West Bengal (India) Public Holidays 2013

Check 2013 Public Holidays Declared by West Bengal (India) Government.

  • Public Holidays and Optional Holidays for the year 2013 – declared by the West Bengal (India) Government.
  • In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-Pub(l) dated the 8” June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2013.
  • Notification No. 10015-F(P) Dated 10th December, 2012.
  • Check dates and day of the holidays in West Bengal like Birthday of Swami Vivekananda, Netaji’s  Birthday, Republic Day, Shree Panchami, Dol Jatra,Good Friday, Bengali New Years’ Day, May Day, Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore, Id-UI-Fitre, Independence Day, Gandhiji’s Birthday, Mahalaya, Durga Puja Saptami, Ashtami, Dasami, Id-Uz-Zoha, Lakshmi Puja, Kali Puja, Muharram, Christmas Day..


West Bengal (India) Holidays 2013
Month Day Week Day Name
January 12 Saturday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda**
January 23 Wednesday Netaji’s  Birthday
January 26 Saturday Republic Day**
February 15 Friday Shree Panchami
March 27 Wednesday Dol Jatra
March 29 Friday Good Friday
April 15 Monday Bengali New Years’ Day
May 1 Wednesday May Day
May 9 Thursday Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore
August 9 Friday Id-UI-Fitre
August 15 Thursday Independence Day
October 2 Wednesday Gandhiji’s Birthday
October 4 Friday Mahalaya
October 11 Friday Durga Puja Saptami
October 12 Saturday Ashtami**
October 14 Monday Dasami
October 16 Wednesday Id-Uz-Zoha
October 18 Friday Lakshmi Puja
November 2 Saturday Kali Puja**
November 14 Thursday Muharram
December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day

Holidays on Sundays –

In the year 2013, the following festivals / occasions fall on Sundays which are Public Holidays under N.I. Act. and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

Holidays on Sunday
Month Day Week Day Name
April 14 Sunday Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Jayanti
October 13 Sunday Vijaya Dashami
November 17 Sunday Guru Nanak Jayanti

Sectional holidays –
Sectional holidays in the year 2013 for the employees of different communities mentioned as below –

Sectional holidays 2013
Month Day Week Day Name Communitie
March 30 Saturday Holi Saturday Christians
April 14 Sunday Baisakhi Sikhs
April 23 Tuesday Mahaveer Jayanti Jain
May 25 Saturday Budda Poornima Buddist
June 25 Tuesday Sheb-e-barat Muslims
November 8 Friday Chhat Puja
Karampuja #

# To be notified on later.

  • The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
  • Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instruments act.
  • For more detail information visit : West Bengal Government.
  • Public Holidays declared by the Central Government of India, visit India Holidays 2013.
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