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

    • 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.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Oct 14 2021, 00:27 IST
    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: 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)

    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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