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India (West Bengal) - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070

full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for India (West Bengal)



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Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary*Sunday October 2, 2016Secular holiday 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Friday October 7, 2016School holidays 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Saturday October 8, 2016Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Saturday October 8, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Sunday October 9, 2016Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Monday October 10, 2016Hinduism 
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Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days)Wednesday October 12, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)*Wednesday October 12, 2016Muslim, Sufi 
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mid-term holiday (end)Monday October 17, 2016School holidays 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Sunday October 30, 2016Hinduism 
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Deepavali/Dipabali*Sunday October 30, 2016Hinduism 
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optional holiday*Saturday November 5, 2016Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Thursday November 10, 2016Hinduism 
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Bhatridwitiya*Sunday November 13, 2016Events, celebrations... 
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Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya*Monday November 14, 2016Sikhism 
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Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Monday October 2, 2017

Secular holiday : He is the man who played a significant role in achiveing independence for India from the British Empire with his simplicity and strong will power. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as 'Bapu' or 'Father of the nation', was born on the 2nd of October in 1869, in Porbunder, Gujarat. He studied law in U.K and practiced law in South Africa. But he left his profession and returned to India to join the Indian freedom struggle. Gandhiji was a preacher of truth and 'Ahimsa'(non-violence). He started the 'Satyagraha' movement for the Indian freedom struggle. He believed in living a simple life and in 'Swadeshi'. He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence. Gandhiji is a symbol of peace and truth. www.indiaa2z.com


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Friday October 7, 2016

School holidays (please double check) :


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Saturday October 8, 2016

Hinduism : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests. http://home.kabelfoon.nl/~eijkfj/engels/e-dashian.htm


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Saturday October 8, 2016

Culture : Seventh day of the Dashain festival. Fulpati, which means sacred flowers and leaves , is collected for three days from the jungle. The jamara (a six inch tall yellow grass) and kalash (holy vessel) to be used by the Royal Family are brought from the ancestral palace (the original royal palace used during Prithivi Narayan Shah's reign) in Gurkha in a three-day parade complete with military regiment and priests.


Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami -
Sunday October 9, 2016

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga).


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Monday October 10, 2016

Hinduism : An integral part of the Dasara festival (festival of triumph), a Hindu festival. It is also called Astra Puja . In simple terms, it means “Worship of Implements. Wikipedia


Ashura - Moharram/Dr.Babu Jagjivan Ram (may last 2 days) -
Wednesday October 12, 2016

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Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah) -
Wednesday October 12, 2016

Muslim, Sufi : The first day of the year is observed on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. The first Islamic year beginning in 610 AD during which the emigration of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina, known as the Hijra [Wikipedia]


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Monday October 17, 2016

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Lakhshmi Puja -
Sunday October 30, 2016

Hinduism : The third day of the Tihar Festival of Lights is called Laxmi puja . This is the day when Nepalis worship the goddess of wealth. On this day, early in the morning the cow is worshipped. Tika is put on her head and a garland around her neck, and then she feasts with delicious food. A cow also symbolises wealth and she is the most holy animal for Hindus.


Deepavali/Dipabali -
Sunday October 30, 2016

Hinduism : Light festival starts with festivities. The week celebrates 1.Dhanteras, 2.Kali Chaudas, 3.Deepavali, 4.Navu-Varsha (new year), 5.Bhai-beej. The Vai cast is mainly concerned. May last several days.


Optional holiday -
Saturday November 5, 2016

Hinduism : Chhat


Durga Puja (Dashami) -
Thursday November 10, 2016

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga).


Bhatridwitiya -
Sunday November 13, 2016

Culture : Also called Bhai phonta :an event especially among Bengalis when the sister prays for her brother's safety, success and well being.This event is ceremoniously performed by the loving sister who religiously fasts the entire morning until she applies a 'phonta' of sandal wood paste on her


Guru Nanak/Kartick Purnima/Parswanath's Rathojatra/II Poya -
Monday November 14, 2016

Sikhism : Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539) Founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. Sikhs believe that all subsequent Gurus possessed Guru Nanak’s divinity and religious authority Wikipedia