October Holidays

With the increasing stress in today’s life, it has become essential that people take a break from their busy schedule to rejuvenate themselves. A vacation with family or close friends can serve as a great stress-buster. The month of October has several festivals and so, you can make use of this festive time to plan an outing with your loved ones. Having an idea of the holidays beforehand can help you plan your vacation in a better way. The following table consists of a list of holidays in October 2021.

List of Public Holidays in October 2021

Date

Day

Holiday

Description

2 October 2021 

Saturday 

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 

  • This day marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, revered as the father of the nation.

  • This day is celebrated by paying tributes to Gandhiji and remembering his services for the nation.

6 October 2021 

Wednesday

Bathukamma Starting Day, Mahalaya 

 

7 October 2021

Thursday

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

  • Àgrasen Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Maharaja Agrasen, the king of Aroha. 

  • This day is observed on the fourth day of Ashwin month of Hindu calendar.

11 to 15 October 2021

Monday to Friday

Durga Puja

  • This day is one of the most auspicious days of Durga Puja.

12 October 2021 

Tuesday

Maha Saptami 

  • It is the seventh day of Durga Puja celebrations

13 October 2021 

Wednesday

Maha Ashtami 

  • Maha Ashtami is one of the five days long Durga Puja Festival.

14 October 2021

Thursday

Maha Navami 

  • The day is celebrated as the victory of good over evil.

14 October 2021 

Thursday

Ayudha Puja 

  • It is a Hindu festival that is also known as "Astra Puja" It is traditionally celebrated in India.

15 October 2021

Friday

Vijaya Dashami / Dussehra

  • It is a major Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navaratri.

19 October 2021

 

Tuesday

Mawlid (Id-e-Milad) 

  • Mawlid marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. 

  • Prayer meetings and parades are held by the devotees to celebrate this day. 

20 October 2021

 

Wednesday

Lakshmi Puja, Maharshi/Valmiki Jayanti 

  • This day is also celebrated as Lakshmi puja as it is believed to be the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi.

27 October 2021

Wednesday

Lhabab Duchen

  • A Buddhist festival celebrated to observe the Buddha's descent from heaven down to earth.

31 October 2021

Sunday

Sardar Patel’s Birthday

  • The day marks the birth anniversary of the Iron man of India, Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

List of Bank Holidays in October 2021

Banks across the country remain closed on the second and fourth Saturday of every month. In addition to that, banks shall remain closed on the public holidays in October 2021. The following table consists of the October bank holidays:

Date

Day

Holiday

States

2 October 2021 

Saturday 

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 

Across the country

6 October 2021 

Wednesday

Bathukamma Starting Day, Mahalaya 

Many states across the country

7 October 2021

Thursday

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

Haryana

12 October 2021 

Tuesday

Maha Saptami 

Many states across the country

13 October 2021 

Wednesday

Maha Ashtami 

Many states across the country

14 October 2021

Thursday

Maha Navami 

Many states across the country

15 October 2021

Friday

Vijaya Dashami / Dussehra

Many states across the country

19 October 2021 

Tuesday

Mawlid (Id-e-Milad) 

Many states across the country

20 October 2021 

Wednesday

Lakshmi Puja, Maharshi/Valmiki Jayanti 

Many states across the country

27 October 2021

Wednesday

Lhabab Duchen

Sikkim

31 October 2021

Sunday

Sardar Patel’s Birthday

Gujarat

Now that you have a fair idea of October public holidays, let’s have a quick look at brief descriptions of some of these holidays.

Descriptions of Holidays in Oct 2021

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

This day is observed as a national holiday in the country. It marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. To celebrate this day, various prayer meetings and commemorative ceremonies are held in different cities across the country. Also, statues of Mahatma Gandhi across the country are decorated with garlands.

Durga Ashtami

The eighth day of Durga Puja celebrations is referred to as Durga Ashtami. As per Hinduism, it is considered to be one of the most auspicious days. Many people undertake fasting on this occasion. People also get together for a traditional dance called “Garba” to celebrate this day. In North India, a common tradition on Durga Ashtami is to invite a group of young, unmarried girls into the home and honour them. It is believed that the young girls represent the energy of Goddess Durga on Earth.

Eid e Milad

Eid e Milad, also known as Mawlid marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad. On this day, Muslims across the country pay homage to the life and teachings of Muhammad and Islam. Visiting Mosques and distribution of sweets is a common practice followed my Muslims on Eid e Milad.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Jayanti

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, also known as the Iron Man of India, played a pivotal role in India’s freedom struggle. He was well-known for his constructive leadership and firmness. To pay homage to his life and his contribution towards the nation, his birth anniversary is celebrated with full enthusiasm across the country. His birthday is also celebrated as National Unity Day in India.

Destinations to visit during Oct Holidays 2021

Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi is one of the prominent UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. It was the capital of the Vijayanagar in the 13th century. The city is home to magnificent temples and architectural wonders. Though the city is in ruins now, it is certainly one of the most fascinating places to visit in India. Therefore, if you’re looking for a quick getaway in October, Hampi can be an ideal destination for you.

Kutch, Gujarat

The Great Rann of Kutch is certainly one of the most surreal places in the country. Deserts, beaches, heritages, temples, etc. along with pleasant weather, make Kutch one of the finest places to visit during October holidays 2021.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

The historical city of Agra is known all around the world because of the wonderful white beauty, the Taj Mahal. Agra experiences very hot summer and hence the best time to visit this place is during the soothing weather of October. Apart from Taj Mahal, Agra is home to various historical monuments such as Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itimad-ud-daulah’s Tomb, etc.

Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore is one of the most sought after places to visit in October. Known as the city of palaces, Mysore is home to various popular tourist attractions such as Mysore Palace, Chamundeshwari temple, Somnathpura temple, Mysore zoo, etc. Moreover, the festival of Dussehra in October only adds to the alluring beauty of Mysore.

The month of October marks the end of monsoon and the climate in most parts of the country is pleasant and favourable. With several places basking in the beauty of fall and some preparing for the upcoming winter, October 2021 holidays are an ideal time to explore some beautiful destinations across the country. Therefore, if you are planning to go for a vacation in the month of October, you can consider availing a travel loan to manage your vacation expenses. Also, in order to secure your trip, you can consider purchasing travel insurance. This will help you avoid any inconvenience in the later stage.

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