Public Holidays in West Bengal in 2019

west_bengal, India National public holidays of West Bengal, India in 2019

Saturday January 12 Jan 12 Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only
Wednesday January 23 Jan 23 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Assam, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal. Birthday of a prominent leader in the Indian freedom movement
Saturday January 26 Jan 26 Republic Day
Sunday February 10 Feb 10 Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura, West Bengal
Thursday March 21 Mar 21 Doljatra Holi Dahan
Monday April 01 Apr 1 Bank Holiday Banks only. Annual accounts closing
Sunday April 14 Apr 14 Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal only
Sunday April 14 Apr 14 Dr Ambedkar Jayanti Birthday of Bhimrao Ramji Ambedekar
Friday April 19 Apr 19 Good Friday Friday before Easter Sunday
Wednesday May 01 May 1 May Day Many states
Tuesday May 07 May 7 Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore Tripura, West Bengal
Sunday May 19 May 19 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
Wednesday June 05 Jun 5 Idul Fitr Many states
Monday August 12 Aug 12 Idul Juha Bakrid. Many states
Thursday August 15 Aug 15 Independence Day
Tuesday September 10 Sep 10 Muharram (10th Day) Day of Ashurah
Sunday September 29 Sep 29 Mahalaya Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Wednesday October 02 Oct 2 Mahatma Gandhi Birthday Gandhi Jayanti
Saturday October 05 Oct 5 Maha Saptami Assam, Odisha, West Bengal
Sunday October 06 Oct 6 Durgastami Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal
Sunday October 06 Oct 6 Navami of Durga Puja Assam, Tripura,West Bengal
Tuesday October 08 Oct 8 Dussehra Dasara/Vijaya Dashami
Sunday October 27 Oct 27 Kali Puja Assam, Odisha, West Bengal. Festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali
Tuesday October 29 Oct 29 Lakshmi Puja Odisha, Tripura, West Bengal only.
Tuesday November 12 Nov 12 Guru Nanak Birthday The Birthday of the founder of Sikhism, falls on full moon day of the month Kartik
Wednesday December 25 Dec 25 Christmas Day Observed in all states


National Holiday
Regional Holiday
Not a Public Holiday


  • 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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