List of Public Holidays in West Bengal - India 2014

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Total : 23

Date Event About
Thursday
January 23, 2014
Subhas Chandra Bose (Netaji) Birthday Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897

Subhas Chandra Bose also known as Netaji was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Japan left a troubled legacy.
Sunday
January 26, 2014
Republic Day India became independent from British rule in 1947 but, at that stage, had no formal constitution. On 24 January 1950, after nearly three years of deliberations, the Constitution of India was signed. Two days after this on 26 January the Constitution came into effect across India.

Republic Day is one of three national holidays in India and is the celebration of the Constitution of India. Government offices, post offices, schools and most businesses are closed on this day.
Tuesday
February 04, 2014
Basant Panchami / Shree Panchami / Vasant Panchami Vasant Panchami, sometimes referred to as Saraswati Puja, Shree Panchami, or the Festival of Kites is a Sikh and Hindu festival held on the fifth day of Magha (in early February) marking the start of spring and the Holi season. On this day Hindus worship Saraswati Devi, the goddess of knowledge, music, art and culture.
Sunday
March 16, 2014
Holi / Dol Jatra Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm and gaiety on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun which is the month of March as per the Gregorian calendar. Holi is a spring festival celebrated as a festival of colours. It is a Hindu religious festival which has also become popular with people of other communities.

Holi is also known by the name of Doljatra in West Bengal. The festival is celebrated in a dignified manner by placing the idols of Krishna and Radha on a picturesquely decorated palanquin which is then taken round the main streets of the city. The devotees take turns to swing them while women dance around the swing and sing devotional songs. Throughout the procession men keep spraying coloured water and colour powder, 'abeer' at them.
Tuesday
April 01, 2014
Bank Holiday -
Tuesday
April 15, 2014
Bengali New Year's Day / Pohela Boishakh In Bengali, Pohela stands for ‘first’ and Boishakh is first month of the Bengali calendar.[1] Bengali New Year is referred to in Bengali as "New Year" or "First of Boishakh".

The Bengali calendar is loosely tied with the Hindu Vedic solar calendar, based on the Surya Siddhanta. As with many other variants of the Hindu solar calendar, the Bengali calendar commences in mid-April of the Gregorian year.
Friday
April 18, 2014
Good Friday Good Friday is the Christian holiday that remembers when Jesus Christ died.

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Thursday
May 01, 2014
May Day -
Tuesday
July 29, 2014
Ramzan (Id-Ul-Fitr) Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of Ramadan and marks the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal.

Many Muslims attend communal prayers and listen to a sermon at Eid al-Fitr. Those have not given the charity known as zakat al-fitr during Ramadan do so during Eid al-Fitr. Zakat al-fitr consisting of a quantity of food, such as barley, dates, raisins or wheat flour, or its monetary equivalent given to poor people in the community.
Friday
August 15, 2014
Independance Day of India Independence Day is a national holiday on 15 August. It celebrates the day in 1947 when India became independent from British rule.

In India, the day of 15 August is a proudly patriotic day of celebrations, kite flying, feasts, parades and festivities.
Wednesday
September 24, 2014
Mahalaya / Pitru Paksha Mahalaya is the last day of the Pitra Paksha or the period when Hindus offer homage to their deceased ancestors. It is the day of remembrance for the deceased forefathers. The ritual of 'Tarpan' is performed on this auspicious day. People offer prayers and sweets to ancestors to seek their blessings.
Wednesday
October 01, 2014
Mahasaptami / Durga Puja Saptami Mahasaptami, or Durga Puja Saptami, is observed on the seventh day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Aashin, or Aswhina month.
Thursday
October 02, 2014
Durgashtami / Durga Puja Ashtami / Maha Ashtami Mahashtami is the most important day in the navratri and Durga Puja. Mahashtami is also known as Maha Durgashtami. Puja Of Mahashtami begins with Mahasnan and Shodashopachar Puja
Thursday
October 02, 2014
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday Gandhi Jayanti, or Mahatma Gandi’s Birthday, is celebrated in India on 2 October. The date is the birthday of Mohandas (Mahatma) Karamchand Gandhi in 1869. It is also the day now commemorated by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence.
Friday
October 03, 2014
Maha Navami / Durga Puja Navami Mahanavami is celebrated on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Navami,the ninth and the final day of Durga Navratri.On this day,the goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Aparajita,by offering her sugarcane stalks.Mahishasura Mardhini Puja is also observed on Mahanavami,when the Goddess Durga is decorated and worshipped in the form of Mahishasuramardhini alankaram.
Saturday
October 04, 2014
Dussehra Festival / Vijayadasami / Durga Puja Dasami The festival of Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm. According to the great Hindu scripture, the Ramayana, Lord Rama performed chandi-puja (holy prayer). This was carried out in order to invoke the blessings of Durga Maa for the killing of Ravana, the ten-headed demon king of Sri Lanka who had abducted Seeta, wife of Lord Rama.
Monday
October 06, 2014
Id-Ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), which is also known as Eid al-Adha or Id-ul-Adha, is a festival that many Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings and gifts.
Muslims around the world believe that Allah (God) commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son Ishmael. Ibrahim followed God's orders, but his son was replaced by a sheep at the last moment.
Monday
October 06, 2014
Dussehra Festival / Vijayadasami / Durga Puja Dasami The festival of Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated with joy and enthusiasm. According to the great Hindu scripture, the Ramayana, Lord Rama performed chandi-puja (holy prayer). This was carried out in order to invoke the blessings of Durga Maa for the killing of Ravana, the ten-headed demon king of Sri Lanka who had abducted Seeta, wife of Lord Rama.
Wednesday
October 08, 2014
Lakshmi Pujan Lakshmi puja is a Hindu ritual performed during Diwali, the festival of lights. According to tradition people would put small oil lamps outside their homes on Diwali and hope Lakshmi will come to bless them.
Wednesday
October 22, 2014
Deepavali / Diwali The Diwali or Deepavali festival marks the victory of good over evil. The Sanskrit word “Deepavali” means “an array of lights” and signifies the victory of brightness over darkness.

Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakshman from his fourteen year long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas (oil lamps) and burst crackers.
Tuesday
November 04, 2014
Muharram Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.

The word "Muharram" means "Forbidden" and is derived from the word harām, meaning "sinful". It is held to be the most sacred of all the months, excluding Ramadan. Some Muslims fast during these days. The tenth day of Muharram is the Day of Ashura, which to Shia Muslims is part of the Mourning of Muharram.
Thursday
November 06, 2014
Guru Nanak Jayanti Guru Nanak Gurpurab also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, celebrates the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. This is one of the most sacred festivals in Sikhism. Apart from Sikhs, the Nanakpanthi Hindus and other followers of Guru Nanak's philosophy also celebrate this festival.
Thursday
December 25, 2014
Christmas December 25th is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Jesus Christ, who is believed to be born on the same date at Bethlehem, the land of Jews. The festival is celebrated as a mark of respect to Lord Jesus, who is considered as the son of God and founder of the Christianity religion.

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