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[High Quality] West Bengal Government Calendar 2023

Official West Bengal Government Calendar 2023 High Quality published by West Bengal Government. List of holidays added in the red ink and separate list of holidays added to the calendar of 2023.

List of Holiday in West Bengal Government Calendar 2023

List-I (Public Holidays in 2023 under the N. I. Act)

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda:12th January, Thursday
Netaji’s Birth Day:23rd January, Monday
Republic Day:26th January, Thursday
Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]:26th January, Thursday
Doljatra:7th March, Tuesday
Mahavir Jayanti:4th April, Tuesday [changed]
Good Friday:7th April, Friday
Birth Day of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:14th April, Friday
**Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha):15th April, Saturday
**Eid-UI-Fitr:22nd April, Saturday
May Day:1st May, Monday
Buddha Purnima:5th May, Friday
Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore:9th May, Tuesday
Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid):29th June, Thursday
**Muharram:29th July, Saturday
Independence Day:15th August, Tuesday
Birth Day of Gandhiji:2nd October, Monday
**Mahalaya:14th October, Saturday
**Durga Puja, Maha Saptami:21st October, Saturday
Durga Puja, Maha Nabami:23rd October, Monday
Durga Puja, Dasami:24th October, Tuesday
**Lakshmi Puja:28th October, Saturday
Bhratridwitiya:15th November, Wednesday
Birth Day of Guru Nanak:27th November, Monday
Christmas Day:25th December, Monday
Yearly Closing of Bank Account  1st April (Saturday) (for Banks only) (Note: The Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday including Treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open).

List-II (Holidays under the order of State Government in 2023)

Day before Saraswati Puja:25th January, Wednesday
Birth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma:14th February, Tuesday
**Shivaratri:18th February, Saturday
Holi (Day after Doljatra):8th March, Wednesday
Day before Eid-UI-Fitr:21st April, Friday
Rathayatra:20th June, Tuesday
Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only).:13th July, Thursday
Rakhi Bandhan:30th August, Wednesday
Janmastami:6th September, Wednesday
Fateha-Dwaz-Daham:28th September, Thursday
Durga Puja, Maha Chaturthi:18th October, Wednesday
Durga Puja, Maha Panchami:19th October, Thursday
Durga Puja, Maha Shashthi:20th October, Friday
Additional Day for Durga Puja:25th October, Wednesday
Additional Day for Durga Puja:26th October, Thursday
Additional Day for Durga Puja:27th October, Friday
Additional Day for Kali Puja:13th November, Monday
Additional Day for Kali Puja:14th November, Tuesday
Birth Day of Birsa Munda:15th November, Wednesday
Day after Bhratridwitiya:16th November, Thursday
Additional Day for Chhat Puja:20th November, Monday

(##) Birth Day of Pandit Raghunath Murmu falls on 5th May, Friday, which is a holiday under N. I. Act and therefore has not been shown separately in List-II.

List-III (Sectional Holidays in 2023)

Easter Saturday:8th April (Saturday) [for Christians only]
Hul Diwas:30th June (Friday) [for Adivasi (Santhal) only.]
Karam Puja:To be notified later on.

($$) Shab-e-Barat, Sectional Holiday for Muslim Community falls on 8th March, 2023 (Wednesday), which is a Holiday under State Government & therefore has not been shown separately in List-Ill.

Note:

1. Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.

2. In the year 2023, the following festivals/occasions fall on Sundays which are Public Holidays under N. I. Act and hence have not been included in lists:

i)New Year’s Day:1st January, Sunday
ii)Birth Day of Guru Rabidas (for the followers of Guru Rabidas):5th February, Sunday
iii)Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur (Madhu Krishna Troyodashi Tithi):19th March, Sunday
iv)Durga Puja Maha Ashtami:22nd October, Sunday
v)Kali Puja:12th November, Sunday
vi)Chhat Puja:19th November, Sunday

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3. The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.

4. General instructions as laid down hereunder are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.

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