The Public Holidays List of West Bengal has been announced by the Government of West Bengal and will be effective from 01 January 2023.
Dr. Manoj Pant, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal issued the Notification dated 21 October 2022 vide Notice No. 4331-F(P2) for the declared Public Holidays during the year 2023.
Please find below the Public Holidays List of West Bengal for the Year 2023.
List-I (Public Holidays in 2023)-West Bengal
|1||Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda||12 January 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|2||Netaji’s Birth Day||23 January 2023||Monday||Regional|
|3||Republic Day||26 January 2023||Thursday||National|
|4||Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]||26 January 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|5||Doljatra||07 March 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|6||Mahavir Jayanti||04 April 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|7||Good Friday||07 April 2023||Friday||Regional|
|8||Birth Day of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar||14 April 2023||Friday||Regional|
|9||Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha)||15 April 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|10||Eid-U 1-Fitr||22 April 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|11||May Day||01 May 2023||Monday||Regional|
|12||Budha Purnima||05 May 2023||Friday||Regional|
|13||Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore||09 May 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|14||Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)||29 June 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|15||Muharram||29 July 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|16||Independence Day||15 August 2023||Tuesday||National|
|17||Birth Day of Gandhiji||02 October 2023||Monday||National|
|18||Mahalaya||14 October 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|19||Durga Puja, Maha Saptami||21 October 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|20||Durga Puja, Maha Nabami||23 October 2023||Monday||Regional|
|21||Durga Puja, Dasami||24 October 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|22||Lakshmi Puja||28 October 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|23||Bhratridwitiya||15 November 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|24||Birth Day of Guru Nanak||27 November 2023||Monday||Regional|
|23||Christmas Day||25 December 2023||Monday||Regional|
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)-West Bengal
Offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed on the days as specified in List-II which are not declared to be public holidays, during the year 2023.
|1||Day before Saraswati Puja||25 January 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|2||Birth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma||14 February 2023||Tuesday||National|
|3||Shivaratri||18 February 2023||Saturday||Regional|
|4||Holi (Day after Doljatra)||08 March 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|5||Day before Eid-UI-Fitr||21 April 2023||Friday||Regional|
|6||Rathayatra||20 June 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|7||Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only)||13 July 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|8||Rakhi Bandhan||30 August 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|9||Janmastami||06 September 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|10||Fateha-Dwaz-Daham||28 September 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|11||Durga Puja, Maha Chaturthi||18 October 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|12||Durga Puja, Maha Panchami||19 October 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|13||Durga Puja, Maha Shashth||20 October 2023||Friday||Regional|
|14||Additional Day for Durga Puja||25 October 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|15||Additional Day for Durga Puja||26 October 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|16||Additional Day for Durga Puja||27 October 2023||Friday||Regional|
|17||Additional Day for Kali Puja||13 November 2023||Monday||Regional|
|18||Additional Day for Kali Puja||14 November 2023||Tuesday||Regional|
|19||Birth Day of Birsa Munda||15 November 2023||Wednesday||Regional|
|20||Day after Bhratridwitiya||16 November 2023||Thursday||Regional|
|21||Additional Day for Chhat Puja||20 November 2023||Monday||Regional|
List-Ill (Sectional Holidays in 2023)-West Bengal
The below Holidays will be applicable to the employees of different communities mentioned against the day.
|1||Easter Saturday||08 April 2023||Saturday||Regional||For Christians Only|
|2||Hui Diwas||30 June 2023||Friday||Regional||For Adivasi (Santhal) Only|
- No substitute holiday shall be allowed if any of the festival – holidays initially notified subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.
- If there is any change in the date of Eid-UI-Fitr, Id-Ud-Zoha, Muharram, Fateha-Dwaz-Daham, Shabe-Barat depending upon the sighting of the moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for this festival.
- It may happen that the change of date of above mentioned occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcements would be made through T.V. /A.I.R. / News Papers and Heads of Department / Offices of the State Government may take action according to such announcements without waiting for formal order about the change of date.
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