Bank Holidays 2022: Banks will remain closed for 21 days in October, see the full list of holidays here!
Since the holiday season begins in October, there are 21 bank holidays this month. These holidays also include Saturday and Sunday. The list of bank holidays for the month of October has been released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and as per the guidelines, banks will remain closed on all public holidays with some regional holidays depending on the particular state. Regional holidays are decided by the respective state governments. Hence customers should check the list of holidays before visiting their respective branches. Some of the holidays on the list are specific to certain states only.
There are 21 bank holidays in the month of October and the first holiday starts from Gandhi Jayanti on the 2nd of October. Durga Puja and Dussehra or Vijayadashami will be celebrated on October 5, 2022. Diwali or Deepawali falls on 24 October, and this holiday is being celebrated by all banks in India except in a few states.
Complete List of Bank Holidays in October 2022
October 1 - Half-yearly closing of bank accounts
October 2 - Sundays and Gandhi Jayanti holidays
October 3 - Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami)
October 4 - Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/ Ayudha Puja/ Birthday of Shrimant Sankardev
October 5 - Durga Puja/ Dussehra (Victory Dashami) / Birthday of Shrimant Sankardev
6 October - Durga Puja (Dasai)
7 October - Durga Puja (Dasai)
8 October - Second Saturday holiday and Milad-e-Sharif/Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi (Prophet) Muhammad's birthday)
9 October - Sunday
13 October - Karva Chauth
14 October - After Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi Friday
16 October - Sunday
18 October - Kati Bihu
22 October - Fourth Saturday
23 October - Sunday
24 October - Kali Puja / Deepawali / Diwali (Lakshmi Pujan) / Narak Chaturdashi)
25 October - Lakshmi Puja / Deepawali / Govardhan Puja
26 October - Govardhan Puja / Vikram Samvant New Year's Day / Bhai Bij / Bhai Dooj / Diwali (Bali Pratipada) /Lakshmi Puja/Entrance Day
27th October - Bhai Dooj/Chitragupta Jayanti/Lakshmi Puja/Deepawali/Ningol Chakkuba
30th October - Sunday
31st October - Birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel/Surya Pashti Dala Chhath (early morning)/Chhath Puja
Though banks will remain closed for 21 days, customers need not worry as online internet banking services will be available as usual. Customers will not be able to physically deposit and withdraw cash from the Bank; the Rest of the internet services can be availed without any inconvenience.
To avoid any inconvenience, if you have any bank-related work, please contact your local branch to confirm the bank holidays in October this year as per your region.