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India (West Bengal) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months


Currency: Rupee (INR)
Banks are NOT working on 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
Internet domain: .in - Telephone code: +91 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +5:30 (DST: no)
The nature of holidays in India appeals to culture, national values and religion
The 2022 calendar is mostly confirmed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Orissa, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Monday January 10, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Wednesday January 12, 2022Vivekanada 's birthdayHinduism
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Sunday January 23, 2022Netaji's Birthday - Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti - Veer Surendra Sai JayantiSecular holiday
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Wednesday January 26, 2022Republic DaySecular holiday
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Saturday February 5, 2022Vasant Panchami - Basanta PanchamiBuddhism (Mahayana)
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Monday February 14, 2022Birthday of Thakur Panchanan BarmEvents, celebrations...
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Friday March 11, 2022End of school yearSchool holidays
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Friday March 18, 2022Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Friday March 18, 2022DoljatraHinduism
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Friday April 1, 2022Beginning of school yearSchool holidays
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Friday April 1, 2022Banks Inventory DayBanks only
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Sunday April 10, 2022Sri Sri Harichand ThakurSecular holiday
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Tuesday April 12, 2022Optional holidayJainism
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Thursday April 14, 2022Bengali New YearSecular holiday
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Thursday April 14, 2022Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv SankratiSecular holiday
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Thursday April 14, 2022Optional holidaySikhism
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Thursday April 14, 2022Mahavir JayantiJainism
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Friday April 15, 2022Good FridayCatholic or protestant
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Saturday April 16, 2022Optional holidayCatholic
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday May 9, 2022Birthday of Rabindranath TagoreSecular holiday
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Monday May 16, 2022Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha BuchaHinduism
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Monday June 6, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Saturday June 11, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of IndiaBanks only
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://www.wbsed.gov.in/
International schools may follow a different calendar
Schooling is mandatory till age 14
Number of teaching hours: 1,000
Teaching languages: Bengali, English
schools open on Saturday morning
school uniforms required

dates confirmed till May 2022

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Vivekanada 's birthday

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Wednesday January 12, 2022
Hinduism : Vivekananda, Swami (1863-1902) the patriot-saint of modern India. The spiritual transformation of Narendranath at the hands of Sri Ramakrishna began in 1882 and was completed with his realisation of the oneness of all existence in 1886.

Netaji's Birthday - Subash Chandra Bose Jayanti - Veer Surendra Sai Jayanti

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Sunday January 23, 2022
Secular holiday : Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji (Hindustani: Respected Leader ), first applied in early 1942 to Bose in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, was later used throughout India. [Wikipedia]

Republic Day

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Wednesday January 26, 2022
Secular holiday : It was the Lahore Session of the Indian National Congress at midnight of December 31, 1929 - January 1, 1930, that the Tri-Colour Flag was unfurled by the nationalists and a pledge taken that every year on January 26, the Independence Day would be celebrated and that the people would unceasingly strive for the establishment of a Sovereign Democratic Republic of India. The professed pledge was successfully redeemed on January 26, 1950, when the Constitution of India framed by the Constituent Assembly of India came into force, although the Independence from the British rule was achieved on August 15, 1947. It is because of this that August 15 is celebrated as Independence Day, while January 26 as Republic Day.

Vasant Panchami - Basanta Panchami

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Saturday February 5, 2022
Buddhism (Mahayana) : Vasant means, the spring season . This is the great spring festival, falling on the fifth day of the month of Magh, the first day of spring. On this day everyone wears a yellow cloth. It represents the ripening of the spring crops. Even the food is coloured yellow by using saffron. Spiritually, the yellow colour is a sign of prosperity; it is the colour of love. On this day we offer special worship to the sun god, to Mother Ganga (the deity of the sacred river Ganges), and Mother Earth. They provide us the means of acquiring food and all that we need to keep alive. We express our gratitude to them by worshipping them. Hindus are ever mindful of the debt they owe to all nature. Worship of nature is extremely important to them.

Birthday of Thakur Panchanan Barm

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Monday February 14, 2022
Culture : Also known as Thakur Panchanan and Roy Saheb, was a Rajbanshi leader and reformer from Cooch Behar. He established a Kshatriya Sabhā to instill Brahminical values and practices in people of his own caste. [Wikipedia]

End of school year

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Friday March 11, 2022
School holidays :

Optional holiday

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Friday March 18, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-Barat Muslim community only

Doljatra

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Friday March 18, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil.

Beginning of school year

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Friday April 1, 2022
School holidays :

Banks Inventory Day

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Friday April 1, 2022
Banks only :

Sri Sri Harichand Thakur

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Sunday April 10, 2022
Secular holiday :

Optional holiday

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Tuesday April 12, 2022
Jainism : Mahavir Jayanti Jain community only

Bengali New Year

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Secular holiday : Under the Mughals, agricultural taxes were collected according to the Hijri calendar. However, as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, it does not coincide with the harvest. As a result, farmers were hard-pressed to pay taxes out of season. In order to streamline tax collection, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a reform of the calendar. Accordingly, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned scholar and astronomer, formulated the Bangla year on the basis of the lunar Hijri and Bangla solar calendars. The new year subsequently became known as Bôngabdo or Bengali year

Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India.

Optional holiday

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Sikhism : Baisakhi Sikh community only

Mahavir Jayanti

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Jainism : Jain festival honoring Lord Mahavira on the founder's birthday.

Good Friday

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Friday April 15, 2022
Catholic or protestant : The First Council of Nicaea (a gathering of bishops in the early days of Christianity) wanted to find a day to commemorate the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This commemoration had to be linked to Jewish holiday traditions, since the last supper of Christ was believed to be a Jewish Passover meal. But the Jewish calendar is based on lunar and solar cycles, so the Easter celebration had to follow the same calendar.

Optional holiday

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Saturday April 16, 2022
Catholic : Easter Saturday Christian community only

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed. In India, except in Arunachal Pradesh.

Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore

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Monday May 9, 2022
Secular holiday : Also written Rabīndranātha Thākura (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Wikipedia]

Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha

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Monday May 16, 2022
Hinduism :

Summer holiday (end)

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Monday June 6, 2022
School holidays :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Saturday June 11, 2022
School holidays :

Annual Closing of Reserve Bank of India

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :