After a quiet couple of months for bank holidays, October is disrupted right at the start with Gandhi’s Birthday on Friday October 2nd. The second half of the month brings the major festivals of Durga Puja and Dussehra. The end of the month also sees Eid-eMilad, which is a gazetted holiday in most states.
It is useful to know when then banks are closed, so you can plan any necessary transactions in advance and withdraw cash early to avoid empty ATMs. We recommend planning to obtain any cash by the middle of the month.
In total, banking services in India will be affected in some manner on 13 out of the 31 days in October 2020.
|October 2nd||Friday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||Nationwide|
|October 10th||Saturday||Second Saturday||Nationwide|
|October 17th||Saturday||Kati Bihu / Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti / Bathukamma||Several states|
|October 23rd||Friday||Durga Puja / Mahasaptami||Many states|
|October 24th||Saturday||Mahashtami / Mahanavami||Most states|
|October 25th||Sunday||Durga Puja / Dussehra||Most states|
|October 26th||Monday||Durga Puja / Dussehra / Accession Day||Several states|
|October 29th||Thursday||Eid-e-Milad||Several states|
|October 30th||Friday||Eid-e-Milad||Most states|
|31 October||Saturday||Jayanti of Maharishi Valmiki and Sardar Patel / Kumar Purnima||Several states|
Disclaimer: All precautions have been taken to gather the most accurate information about the Bank Holiday dates for the month of October 2020. However, readers are advised to verify with their local branches to corroborate the same.