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Holiday List for West Bengal Government Employees – 2024

List-I (Public Holidays in 2024 under the N. I. Act)

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda 12th January, Friday
Netaji’s Birth Day 23rd January, Tuesday
Republic Day 26th January, Friday
Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami] 14th February, Wednesday
Doljatra 25th March, Monday
Good Friday 29th March, Friday
Eid-UI-Fitr 11th April, Thursday
May Day 1st May, Wednesday
Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore 8th May, Wednesday
Buddha Purnima 23rd May, Thursday
Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid) 17th June, Monday
Muharram 17th July, Wednesday
Independence Day 15th August, Thursday
Birth Day of Gandhiji 2nd October, Wednesday
Mahalaya 2nd October, Wednesday
Durga Puja, Maha Saptami 10th October, Thursday
Durga Puja, Maha Astami and Maha Nabami 11th October, Friday
(**) Durga Puja, Dasami 12th October, Saturday
Lakshmi Puja 16th October, Wednesday
Kali Puja 31st October, Thursday
Birth Day of Guru Nanak 15th November, Friday
Christmas Day 25th December, Wednesday
Yearly Closing of Bank Account 1st April (Monday) (for Banks only).

List-II (Holidays under the order of State Government in 2024) WB HOLIDAY LIST 2024

New Year’s Day 1st January, Monday
Day before Saraswati Puja 13th February, Tuesday
Shab-e-Barat 26th February, Monday
Shivaratri 8th March, Friday
Day after Doljatra 26th March, Tuesday
(**) Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur (Madhu Krishna Troyodashi Tithi) 6th April, Saturday
Day before Eid-UI-Fitr 10th April, Wednesday
(**) Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt for Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only 13th July, Saturday
Rakhi Bandhan 19th August, Monday
Janmastami 26th August, Monday
Fateha-Dwaz-Daham 16th September, Monday
Durga Puja, Maha Chaturthi 7th October, Monday
Durga Puja, Maha Panchami 8th October, Tuesday
Durga Puja, Maha Shashthi 9th October, Wednesday
Additional Day for Durga Puja 14th October, Monday
Additional Day for Durga Puja 15th October, Tuesday
Additional Day for Lakshmi Puja 17th October, Thursday
Additional Day for Lakshmi Puja 18th October, Friday
Additional Day for Kali Puja 1st November, Friday
Day after Bhratridwitiya 4th November, Monday
Chhat Puja 7th November, Thursday
Additional Day for Chhat Puja 8th November, Friday
Karam Puja To be notified later on

List-III (Sectional Holidays in 2024)

(**) Birthday of Guru Rabidas(for the followers of Guru Rabidas) 24th February, Saturday
(**) Easter Saturday 30th March (Saturday) [for Christians only]
i) Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha) 14th April, Sunday
ii) Birth Day of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 14th April, Sunday
iii) Mahavir Jayanti 21st April, Sunday
iv) Rathayatra 7th July, Sunday
v) Bhratridwitiya 3rd November, Sunday
Date Day Ocassion
Jan 1 Monday New Year’s Day
Jan 23 Tuesday Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s Birth Day
Jan 26 Friday Republic Day
Feb 14 Wednesday Basant Panchami/Sri Panchami
Mar 8 Friday Maha Shivaratri
Mar 25 Monday Dolyatra
Mar 25 Monday Holi
Mar 29 Friday Good Friday
Apr 11 Thursday Id-Ul-Fitr
Apr 21 Sunday Mahavir Jayanthi
May 23 Thursday Budha Purnima
May 8 Wednesday Birth Day of Guru Rabindranath Tagore
Jun 17 Monday ld-Uz-Zuha(Bakrid)
Jul 17 Wednesday Muharram
Aug 15 Thursday Independence Day
Sep 7 Saturday Ganesha Chaturthi
Sep 16 Monday Milad – Un – Nabi or Id – E- Milad
Oct 2 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
Oct 11 Friday Dussehra (Mahaashtami / Maha Navmi)
Oct 12 Saturday Dussehra (Vijay Dashmi)
Oct 31 Thursday Diwali (Deepavali)
Nov 7 Thursday Pratihar Shashthi/Chhat Puja
Nov 15 Friday Gurunanak’s Birthday
Dec 25 Wednesday Christmas

First Term: 1st January to 15th April, 2024

Occasion of Holiday Date Day No. of Holiday Remarks
1. New Year’s Day 01/01/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
2. Swami Vivekananda janmajayanti 12/01/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
3. Makar Sankranti (Pous Parban) 15/01/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
4. Netaji janmajayanti 23/01/2024 Tuesday 1 Holiday (To be celebrated in School)
5.** Republic Day 26/01/2024 Friday 1 Holiday (Hoisting of National Flag in School)
6. Day before Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami) 13/02/2024 Tuesday 1 Holiday
7. Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami) and Thakur Panchanan Barma janmajayanti 14/02/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
8. International Mother Language Day 21/02/2024 Wednesday To be celebrated in School
9.* Shab e-Barat 26/02/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
10. Shivaratri 08/03/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
11. Doljatra 25/03/2024 & 26/03/2024 Monday & Tuesday 2 Holidays
12. Good Friday 29/03/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
13. Shri Harichand Thakur janmajayanti 06/04/2024 Saturday 1 Holiday
14.* Eid al-Fitr 10/04/2024 & 11/04/2024 Wednesday & Thursday 2 Holidays
15. Chaitra Sankranti 13/04/2024 Saturday 1 Holiday
16. Poila Baisakh (Bangla Noboborsho 1431) and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar janmajayanti 14/04/2024 Sunday
Total Holidays 16 Days

N.B. – Guru Rabidas janmajayanti on 24th February, Saturday, holiday for the followers of Guru Rabidas only.
** Easter Saturday on 30th March, Saturday, holiday for Christians only.

Second Term: 16th April to 7th August, 2024

Occasion of Holiday Date Day No. of Holiday Remarks
17. Mahavir Jayanti 21/04/2024 Sunday
18. May Day 01/05/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
19. Rabindra Nath Tagore janmajayanti 08/05/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday (To be celebrated in School)
20. Summer Vacation 13/05/2024 to 03/06/2024 Monday to Monday 19 Holidays (Excluding Sunday)
21. Buddha Purnima and Pandit Raghunath Murmu janmajayanti 23/05/2024 Thursday Fall within Summer Vacation
22. Kazi Nazrul Islam janmajayanti 26/05/2024 Sunday
23.* Eid al-Adha (Bakr Eid) 17/06/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
24. Ratha Yatra 07/07/2024 Sunday
25. Muharram 17/07/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
26. Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy janmajayanti 02/08/2024 Friday To be celebrated in School
Total Holidays 23 Days

N.B. – Hul Diwas on 30th June, Sunday, holiday for Adivasi (Santhal) community only.
Poet Bhanubhakta Acharya janmajayanti on 13th July, Saturday, holiday for Darjeeling & Kalimpong Districts only.

Third Term: 8th August to 31st December, 2024

Occasion of Holiday Date Day No. of Holiday Remarks
27. Martyr’s Day (Sacrifice day of Khudiram Bose) 11/08/2024 Sunday – (To be celebrated in School)
28.** Independence Day 15/08/2024 Thursday 1 Holiday (National Flag to be hoisted in School)
29. Rakhi Purnima 19/08/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
30. Janmastami 26/08/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
31. Teachers’ Day 05/09/2024 Thursday To be celebrated in School
32.* Fateha-E-Dwaz-Daham 16/09/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
33. Biswakarma Puja 17/09/2024 Tuesday 1 Holiday
34. Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar janmajayanti 26/09/2024 Thursday To be celebrated in School
35. Gandhi janmajayanti and Mahalaya 02/10/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
36. Puja Vacation (from Durga Puja to 2 Days after Lakshmi Puja) 07/10/2024 to 18/10/2024 Monday to Friday 11 Holidays (Excluding Sunday)
37. Puja Vacation (from Kali Puja to Day after Bhatridwitiya) 31/10/2024 to 04/11/2024 Thursday to Monday 4 Holidays (Excluding Sunday)
38. Chhat Puja 07/11/2024 & 08/11/2024 Thursday & Friday 2 Holidays
39. Jagadhatri Puja 10/11/2024 Sunday
40. Children’s Day 14/11/2024 Thursday To be celebrated in School
41. Guru Nanak janmajayanti, Parshwanath’s Rathajatra and Birsa Munda janmajayanti 15/11/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
42. Christmas Day 25/12/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
43. Foundation day of School 1 Holiday

Total 16 + 23 + 26 = 65 Holidays

* – Holiday must be declared on the occasion of festival.
** – It is mandatory to hoist National Flag at the School observing the constitutional protocol with a profound respect to National Flag.

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