October Bank Holidays 2020

So, if you are planning for a trip with your family, here’s a comprehensive list of October 2020 holidays. Mark the dates and plan your travels accordingly.

DateDayHoliday States
02 October
Friday
Gandhi Jayanti
National Holiday
17 October
Saturday
Ghatasthapana
Rajasthan
23 October
Friday
Maha Saptami
Odisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim
24 October
Saturday
Maha Asthami
West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tripura
24 October
Saturday
Maha Navami
West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, Sikkim, Puducherry, Odisha, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Kerala, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Bihar, Assam
25 October
Sunday
Dussehra
National except for Manipur and Puducherry
31st October
Saturday
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel Jayanti
Gujarat


October holidays 2020

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 organize various types of events and competitions on account of the day for students.

Maha Saptami: It is a 9-day Durga Puja festival observed in the Northern regions of India. Anagarika’s bathing ceremony signifies the importance of this festival that also entails the worship of Goddess Saraswati.

Durgashtami: Durgashtami or Mahaasthami 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: On this day, we celebrate the birth anniversary of this great poet in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

Lakshmi Puja: Lakshmi Puja is a festival holiday in October 2020 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 2020 in several parts in India.