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West Bengal Bank Holidays 2017

Today – 13 December 2017 – is not a holiday in West Bengal.

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 JanThuSwami Vivekananda Jayanti
23 JanMonNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 JanThuRepublic Day
1 FebWedVasant Panchami
12 MarSunHoli
14 AprFriGood Friday
14 AprFriDr Ambedkar Jayanti
15 AprSatBengali New Year
1 MayMonMay Day
9 MayTueGuru Rabindranath Jayanti
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima
26 JunMonIdul Fitr
15 AugTueIndependence Day
2 SepSatBakrid / Eid al Adha
19 SepTueMahalaya Amavasye
27 SepWedMaha Saptami
28 SepThuMaha Ashtami
29 SepFriMaha Navami
30 SepSatVijaya Dashami
2 OctMonGandhi Jayanti
5 OctThuLakshmi Puja
19 OctThuDiwali
4 NovSatGuru Nanak Jayanti
25 DecMonChristmas 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.

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