The festive season has arrived. The month of October itself begins with the national festival on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. There is a government holiday on this day. At the same time, the festivals of Pitru Paksha, Sharadiya Navratri, Durga Puja, and Dussehra are also being celebrated in October.

There are many Hindu festivals in this month. There are many holidays in October due to national and religious festivals. Many offices including banks will remain closed on this occasion. If you have been waiting for holidays for a long time, then this month is suitable for you. You can take advantage of the holidays in October and spend quality time with family and friends.

If you wish to travel during the holidays in October, then know which time of the month would be the best time to travel. In this article, information is being given about the holidays and long weekends available in October. You can plan your journey well according to long weekends and holidays.

How many holidays are in October?
The month is starting with a long weekend. 30th and 1st October are weekends and 2nd October is Gandhi Jayanti. In such a situation, if you have Saturday and Sunday off, then you will get a long weekend of three days to travel. Shardiya Navratri starts on the 15th of October, Mahanavami is on the 23rd of October and Dussehra is on the 24th of October. In some places, there will be a day's holiday on Navami and Dussehra, while at some places there will be only the Dussehra holiday. At the end of the month, Unity Day is celebrated on 31 October, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. There is a holiday on this occasion in many places. This time there are a total of 5 Sundays falling in October. There will be bank holidays on these five Sundays also.

List of holidays in October
2 October 2023 - Monday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
14 October 2023 - Saturday, Mahalaya
18 October 2023 - Wednesday, Kati Bihu
21 October 2023 – Saturday, Durga Puja (Maha Saptami)
23 October 2023 – Monday, Dussehra (Mahanavami)/Ayudha Puja/Durga Puja/Vijay Dashami
24 October 2023 – Tuesday, Dussehra/Dussehra (Vijayadashami)/Durga Puja
25 October 2023 – Wednesday, Durga Puja (Dasai)
26 October 2023 – Thursday, Durga Puja (Dasai)/Accession Day
27 October 2023 – Friday, Durga Puja (Dasain)
28 October 2023 - Saturday, Lakshmi Puja
31 October 2023 – Tuesday, the birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

When can you go on a trip in October?
If you want to enjoy the holidays this month and have plans to travel, you can go on a long weekend trip at the beginning of the month. There is a Saturday-Sunday holiday on 30th September and 1st October. In this way, you can get three consecutive days to leave. 21-22 October is the weekend and the 24th is the Dussehra holiday. In between, you can take leave on 23rd October and go on a trip for four days.

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