State Holiday List 2017
|Birthday of Swami Vivekananda||12th January||Thursday|
|Birthday of Netaji||23rd January||Monday|
|Republic Day||26th January||Thursday|
|Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]||1st February||Wednesday|
|Good Friday & Birth day of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar||14th April||Friday|
|** Bengali New Year’s Day||15th April||Saturday|
|May Day||1st May||Monday|
|Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore||9th May||Tuesday|
|Independence Day||15th August,||Tuesday|
|** Id-Ud-Joha||2nd September||Saturday|
|** Vijaya Dasami||30th September||Saturday|
|Birthday of Gandhiji||2nd October||Monday|
|Lakshmi Puja||5th October||Thursday|
|** Birthday of Guru Nanak||4th November||Saturday|
|Christmas Day||25th December||Monday|
Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.
01. In the year 2017, 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:
|i) Doljatra||12th March||Sunday|
|ii) Muharram||1st October||Sunday|
02. The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. [**] is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
03. General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification No. 5603-F[P2], dated 27.10.16 are to be followed in case of Muslim Festivals.
No. 5604-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.
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[l] dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2017.
|1. Yearly closing of Bank Account||1st April||Saturday|
Note: The Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday including Treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April ,2017 which has been declared as public Holiday under N.I. Act, under this Notification.
No. 5605-F(P2). Dated: 27.10.2016.
The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2017, 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.
|Day after Doljatra [Holi]||13th March||Monday|
|Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt [for Darjeeling District only]||13th July||Thursday|
|** Janmastami||14th August||Monday|
|Mahasasthi of Durgapuja||26th September||Tuesday|
|Additional day in connection with Durgapuja||3rd October||Tuesday|
|Additional day for Lakshmipuja||6th October||Friday|
|Additional day in connection with Kalipuja||20th October||Friday|
|** Additional day in connection with Kalipuja & Bhatridwitya||21st October||Saturday|
|** Fateha-Dwaz-Daham||2nd December||Saturday|