West Bengal Holiday List 2023
Looking for the West Bengal holiday list 2023? The WB government has released the official list of public holidays for the year. According to this West Bengal government holiday list 2023, there are 46 public holidays in the year, excluding the ones that fall on Sundays.
The list of West Bengal holidays includes all major national and regional festivals and other days of importance. Independence Day, Saraswati Puja, Holi, Id-Ul-Fitr, Christmas, Durga Puja, Kali Puja, etc., are some of them.
The West Bengal holiday list 2023 contains holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act (NIA) and holidays declared by the state government. It applies to offices, educational institutions, and other establishments.
Here is a complete list of West Bengal holidays in 2023. The post also has a downloadable version of the list, details of optional holidays, and information about the long weekends in West Bengal in 2023.
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Official West Bengal Holiday List 2023
The state government has increased the number of holidays in WB for 2023. As per the official West Bengal holiday list 2023, people will get 10 holidays for Durga Puja – from 18 October 2023 to 28 October 2023.
The official West Bengal government holiday list 2023 is given below:
|1 January 2023||Sunday||New Year’s Day|
|12 January 2023||Thursday||Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda|
|23 January 2023||Monday||Netaji’s Birth Day|
|25 January 2023||Wednesday||Day before Saraswati Puja|
|26 January 2023||Thursday||Republic Day / Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]|
|14 February 2023||Tuesday||Birth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma|
|18 February 2023||Saturday||Shivaratri|
|7 March 2023||Tuesday||Doljatra|
|8 March 2023||Wednesday||Holi (Day after Doljatra)|
|19 March 2023||Sunday||Birth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur|
|4 April 2023||Tuesday||Mahavir Jayanti|
|7 April 2023||Friday||Good Friday|
|14 April 2023||Friday||Birth Day of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar|
|15 April 2023||Saturday||Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha)|
|21 April 2023||Friday||Day before Eid-UI-Fitr|
|22 April 2023||Saturday||Eid-UI-Fitr (Ramadan)|
|1 May 2023||Monday||May Day|
|5 May 2023||Friday||Buddha Purnima / Birth Day of Pandit Raghunath Murmu|
|9 May 2023||Tuesday||Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore|
|20 June 2023||Tuesday||Rathayatra|
|29 June 2023||Thursday||Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)|
|13 July 2023||Thursday||Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling &Kalimpong District only)|
|29th July 2023||Saturday||Muharram|
|15 August 2023||Tuesday||Independence Day|
|30 August 2023||Wednesday||Rakhi Bandhan|
|6 September 2023||Wednesday||Janmashtami|
|28 September 2023||Thursday||Fateha-Dwaz-Daham|
|2 October 2023||Monday||Gandhi Jayanti|
|14 October 2023||Saturday||Mahalaya|
|18 October 2023||Wednesday||Durga Puja, Maha Chaturthi|
|19 October 2023||Thursday||Durga Puja, Maha Panchami|
|20 October 2023||Friday||Durga Puja, Maha Shashthi|
|21 October 2023||Saturday||Durga Puja, Maha Saptami|
|22 October 2023||Sunday||Durga Puja Maha Ashtami|
|23 October 2023||Monday||Durga Puja, Maha Nabami|
|24 October 2023||Tuesday||Durga Puja, Dasami|
|25 October 2023||Wednesday||Additional Day for Durga Puja|
|26 October 2023||Thursday||Additional Day for Durga Puja|
|27 October 2023||Friday||Additional Day for Durga Puja|
|28 October 2023||Saturday||Lakshmi Puja|
|12 November 2023||Sunday||Kali Puja|
|13 November 2023||Monday||Additional Day for Kali Puja|
|14 November 2023||Tuesday||Additional Day for Kali Puja|
|15 November 2023||Wednesday||Bhratri Dwitiya / Birth Day of Birsa Munda|
|16 November 2023||Thursday||Day after Bhratri Dwitiya|
|19 November||Sunday||Chhat Puja|
|20 November 2023||Monday||Additional Day for Chhat Puja|
|27 November 2023||Monday||Birth Day of Guru Nanak|
|25 December 2023||Monday||Christmas Day|
Source: WB Finance Department, Notification 4331-F(P2)
Note: The festivals observed by the Muslim community (Eid-UI-Fitr, Id-Ud-Zoha, Muharram, Fateha-Dwaz-Daham, etc. ) may change based on the sighting of the moon.
Likewise, the government may modify some of the dates in this West Bengal public holiday list for 2023. We will update the list based on government orders.
Download West Bengal Holiday List 2023 PDF
Looking for a downloadable version of the WB public holiday list in PDF format? Click here to view and download the West Bengal holiday list 2023 PDF.
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West Bengal Government Holiday List 2023 – Sectional Holidays
In addition to the above-mentioned West Bengal government holiday list 2023, the following holidays have been declared as sectional holidays or restricted holidays.
|5 February 2023||Sunday||Birth Day of Guru Rabidas (for the followers of Guru Rabidas)|
|March 8 2023||Wednesday||Sab-e-Barat (for Muslims only). |
Please note that March 8 2023 is already a public holiday on account of Holi.
|April 8 2023||Saturday||Easter Saturday (For Christians only)|
|June 30, 2023||Friday||Hul Diwas (For Santal Only)|
|To be Notified||–||Karam Puja|
West Bengal Long Weekends In 2023
Did you know that you will get more holidays in 2023 compared to 2022? With so many public holidays, you can consider planning a few vacations and trips.
As per the West Bengal govt holiday list 2023, Durga Puja (10 days) and Kali Puja (5 days) are ideal times to go on long trips. You can benefit from many other weekends depending on whether you work on Saturdays.
Given below is a list of long weekends in West Bengal in 2023:
|Netaji’s Birth Day||21 January (Saturday) to 23 January (Monday)|
|Good Friday||7 April (Friday) to 9 April (Sunday)|
|Ambedkar Jayanti + Nababarsha||14 April (Friday) to 16 April (Sunday)|
|Eid-UI-Fitr (Ramadan)||21 April (Friday) to 23 April (Sunday)|
|May Day||29 April (Saturday) to 1 May (Monday)|
|Buddha Purnima||5 May (Friday) to 7 May (Sunday)|
|Gandhi Jayanti||30 September (Saturday) to 2 October (Monday)|
|Durga Puja||18 October (Wednesday) to 29 October (Sunday)|
|Kali Puja||11 November (Saturday) to 16 November (Thursday)|
|Chhat Puja||18 November (Saturday) to 20 November (Monday)|
|Christmas Day||23 December (Saturday) to 25 December (Monday)|