• October Holidays 2018

    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 2018

    The following table outlines all types 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

    The bank holidays in October 2018 have been outlined in the following table:

    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

    During bank holidays in October 2018, 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 2018 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 2018(First Half)

    • Mahalaya: Mahalaya is a famous festival celebrated in the states of Odisha, Tripura and West Bengal. In the year 2018, the festival falls on 08 October that is on Monday. Mahalaya symbols the starting of the Shraadhh period. It is a famous Bengali festival and is celebrated with full fanfare.
    • Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti: Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti celebrates the birth anniversary celebrations of a Hindu king, Agrasen Maharaj. It is a public holiday declared by the government of Uttar Pradesh. The day is a gazetted holiday in the Punjab also. In the year 2018, the festival falls on 10 October 2017, which is on Wednesday.
    • Maha Saptami: Maha Saptami is a major holiday in October 2018 and is celebrated in Assam, Odisha and West Bengal. It falls on 16 September 2018. Maha Saptami is a part of a 9-day Durga Puja Festival. Government offices and businesses remain open since it is a restricted holiday.
    • Durgastami: Durgastami is the second day of Durga Puja. It is one of the most important days of Durga Puja. In the year 2018, the festival is celebrated on 17 October 2017, which is on Wednesday.
    • Ayudha Puja: Ayudha Puja is a popular Hindu festival celebrated all parts of the country. The festival usually falls on the ninth day of the bright half of Moon’s cycle of 15 days. In 2018, the festival is observed on 18 October that falls on Thursday.

    Description Of October Holidays 2018(Post Mid-August)

    • Maha Navami: Maha Navami, the ninth day of the Navaratri Festival, is the last day of worship before Vijaya Dashami, the end of Navratri. On the day, Goddess Durga is worshipped in various forms in various parts of the country.
    • Dussehra: Dussehra, also called Vijaya Dashami, is celebrated on the tenth day of the Ashwini month as per the Hindu lunisolar calendar that corresponds to October or September of the Gregorian calendar.
    • Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi Puja is also a Hindu festival that usually falls on the New Moon Day of Krishna Paksha. The festival is celebrated in the states of Tripura, West Bengal, Karnataka and other Indian states. In 2018, the festival of Lakshmi Puja is observed on 24 October, which falls on Wednesday.
    • Maharshi Valmiki Jayanthi: Valmiki Jayanti shall be observed on 24 October in the year 2018. Maharshi Valmiki is admired as the first Sanskrit poet in the country.

    These are all the holidays in October 2018.

    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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