West Bengal Bank Holidays 2017Today – 19 October 2017 – is a holiday in West Bengal for Diwali.
This page contains a calendar of all 2017 bank holidays for West Bengal. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|12 Jan||Thu||Swami Vivekananda Jayanti|
|23 Jan||Mon||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|26 Jan||Thu||Republic Day|
|1 Feb||Wed||Vasant Panchami|
|14 Apr||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 Apr||Fri||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|15 Apr||Sat||Bengali New Year|
|1 May||Mon||May Day|
|9 May||Tue||Guru Rabindranath Jayanti|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|26 Jun||Mon||Idul Fitr|
|15 Aug||Tue||Independence Day|
|2 Sep||Sat||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|19 Sep||Tue||Mahalaya Amavasye|
|27 Sep||Wed||Maha Saptami|
|28 Sep||Thu||Maha Ashtami|
|29 Sep||Fri||Maha Navami|
|30 Sep||Sat||Vijaya Dashami|
|2 Oct||Mon||Gandhi Jayanti|
|5 Oct||Thu||Lakshmi Puja|
|4 Nov||Sat||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
Bank holidays are approved by the Government of West Bengal Finance Department under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act as well. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, they are not listed as a public holiday. There are holidays in West Bengal when only banks are closed.
Government offices are closed on certain holidays each year, including the birthday of the Poet Bhanu Bhakt and Bhatridwitiya. Banks are closed on the Yearly Closing of Bank Accounts on April 1 each year as well.
Government employees are permitted to choose two restricted holidays each year in addition to bank holidays. These may include Easter Sunday, Baisakhi or Sab-e-Barat. Because many Muslim holidays are based on the sighting of the moon, dates may change from the officially released bank holidays. If this should happen, the date changes are announced under separate order.