October Bank Holidays: Banks to Remain Closed for 11 Days in the Next 12

Half of October 2023 has already passed, leaving less than 15 days for the month. If you have important banking-related tasks on your agenda, the following information is crucial.

In the remaining October days, there are still eight upcoming bank holidays. Additionally, the usual weekend break results in banks being closed for three more days, bringing the total to 11 days when banks will remain closed.

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RBI’s October Holiday List and Online Banking Options

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released a holiday list for October, outlining the specific days on which banks will remain closed.

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These closures are primarily due to the celebration of festivals and special occasions such as Durga Puja and Dussehra.

It’s important to note that bank holidays may vary from state to state based on local festivals and events.

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When your local bank branch is closed, online banking remains a convenient option for managing your financial transactions from the comfort of your home.

Comprehensive List of Bank Holidays in October

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Here’s a detailed list of the upcoming bank holidays in October 2023:

  1. October 21 (Saturday): Durga Puja (Maha Saptami)
    • Banks will be closed in Tripura, Assam, Manipur, and West Bengal.
  2. October 23 (Monday): Mahanavami, Ayudha Puja, Durga Puja, Vijay Dashami
    • Banks will remain closed in Tripura, Karnataka, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Kanpur, Kerala, Jharkhand, and Bihar.
  3. October 24 (Tuesday): Dussehra (Vijayadashami), Durga Puja
    • Banks will be closed in all states except Andhra Pradesh and Manipur.
  4. October 25 (Wednesday): Durga Puja (Dassain)
    • Banks are closed in Sikkim.
  5. October 26 (Thursday): Durga Puja (Dassain)/ Merger Day
    • Banks are closed in Sikkim and Jammu and Kashmir.
  6. October 27 (Friday): Durga Puja (Dasain)
    • Banks are closed in Sikkim.
  7. October 28 (Saturday): Lakshmi Puja
    • Banks are closed in West Bengal.
  8. October 31 (Tuesday): Birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
    • Banks will be closed in Gujarat.

Bank Weekend Holidays in October 2023


In addition to the above-listed holidays, there are also the following weekend holidays in October 2023:

  1. October 22: Sunday holiday
  2. October 28: Fourth Saturday holiday
  3. October 29: Sunday holiday

Bank customers should take note of these dates to plan their financial activities accordingly during the month of October.



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