In October, the Chhattisgarh government has announced holidays on the following days. October 2, on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti; October 8, on account of Dusshera; October 12, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; October 26, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday and October 27, on account of Diwali.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|October 2||Friday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 25||Sunday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 26||Monday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 30||Friday||Eid e Milad|
All the banks in Chhattisgarh will remain closed on the above mentioned days.
The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Vijaya Bank, IDFC Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti: It is a national holiday. Mahatma Gandhi was born in a Hindu merchant family in Porbandar, Gujarat. He is famously known as Bapu. The Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Gandhi. He employed non-violent civil disobedience movement for the first time in South Africa, where he practiced law. He used the same tool during the freedom struggle in India against the British colonial rule. He famously led his countrymen in challenging the British imposed salt tax with Dandi Salt March in 1930. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly decided in the year 2007, that it has adopted a resolution to celebrate the birth anniversary of Gandhi by declaring the day as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Diwali: It is a Hindu festival. The festival falls during the Hindu calendar month of Kartika. It usually falls in the mid-October to mid-November period. The festival is celebrated on a new moon day. Diwali is popularly known as the festival of lights. The five-day festival which begins on the day when Goddess Lakshmi was born and hence during Diwali, lamps will be placed outside the house to welcome goddess Lakshmi and to seek her divine blessings. People start the preparations for the festival days in advance by cleaning the house and painting it. They purchase new clothes for the festival and prepare sweet delicacies like Dehrori, Jalebi, Petha, Rakhia Badi and so on.