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:

Date Day Holiday
1 January 2023Sunday New Year’s Day
12 January 2023ThursdayBirth Day of Swami Vivekananda
23 January 2023MondayNetaji’s Birth Day
25 January 2023WednesdayDay before Saraswati Puja
26 January 2023 ThursdayRepublic Day / Saraswati Puja [Sree Panchami]
14 February 2023TuesdayBirth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma
18 February 2023SaturdayShivaratri
7 March 2023TuesdayDoljatra
8 March 2023WednesdayHoli (Day after Doljatra)
19 March 2023SundayBirth Day of Shri Shri Harichand Thakur
4 April 2023TuesdayMahavir Jayanti
7 April 2023FridayGood Friday
14 April 2023Friday Birth Day of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
15 April 2023Saturday Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha)
21 April 2023FridayDay before Eid-UI-Fitr
22 April 2023SaturdayEid-UI-Fitr (Ramadan)
1 May 2023MondayMay Day
5 May 2023FridayBuddha Purnima / Birth Day of Pandit Raghunath Murmu
9 May 2023 TuesdayBirth Day of Rabindranath Tagore
20 June 2023 TuesdayRathayatra
29 June 2023ThursdayId-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)
13 July 2023 ThursdayBirth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling &Kalimpong District only)
29th July 2023SaturdayMuharram
15 August 2023TuesdayIndependence Day
30 August 2023 WednesdayRakhi Bandhan
6 September 2023WednesdayJanmashtami
28 September 2023 ThursdayFateha-Dwaz-Daham
2 October 2023Monday Gandhi Jayanti
14 October 2023SaturdayMahalaya
18 October 2023WednesdayDurga Puja, Maha Chaturthi
19 October 2023ThursdayDurga Puja, Maha Panchami
20 October 2023FridayDurga Puja, Maha Shashthi
21 October 2023SaturdayDurga Puja, Maha Saptami
22 October 2023Sunday Durga Puja Maha Ashtami
23 October 2023MondayDurga Puja, Maha Nabami
24 October 2023Tuesday Durga Puja, Dasami
25 October 2023WednesdayAdditional Day for Durga Puja
26 October 2023Thursday Additional Day for Durga Puja
27 October 2023Friday Additional Day for Durga Puja
28 October 2023SaturdayLakshmi Puja
12 November 2023SundayKali Puja
13 November 2023 MondayAdditional Day for Kali Puja
14 November 2023Tuesday Additional Day for Kali Puja
15 November 2023WednesdayBhratri Dwitiya / Birth Day of Birsa Munda
16 November 2023Thursday Day after Bhratri Dwitiya
19 November Sunday Chhat Puja
20 November 2023Monday Additional Day for Chhat Puja
27 November 2023Monday Birth Day of Guru Nanak
25 December 2023 MondayChristmas 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 2023Sectional 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 2023WednesdaySab-e-Barat (for Muslims only).
Please note that March 8 2023 is already a public holiday on account of Holi.
April 8 2023SaturdayEaster Saturday (For Christians only)
June 30, 2023FridayHul Diwas (For Santal Only)
To be NotifiedKaram 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:

Long WeekendDates
Netaji’s Birth Day21 January (Saturday) to 23 January (Monday)
Good Friday 7 April (Friday) to 9 April (Sunday)
Ambedkar Jayanti + Nababarsha14 April (Friday) to 16 April (Sunday)
Eid-UI-Fitr (Ramadan)21 April (Friday) to 23 April (Sunday)
May Day29 April (Saturday) to 1 May (Monday)
Buddha Purnima5 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 Puja18 November (Saturday) to 20 November (Monday)
Christmas Day23 December (Saturday) to 25 December (Monday)

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