Bank Holidays in October 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Sep 15, 2022, 7:51

The total number of bank holidays in October 2022 is seventeen. Being the tenth month of the year, October marks the onset of the festive season and the beginning of the year-end festivities. During this time, season change is also observed in various parts of the country. The weather becomes cooler and indicates the arrival of winter. With so many holidays in October 2022, it can be the perfect time to venture out with your family for a festive outing.

Here, we have provided the list of all the bank holidays in October 2022. Before you plan an outing, make sure you go through the given list.

List of Bank Holidays in October 2022

Bank holidays are the days on which banks in India remain closed. The Reserve Bank of India directs all public and private banks operating in the country to keep their services closed on certain days. The following table outlines the dates for October 2022 holidays:

Holiday

Date & Day

Bank Holiday in

Maha Saptami

2nd October 2022 - Sunday

Some states across India

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

2nd October 2022 - Sunday

All states

Maha Ashtami

3rd October 2022 - Monday

Many states across India

Maha Navami

4th October 2022 - Tuesday

Many states across India

Vijaya Dashami

5th October 2022 - Wednesday

Many states across India

Second Saturday

8th October 2022 - Saturday

All States

Eid e Milad

9th October 2022 - Sunday

Many states across India

Friday after Eid e Milad

14th October 2022 - Friday

Jammu & Kashmir

Second Saturday

22nd October 2022 - Saturday

All States

Diwali

24th October 2022 - Monday

Many states across India

Diwali

25th October 2022 - Tuesday

Many states across India

Diwali

26th October 2022 - Wednesday

Many states across India

Bhai Dooj

27th October 2022 - Thursday

Many states across India

Chhath Puja

30th October 2022 - Sunday

Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal

Chhath Puja

31st October 2022 - Monday

Bihar

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti

31st October 2022 - Monday

Gujarat

Holidays in October 2022: List of Important Holidays

October is the month of celebrations for people of many different religions in India. It is a time when people come together and celebrate each other’s diverse cultures. The following table outlines the dates for October 2022 holidays:

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti - 2nd October 2022

The day is also known as Gandhi Jayanti, and it honors Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. It is one of the country's three national holidays. Tributes, prayers, and commemorative events are held on this day.

Maha Ashtami - 3rd October 2022

It is one of the most auspicious days of the Durga Puja festival, in which Goddess Durga's weapons are worshipped by followers seeking power. Some states observe this day as on one of the bank holidays in October 2022

Maha Navami - 4th October 2022

The ninth day of the Durga Puja festival is Maha Navami. It's the last day of Navratri devotion before Vijaya Dashami, the end of the festival. October 2022 holidays include Maha Navami in numerous Indian states.

Vijaya Dashami - 5th October 2022

The Navratri and Durga Puja celebrations culminate on Vijaya Dashami. According to the Hindi calendar, the day is observed on the tenth day of the Ashvin month. This day is also known as Dussehra in many parts of India.

Eid-e-Milad - 9th October 2022

The celebration, also known as Eid-e-Milad or Milad un-Nabi, honors Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Nightly prayer meetings and parades are organized as part of the celebration. It is also one of the holidays in October 2022.

Diwali - 24th October 2022

Diwali is a celebration of lights and one of the most important Hindu, Buddhist, Jains, and Sikh holidays. The festival is held during the Hindu lunisolar month of Kartika. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on the 24th of October. This will be observed as one of the October holidays 2022.

Bhai Dooj - 27th October 2022

Bhai Dooj, Bhaubeej, or Bhai Phonta is a Hindu festival observed on the second lunar day of the month of Kartika. This festival is observed shortly after Diwali. Many states across India will observe a holiday on this day.

Chhath Puja - 30th October 2022

Chhath Puja is observed on the sixth day following Diwali. This ancient Hindu festival is one of the most popular ones in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and is devoted to the sun deity and his bride. There is a regional October holiday 2022 in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar on this day.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti - 31st October 2022

This day is commemorated to honor Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birthday. Because Patel fought tirelessly to unify India, the day is also known as National Unity Day or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Gujarat has a regional holiday on this day.

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FAQs on Bank Holidays in October

Q1. What is the total number of bank holidays in October 2022?

There are a total of seventeen bank holidays in October 2022. The list of holidays include Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, Vijaya Dashami, Eid e Milad, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Chhath Puja, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti, etc.

Q2. Is there a bank holiday on Dussehra 2022?

Yes, Dussehra will be celebrated as one of the holidays in October 2022. Dussehra or Vijayadashmi will be celebrated on 5th October 2022 this year in various states of the country.

Q3. Which states observe Chhath Puja as one of the holidays in October 2022?

Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal are the states that observe Chhath Puja as one of the bank holidays in October 2022. This year, Chhath Puja will be celebrated on 30th October and 31st October.

Q4. Is there a bank holiday on 19th October 2022?

No, 19th October 2022 is not a bank holiday. Bank holidays in October 2022 include Vijaya Dashami, Eid e Milad, Diwali, Bhai Dooj, Chhath Puja, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti, etc.

Q5. Is there a bank holiday on 14th October 2022?

Yes, 14th October 2022 will be one of the bank holidays in October for Jammu and Kashmir. This day will be the first Friday after Eid e Milad, which is on 9th October 2022. Some parts of J&K celebrate this day.