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Public Holidays in West Bengal in 2018

west_bengal, India National public holidays of West Bengal, India in 2018

DayDateHolidayComments
Friday January 12 Jan 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only
Monday January 22 Jan 22 Vasant Panchami Several states
Tuesday January 23 Jan 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Friday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day
Thursday March 01 Mar 1 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Friday March 02 Mar 2 Holi
Friday March 30 Mar 30 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Sunday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Saturday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Sunday April 15 Apr 15 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Monday April 30 Apr 30 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Tuesday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Wednesday May 09 May 9 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal
Saturday June 16 Jun 16 Idul Fitr Several states
Wednesday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Wednesday August 22 Aug 22 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Friday September 21 Sep 21 Muharram Many states
Tuesday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Monday October 08 Oct 8 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Tuesday October 16 Oct 16 Maha Saptami Several states
Wednesday October 17 Oct 17 Durgastami Several states
Thursday October 18 Oct 18 Navami of Durga Puja Several states
Friday October 19 Oct 19 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Wednesday October 24 Oct 24 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Tuesday November 06 Nov 6 Kali Puja Assam, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Friday November 23 Nov 23 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Tuesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states

Key

National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday

Notes

  • Only the secular holidays of Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday are observed nationally.
  • Public holidays in India tend to be observed on a strictly regional basis. The above dates are Government of India holidays, when government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are numerous festivals and fairs which are also observed in some states as holidays, the dates of which change from year to year.
  • Muslim festivals are timed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon and the dates given above are the latest known dates.
  • Although not government official holidays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day are observed nationally.


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