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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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    Friday march 8, 2024Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Saturday march 9, 2024Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Monday march 25, 2024DoljatraHinduism
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    Tuesday march 26, 2024DoljatraHinduism
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    Friday march 29, 2024Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday march 30, 2024Optional holidayCatholic
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    Monday april 1, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Saturday april 6, 2024Sri Sri Harichand ThakurSecular holiday
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    Thursday april 11, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Friday april 12, 2024Optional holidayJainism
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    Sunday april 14, 2024Optional holidaySikhism
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    Sunday april 14, 2024Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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    Monday april 15, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Monday april 15, 2024End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Monday april 15, 2024Bengali New YearSecular holiday
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    Tuesday april 16, 2024Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Wednesday april 17, 2024RamanavaniHinduism
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    Sunday april 21, 2024Mahavir JayantiJainism
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday may 8, 2024Birthday of Rabindranath TagoreSecular holiday
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    Friday may 10, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday may 23, 2024Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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    Monday june 3, 2024Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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    Monday june 17, 2024Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday july 1, 2024Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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    Sunday july 7, 2024Kang (Rathajatra)Hinduism
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)Muslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024AshuraMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday july 17, 2024Banks remain openBanks only
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    Thursday august 15, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha BandhanHinduism
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    Monday august 19, 2024Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)Hinduism
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Hinduism
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    Monday august 26, 2024Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)Events, celebrations...
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    Saturday september 14, 2024Karam PujaSecular holiday
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    Monday september 16, 2024Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday september 30, 2024Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Maha Shivaratri

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Saturday march 9, 2024
    Hinduism : A Hindu festival in honor of Lord Shiva and his marriage to Goddess Parvati. Ceremonies involving prayers and hymns take place mostly at night.

    Doljatra

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    Monday march 25, 2024
    Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

    Doljatra

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    Tuesday march 26, 2024
    Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

    Good Friday

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    Friday march 29, 2024
    Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

    Optional holiday

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    Saturday march 30, 2024
    Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Sri Sri Harichand Thakur

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    Saturday april 6, 2024
    Secular holiday :

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

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    Thursday april 11, 2024
    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.

    Optional holiday

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    Friday april 12, 2024
    Jainism : Mahavir Jayanti Jain community only

    Optional holiday

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    Sunday april 14, 2024
    Sikhism : Baisakhi Sikh community only

    Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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    Sunday april 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

    Banks remain open

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    Banks only :

    End of school year

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    School holidays :

    Bengali New Year

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    Monday april 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Under the Mughals, agricultural taxes were collected according to the Hijri calendar. However, as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, it does not coincide with the harvest. As a result, farmers were hard-pressed to pay taxes out of season. In order to streamline tax collection, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a reform of the calendar. Accordingly, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned scholar and astronomer, formulated the Bangla year on the basis of the lunar Hijri and Bangla solar calendars. The new year subsequently became known as Bôngabdo or Bengali year

    Beginning of school year

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    Tuesday april 16, 2024
    School holidays :

    Ramanavani

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    Wednesday april 17, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Mahavir Jayanti

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    Sunday april 21, 2024
    Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

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    Wednesday may 8, 2024
    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]

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday may 10, 2024
    School holidays :

    Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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    Thursday may 23, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Summer holiday (end)

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    Monday june 3, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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    Monday june 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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    Monday july 1, 2024
    Banks only :

    Kang (Rathajatra)

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    Sunday july 7, 2024
    Hinduism :

    Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    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

    Ashura

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.

    Banks remain open

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    Wednesday july 17, 2024
    Banks only :

    Independence Day

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    Thursday august 15, 2024
    Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule

    Raksha Bandhan

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

    Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)

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    Monday august 19, 2024
    Hinduism : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness

    Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)

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    Monday august 26, 2024
    Culture :

    Karam Puja

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    Saturday september 14, 2024
    Secular holiday : A harvest festival celebrated by many groups of people in Jharkhand and areas, and it is dedicated to the worship of the god of power, youth and youthfulness.

    Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Monday september 16, 2024
    Muslim, Sufi :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Monday september 30, 2024
    Banks only :