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:
|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:
|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.