Winter holiday (end) -
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
In 2021 students of classes one, two and three will attend school on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays while those studying in classes four and five will go to their institutes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Friday March 11, 2022
School holidays :
Holi / Holika / Medin Poya/Dola Purnima -
Thursday March 17, 2022
Hinduism : The religious meaning of this celebration is the burning of any perversion. It marks the victory of good over evil
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.
Optional holiday -
Friday March 18, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-Barat Muslim community only
Winter holiday (beginning) -
Wednesday December 22, 2021
School holidays :
Christmas Day -
Saturday December 25, 2021
Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.