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Bank Holidays in West Bengal in 2018

West Bengal Upcoming Public Holidays in West Bengal

Vasant Panchami
Vasant Panchami

22 January 2018 This Regional holiday is in 3 days. 4th Day of Magha. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of wisdom, kno...

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
Netaji Subhas Chandra Jayanti

23 January 2018 This Regional holiday is in 4 days. Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist who attempted to rid India of British rul...

Republic Day
Republic Day

26 January 2018 This National holiday is in 7 days. Republic Day is an important national holiday that commemorates the establishment of th...

India National and Regional Public holidays of West Bengal in 2018

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