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Indian Bank Holidays in October 2020


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 2ndFridayMahatma Gandhi JayantiNationwide
October 4thSundayNationwide
October 10thSaturdaySecond SaturdayNationwide
October 11thSundayNationwide
October 17thSaturdayKati Bihu / Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti / BathukammaSeveral states
October 18thSundayNationwide
October 23rdFridayDurga Puja / MahasaptamiMany states
October 24thSaturdayMahashtami / MahanavamiMost states
October 25thSundayDurga Puja / DussehraMost states
October 26thMondayDurga Puja / Dussehra / Accession DaySeveral states
October 29thThursdayEid-e-MiladSeveral states
October 30thFridayEid-e-MiladMost states
31 OctoberSaturdayJayanti of Maharishi Valmiki and Sardar Patel / Kumar PurnimaSeveral 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.