Banks across the cities will remain shut on multiple occasions in October 2021.
According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) guidelines, all banks in the country - including public sector, private sector, foreign banks, cooperative banks and regional banks - are shut every Sunday and on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month.
Additionally, there are several other festivals for which the holidays vary from state to state.
Here's the full list of bank holidays in the four metros in October 2021:
|Saturday||02-Oct||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Sunday||03-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Saturday||09-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Sunday||10-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Tuesday||12-Oct||Durga Puja (Maha Saptami)||Kolkata|
|Wednesday||13-Oct||Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami)||Kolkata|
|Thursday||14-Oct||Durga Puja/Dussehra (Maha Navami)/Ayutha Pooja||Kolkata, Chennai|
|Friday||15-Oct||Durga Puja/Dasara/Dusshera (Vijaya Dashmi)||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Sunday||17-Oct||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Tuesday||19-Oct||Id-E-Milad/Eid-e-Miladunnabi/Milad-i-Sherif (Prophet Mohammad's Birthday)/Baravafat||Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai|
|Wednesday||20-10-2021||Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday/Lakshmi Puja/Id-E-Milad||Kolkata|
|Saturday||23-10-2021||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
|Sunday||24-10-2021||Public holiday||Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai|
Banks will also remain shut on October 18 in Guwahati for Kati Bihu, according to the RBI.
They will remain closed on October 22 and October 23 in Jammu and Srinagar on accounts of Friday following Eid-i-Milad-ul-Nabi and Accession Day.