Bank Holidays: Banks will be closed for 21 days next month! see the list here...
The month of October is called the month of festivals in India. Many major festivals of the year fall in this month. In October, some more festivals including Durga Puja, Dussehra, Diwali (Diwali 2022), and Chhath Puja will be celebrated. This is the reason that October will be full of holidays and banks will work for only 9 days in the whole month. That is, there will be a holiday in banks for 21 days. Therefore, if you also have some important banking work, which you have to settle by going to the bank branch, then it will be fine if you complete them this month itself.
The Reserve Bank issues a list of bank holidays every calendar year. It is important to know here that banks across the country will not be closed for 21 days in October. In the list of holidays which has been released by RBI, many of these holidays are of the national level. Banking services will be closed across the country on that day. At the same time, some holidays are of local or regional level. In those days, bank branches are closed only in the states connected with it. The list of holidays is also different for different states.
Use online services on holidays
Most of the services of banks are available online. Mobile banking and net banking have eased many problems for customers. Therefore, if you have important banking work on the day of a bank holiday, then you should take information about the online services of the bank. The work you have to do may be done online. However, there are still many such works, which are done only by visiting the bank branch. When the bank is closed, some important work for many customers gets stuck. Therefore every bank customer should be aware of bank holidays.
Bank Holiday October 2022
1 October – Half yearly closing of the bank (holiday across the country)
2 October – Sunday and Gandhi Jayanti holiday (holiday across the country)
October 3 – Maha Ashtami (Durga Puja) (Banks will remain closed in Agartala, Bhubaneshwar, Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata, Patna, Ranchi)
October 4 – Mahanavami / Birthday of Srimanta Sankardev (holiday in Agartala, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Chennai, Gangtok, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong, Thiruvananthapuram)
5 October – Durga Puja/Dussehra (Vijay Dashami) (holiday across the country)
6 October – Durga Puja (Dasain) (Holiday in Gangtok)
October 7 – Durga Puja (Dasai) (Banks will remain closed in Gangtok)
8 October – Second Saturday Holiday and Milad-e-Sharif/Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi (Holiday in Bhopal, Jammu, Kochi, Srinagar, and Thiruvananthapuram)
9 October – Sunday
13 October – Karva Chauth (holiday in Shimla)
14 October – Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi (Holiday in Jammu, Srinagar)
16 October – Sunday
18 October – Kati Bihu (Holiday in Guwahati)
22 October – Fourth Saturday
23 October – Sunday
24 October – Kali Puja/Diwali/Narak Chaturdashi) (holiday all over the country except Gangtok, Hyderabad, and Imphal)
25 October – Lakshmi Puja/Diwali/Govardhan Puja (holiday in Gangtok, Hyderabad, Imphal, and Jaipur)
26 October – Govardhan Puja/Vikram Samvat New Year Day/Bhai Dooj/Diwali (Bali Pratipada)/Lakshmi Puja/Entrance Day (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bengaluru, Dehradun, Gangtok, Jammu, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Shimla, Srinagar I will be on holiday)
27 October – Bhai Dooj / Chitragupta Jayanti / Laxmi Puja / Deepawali / Ningol Chakkuba (holiday in Gangtok, Imphal, Kanpur, Lucknow)
30 October – Sunday
31 October – Birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel / Surya Shashthi Dala Chhath (morning arghya) / Chhath Puja (Holiday in Ahmedabad, Ranchi, and Patna)