|Date & Month
|Second Saturday Bank Holiday
|Eid e Milad
|Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.