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India (West Bengal) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Rupee (INR)
Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
No alcohol served in shops, restaurants during most holidays
The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion

Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 9, 2022Birthday of Rabindranath TagoreSecular holiday
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Monday May 16, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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Wednesday June 15, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday August 9, 2022Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday August 15, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Friday August 19, 2022Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday September 25, 2022Mahalaya AmavasyaHinduism
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Friday September 30, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Saturday October 1, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Sunday October 2, 2022Durga Puja (Saptami)Hinduism
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Sunday October 2, 2022Mahatma Gandhi Birth AnniversarySecular holiday
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Monday October 3, 2022Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)Hinduism
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Tuesday October 4, 2022Mahanavami/Ayudha PujaHinduism
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Wednesday October 5, 2022Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)Hinduism
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Sunday October 9, 2022Lakhshmi PujaHinduism
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Tuesday October 11, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday October 21, 2022Diwali (beginning)School holidays
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Monday October 24, 2022Deepavali/DipabaliHinduism
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Wednesday October 26, 2022BhatridwitiyaEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday October 27, 2022Diwali (end)School holidays
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Sunday October 30, 2022ChhathHinduism
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Tuesday November 8, 2022Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II PoyaSikhism
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Tuesday November 15, 2022Birsa Munda dayEvents, celebrations...
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Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Monday May 2, 2022
School holidays :

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed. In India, except in Arunachal Pradesh.

Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

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Monday May 9, 2022
Secular holiday : Also written Rabīndranātha Thākura (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Wikipedia]

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
Hinduism :

Summer holiday (end)

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Wednesday June 15, 2022
School holidays :

Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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Tuesday August 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra

Independence Day

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Monday August 15, 2022
Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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Friday August 19, 2022
Culture :

Mahalaya Amavasya

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Sunday September 25, 2022
Hinduism : His day of Pitr Paksha or Mahalaya Amavasya has great significance and importance for all Hindus in all parts of the world. It is the annual festival for worshipping and propitiating the spirits of our ancestors, with devout prayers for peace and spiritual tranquility.

Banks Inventory Day

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Friday September 30, 2022
Banks only :

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Saturday October 1, 2022
School holidays :

Durga Puja (Saptami)

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests.

Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary

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Sunday October 2, 2022
Secular holiday : He is the man who played a significant role in achiveing independence for India from the British Empire with his simplicity and strong will power. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the 2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace and truth. www.indiaa2z.com

Durga Puja Ashtami (Nabami)

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Monday October 3, 2022
Hinduism :

Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja

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Tuesday October 4, 2022
Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements.

Vijaya Dashami (Dasera)

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Wednesday October 5, 2022
Hinduism : The victory of Durga on evil forces, the destruction of Vasanas (subjectivity, selfishness, desires...) and the achievement of the deepest Self. Dominance of Saraswati (pure science) over Lakshmi (applied science)

Lakhshmi Puja

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Sunday October 9, 2022
Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Tuesday October 11, 2022
School holidays :

Diwali (beginning)

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Friday October 21, 2022
School holidays :

Deepavali/Dipabali

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Monday October 24, 2022
Hinduism : Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days.

Bhatridwitiya

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Wednesday October 26, 2022
Culture : Also called Bhai phonta :an event especially among Bengalis when the sister prays for her brother's safety, success and well being.This event is ceremoniously performed by the loving sister who religiously fasts the entire morning until she applies a 'phonta' of sandal wood paste on her

Diwali (end)

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Thursday October 27, 2022
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Chhath

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Sunday October 30, 2022
Hinduism : Dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya, also known as Surya Shashti.

Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya

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Tuesday November 8, 2022
Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority Wikipedia

Birsa Munda day

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Tuesday November 15, 2022
Culture : An Indian tribal freedom fighter, religious leader, and folk hero who belonged to the Munda tribe. He spearheaded an Indian tribal religious Millenarian movement that arose in the tribal belt of modern-day Bihar and Jharkhand in the late 19th century, during the British Raj, thereby making him an important figure in the history of the Indian independence movement. His achievements are even more remarkable for having been accomplished before the age of 25. His portrait hangs in the Central Hall of the Indian parliament; he is the only tribal leader to have been so honored. [Wikipedia]