West Bengal Public Holidays List 2022

Published on 5 Aug, 2021, 3:15 PM IST
Updated on 24 Nov, 2021, 1:31 PM IST

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Public holidays are days when most of the public has a day off. This is because several public organizations are closed. Several private companies also use the public holiday list as a guideline and give an off day to their employees. This holiday list can vary from one Indian state to another. This is because not all festivals are celebrated across India, some are state-specific. And public holidays are mostly festival related. For example, public holidays in west Bengal might be different than public holidays in Kerala.

West Bengal Public Holidays

This article is about West Bengal’s public holidays. List of holidays in West Bengal in 2022 includes festival-related holidays as well as national holidays. For example, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti is a state-specific holiday whereas Republic Day is a national holiday. West Bengal’s general holidays are good opportunities for public and private sector employees to spend quality time with friends and family. Read ahead to know more about West Bengal public holidays in 2022.

2022 West Bengal Public Holidays Calendar:

Here’s a list highlighting West Bengal’s general holidays Calendar. It is good to know about West Bengal public holidays in 2022 so that you can plan your tasks and vacations accordingly. Mentioned below is a table mentioning these holidays. Note that the dates may be subject to change.

Holidays in West Bengal During January 2022

Day Date Holiday
Wednesday 12 January Swami Vivekanand Jayanti
Sunday 23 January Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
Wednesday 26 January Republic Day

Holidays in West Bengal During February 2022

Day Date Holiday
Saturday 05 February Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami)
Monday 14 February Birthday of Thakur Panchanan Barma

Holidays in West Bengal During March 2022

Day Date Holiday
Friday 18 March Doljatra

Holidays in West Bengal During April 2022

Day Date Holiday
Thursday 14 April Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti/ Mahavira Jayanti
Friday 15 April Good Friday & Bengali New Year

Holidays in West Bengal During May 2022

Day Date Holiday
Sunday 01 May May Day
Tuesday 03 May Eid-Ul-Fitr
Monday 09 May Guru Rabindranath Jayanti
Monday 16 May Buddha Purnima

Holidays in West Bengal During June 2022

No public holidays in West Bengal during June 2022.

Holidays in West Bengal During July 2022

Day Date Holiday
Friday 01 July Rath Yathra
Sunday 10 July Bakrid

Holidays in West Bengal During August 2022

Day Date Holiday
Tuesday 09 August Muharram
Monday 15 August Independence Day

Holidays in West Bengal During September 2022

Day Date Holiday
Sunday 25 September Mahalaya Amavasye

Holidays in West Bengal During October 2022

Day Date Holiday
Sunday 02 October Maha Saptami & Gandhi Jayanti
Monday 03 October Maha Ashtami
Tuesday 04 October Maha Navami
Wednesday 05 October Vijaya Dashami
Sunday 09 October Lakshmi Puja
Monday 24 October Kali Puja
Tuesday 25 October Diwali
Monday 31 October Chhath Puja Holiday

Holidays in West Bengal During November 2022

Day Date Holiday
Tuesday 08 November Guru Nanak Jayanti

Holidays in West Bengal During December 2022

Day Date Holiday
Sunday 25 December Christmas

Note: The holidays mentioned above are applicable throughout West Bengal including the following cities.

  • Kolkata

  • Asansol

  • Siliguri

  • Durgapur

  • Bardhaman

  • English Bazaar

  • Berhampore

  • Habra

  • Kharagpur

  • Darjeeling

Also, read: India Public Holidays List 2022

Top Festivals in West Bengal:

West Bengal is known for its culturally-charged festivals. One can find a widely celebrated festival almost every month. These festivals are an inviting amalgamation of delicious delicacies and a chance to flaunt traditional attire. Most of the festivals in West Bengal have a secular touch to them. Here are some of the famous festivals celebrated in West Bengal.

Durga Puja: West Bengal’s Durga Puja is a world-renowned festival. It signifies the victory of good over evil, which is a universal concept. Mythology suggests Mahishasura was defeated by Goddess Durga in a battle that went on for ten days, and the last day is celebrated as Vijaya Dashmi. During Durga Puja, people dress up in new clothes, prepare traditional food items, and visit puja pandals to pray to the Goddess.

Saraswati Puja: Just like Durga Puja, Saraswati Puja is also a popular festival celebrated in West Bengal. The state is known for its association with literature, and as Saraswati is the Goddess of Knowledge, she is revered by the people. The day of the puja is considered auspicious for learning.

Bhai Phota: Bhai Phota strengthens the bond between brothers and sisters. It is similar to Raksha Bandhan. This festival is often held in November. As per tradition, the sister places a teeka on the brother’s forehead and they exchange sweets and wish well.

Eid-Ul-Fitr: This is a major festival for the Muslim community living in West Bengal. Eid-Ul-Fitr is usually celebrated in May after Ramzan. It is a festival that brings families and the community together after a month of fasting.

Dol Purnima: This festival can be viewed as a Bengali version of Holi. Dol Purnima is dedicated to Lord Krishna. People wear new clothes and engage in singing devotional songs and dancing. Festivities also include playing with colours in the form of powder or coloured water.

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