Bank Holidays in October 2022 in Delhi

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Bank Holidays in October 2022 in Delhi

In October, the Delhi government announced holidays on the following days. October 2, on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti; on October 5, on account of Vijayadashami; October 8, the second week of Saturday as a Bank Holiday; on October 9, on account of Eid-e-Milad and Maharishi Valmiki Birthday; October 22, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; October 24, on account of Diwali. 

Date & MonthDayHoliday
October 2SundayGandhi Jayanti
October 5WednesdayVijaya Dashami
October 8SaturdaySecond Saturday Bank Holiday
October 9SundayEid e Milad
October 22SaturdayFourth Saturday Bank Holiday
October 24MondayDiwali

Bank Holidays in Delhi during October 2022

All the banks in Delhi will remain closed on the above mentioned days. The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Syndicate Bank, Karnataka Bank, RBL Bank, Citi Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti

It is a national holiday. It is celebrated to mark the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is considered as the father of India. The day will be marked by prayer services and tributes all over India, including at his memorial – Raj Ghat in New Delhi where he was cremated. Gandhi was the leader of the Indian independence movement against the colonial British rule in India. He employed nonviolent civil disobedience movement in India as a tool to fight against British rule. He was born and raised in a Hindu merchant family in the coastal Gujarat region. He was trained in law at the Inner Temple, London. To commemorate his birth anniversary the United Nations has declared October 2, as International Day of Non-Violence.

Dussehra

It is a Hindu festival. It is celebrated for a period of 10 days. It starts every year with the onset of winter season, during the month of Kartik, as per Hindu calendar. It is celebrated as a triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana. Ramlila or the enactment of the life of Lord Rama according to the epic Ramayana is staged in many places across the state capital. The play of Ramlila ends with the Rama shooting burning arrow towards the effigy of Ravana.

Eid-e-Milad

It is a Muslim festival. The festival commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad. The festival is celebrated in a grand manner by the people who follow the Islamic faith. On this day, homes and mosques will be decorated in a grand way. People will donate food, clothes to the needy people. Apart from this scholars and poets celebrate the day by reciting the Qasida al-Burda Sharif, a famous poem which was composed during the 13th century by an Arabic Sufi Busiri.

Diwali/Deepawali

It is a Hindu festival. The Diwali festival is one of the prominent festivals celebrated in the country with great enthusiasm and pomp. The festival of lights has the potency to unite the entire country due to its appeal. People in the national capital lit their homes with many diyas (small lamps) during the celebratory event. The lighting of the lamp is a way to pay obscene and bow to the god for achieving health, knowledge, prosperity and so on. Lots of dishes, including sweets, will be prepared to mark the occasion.

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