There are numerous holidays in West Bengal in 2017. Apart from these there are many holidays which are also national holidays in West Bengal. These are holidays declared by Government of West Bengal. Following is list of holidays in West Bengal for 2017.
Public holidays in India are observed on regional basis and above dates are Government of India holidays. Government offices will be closed nationwide. In addition, there are many festivals which are also observed in some states as holidays and dates will change from year to year.
List of National and Regional Public Holidays of West Bengal in 2017
Here we had provided with month wise holidays list for the year 2017 in state of West Bengal which includes National and Public holidays and events list. List of Government holidays in West Bengal State for Year 2017 is mentioned below.
Also see Public Holidays in Odisha 2017
|Birthday of Swami Vivekananda||12th January||Thursday||Only holiday for West Bengal|
|Birthday of Netaji||23rd January||Monday||Assam, Odisha, Tripura, W.B will get holiday only|
|Republic Day||26th January||Thursday||Constitution of India came into force.|
|Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]||1st February||Wednesday||Haryana, Odish, Punjab, Tripura,W.B only get holiday|
|Doljatra||12th March||Monday||Only, AP, Odisha, Punjab, UP, WB get holiday|
|Bank Holiday||1st April||Saturday||Yearly closing of Bank Account|
|Good Friday||14th April||Friday||Good Friday before Easter Sunday|
|Birth day of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar||14th April||Friday||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|Bengali New Year’s Day||15th April||Saturday||Tripua and W.B get holiday only|
|May Day||1st May||Monday||Assam, Bihar, Goa, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, W.B only get holidays|
|Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore||9th May||Tuesday||Only West Bengal get holiday|
|Budha Purnima||10th May||Wednesday||Birth of Buddha|
|Id-Ul-Fitar||26th June||Monday||End of Ramadan|
|Independence Day||15th August,||Tuesday||Nation Independence from British Rule|
|Id-Ud-Joha||2nd September||Saturday||Feast of the Sacrifice|
|Mahalaya||19th September||Tuesday||Karnataka, Odisha, Tripura, W.B get holiday only|
|Mahasaptami||27th September||Wednesday||Odisha, W.B and Tripura will get holiday only|
|Durga Puja||28th September||Thursday||Only Odisha, Tripura, Sikkim and W.B get holiday|
|Mahanabami||29th September||Friday||Dussehra Ninth day celebration|
|Vijaya Dasami||30th September||Saturday||Dussehra|
|Muharram||1st October||Sunday||10th Day of Ashurah|
|Birthday of Gandhiji||2nd October||Monday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|Lakshmi Puja||5th October||Thursday||Odisha, W.B and Tripura will get holiday only|
|Kalipuja||19th October||Thursday||Festival dedicated to goddess Kali|
|Birthday of Guru Nanak||4th November||Saturday||Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak birth|
|Christmas Day||25th December||Monday||All states observed|
Points to Note
- Republic Day, Independence Day and birthday of Mahatma Gandhi are national gazetted holidays. On regional basis public holidays are observed in India.
- Muslim festivals are change as per appearance of the moon.
- Such as Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are not Government official holidays but observed nationally.