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Public Holidays in West bengal (2018)

Public Holidays in 2018

 

Name of the Festival Date Weekday
Type of Holiday
Birthday of Swami Vivekananda January 12 Friday
Optional Holiday
Vasant Panchami January 22 Monday
Optional Holiday
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti January 23 Tuesday
Optional Holiday
Republic Day January 26 Friday
Gazetted Holiday
Doljatra March 1 Thursday
Optional Holiday
Holi March 2 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
GoodFriday March 30 Friday
Gazetted Holiday
Bank Holiday April 01 Sunday
Bank Holiday
DrAmbedkar Jayanti April 14 Saturday
Optional Holiday
Bengali New Year April 15 Sunday
Optional Holiday
May Day May 01 Tuesday
Optional Holiday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore May 09 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Idul Fitr June 16 Saturday
Optional Holiday
Independence Day August 15 Wednesday
Gazetted Holiday
Idul Juha August 22 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Muharram September 21 Friday
Optional Holiday
Mahatma Gandhi Birthday October 02 Tuesday
Gazetted Holiday
Mahalaya October 08 Monday
Optional Holiday
Saptami of Durgapuja October 16 Tuesday
Optional Holiday
Durga Puja October 17 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Mahanavami October 18 Thursday
Optional Holiday
Dussehra October 19 Friday
Optional Holiday
Muharram (10th Day) October 01 Sunday
Optional Holiday
Lakshmi Puja October 24 Wednesday
Optional Holiday
Kali Puja November 06 Tuesday
Optional Holiday
Guru Nanak Birthday November 23 Friday
Optional Holiday
Christmas Day December 25 Tuesday
Public Holiday

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Public Holidays in 2017

Name of the Festival

Date

Weekday

Type of Holiday

Birthday of Swami Vivekananda

January 12

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

January 23

Monday

Optional Holiday

Republic Day

January 26

Thursday

Gazetted Holiday

Vasant Panchami

February 01

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Doljatra

March 12

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Bank Holiday

April 01

Saturday

Bank Holiday

Dr Ambedkar Jayanti

April 14

Friday

Optional Holiday

Good Friday

 April 14

Friday

Public Holiday

Bengali New Year

April 15

Saturday

Optional Holiday

May Day

May 01

Monday

Optional Holiday

Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore

May 09

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Idul Fitr

June 26

Monday

Optional Holiday

Independence Day

August 15

Tuesday

Gazetted Holiday

Idul Juha

September 02

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Mahalaya

September 19

Tuesday

Optional Holiday

Saptami of Durgapuja

September 27

Wednesday

Optional Holiday

Durga Puja

September 28

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Mahanavami

September 29

Friday

Optional Holiday

Dussehra

September 30

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Muharram (10th Day)

October 01

Sunday

Optional Holiday

Mahatma Gandhi Birthday

October 02

Monday

Gazetted Holiday

Lakshmi Puja

October 05

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Kali Puja

October 19

Thursday

Optional Holiday

Guru Nanak Birthday

November 04

Saturday

Optional Holiday

Christmas Day

December 25

Monday

Public Holiday

Go for a Picnic on a bank holiday in Kolkata

If you are living in Kolkata, there are few perfect Picnic spots which you can prefer to go for on a bank holiday in West Bengal. Here we are providing a few options which you may find interesting. 

Ayodhya Pahar - Beautiful place to visit. This place is located in the Purulia district. This place is a great option as a picnic spot. This place is about 700m above the sea level. Here you can go for rock climbing and mountaineering. This place offers you a fantastic view, so it is highly recommended to carry your camera with you. In case you love nature, and you are living in Kolkata then this is a must visit place for you on a bank holiday. 

Sikip -  In the southern part of Sikkim there is a place called as Sikip. If you are thinking to camp, then this is the best place for it. This site is located on the bank of the Rangeet river, and the view from that place is splendid. You can do here various activities such as adventure, camping, and angling activities. If you are visiting on a bank holiday in West Bengal, then don't miss the water sports.

How to use a public holiday in West Bengal wisely

There are several things you can do on a public holiday in West Bengal, than spending it nonchalantly. The best thing you can do is planning a fun activity with your friends, family, or neighbors. You can plan for a picnic on a public holiday in West Bengal, or even you can plan to go to a park or a zoo.
 
To make the day a little interesting do things which you have never tried before, such as if you like cooking you can try to cook a dish which you have never made or tried before. Nowadays on the internet, we can find a lot of stuff such as articles, blogs, videos on cooking trying these will also help you explore your passion. 
 
Improving your skill is also an option which you can try during a public holiday in WB. For example, if you are working on some software such as SAP or anything else to make you daily living. You can try to improve your skill by reading books related to the domain you work for or taking some online classes will help you to gain knowledge, to improve as well as to grow.

Visit Indian Museum in West Bengal on a Public Holiday

Indian Museum, One of the oldest Museums in India. In this Museum there is a big collection of various things such as ornaments, antiques, fossils, armors, mummies, skeletons, and stunning paintings. There are two reasons why you must visit Indian museum on a public holiday in West Bengal. Of them, the first reason is Indian Museum is the largest Museum in India, and the other reason is this museum is the ninth oldest museum in the world. Indian Museum is popularly known as the Jadughar.
 
This museum is the was established in the in the year 1814 by Dr. Nathaniel Wallich. Wallich was a famous botanist from Denmark. The architecture of the museum is also a thing to see structure design is an eye feast. This museum is three storage building with six different galleries Art, Archaeology, Anthropology, Industry, and Zoology. This museum exhibits a collection of finest things of historical importance such as contemporary paintings,  a sacred relic of Buddha, Egyptian mummies, ancient sculptures and much more. If, you are planning the upcoming public holiday in West Bengal for some kids outing. Indian museum will be a wise option as it will be educative as well as enjoyable.