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West Bengal holiday list 2014

                                                            West Bengal holiday list 2014
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Kolkata, the 28th October,2013

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881(XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India. Ministry Of Home Affairs, Notification NO. 20/25/56-Pub(I) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2014.

Birthday of Netaji
23rd January, Thursday
Shree Panchami
4th February, Tuesday
Birthday of Dr B.R.Ambedkar
14th April, Monday
Bengail New year’s Day
15th April, Tuesday
Good Friday
18th April, Friday
May Day
1st May, Thursday
Birthday of Rabindra Nth Tagore
9th May, Friday
29th July, Tuesday
Independence Day
15th August, Friday
23rd September, Tuesday
1st October, Wednesday
Astami & Birthday of Ghandhiji
2nd October, Thursday
Nabami & Dasami
3rd October, Friday
ID –Ud-Joha
6th October, Monday
7th October, Tuesday
Kali Puja
23rd October, Thursday
4th November, Tuesday
Birthday of Gurunanak & Parswanath’s Rathajatra
6th November, Thursday
Christmas Day
25th December, Thursday


1)      Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.

2)      In the Year 2014, the following festivals/occasions fall on Sundays which are Public Holidays under N. I. Act. And hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
12th January, Sunday
Republic Day
26th January, Sunday
16th March, Sunday

3)      General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification 8007-F(P) dated 28.10.2013 are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals

No.8005-F(P)                                                                            Kolkata, the 28thOctober, 2013

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No.20/25/56-Pub (I) dated the 8th June,1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following day to be public holiday during the year 2014.

(1)    Yearly closing of Bank Account : 1st April, Tuesday

All the State Government Offices including Treasures, Sub – Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April 2014 which has been declared as public Holiday under N.I.Act, under this Notification.

No.8006-F(P)                                                                              Kolkata, the 28th October, 2013

The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2014, which are not declared to be Public 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:

14th January, Tuesday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja
30th September, Tuesday
** Ekaashi of Durgapuja
4th October, Saturday
Additional day for Laxmipuja
8th October, Wednesday
Immersion of Godess Kali
24th October, Friday
** Bhatridwitiya
25th October, Saturday

No.8007-F(P)                                                                               Kolkata, the 28th October, 2013

The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2014 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:

** Easter Saturday
19th April, Saturday (For Christian Only)
Buddha Purnima
14th May, Wednesday (For Buddhist Only)
** Sab-e-Barat
14th June, Saturday (For Muslims Only)
Karam Puja
To be notified later only
Chhat  Puja
29th October, Wednesday


1)      In 2014, Mahabirhayanti (for jains Only) falls on 13th April, Sunday and Baisahkhi (for Sikhs Only) falls on 14th April, Monday and are Public Holidays under N.I.Act. So, these days have not been included here

2)      The holidays with double asterisk mark i.e. (**) are applicable to those Government Offices where Saturday is not observed as full holiday.


1)      No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival – holidays initially notified subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

2)      If there is any change in the date of Id-UI-Fitre,Id-UD-Zoha, Mujarram, Fateha-Duaz-Daham, Sab-e-Barat depending upon the sighting of the Moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for this festival.

3)      It may happen that the change of date of above occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement would be made through T.V/A.I.R/Newspapers and the Heads of Departments/Office of the State Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for formal order, about the change of date

By order of the Governor,
O.S.D & E.O.Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
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