India, the nation of festivals, will begin a series of celebrations in various states in October. Despite the fact that the festival is the same, it is celebrated on different days and in different ways.
Some states will have back-to-back bank holidays owing to the weekend, which will be followed by festivals. The following states will have long bank holidays during Dussehra, which falls on October 5 (Wednesday).
Dussehra bank holidays
October 1 (Saturday): Half yearly closing- Banks in Sikkim are closed for half yearly closing of bank accounts
October 2 ( Sunday): Gandhi Jayanti- National holiday
October 3 (Monday): Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami)- Banks are closed in Tripura, Orissa, Sikkim, Manipur, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, and Kerala.
October 4 (Tuesday): Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayudha pooja/Janmotsav of Srimanta Sankardeva- Banks are closed in Agartala, Karnataka, Orissa, Sikkim, Kerala, Maharashtra, Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Meghalaya.
October 5 (Wednesday): Durga Puja/Dussehra (Vijaya Dashmi)/Janmotsav of Srimanta Sankardeva- Banks are closed in all states except Manipur.
October 6 (Thursday): Durga Puja (Dasain)- Banks are closed in Gangtok, Sikkim
October 7 (Friday): Durga Puja (Dasain)- Banks are closed in Gangtok, Sikkim.
Long holiday state-wise
In Tripura, Orissa, Sikkim, Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand banks are closed continuously for days from Sunday to Wednesday (October 2-5). In Gangtok, Sikkim banks are closed from October 4-7.
Diwali long holidays
Banks will also have a long weekend due to Diwali. Except for Sikkim, Telangana, and Manipur, banks will be closed for three consecutive days from October 22 to 24. Banks in Gangtok are closed from October 25 to October 27.
October 22 – Fourth Saturday
October 23 – Sunday
October 24 – Monday: Kali Puja/Deepavali/Diwali (Laxmi Pujan)/Naraka Chaturdashi- Banks in India are closed except Sikkim, Telangana, and Manipur.