West Bengal Government Holiday List 2024

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West Bengal Government Holiday List 2024

The Governor is also pleased to notify that the offices under the Government of West Bengal except the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata, and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed on the days as specified in List II below which are not declared to be public holidays, during the year 2024.

Further, the Governor is pleased to declare that the days as specified in List III may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2024 for the employees of different communities mentioned against the day.

West Bengal Government Holiday List 2024

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)

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

West Bengal School Holiday Calendar 2024

The holiday list released by the West Bengal School Board Secretary for the year 2024 is provided term-wise. 16 holidays are in the first term of WBBSE, 23 holidays are in the second term, and 26 holidays are in the third term. For more details, check the list below and download the PDF.

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

Occasion of Holiday Date Day No. of Holiday
New Year’s Day 01/01/2024 Monday 1
Swami Vivekananda janmajayanti 12/01/2024 Friday 1
Makar Sankranti (Pous Parban) 15/01/2024 Monday 1
Netaji janmajayanti 23/01/2024 Tuesday 1
Republic Day 26/01/2024 Friday 1
Day before Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami) 13/02/2024 Tuesday 1
Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami) and Thakur Panchanan Barma janmajayanti 14/02/2024 Wednesday 1
International Mother Language Day 21/02/2024 Wednesday
Shab e-Barat 26/02/2024 Monday 1
Shivaratri 08/03/2024 Friday 1
Doljatra 25/03/2024 & 26/03/2024 Monday & Tuesday 2
Good Friday 29/03/2024 Friday 1
Shri Harichand Thakur janmajayanti 06/04/2024 Saturday 1
Eid al-Fitr 10/04/2024 & 11/04/2024 Wednesday & Thursday 2
Chaitra Sankranti 13/04/2024 Saturday 1
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 DayNo. of Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti 21/04/2024 Sunday
May Day 01/05/2024 Wednesday 1
Rabindra Nath Tagore janmajayanti 08/05/2024 Wednesday 1
Summer Vacation 13/05/2024 to 03/06/2024 Monday to Monday 19
Buddha Purnima and Pandit Raghunath Murmu janmajayanti 23/05/2024 Thursday
Kazi Nazrul Islam janmajayanti 26/05/2024 Sunday
Eid al-Adha (Bakr Eid) 17/06/2024 Monday 1
Ratha Yatra 07/07/2024 Sunday
Muharram 17/07/2024 Wednesday 1
Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy janmajayanti 02/08/2024 Friday
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
Martyr’s Day (Sacrifice day of Khudiram Bose) 11/08/2024 Sunday
Independence Day 15/08/2024 Thursday 1
Rakhi Purnima 19/08/2024 Monday 1
Janmastami 26/08/2024 Monday 1
Teachers’ Day 05/09/2024 Thursday
Fateha-E-Dwaz-Daham 16/09/2024 Monday 1
Biswakarma Puja 17/09/2024 Tuesday 1
Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar janmajayanti 26/09/2024 Thursday
Gandhi janmajayanti and Mahalaya 02/10/2024 Wednesday 1
Puja Vacation (from Durga Puja to 2 Days after Lakshmi Puja) 07/10/2024 to 18/10/2024 Monday to Friday 11
Puja Vacation (from Kali Puja to Day after Bhatridwitiya) 31/10/2024 to 04/11/2024 Thursday to Monday 4
Chhat Puja 07/11/2024 & 08/11/2024 Thursday & Friday 2
Jagadhatri Puja 10/11/2024 Sunday
Children’s Day 14/11/2024 Thursday
Guru Nanak janmajayanti, Parshwanath’s Rathajatra and Birsa Munda janmajayanti 15/11/2024 Friday 1
Christmas Day 25/12/2024 Wednesday 1
Foundation day of School 1

Total 16 + 23 + 26 = 65 Holidays

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