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West Bengal Holidays: List of Public Holidays in West Bengal in 2023

Team AckoDec 19, 2022

Public holidays in West Bengal in 2023 include festivals, national holidays, and state government holidays. During these holidays, most of the public (including employees working in private organisations) gets a day off from work. Knowing these holidays can be helpful in planning your tasks/outings. Thus, this article showcases the list of government holidays in West Bengal in 2023.

West Bengal Holidays: List of Public Holidays in West Bengal in 2023

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List of Government Holidays in West Bengal in 2023

Here’s a table that lists West Bengal’s public holidays in the calendar year 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

12-Jan

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

Monday

23-Jan

Birthday Of Netaji

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day/Vasanth Panchami

Wednesday

8-Mar

Dolyatra

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Friday

14-Apr

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

Saturday

15-Apr

Bengali’s New Year

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr

Monday

1-May

May Day/Labour Day

Friday

5-May

Buddha Purnima

Tuesday

9-May

Guru Rabindranath Jayanti

Thursday

29-Jun

Bakra Eid

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Wednesday

31-Aug

Raksha Bandhan

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Saturday

14-Oct

Mahalaya Amavasya

Saturday

21-Oct

Durgapuja Saptami

Sunday

22-Oct

Durgapuja Ashtami

Monday

23-Oct

Durgapuja Navami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Saturday

28-Oct

Lakshmi Pooja

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Monday

27-Nov

Guru Nanak’s Jayanti

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

Government Holidays in West Bengal in January 2023

The following table lists the public holidays in West Bengal in January 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

12-Jan

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

Monday

23-Jan

Birthday Of Netaji

Thursday

26-Jan

Republic Day/Vasanth Panchami

Government Holidays in West Bengal in February 2023

There are no government holidays in West Bengal in February 2023.

Government Holidays in West Bengal in March 2023

Here’s the list of West Bengal Government holidays in March 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Wednesday

8-Mar

Dolyatra

Government Holidays in West Bengal in April 2023

Following is the list of public holidays in West Bengal in April 2023. 

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Friday

7-Apr

Good Friday

Friday

14-Apr

Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti

Saturday

15-Apr

Bengali’s New Year

Saturday

22-Apr

Eid-ul-Fitr

Government Holidays in West Bengal in May 2023

You can go through the table below for the West Bengal Government holiday list in May 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

1-May

May Day/Labour Day

Friday

5-May

Buddha Purnima

Tuesday

9-May

Guru Rabindranath Jayanti

Government Holidays in West Bengal in June 2023

The following table provides the list of public holidays in West Bengal in June 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Thursday

29-Jun

Bakra Eid

Government Holidays in West Bengal in July 2023

There are no government holidays in West Bengal in July 2023.

Government Holidays in West Bengal in August 2023

Following are the public holidays in West Bengal in August 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Tuesday

15-Aug

Independence Day

Wednesday

31-Aug

Raksha Bandhan

Government Holidays in West Bengal in September 2023

There are no public holidays in West Bengal in September 2023.

Government Holidays in West Bengal in October 2023

Here’s the list of West Bengal Government holidays in October 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

2-Oct

Gandhi Jayanti

Saturday

14-Oct

Mahalaya Amavasya

Saturday

21-Oct

Durgapuja Saptami

Sunday

22-Oct

Durgapuja Ashtami

Monday

23-Oct

Durgapuja Navami

Tuesday

24-Oct

Vijaya Dashami

Saturday

28-Oct

Lakshmi Pooja

Government Holidays in West Bengal in November 2023

Here’s a table with the list of public holidays in West Bengal in November 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Sunday

12-Nov

Deepavali

Monday

27-Nov

Guru Nanak’s Jayanti

Government Holidays in West Bengal in December 2023

Here are the government holidays in West Bengal in December 2023.

Day

Date

Holiday Name

Monday

25-Dec

Christmas

West Bengal: An Overview

West Bengal is a culturally rich state. The festivals also reflect the vibrant heritage of the state. Some of the prominent festivals of the state include Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja, Bhai Pota, Eid-Ul-Fitr and Dol Purnima. Besides the colourful festivals, it is also known for its delicious delicacies.

Durga Puja is a well-known festival across the world. The Durga Puja pandals are the main attraction of this festival. Saraswati Puja is also a famous festival, and that day is considered an auspicious occasion to start learning.

Bhai Phota is a festival similar to Raksha Bandhan, strengthening the bond between brothers and sisters. Another major festival in the Muslim community of West Bengal is Eid-Ul-Fitr. Apart from that, Dol Purnima is also a prominent festival, which is similar to Holi. It includes people engaging themselves in singing devotional songs and playing with colours.

Disclaimer: The information in this article is compiled by referring to different sources on the internet. The list of holidays may change as per the state/central government notifications.

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