October Bank Holidays 2023

So, if you are planning a trip with your family, here’s a comprehensive list of the October 2023 holidays. Mark the dates and plan your travels accordingly.

DateDayHoliday States
02 October
MondayGandhi Jayanti
National Holiday
21 OctoberSaturdayMaha SaptamiOdisha, West Bengal, Tripura, Sikkim
23 OctoberMondayMaha NavamiWest Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Odisha, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tripura
24 OctoberTuesdayDusherra
National except for Manipur and Puducherry
22 October
SundayMaha AshtamiMany states across India
15 OctoberSundayMaharaja Agrasen JayantiPunjab and Haryana
28 OctoberSaturdayMaharshi Valmiki JayantiCelebrated across many states
31 OctoberTuesdaySardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s BirthdayGujarat

October holidays 2023

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 which 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 2022  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.