October is a month of festivals, public and national holidays. If you are planning for a vacation or visiting a bank branch, then you must definitely check the October Month Bank Holidays 2023 lists to proceed further. However, banks in India will also be remain closed on 2nd and 4th Saturday in October as per the RBI guidelines. Individuals must check bank holidays in October to execute the banking related activities.
Here’s the list of bank holidays in October 2023:
|October 2||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||All|
|October 18||Kati Bihu||Guwahati|
|October 21||Durga Puja||Guwahati and Imphal|
|October 23||Dusshera (Mahanavami)/Ayudha Pooja/Durga Puja||Some regions*|
|October 24||Dussehra/Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi)/Durga Puja||All|
|October 25||Durga Puja (Dasain)||Gangtok|
|October 26||Durga Puja (Dasain)||Gangtok|
|October 27||Durga Puja (Dasain)||Gangtok|
|October 31||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday||Ahmedabad|
Some Region*- Agartala, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Guwahati, Kanpur, Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Shillong and Thiruvananthapuram
October Bank Holidays 2023 on Saturdays
The Reserve Bank of India has made it mandatory for all Indian private and public banking institutions to remain closed on 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month along with Sundays in a year. Below given are the dates in October month when bank will be closed on Saturdays.
|14 October 2023||Saturday||Second Saturday|
|28 October 2023||Saturday||Fourth Saturday|
Bank Holidays in October 2023: FAQs
Yes. Banks will be closed on 2nd October as it’s a national holiday in India.
Yes. All banks in India will remain closed on 24th October 2023 as it’s public holiday and this day is celebrated as Dussehra in India.
Yes. UPI payments can be done on bank holidays.
Banks will not be operational on 14th October and 28th October 2023. These days and 2nd and 4th Saturdays respectively.