In October, the Bihar government has announced holidays on the following days. October 2, on account of Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti; October 7, on account of Maha Navami; October 8, on account of Vijaya Dashami; October 12, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; October 26, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; and on October 27 on account of Deepawali.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|October 2||Wednesday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 7||Monday||Maha Navami|
|October 8||Tuesday||Vijaya Dashami|
|October 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in Bihar|
All the banks in Bihar will remain closed on the above mentioned days.The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Nainital Bank, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, UCO Bank, United Bank of India will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Maha Navami: It is a Hindu festival. This is the ninth day of the Navratri festival, which is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The festival is celebrated with devotion across the nation. In some of the places, people arrange puja samarohas by setting up the huge images of Mother Durga. Special pujas and rituals will be held during all the nine days. Some people fast during the Navratri for a period of nine days and special delicacies will be prepared to mark the occasion like Vrat Ke chawal, singhade ka halwa, sabudana puri and so on.
Vijaya Dashami: It is a Hindu festival. The tenth day after the nine days of Navratri is known as Vijaya Dashami or Dussehra. It marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana. The day is considered auspicious to start a new business or a new venture. On this day effigies of Ravan, the King of Lanka will be burnt.
Deepawali: It is a Hindu festival. The celebrations for this grand festival begins two days in advance before the actual Deepawali and it is called as Dhanteras. It is celebrated in honor of Dhanvantari, the physician of the gods and he is believed to have emerged out during Samudra Manthan along with a pot of amrita in his hand. On Dhanteras day new kitchen utensils will be purchased and will be kept at the place of worship. Choti Diwali is celebrated a day prior to the Diwali. Tiny footprints drawn out of rice flour is drawn as rangoli in front of the house as it signifies the footprints of Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth as she enters the house.
On the day of Deepawali, people wake up early in the morning, take bath, wear new clothes, prepare special festival delicacies which include Dal Bhari Puri, Dahi Jalebi, Malpua, Laung Latika, Khaja, Ballushahi and so on.