West Bengal Holidays in 2021

Holidays are a time to relax and enjoy quality time with friends and families. The holiday structure of private companies is different from that of the government. Sunday is a regular holiday for government officials whereas a majority of private companies shall remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays of every month. Besides these regular holidays, all employees working in both private and public sectors get public holidays and national holidays.

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West Bengal Holidays 2021

Following are the national, public and bank holidays in West Bengal in 2021, which residents of the state can avail during the calendar year.

Public Holidays in West Bengal for 2021

Date Day Holiday
12 January 2021 Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
23 January 2021 Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day
16 February 2021 Tuesday Vasant Panchami
28 March 2021 Sunday Doljatra
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
15 April 2021 Thursday Bengali New Year
25 April 2021 Sunday Mahavir Jayanti
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day
9 May 2021 Sunday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti
14 May 2021 Friday Eid Ul Fitr
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
20 to 21 July 2021 Tuesday to Wednesday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day
18 to 19 August 2021 Wednesday to Thursday Ashura
18 to 22 August 2021 Wednesday to Sunday Jhulan Purnima
19 August 2021 Thursday Muharram
2 October 2021 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
6 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasya
11 to 15 October 2021 Monday to Friday Durga Puja
12 October 2021 Tuesday Maha Saptami
13 October 2021 Wednesday Maha Ashtami
14 October 2021 Thursday Maha Navami
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
20 October 2021 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali/Kali Puja
6 November 2021 Saturday Bhai Dooj
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas Day

West Bengal is located in the eastern region of India and comes with a rich history of architecture and culture. It includes authors in literature such as Noble laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore. Also, the state is famous for its association with sports such as football and cricket. West Bengal played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. The state is one of the best tourist destinations in the country especially during Durga Puja apart from visiting the scenic hills of Darjeeling.

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Bank Holidays in West Bengal for 2021

West Bengal observes bank holidays apart from national and regional holidays. During these holidays, Bank officials are off work. As per the understanding between the Indian Banks’ Association and All India Bank Employees’ Association, on the second and fourth Saturdays, all public sector banks in West Bengal and other states of India are closed for business.

Date Day Holiday
9 January 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
12 January 2021 Tuesday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
23 January 2021 Saturday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti/ Fourth Saturday
26 January 2021 Tuesday Republic Day
13 February 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
16 February 2021 Tuesday Vasant Panchami
27 February 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
13 March 2021 Tuesday Second Saturday
27 March 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
29 March 2021 Monday Holi
2 April 2021 Friday Good Friday
10 April 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2021 Wednesday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
15 April 2021 Thursday Bengali New Year
24 April 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2021 Saturday May Day
8 May 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
9 May 2021 Sunday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti
13 May 2021 Thursday Eid-ul-Fitr
22 May 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 May 2021 Wednesday Buddha Purnima
12 June 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
26 June 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 July 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
20 to 21 July 2021 Tuesday to Wednesday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
24 July 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
14 August 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
15 August 2021 Sunday Independence Day
28 August 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 September 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
25 September 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2021 Saturday Gandhi Jayanti
6 October 2021 Wednesday Mahalaya Amavasye
9 October 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
12 October 2021 Tuesday Maha Saptami
13 October 2021 Wednesday Maha Ashtami
14 October 2021 Thursday Maha Navami
15 October 2021 Friday Vijaya Dashami
20 October 2021 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja
23 October 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
4 November 2021 Thursday Diwali
13 November 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
19 November 2021 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
27 November 2021 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 December 2021 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2021 Saturday Christmas/ Fourth Saturday

The list of holidays in West Bengal in 2021 offers an insight into public, regional and bank holidays observed in the state. This can be effectively utilised when we include our leaves offering us to take advantage over general holidays.

This is a holiday page customised for the state of West Bengal, the fourth most populous state in the country. Both the state and central governments have unveiled the calendar of holidays in West Bengal for the year 2021. Holidays can be clustered as public holidays, bank holidays and national holidays. Bank holidays are restricted only to scheduled and private banks.

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National Holidays In West Bengal In Year 2021

There are three national holidays. Republic Day is the first national holiday and is celebrated in January every year. Independence Day is the second national holiday and is celebrated in August every year. The third national holiday is Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, which is celebrated in October every year. Independence Day honors the freedom from the UK while Republic Day honors the creation of the constitution of India. The birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is honored by celebrating Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti on 02 October.

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Why Do We Require The Calendar Of West Bengal Holidays 2021?

Yes, we all require the calendar of West Bengal holidays 2021 for many reasons. Let’s assume you are working in Delhi and your place of origin different, the calendar helps you book a travel ticket in advance. The earlier you book, the lesser will be the transportation cost. As many people like to go on a trip during holidays, the holiday calendar helps you plan a trip in advance.

Description Of West Bengal Holidays 2021

West Bengal celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda on 12 January every year. Vasant Panchami and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti are observed in the same month. Holi Dahan falls in the month of March this year. In the month of April, the birthday of B R Ambedkar, the founder of the Indian constitution, is celebrated. West Bengal celebrates Pohela Boishakh, which is also called Bengali New Year.

Muharram, a notable Islamic festival, is observed in many parts of the country. In 2021, this festival falls in the month of September. Towards the end of the year, Diwali and Vijay Dashami are celebrated. These are the two popular Hindu festivals observed in many parts of the nation. Christmas Day is the biggest Christian festival celebrated every year on 25 December.

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West Bengal Holidays 2020

Date Day Holiday
12 January 2020 Sunday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
23 January 2020 Thursday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Holiday
29 January 2020 Wednesday Vasant Panchami
10 March 2020 Tuesday Doljatra
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Bengali New Year/Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima
8 May 2020 Friday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid Ul Fitr
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
28 to 30 August 2020 Fridat to Sunday Ashura
17 September 2020 Thursday Mahalaya Amavasya
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
22 October 2020 Thursday Durga Puja
23 October 2020 Friday Maha Saptami
24 October 2020 Saturday Maha Ashtami
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
31 October 2020 Saturday Lakshmi Puja
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali
14 November 2020 Saturday Kali Puja
26 November 2020 Thursday Bhai Dooj
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas Day

Bank Holidays in West Bengal for 2020

Date Day Holiday
11 January 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
12 January 2020 Sunday Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
23 January 2020 Thursday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
25 January 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
26 January 2020 Sunday Republic Day
29 January 2020 Wednesday Vasant Panchami
8 February 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
22 February 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 March 2020 Tuesday Holi
14 March 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
28 March 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 April 2020 Friday Good Friday
11 April 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
14 April 2020 Tuesday Bengali New Year/ Dr Ambedkar Jayanti
25 April 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2020 Friday May Day
7 May 2020 Thursday Buddha Purnima
8 May 2020 Friday Guru Rabindranath Jayanti
9 May 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 May 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
24 May 2020 Sunday Eid-ul-Fitr
13 June 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
27 June 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
11 July 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 July 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
31 July 2020 Friday Bakrid/Eid-al-Adha
8 August 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
15 August 2020 Saturday Independence Day
22 August 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
12 September 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
17 September 2020 Thursday Mahalaya Amavasya
26 September 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
2 October 2020 Friday Gandhi Jayanti
10 October 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
23 October 2020 Friday Maha Saptami
24 October 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday/Maha Ashtami
25 October 2020 Sunday Maha Navami
26 October 2020 Monday Vijaya Dashami
31 October 2020 Saturday Lakshmi Puja
14 November 2020 Saturday Diwali/Second Saturday
28 November 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday
30 November 2020 Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti
12 December 2020 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2020 Friday Christmas
26 December 2020 Saturday Fourth Saturday

List Of West Bengal Holidays In 2019

Date Day Holiday Celebrated
12 January 2019 Saturday Swami Vivekananda Birthday West Bengal only
23 January 2019 Wednesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Odisha, Assam, Tripura, West Bengal
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day Across India
10 February 2019 Sunday Vasant Panchami Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Tripura, West Bengal
21 March 2019 Thursday Doljatra In many states
1 April 2019 Monday Bank Holiday Only for Banks
14 April 2019 Sunday Dr Ambedkar Jayanti In many states
14 April 2019 Sunday Bengali New Year West Bengal and Tripura
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday Across India
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day In many states
7 May 2019 Tuesday Rabindra Nath Tagore Birthday West Bengal and Tripura
19 May 2019 Sunday Buddha Purnima In some states
5 June 2019 Wednesday Id-ul-Fitr In many states
12 August 2019 Monday Id-ul-Juha/ Bakrid In many states
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day Across India
10 September 2019 Tuesday Muharram In many states
28 September 2019 Saturday Mahalaya In some states
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Across India
5 October 2019 Saturday Maha Saptami In some states
6 October 2019 Sunday Durgastami/ Mahanavami In some states
8 October 2019 Tuesday Dussehra/Durga Puja In some states
13 October 2019 Sunday Lakshmi Puja In some states
27 October 2019 Sunday Kali Puja In some states
29 October 2019 Tuesday Deepavali West Bengal
11 November 2019 Monday Guru Nanak Birthday In some states
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day Across India

Bank Holidays in West Bengal in 2019

Below is the list of bank holidays in West Bengal in 2019:

Date Day Holiday
12 January 2019 Saturday Second Saturday/ Swami Vivekananda Birthday
23 January 2019 Wednesday Birthday of Netaji
26 January 2019 Saturday Republic Day
26 January 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
9 February 2019 Saturday Second Saturday/ Sree Panchami
23 February 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
9 March 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
21 March 2019 Thursday Doljatra
23 March 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 April 2019 Monday Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts
13 April 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
19 April 2019 Friday Good Friday
27 April 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
1 May 2019 Wednesday May Day
11 May 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
18 May 2019 Saturday Buddha Purnima
25 May 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
5 June 2019 Wednesday Eid-ul-Fitr
8 June 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
22 June 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
13 July 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
27 July 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 August 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
12 August 2019 Monday Eid-ul-Zuha
15 August 2019 Thursday Independence Day
24 August 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
10 September 2019 Tuesday Moharam
14 September 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
28 September 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday/ Mahalaya
2 October 2019 Wednesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
5 October 2019 Saturday Durgapuja Saptami
6 October 2019 Sunday Durgapuja Ashtami
7 October 2019 Monday Durgapuja Nabami
8 October 2019 Tuesday Vijaya Dashami
12 October 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
26 October 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
27 October 2019 Sunday Lakshmi Puja/ Kali Puja
9 November 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
12 November 2019 Tuesday Guru Nanak Birthday
23 November 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday
14 December 2019 Saturday Second Saturday
25 December 2019 Wednesday Christmas
28 December 2019 Saturday Fourth Saturday

List Of West Bengal Holidays In 2018

The following table outlines West Bengal holidays 2018:

Date Day Name of the festival Comments
12 January 2018 Friday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda West Bengal only
22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami Many states
23 January 2018 Tuesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Birthday Odisha, Assam, West Bengal, Tripura
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day National holiday
01 March 2018 Thursday Dol Jatra Holi Dahan
02 March 2018 Friday Holi
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday
01 April 2018 Sunday Bank holiday Account closing day
14 April 2018 Saturday Ambedkar Jayanti
15 April 2018 Sunday Bengali New Year Tripura, West Bengal
30 April 2018 Wednesday Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha
16 June 2018 Saturday Idul Fitr Many states
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day National holiday
22 August 2018 Wednesday Idul Juha
21 September 2018 Friday Muharram Many states
02 October 2018 Tuesday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti National holiday
08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya Odisha, Karnataka, Tripura, West Bengal
16 October 2018 Tuesday Maha Saptami Many states
17 October 2018 Wednesday Durgastami Many states
18 October 218 Monday Navami of Durga Puja West Bengal, Tripura, Assam
19 October 2019 Friday Dusshera
24 October 2019 Wednesday Lakshmi Puja West Bengal, Tripura, Odisha
06 November 2018 Wednesday Kali Puja Odisha, Assam, West Bengal
23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Birthday
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day Many states

Bank Holidays West Bengal In 2018

The following table outlines the bank holidays in West Bengal in 2018:

Date Day Comments
12 January 2018 Friday Swami Vivekananda Birthday
13 January 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
22 January 2018 Monday Vasant Panchami
23 January 2018 Tuesday Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 January 2018 Friday Republic Day
27 January 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
10 February 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
24 February 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
01 March 2018 Thursday Holi
10 March 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
24 March 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
30 March 2018 Friday Good Friday
14 April 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
15 April 2018 Sunday Bengali New Year
28 April 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
30 April 2018 Monday Buddha Purnima
01 May 2018 Thursday May Day
07 May 2018 Monday Guru Rabindranath Jayanthi
12 May 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
26 May 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
09 June 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
15 June 2018 Friday Ramjan
23 June 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
14 July 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
28 July 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
11 August 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
15 August 2018 Wednesday Independence Day
22 August 2018 Wednesday Bakrid
25 August 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
08 September 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
22 September 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
02 October 2018 Tuesdays Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
08 October 2018 Monday Mahalaya Amavasye
13 October 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
16 October 2018 Tuesday Maha Saptami
17 October 2018 Wednesday Maha Ashtami
18 October 2018 Thursday Maha Navami
19 October 2018 Friday Vijay Dashami
23 October 2018 Tuesday Lakshmi Puja
27 October 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
07 November 2018 Wednesday Diwali
10 November 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
23 November 2018 Friday Guru Nanak Jayanti
24 November 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
08 December 2018 Saturday Second Saturday bank holiday
22 December 2018 Saturday Fourth Saturday bank holiday
25 December 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day

News About West Bengal Holidays

  • Public holiday announced in three poll-bound Assembly constituencies in West Bengal

    A public holiday has been declared by the West Bengal government on Monday on 30 September in three Assembly constituencies where elections will be held. The constituencies in Samserganj and Jangipur will have the elections held, while the bypolls will take place in the much-anticipated Bhabanipur seat. A public holiday will be applicable in these constituencies.

    29 September has also been declared a local holiday since it is the date of dispatch and hence the educational institutions, government offices, statutory and local bodies, etc. situated within the three constituencies will remain inactive for work as they will be used as polling stations.

    24 September 2021

  • Government offices in West Bengal will be closed on Tuesday-showing respect to Pranab Mukherjee

    All the government-aided, government offices and institutions in West Bengal will be closed on 1 September as a mark of respect to the former Indian President Pranab Mukherjee. He was 84 years old when he died in an army hospital. Mukherjee had been admitted on 10 August a health bulletin a few days ago had said that he was in a coma and ventilator support.

    1 September 2020

  • Extra holiday declared by Bengal government on January 29

    On account of Saraswati Puja, the Bengal government has declared a holiday on 29 January as well after it realised that the festival would also be celebrated on Wednesday. The holiday on Wednesday is in addition to the holidays on January 30 and 31. As per the sources, the government was forced to declare an additional holiday in connection with Saraswati puja because most schools in the state were organizing the puja as per the Bengali ‘Panjika’. It must be noted here that the additional holiday has provided the state government employees and the staff of state-aided institutions an opportunity to enjoy a long weekend.

    28 January 2020

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