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Bank Holidays in West Bengal 2017

There are numerous bank holidays in West Bengal in 2017. Among those include the ones that we see for the many festivals in the state and also the bank holidays in Kolkata. Apart from these there are many holidays, which are also the national holidays in west Bengal. These include Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanthi. People from West Bengal make the most of the public holidays by spending leisure time with family and friends. there is a great scope to take outings as well.

  • January - 2017

    • SUN
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    • THU
    • FRI
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    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
      Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Republic Day
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • February - 2017

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
      Vasant Panchami (Shri Panchami)
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
  • March - 2017

    • SUN
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    • THU
    • FRI
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    • 1
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    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • April - 2017

    • SUN
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    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
      Annual Closing Of Bank Accounts
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (Good Friday)
    • 15
      Bengali New Year's Day
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • May - 2017

    • SUN
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    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
      May Day
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Birthday of Rabindranath Tagor
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • June - 2017

    • SUN
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    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 25
    • 26
      Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Eid)
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • July - 2017

    • SUN
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    • THU
    • FRI
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    • 1
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    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • August - 2017

    • SUN
    • MON
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    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
      Independence Day
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • September - 2017

    • SUN
    • MON
    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Eid al-Adha (Bakari Eid)
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
      Mahalaya
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
      Durga Puja (Maha Saptami)
    • 28
      Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami)
    • 29
      Durga Puja (Maha Navami)
    • 30
      Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)
  • October - 2017

    • SUN
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    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
      Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
      Laxmi Puja
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
      Kali Puja
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
  • November - 2017

    • SUN
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    • TUE
    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
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    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
      Guru Nanak Jayanti
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24
    • 25
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
  • December - 2017

    • SUN
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    • WED
    • THU
    • FRI
    • SAT
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
      Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
    • 18
    • 19
    • 20
    • 21
    • 22
    • 23
      Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    • 24
    • 25
      Christmas
    • 26
    • 27
    • 28
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31

List of Bank Holidays in West Bengal

Date & Month Day Holiday
January 12 Thursday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
January 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
January 23 Monday Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti
January 26 Thursday
Republic Day +
  • Republic day
    January 26 is not only republic day it is also Purna Swaraj Day. In 1950 when India's constitution came into effect this date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930. Republic day means means the constitution will give the power to the citizens to govern themselves by choosing their own government.
  • January 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    February 1 Wednesday Vasant Panchami (Shri Panchami)
    February 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    February 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    March 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 1 Saturday Annual Closing Of Bank Accounts
    April 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    April 14 Friday
    Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti (Good Friday) +
  • Good Friday
    Christians all over the world Mourn Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death on Friday before Easter Sunday. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3 pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Handmade Kites are often are flown in Bermuda on Good Friday to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on, as well as his ascending into heaven.
  • April 15 Saturday Bengali New Year's Day
    April 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    May 1 Monday May Day
    May 9 Tuesday Birthday of Rabindranath Tagor
    May 13 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    May 27 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    June 10 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    June 24 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    June 26 Monday
    Eid al-Fitr (Ramzan Eid) +
  • Ramzan
    As per Muslim's Ramadan is a holy month and the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is a month of blessing marked by prayer, fasting, and charity.
  • July 8 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    July 22 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 12 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    August 15 Tuesday
    Independence Day +
  • Independence Day
    India got Independence on August 15, 1947. India's independence from Britain ended 200 years of British rule. Much of the efforts for this should be given to our Indian independence leaders Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
  • August 26 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 2 Saturday Eid al-Adha (Bakari Eid)
    September 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 19 Tuesday Mahalaya
    September 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    September 27 Wednesday
    Durga Puja (Maha Saptami) +
  • Dussehra
    In most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
    In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
  • September 28 Thursday
    Durga Puja (Maha Ashtami) +
  • Dussehra
    In most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
    In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
  • September 29 Friday
    Durga Puja (Maha Navami) +
  • Dussehra
    In most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
    In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
  • September 30 Saturday
    Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami) +
  • Dussehra
    In most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
    In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
  • October 2 Monday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti
    October 5 Thursday Laxmi Puja
    October 14 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    October 19 Thursday Kali Puja
    October 28 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 4 Saturday Guru Nanak Jayanti
    November 11 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    November 25 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 9 Saturday Second Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 23 Saturday Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday
    December 25 Monday
    Christmas +
  • Christmas
    Christmas marks the birth Jesus Christ. Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. He was resurrected from the dead on Easter day
  • Note: The 2'nd Saturday and 4'th Saturday of every month as public holiday for banks in India.

    Plan your bank holiday trip in advance

    West Bengal like most of the states in India have many bank holidays. These include for the many festivals that the city spends as well as the national holidays. Sometimes, the bank holidays cover the weekend as well. What this means is that you have to make adequate plans for the weekend and club either the Sunday or the Monday as the bank holiday. This will mean that you make the most of the bank holiday in West Bengal. Of course, you can plan a longer vacation when you have the summer vacation, but that apart every holiday that you can get in West Bengal would be worth its salt. Remember, that if you have the day before the weekend as a bank or a public holiday, your chances of planning a solid 3-4 trip becomes worth it. So, what we suggest is that you take a look at the bank holidays in West Bengal for 2017, before you plan your holidays. So, this would mean that you spend your public holidays to the hilt.

    How to spend bank holidays in West Bengal?

    There are many ways to enjoy the government holidays in West Bengal. You can just go about watching football, spend time with friends or simply sit reading a novel. You do not have to necessarily spend time watching movie, but that is also an option. People of West Bengal have been avoid movers and some of the finest actors, actresses and directors come from the state of west Bengal. So, while you have a plethora of options, there are numerous places to visit.

    West Bengal is the fourth largest state in the country with Kolkata as its capital. Bengali is the widely spoken language in the region and agriculture is an important occupation here. The state is well connected by railways, roadways and airways. Rice and fish is the staple diet of the people of West Bengal. Sweets also occupy an important part of the diet of Bengalis.

    West Bengal is also rich in tradition and culture. Handloom production is very high, which is why it is the second largest means of livelihood after agriculture. Baharampur,Darjiling, Jalpaiguri are some of the major cities of West Bengal.

     Women in Bengal where the shari, while men wear dhoti and panjabi. Cricket and soccer are extremely popular sports in the state. In fact, West Bengal has produced some of the country's fine cricketers and footballers.

    Things to do in West Bengal on public holidays

    There are plenty of things one can do on bank holidays in West Bengal. For example, one can undertake a short tour of the state. One can also go ahead and meet relatives and spend time with them. Every individual loves to spend time with his her or her family. It is time to do that. In fact, if you have the time on a public holidays you can can spend time with your children teaching and educating them. West Bengal is blessed with beautiful sea, a visit to some other leisure activity like fishing would go a long way in spending some quality time with loved ones. It is holidays that you must use to the hilt and make the best of it. In fact, there are plenty of such holidays that the state enjoys and it is time people made the best use of it. As we mentioned that the state of West Bengal offers so many choices to spend a bank holiday, that you would be practically lost for choices. Among these include even watching some spectacular games. Remember, that people of West Bengal are great sporting enthusiasts. So, watching a game of foootball or cricket is not ver uncommon in the city. Being an intellectual lot it is also possible that we would see them spend some quality time reading books and other periodicals during their leisure time. In fact, as we said before there are just too many things to do in the city.

    Places of interest in West Bengal

    If you are in West Bengal there are many great places of tourist attraction you can visit during the bank holidays in West Bengal. In fact, there are quite a few places where you can unwind for the pubic holidays. One of the best from the plenty is Darjeeling. This is called the queen of hill stations and one of the most reputed places to be while in West Bengal. You need at least 3-5 days to explore the entire Darjeeling area. The city is adorned with beautiful tea gardens. The beauty of the place is that you can spend great time with your family during the public holidays. There are a variety of options to choose from when you are holidaying in the city of West Bengal. Let us take the case of Kolkata itself. You can visit so many places, that you do not know where to start from during the various government holidays in West Bengal. For example, you can visit the iconic Howrah Bridge, as well as Howrah Bridge, as well as places like Botanical Gardens, Victoria Hall, Mother House, Fort William etc. People of West Bengal are very hospitable and it is always a great place to stay. So, if you are looking to plan your government holidays in West Bengal, it would not be a bad idea at all. It is a trip that is worth making and you would no "why" only after your visit.

     

    Month Wise Bank Holiday in West Bengal

    January February March
    April May June
    July August September
    October November December