West Bengal Holidays 2023

Check West Bengal Public,State and Sectional Holidays during the year 2023.

Public Holidays

Following are the Public Holidays during the year 2023
Public Holidays
Date Day Holiday
January-1 Sunday New Year's Day *
January-12 Thursday Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda
January-23 Monday Netaji’s Birth Day
January-26 Thursday Republic Day
Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]
February-5 Sunday Birth Day of Guru Rabidas *
March-7 Tuesday Doljatra
March-19 Sunday Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur * / Madhu Krishna Troyodashi Tithi)
April-1 Saturday Yearly Closing of Bank Account **
April-4 Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti
April-7 Friday Good Friday
April-14 Friday Birth Day of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
April-15 Saturday Bengali New Year’s Day *** / Nababarsha
April-22 Saturday Eid-UI-Fitr ***
May-1 Monday May Day
May-5 Friday Buddha Purnima
May-9 Tuesday Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore
June-29 Thursday Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)
July-29 Saturday Muharram ***
August-15 Tuesday Independence Day
October-14 Saturday Mahalaya ***
October-15 Sunday Birth Day of Gandhiji
October-21 Saturday Durga Puja, Maha Saptami**
October-22 Sunday Durga Puja Maha Ashtami
October-23 Monday Durga Puja, Maha Nabami
October-24 Tuesday Durga Puja, Dasami
October-28 Saturday Lakshmi Puja ***
November-12 Sunday Kali Puja *
November-15 Wednesday Bhratridwitiya
November-19 Sunday Chhat Puja *
November-27 Monday Birth Day of Guru Nanak
December-25 Monday Christmas Day
  • * : These holidays fall on Sundays
  • ** : The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e.(**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
  • *** : Yearly Closing of Bank Account 1"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).

State Government Offices Holidays

The 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 following days which are not declared to be public holidays, during the year 2023.
State Govt Holidays
Date Day Holiday
January-25 Wednesday Day before Saraswati Puja
February-14 Tuesday Birth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma
February-18 Saturday Shivaratri**
March-8 Wednesday Holi (Day after Doljatra)
April-21 Friday Day before Eid-UI-Fitr
June-20 Tuesday Rathayatra
July-13 Thursday Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only).
August-30 Wednesday Rakhi Bandhan
September-6 Wednesday Janmastami
September-28 Thursday Fateha-Dwaz-Daham
October-18 Wednesday Durga Puja, Maha Chaturthi
October-19 Thursday Durga Puja, Maha Panchami
October-20 Friday Durga Puja, Maha Shashthi
October-25 Wednesday Additional Day for Durga Puja
October-26 Thursday Additional Day for Durga Puja
October-27 Friday Additional Day for Durga Puja
November-13 Monday Additional Day for Kali Puja
November-14 Tuesday Additional Day for Kali Puja
November-15 Wednesday Birth Day of Birsa Munda
November-16 Thursday Day after Bhratridwitiya
November-20 Monday Additional Day for Chhat Puja

Sectional Holidays

Following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2023 for the employees of different communities mentioned against the day.
Sectional Holidays
Date Day Holiday
March-8 Wednesday Shab-e-Barat
April-8 Saturday Easter Saturday
June-30 Friday Hul Diwas
  • Shab-e-Barat, Sectional Holiday for Muslim Community falls on 8" March, 2023 (Wednesday), which is a Holiday under State Government & therefore has not been shown separately

West Bengal Holidays Calendar 2023

West Bengal Public Holidays 2023 Calendar
West Bengal Public Holidays 2023