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

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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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Banks Inventory DayTuesday April 2, 2019Banks only 
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Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati*Sunday April 14, 2019Secular holiday 
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Bengali New Year*Sunday April 14, 2019Secular holiday 
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optional holiday**Sunday April 14, 2019Sikhism 
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beginning of school yearTuesday April 16, 2019School holidays 
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Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha**Tuesday April 30, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
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optional holiday**Tuesday April 30, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Labor Day/May Day*Wednesday May 1, 2019Secular holiday 
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Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore*Thursday May 9, 2019Secular holiday 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)*Sunday June 16, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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heat wave holiday (beginning)Thursday June 20, 2019School holidays 
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heat wave holiday (end)Tuesday July 2, 2019School holidays 
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Independence Day*Thursday August 15, 2019National Day 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday August 22, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Ashura*Friday September 20, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Ashura*Saturday September 21, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Banks Inventory DaySunday September 29, 2019Banks only 
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Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary*Wednesday October 2, 2019Secular holiday 
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Mahalaya Amavasya*Tuesday October 8, 2019Secular holiday 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Tuesday October 15, 2019School holidays 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Wednesday October 16, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Saptami)*Wednesday October 16, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Durga Puja (Astami) - Mahastami*Thursday October 17, 2019Hinduism 
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Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja*Friday October 18, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Saturday October 19, 2019Hinduism 
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Lakhshmi Puja*Thursday October 24, 2019Hinduism 
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mid-term holiday (end)Friday October 25, 2019School holidays 
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Banks Inventory Day -
Monday April 2, 2018

Banks only :


Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's Birthday - Maha Visuv Sankrati -
Sunday April 14, 2019

Secular holiday : This lawyer and politician drafted the constitution of India. Date is confirmed in 2018


Bengali New Year -
Saturday April 14, 2018

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


Optional holiday -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Sikhism : Baisakhi Sikh community only


Beginning of school year -
Monday April 16, 2018

School holidays :


Vesak - Buddha Purnima - Visakha Bucha -
Monday April 30, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Only celebrated in Andaman & Nicobar Island, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Mizoram, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh. Date is confirmed in 2018


Optional holiday -
Monday April 30, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-Barat Muslim community only


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

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 .


Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore -
Wednesday May 9, 2018

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] Date is confirmed in 2018


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

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.


Heat wave holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday June 20, 2018

School holidays :


Heat wave holiday (end) -
Monday July 2, 2018

School holidays :


Independence Day -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Secular holiday : Commemorates the day in 1947 when India achieved freedom from British rule


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Ashura -
Thursday September 20, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.


Ashura -
Friday September 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.


Banks Inventory Day -
Saturday September 29, 2018

Banks only :


Mahatma Gandhi Birth Anniversary -
Tuesday October 2, 2018

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


Mahalaya Amavasya -
Monday October 8, 2018

Secular holiday : This day of Pitr Paksha or Mahalaya Amavasya has great significance and importance for all Hindus in all parts of the world. It is the annual festival for worshipping and propitiating the spirits of our ancestors, with devout prayers for peace and spiritual tranquility. date confirmed in 2018


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Monday October 15, 2018

School holidays :


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Tuesday October 16, 2018

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. Date confirmed in 2018


Durga Puja (Saptami) -
Tuesday October 16, 2018

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 -
Wednesday October 17, 2018

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). date confirmed in 2018


Mahanavami/Ayudha Puja -
Thursday October 18, 2018

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 date confirmed in 2018


Durga Puja (Dashami) -
Friday October 19, 2018

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). date confirmed in 2018


Lakhshmi Puja -
Wednesday October 24, 2018

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.


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Thursday October 25, 2018

School holidays :