In October, the Uttar Pradesh 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 Dussehra; October 12, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; October 26, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; October 27 and 28 on account of Diwali and October 29 on account of Bhai Dooj.
|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|
|October 28||Monday||Deepavali Holiday|
|October 29||Tuesday||Bhai Dooj|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in Uttar Pradesh|
All the banks in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed on the above mentioned days.The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including Canara Bank, State Bank of India, Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Maha Navami: It is a Hindu festival. It is the final day of the Navratri celebrations. It is a nine-day period celebration of Goddess Durga. During the ninth day of Navratri, the goddess is worshiped as Durga and offered sugarcane stalks. Kanya puja is practiced on this day. In Kanya Puja, nine young girls (who have not attained puberty) will be invited in houses and are feasted with a delicious spread of food. Nine young girls are treated as nine forms of the goddess and are honored by washing their feet and putting tilak on forehead. They are further presented with certain gifts in the form of clothes, fruits, sweets and so on.
Dusshera: It is a Hindu festival. Hindus celebrated Sharad Navaratri for a period of nine nights of devotion and festivities in honor of Goddess Durga. After the culmination of Navratri, the holy occasion of Dusshera is celebrated which marks the defeat of Ravana by Lord Rama according to epic Ramayana.
Deepawali: It is a Hindu festival. It is popularly known as the festival of lights. The festival is celebrated over a period of five days starting from Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi, Laxmi Pooja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. To mark the occasion of Deepawali, earthen lamps will be illuminated and set to float on the River Ganges in Benaras. People wake up early in the morning, wear new clothes, visit temple, friends and relatives and exchange sweet delicacies with near and dear ones on this day. As the day marks the beginning of new year, any kind of important new beginnings will be done on this day. Mouthwatering sweets like Kaju katli, Khaja, Shrikhand, Jalebi will be prepared on this day.