In October, the Kerala government has announced holidays on the following days. October 2, on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti; October 10, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; October 24, on account of Maha Navami; October 25, on account of Vijaya Dashami; October 29, on account of Eid e Milad.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|October 2||Saturday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 14||Thursday||Maha Navami|
|October 15||Friday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 19||Tuesday||Eid e Milad|
|October 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
All the banks in Kerala will remain closed on the above mentioned days.
The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Central Bank of India, Bandhan Bank, South Indian Bank, Yes Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Mahanavami: It is a Hindu festival. It falls on the ninth day during the nine-day celebrations of Navratri festival. On this day, Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge is worshiped. Most of the temples carry out special pujas and rituals on this day. Prominent temples which celebrate Mahanavami are Attukal Bhagavathy temple located in Thiruvananthapuram, Panachikkadu Saraswathy Temple situated in Kottayam, Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple located in Thrissur and so on.
Vijaya Dasami: It is a Hindu festival. The day marks the victory of Goddess Durga over demon Mahishasura. The day is considered as auspicious to start anything new. People celebrate Vidyarambham – ceremony of introducing letters to the young kids. This ceremony will be performed in temples wherein the child will be made to write the first letters on rice with the help of a guru. It is believed that starting any kind of learning on this day will lead to success.