October will welcome a lot of festivities, which means that there are holidays in schools. The country will celebrate holidays on major occasions such as Dusshera, Diwali and Gandhi Jayanti. Schools across the country will be closed for seven days this month.
Vacations are meant for relaxing and enjoying, but if students take some time off for their self-study, they can benefit a lot. See below for more information on the dates of the holidays in October:
October 2: Gandhi Jayanti
The day marks the birthday of one of the greatest leaders of the Indian freedom struggle, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or Mahatma Gandhi. As it is a national holiday, schools across the country will remain closed. This year, however, the day falls on a Sunday.
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October 5: Dussehra
The great Hindu festival is celebrated annually at the end of Navaratri. It symbolizes the triumph of good over evil when Lord Ram defeated the 10-headed evil King Ravan. All educational institutions observe a public holiday for this occasion. This year, Dussehra is celebrated on October 5. However, this varies from state to state. In West Bengal, Durga Puja is celebrated for four days. Schools in the state are closed for 11 days from Durga Puja to Lakshmi Puja.
October 9: Id-e-Milad
Id-e-Milad is an important festival for the Muslim community as it marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. It is a public holiday in India.
October 24: Diwali
One of the most important events in Hindu religion is Diwali, the festival of lights. Educational institutions usually declare a vacation of three to four days before the festival. Diwali falls on October 24 this year, a Monday.
October 26: Bhaiya Dooj
This day celebrates the bond between siblings. Bhai Dooj is observed on Wednesday the 26th this month. Schools across India will remain closed on this day.
October 30: Chhath Puja
The festival is dedicated to the Sun God (Lord Surya) and Chhath Maa. It is celebrated with great joy in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and many other parts of the country. This year, the Chhath Puja holiday falls on a Sunday, October 30.
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