West Bengal Holiday 2024

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti12 JanuaryFridayRegional Holiday
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti23 JanuaryTuesdayRegional Holiday
Republic Day26 JanuaryFridayNational Holiday
Valentines Day14 FebruaryWednesdayNot a Holiday
Vasant Panchami14 FebruaryWednesdayRegional Holiday
Maha Shivratri8 MarchFridayRegional Holiday
Holi25 MarchMondayRegional Holiday
Good Friday29 MarchFridayRegional Holiday
Easter Saturday30 MarchSaturdayRegional Holiday
Easter Sunday31 MarchSundayRegional Holiday
Eid-ul-fitr10 AprilWednesdayRegional Holiday
Dr Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilSundayRegional Holiday
Bengali New Year14 AprilSundayRegional Holiday
Ram Navami17 AprilWednesdayRegional Holiday
Mahavir Jayanti21 AprilSundayRegional Holiday
May Day1 MayWednesdayRegional Holiday
Guru Rabindranath Jayanti8 MayWednesdayRegional Holiday
Mothers Day9 MayThursdayObservance Holiday
Buddha Purnima23 MayThursdayRegional Holiday
Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti24 MayFridayRegional Holiday
Muharram17 JulyWednesdayRegional Holiday
Independence Day15 AugustThursdayNational Holiday
Jhulan Purnima19 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Raksha Bandhan19 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Janmashtami26 AugustMondayRegional Holiday
Ganesh Chaturthi7 SeptemberSaturdayRegional Holiday
Gandhi Jayanti2 OctoberWednesdayNational Holiday
Mahalaya Amavasya2 OctoberWednesdayRegional Holiday
Maha saptami10 OctoberThursdayRegional Holiday
Maha Ashtami11 OctoberFridayRegional Holiday
Maha Navami12 OctoberSaturdayRegional Holiday
Vijaya Dashami13 OctoberSundayRegional Holiday
Lakshmi Puja17 OctoberThursdayRegional Holiday
Diwali31 OctoberThursdayRegional Holiday
Bhai Dooj3 NovemberSundayRegional Holiday
Guru Nanak Jayanti15 NovemberFridayRegional Holiday
Christmas Day25 DecemberWednesdayRegional Holiday

West Bengal is a state in eastern India lying between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. It was a great historic and political significance being a center of power during the British Raj. Durga Pooja is the most important festival for Bengalis. Many pandals are set up to house the clay idol of Durga Maa and streets are lightened up for the festivities. It celebrated the victory of good over evil. The idols of Durga are worshipped for nine days and immersed in the water on the tenth day of Vijaydashmi.
Kali Pooja is the worshipping of the goddess Kali. It is celebrated with grandeur in the state of West Bengal. In this region, the festival of Holi is known as the Dol Pournima. On this day idols of Radha and Krishna are kept on a palanquin and taken all across a city or town. People celebrate with flowers, colors, sweets, etc. Sankranti is also known as Poush Sakranti in this state. On this festival, the fresh harvest of paddy along with date palm syrup is used to prepare traditional Bengali sweets known as Pitha. Other festivals celebrated in this region include Chathh Puja, Eid-ul-Fitr, Guru Nanak Jayanti, etc.