October 2023 is set to be a month of festivities, and as a result, banks will observe a total of 16 holidays.
These include all Sundays and the second and fourth Saturdays, meaning that banks will be officially closed for 10 days due to various festivals.
The remaining 6 days are part of the regular weekly holiday schedule. Here’s the comprehensive list of holidays during which banks will be closed in October.
Before planning a visit to your bank branch in October, make sure to check the holiday calendar for the month.
Banks will be closed due to important festivals like Gandhi Jayanti, Mahalaya, Kati Bihu, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Lakshmi Puja, and the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Here’s the full list of October holidays:
Bank Holidays in October 2023:
- 2 October (Monday) – Gandhi Jayanti – National Holiday
- 14 October (Saturday) – Mahalaya – Banks closed in Kolkata
- 18 October (Wednesday) – Kati Bihu – Banks closed in Assam
- 21 October (Saturday) – Durga Puja (Maha Saptami) – Banks closed in Tripura, Assam, Manipur, and Bengal
- 23 October (Monday) – Mahanavami, Ayudha Puja, Durga Puja, Vijay Dashami – Banks closed in Tripura, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Kanpur, Kerala, Jharkhand, Bihar
- 24 October (Tuesday) – Dussehra i.e. Vijayadashami, Durga Puja – Banks closed in all states except Andhra Pradesh and Manipur
- 25 October (Wednesday) – Durga Puja (Dasain) – Banks closed in Sikkim
- 26 October (Thursday) – Durga Puja (Dassain) / Merger Day – Banks closed in Sikkim and Jammu and Kashmir
- 27 October (Friday) – Durga Puja (Dasain) – Banks closed in Sikkim
- 28 October (Saturday) – Lakshmi Puja – Banks closed in Bengal
- 31 October (Tuesday) – Birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel – Banks closed in Gujarat
With these holiday dates in mind, plan your banking tasks accordingly to ensure a hassle-free experience during the festive season.