public occasions.
October and November are the months of big festivals anyway
October and November are anyway the months of big festivals. During this period from Gandhi Jayanti to Dussehra-Diwali. Karva Chauth also falls during this time. There is a long holiday for Navratri. Barawafat is also falling in this month.
so many days off
Half Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts: October 1 (Gangtok)
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: October 2 (All States)
Mahalaya Amavasye : 6 October (Agartala, Bangalore, Kolkata)
Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi : 7 October (Imphal)
Durga Puja (Maha Saptami): 12 October (Agartala and Kolkata)
Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami): 13 October (Agartala, Bhubaneshwar, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Patna and Ranchi)
Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayutha Pooja: 14 October (Agartala, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gangtok, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram)
Durga Puja/Dasara/Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi): October 15 (all except Imphal and Shimla)
Durga Puja (Dasain): 16 October (Gangtok)
Kati Bihu: 18 October (Guwahati)
Id-E-Milad/Eid-e-Miladunnabi/Milad-i-Sherif (Prophet Mohammad's Birthday)/Baravafat : 19 October (Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar and Thiruvananthapuram)
Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday/Lakshmi Puja/Id-E-Milad : 20 October (Agartala, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Shimla)
Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi : 22 October (Jammu, Srinagar)
Accession Day: 26 October (Jammu, Srinagar)
State wise holiday
These holidays will be according to different states. For example, Durga Puja takes place all over the country. Its holiday dates will be almost the same across the country. There is also a holiday in many states on Barawafat. On this day, bank-markets remain closed. Government offices also have holidays. On Dussehra, there will be a holiday in the whole country. Durga Puja is a long holiday in West Bengal.