Indian public and private banks will be closed on 21 days including the second and fourth Saturdays and Sundays in October 2021, owing to festivals.
According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, banks remain closed on all public holidays but there are some holidays that are regional, i.e. restricted to certain states only. Regional holidays are decided by respective state governments.
The RBI divides bank holidays into three categories—those under the Negotiable Instruments Act, the Negotiable Instruments Act, and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holiday and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.
Bank holidays in October 2021:
1. October 1- Half Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts (Gangtok)
2. October 2 – Gandhi Jayanti (All states)
3. October 3 – Sunday
4. October 6- Mahalaya Amavasye (Agartala, Bengaluru, Kolkata)
5. October 7 – Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi (Imphal)
6. October 9- 2nd Saturday
7. October 10 – Sunday
8. October 12- Durga Puja (Maha Saptami) / (Agartala, Kolkata)
9. October 13- Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami) / (Agartala, Bhubaneswar, Gangtok, Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi)
10. October 14 – Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayutha Pooja (Agartala, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gangtok, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram)
12. October 16- Durga Puja (Dasain) / (Gangtok)
13. October 17- Sunday
14. October 18- Kati Bihu (Guwahati)
15. October 19- Id-E-Milad/Eid-e-Miladunnabi/Milad-i-Sherif (Prophet Mohammad’s Birthday)/Baravafat / (Ahmedabad, Belapur, Bhopal, Chennai, Dehradun, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram)
17. October 22- Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi (Jammu, Srinagar)
18. October 23- 4th Saturday
19. October 24- Sunday
20. October 26- Accession Day (Jammu, Srinagar)
21. October 31- Sunday
Disclaimer: All precautions have been taken to gather the most accurate information about the Bank Holiday dates for the month of September 2021. However, readers are advised to verify with their local branches to corroborate the same.