West Bengal Calendar Holidays for Year 2017

west-bengal-holidayWest Bengal is lies between the greater Himalayan mountain range and the coastal Bay of Bengal. West Bengal has the vast architectural remains of the East India Company that ruled India. The capital city is Kolkata, previously called as Calcutta. Though religiously diverse, Hinduism is the most followed religion and the public holidays pronounced here are based on the religious and cultural beliefs.

THe Finance Department of WB government applying 25th section of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881 approves the public holidays. Sundays as well considered as the public holidays and if any holidays falls on a Sunday, then it is not listed as a public holiday. The bank remains closed on annual bank account closing days.

Certain holidays like birthday of the Poet Bhanu Bhakt and Bhatridwitiya where the government offices dont run. Independence Day, Republic Day of India and Father of indian nation are celebrated across the India as national holidays. As like other states there are restricted holidays for which the Government employees get paid along with holidays. The festivals included are Easter Sunday, Baisakhi or Sab-e-Barat. Muslim holidays are tend to change at the last moment because of their practice in following the lunar calendar or hijri calendar or islamic calendar since the birth of propher muhammad peace be upon him.

Date Day Holiday
12 Jan Thu Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
23 Jan Mon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanati
26 Jan Thu Republic Day
(National Day)
1 Feb Wed Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami
12 Mar Sun Doljatra / Holika Dahan
14 Apr Fri Good Friday
14 Apr Fri Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
14 Apr Fri Bengali New Year’s Day
1 May Mon May Day
8 May Mon Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday
26 Jun Mon Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr
(End of Ramadan) *
15 Aug Tue Independence Day
2 Sep Sat Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha
(Feast of Sacrifice)
27 Sep Wed Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Saptami)
28 Sep Thu Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Asthami)
29 Sep Fri Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Maha Navami)
30 Sep Sat Durga Puja / Dussehra
(Vijaya Dashami)
1 Oct Sun Muharram
2 Oct Mon Mahatma Gandhi’s
Birthday
5 Oct Thu Lakshmi Puja
18 Oct Wed Naraka Chaturdashi / Kali Puja
4 Nov Sat Guru Nanak Jayanti
25 Dec Mon Christmas Day

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  • Ravi

    Need the West Bengal state restricted holidays for the year 2017

  • Sanjana

    May i get the Canara Bank holidays for the year 2017 in the state of West Bengal