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.HolidayDateDayTypeRemarks
1Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda12 January 2023ThursdayRegional 
2Netaji’s Birth Day23 January 2023MondayRegional 
3Republic Day26 January 2023ThursdayNational 
4Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]26 January 2023ThursdayRegional 
5Doljatra07 March 2023TuesdayRegional 
6Mahavir Jayanti04 April 2023TuesdayRegional 
7Good Friday07 April 2023FridayRegional 
8Birth Day of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar14 April 2023FridayRegional 
9Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha)15 April 2023SaturdayRegional 
10Eid-U 1-Fitr22 April 2023SaturdayRegional 
11May Day01 May 2023MondayRegional 
12Budha Purnima05 May 2023FridayRegional 
13Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore09 May 2023TuesdayRegional 
14Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)29 June 2023ThursdayRegional 
15Muharram29 July 2023SaturdayRegional 
16Independence Day15 August 2023TuesdayNational 
17Birth Day of Gandhiji02 October 2023MondayNational 
18Mahalaya14 October 2023SaturdayRegional 
19Durga Puja, Maha Saptami21 October 2023SaturdayRegional 
20Durga Puja, Maha Nabami23 October 2023MondayRegional 
21Durga Puja, Dasami24 October 2023TuesdayRegional 
22Lakshmi Puja28 October 2023SaturdayRegional 
23Bhratridwitiya15 November 2023WednesdayRegional 
24Birth Day of Guru Nanak27 November 2023MondayRegional 
23Christmas Day25 December 2023MondayRegional 

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.HolidayDateDayTypeRemarks
1Day before Saraswati Puja25 January 2023WednesdayRegional 
2Birth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma14 February 2023TuesdayNational 
3Shivaratri18 February 2023SaturdayRegional 
4Holi (Day after Doljatra)08 March 2023WednesdayRegional 
5Day before Eid-UI-Fitr21 April 2023FridayRegional 
6Rathayatra20 June 2023TuesdayRegional 
7Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only)13 July 2023ThursdayRegional 
8Rakhi Bandhan30 August 2023WednesdayRegional 
9Janmastami06 September 2023WednesdayRegional 
10Fateha-Dwaz-Daham28 September 2023ThursdayRegional 
11Durga Puja, Maha Chaturthi18 October 2023WednesdayRegional 
12Durga Puja, Maha Panchami19 October 2023ThursdayRegional 
13Durga Puja, Maha Shashth20 October 2023FridayRegional 
14Additional Day for Durga Puja25 October 2023WednesdayRegional 
15Additional Day for Durga Puja26 October 2023ThursdayRegional 
16Additional Day for Durga Puja27 October 2023FridayRegional 
17Additional Day for Kali Puja13 November 2023MondayRegional 
18Additional Day for Kali Puja14 November 2023TuesdayRegional 
19Birth Day of Birsa Munda15 November 2023WednesdayRegional 
20Day after Bhratridwitiya16 November 2023ThursdayRegional 
21Additional Day for Chhat Puja20 November 2023MondayRegional 

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.HolidayDateDayTypeRemarks
1Easter Saturday08 April 2023SaturdayRegionalFor Christians Only
2Hui Diwas30 June 2023FridayRegionalFor 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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