West Bengal Public Holidays Year 2023

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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

Sl. No. Holiday Date Day Type Remarks
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.

Sl. No. Holiday Date Day Type Remarks
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.

Sl. No. Holiday Date Day Type Remarks
1 Easter Saturday 08 April 2023 Saturday Regional For Christians Only
2 Hui Diwas 30 June 2023 Friday Regional For Adivasi (Santhal) Only

General Instruction

  • 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.

Official Notification

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