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Bank holidays in October 2021: Forget your bank, go online, try Net banking

Bank holidays in October 2021: A number of banks will be closed for days due to the holiday season, but that should not stop account holders from transacting business via the online medium - Net banking.  Check Bank holidays in October 2021 list.
Bank holidays in October 2021: A number of banks will be closed for days due to the holiday season, but that should not stop account holders from transacting business via the online medium - Net banking.  Check Bank holidays in October 2021 list. (Reuters)

  • Bank holidays in October 2021: Your bank is going to be closed on a number of days and therefore, you should not bother going to your bank and instead pick up your gadget go online and log onto Net banking. Check Bank holidays in October 2021 list.

The holiday season is well and truly upon India. The Navratri season is at its peak and Dussehra is just around the corner. So, if you have some business to transact at your bank, then you should forget about it, at least on the days that the the lender will be closed. Yes, it will be shut on a number of days in the month of October. However,  trying to synchronise your business with the days that the bank will be open on s not a great idea. At least when there is a much better option available. To beat the bank holidays in October 2021 crunch, just pick up your favourite gadget or computer/latptop and go online. Just log onto your bank and try out its Net banking feature. Whether it is public sector banks like the State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda and Punjab National Bank or private ones like HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank or Axis Bank, all of them have some fancy online banking features that account holders should take advantage of. 

Net banking is the best way forward for everyone concerned, the bank as well as you and your family. Even though everyone is probably vaccinated against Covid-19, yet there are various different strains raging and everyone must take precautions against it even now. It is a big hassle that can be dispensed with due to the presence of Net banking. 

In fact, during the pandemic, banks have rapidly modernised almost all their operations to offer every kind of facility they have through net banking and thereby save account holders from having to visit bank branches and expose themselves to the virus. It just takes a few clicks to invest, save money or send it to someone. 

The the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) calendar shows that bank holidays in October 2021  are aplenty due to various festivals and this applies across the country. These festivals include Durga Puja, Navratri and then Dussehra. We have prepared a list of bank holidays for you and you can figure out which one applies to you. Remember, the dot signifies a bank holiday and the numbers denote the date and the city speaks for itself.  

Check out the bank holidays in October 2021 list below:

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Agartala       
Ahmedabad           
Aizawl            
Belapur           
Bengaluru         
Bhopal           
Bhubaneswar           
Chandigarh           
Chennai          
Dehradun           
Gangtok        
Guwahati         
Hyderabad           
Imphal          
Jaipur            
Jammu         
Kanpur          
Kochi          
Kolkata       
Lucknow          
Mumbai           
Nagpur           
New Delhi           
Panaji            
Patna          
Raipur           
Ranchi         
Shillong           
Shimla            
Srinagar         
Thiruvananthapuram          
Holiday DescriptionDay
Half Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts1
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti2
Mahalaya Amavasye6
Mera Chaoren Houba of Lainingthou Sanamahi7
Durga Puja (Maha Saptami)12
Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami)13
Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayutha Pooja14
Durga Puja/Dasara/Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi)15
Durga Puja (Dasain)16
Kati Bihu18
Id-E-Milad/Eid-e-Miladunnabi/Milad-i-Sherif (Prophet Mohammad's Birthday)/Baravafat19
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday/Lakshmi Puja/Id-E-Milad20
Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi22
Accession Day26

(Tables courtesy RBI)

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