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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

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  • Weekend: Saturday & Sunday
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    Monday January 2, 2023Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Thursday January 12, 2023Vivekanada 's birthdayHinduism
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    Monday January 23, 2023Netaji's Birthday - Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti - Veer Surendra Sai JayantiSecular holiday
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Vasant Panchami - Basanta PanchamiBuddhism (Mahayana)
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    Thursday January 26, 2023Republic DaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Birthday of Thakur Panchanan BarmSecular holiday
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    Sunday February 19, 2023Maha ShivaratriHinduism
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    Tuesday March 7, 2023Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023DoljatraHinduism
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    Friday March 24, 2023End of school yearSchool holidays
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    Thursday March 30, 2023RamanavaniHinduism
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    Saturday April 1, 2023Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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    Tuesday April 4, 2023Mahavir JayantiJainism
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    Friday April 7, 2023Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Optional holidayCatholic
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Optional holidayJainism
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    Friday April 14, 2023Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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    Saturday April 15, 2023Bengali New YearSecular holiday
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Friday May 5, 2023Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Birthday of Rabindranath TagoreSecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Banks are closedBanks only
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    Winter holiday (end)

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    Monday January 2, 2023
    School holidays : Http://www.wbsed.gov.in/
    International schools may follow a different calendar
    Schooling is mandatory till age 14
    Number of teaching hours: 1,000
    Teaching languages: Bengali, English
    schools open on Saturday morning
    school uniforms required

    We carry confirmed dates till May 2023

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    Vivekanada 's birthday

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    Thursday January 12, 2023
    Hinduism : Vivekananda, Swami (1863-1902) the patriot-saint of modern India. The spiritual transformation of Narendranath at the hands of Sri Ramakrishna began in 1882 and was completed with his realisation of the oneness of all existence in 1886.

    Netaji's Birthday - Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti - Veer Surendra Sai Jayanti

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    Monday January 23, 2023
    Secular holiday : Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji (Hindustani: Respected Leader ), first applied in early 1942 to Bose in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, was later used throughout India. [Wikipedia]

    Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Buddhism (Mahayana) : Vasant means, the spring season . This is the great spring festival, falling on the fifth day of the month of Magh, the first day of spring. On this day everyone wears a yellow cloth. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Spiritually, the yellow colour is a sign of prosperity; it is the colour of love. On this day we offer special worship to the sun god, to Mother Ganga (the deity of the sacred river Ganges), and Mother Earth. They provide us the means of acquiring food and all that we need to keep alive. We express our gratitude to them by worshipping them. Hindus are ever mindful of the debt they owe to all nature. Worship of nature is extremely important to them.

    Republic Day

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    Thursday January 26, 2023
    Secular holiday : It was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress at midnight of December 31, 1929 - January 1, 1930, that the Tri-Colour Flag was unfurled by the nationalists and a pledge taken that every year on January 26, the Independence Day would be celebrated and that the people would unceasingly strive for the establishment of a Sovereign Democratic Republic of India. The professed pledge was successfully redeemed on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India framed by the Constituent Assembly of India came into force, although the Independence from the British rule was achieved on August 15, 1947. It is because of this that August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day, while January 26 as Republic Day.

    Birthday of Thakur Panchanan Barm

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : Also known as Thakur Panchanan and Roy Saheb, was a Rajbanshi leader and reformer from Cooch Behar. He established a Kshatriya Sabhā to instill Brahminical values and practices in people of his own caste. [Wikipedia]

    Maha Shivaratri

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    Sunday February 19, 2023
    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.

    Optional holiday

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    Tuesday March 7, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-Barat Muslim community only

    Doljatra

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

    End of school year

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    Friday March 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Ramanavani

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    Thursday March 30, 2023
    Hinduism :

    Banks Inventory Day

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    Saturday April 1, 2023
    Banks only :

    Beginning of school year

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    School holidays :

    Mahavir Jayanti

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    Tuesday April 4, 2023
    Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

    Good Friday

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    Friday April 7, 2023
    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 April 8, 2023
    Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only

    Optional holiday

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    Jainism : Mahavir Jayanti Jain community only

    Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

    Bengali New Year

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    Saturday April 15, 2023
    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

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

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    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.

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    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 .

    Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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    Friday May 5, 2023
    Hinduism :

    Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    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]

    Banks are closed

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    Banks only : Birthday of Rabindranath