October Holidays 2019

Holidays make a big difference to your routine life be it a regular holiday or a festival holiday. Sunday is a normal weekend holiday, but a majority of private companies will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Apart from these regular holidays, employees whether working at government offices or non-government offices are entitled to get three types of holidays primarily. They include national holidays, bank holidays and regional holidays. Each state has different regional holidays because of different cultures and traditions whereas national holidays are commonly celebrated across the country.

List Of Holidays In October 2019

The following table outlines all types of holidays in October 2019:

Date Day Festival Comments
2 October 2019 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanthi National holiday
5 October 2019 Saturday Maha Saptami West Bengal, Odisha, Assam
6 October 2019 Sunday Durgashtami Odisha, West Bengal, Telangana, Assam, Andhra Pradesh
6 October 2019 Sunday Mahanavami Kerala, Bihar, Odisha
6 October 2019 Sunday Navami of Durga Puja West Bengal, Assam, Tripura
7 October 2019 Monday Ayudha Puja Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
8 October 2019 Tuesday Durga Puja Observed in Odisha, Sikkim
8 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra Vijay Dashami
13 October 2019 Sunday Maharshi Valmiki Birthday Observed in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab
13 October 2019 Sunday Lakshmi Puja West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha
27 October 2019 Sunday Deepavali Many states in India
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali Several states in India
27 October 2019 Sunday Kali Puja West Bengal, Odisha, Assam
28 October 2019 Monday Vikram Samvat New Year Observed in Gujarat

Bank Holidays In October 2019

The bank holidays in October 2019 have been outlined in the following table:

O2 October 2019 Wednesday Gandhi Jayanti National holiday celebrating the birthday of the Father of the Nation
05 October 2019 Saturday Maha Saptami Tripura, Sikkim, Odisha, West Bengal
06 October 2019 Sunday Maha Ashtami Sikkim, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha, Tripura,
07 October 2019 Monday Maha Navami Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Meghalaya, Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha, Nagaland, Jharkhand,
08 October 2019 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami National except for Manipur, Puducherry
13 October 2019 Sunday Lakshmi Puja Tripura, West Bengal, Odisha,
13 October 2019 Sunday MaharishiValmiki Jayanti Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh
15 October 2019 Tuesday Parkash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji Punjab
19 October 2019 Saturday Lhabab Duchen Observed in Sikkim
26 October 2019 Saturday Deepavali Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Puducherry, Kerala
27 October 2019 Sunday Diwali National except for Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Karnataka
28 October 2019 Monday Deepavali Holiday Uttarakhand, Haryana, Karnataka, Daman and Diu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra
29 October 2019 Tuesday Vikram Samvat New Year Observed in Gujarat
29 October 2019 Tuesday Bhai Dooj Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim
31 October 2019 Thursday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti Observed in Gujarat

Bank (Saturdays) Holidays in October 2019

Banks remain shut on the 11th and 25th of October 2019 on account of the second and fourth Saturdays.

During bank holidays in October 2019, banking institutions will remain closed. ATMs shall be open to the public service.

India has three national holidays: Republic Day, which is celebrated on 26 January every year; Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, which is celebrated on 02 October every year; and Independence Day, which is celebrated on 15 August every year. The month of October 2019 has many holidays for all the classes of people in addition to this national holiday. Why do we need holidays? Well, we all need holidays to take a break from hectic work schedules, celebrate festivals with the people whom we love the most, and go on a trip to the destination we like the most.

Description of October holidays 2019

  • Gandhi Jayanti: India celebrates the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi every year on 2 October. It is one of the 3 national holidays observed in the country. Schools and colleges organise various types of events and competitions on account of the day for students.
  • Maha Saptami: Maha Saptami is a part of 9-day Durga Puja festival observed in the Northern regions of India. Navapatrika’s bathing ceremony signifies the importance of this festival that also entails the worship of Goddess Saraswati.
  • Durgashtami: Durgashtami or Mahashtami or Durga Ashtami is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The devotees of Goddess Durga observe fasting on the day that commemorates her triumph over Mahishasura.
  • Maha Navami: The devotees worship the Goddess Durga in different avatars on the 9th day of the festival of Navratri. They also perform Dampati pooja and Suvasini pooja on the day of Maha Navami.
  • Ayudha Puja: Ayudha Puja is a famous Hindu festival observed in many parts of India and normally falls on the 9th day of the bright half of the 15-day cycle of the moon. People worship the instruments that are used quite often.
  • Dussehra: Dussehra or Dasahara or Dashain is observed normally at the completion of Navaratri each year. It is a historically important festival celebrated by the Hindus either in September or October.
  • Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi: The contributions of Maharshi Valmiki, who is well-regarded as the first Sanskrit poet in the country, have been tremendous. Maharshi Valmiki Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary of this great poet in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi Puja is a festival holiday in October 2019 in West Bengal, Karnataka and Tripura. As its name indicates, the festival is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, who is believed to be the Goddess of wealth.
  • Diwali: Diwali is a festival of lights and is a popular Hindu festival. The festival carries the special importance to the businessmen who worship Goddess Lakshmi. It is a public holiday in October 2019 in several parts in India.

List Of Holidays In October 2018

Date Day Festival Comments
02 October 2018 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National holiday
08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya West Bengal, Odisha, Tripura
10 October 2018 Wednesday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana
16 October 2018 Tuesday Maha Saptami Odisha, Assam, West Bengal
17 October 2018 Wednesday Durgashtami Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, West Bengal
18 October 2018 Thursday Ayudha Puja Tamil Nadu, Karnataka
18 October 2018 Thursday Mahanavami Odisha, Kerala, Bihar
18 October 2018 Thursday Navami of Durga Puja West Bengal, Assam
18 October 2018 Thursday Dussehra Many states
19 October 2018 Friday Durga Puja Odisha, Sikkim
19 October 2018 Friday Dussehra Several states
24 October 2018 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja West Bengal, Tripura
24 October 2018 Wednesday Maharshi Valmiki's Birthday Himachal Pradesh, Punjab,
31 October 2018 Wednesday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s Birthday Gujarat

Bank Holidays In October 2018

Date Day Festival Comment
02 October 2018 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Domestic
08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya Amavasye OR, WB, KA, OR
09 October 2018 Tuesday First Day of Bathukamma TG
09 October 2018 Tuesday Ghatasthapana RJ
10 October 2018 Wednesday Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti HR, PB
16 October 2018 Tuesday Maha Saptami SK, WB, OR, TR
17 October 2018 Wednesday Maha Ashtami AP, OR, SK, JH, WB, TR,MH
18 October 2018 Thursday Maha Navami ML, OR, PY, BR, UP, MN, TR, JH
19 October 2018 Friday Vijaya Dashami National except PY, MN
23 October 2018 Tuesday Lakshmi Puja TR, OR, WB
24 October 2018 Wednesday Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti MP, PB, HP, HR, CH
26 October 2018 Friday Prakash Gurpurab of Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji PB
30 October 2018 Tuesday Lhabab Duchen SK
31 October 2018 Wednesday Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti GJ

The aforementioned dates of regional public and restricted holidays have been taken from the most authenticated and latest references. There is a possibility that the holiday dates for certain Islamic festivals and the festivals of other communities may be revised later on. We are not responsible under such circumstances.

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