Thursday, December 13, 2012

List of holidays of Govt. of West Bengal in 2013

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 10015-F(P)

Kolkata, the 10th December, 2012.


   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.


1. **Birthday of Swami Vivekananda        12th January, Saturday
2. Netaji’s  Birthday                            23rd January, Wednesday
3. **Republic Day          26th January, Saturday
4. Shree Panchami         15th February, Friday
5. Dol Jatra               27th March, Wednesday
6. Good Friday        29th March, Friday
7. Bengali New Years’ Day             15th April, Monday
8. May Day            1st May, Wednesday
9. Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore            9th May, Thursday
10. Id-UI-Fitre                9th August, Friday
11. Independence Day              15th August, Thursday
12. Gandhiji’s Birthday       2nd October, Wednesday
13. Mahalaya           4th October, Friday

Durga Puja

11th October, Friday
15. ** Ashtami     12th October, Saturday
16. Dasami             14th October, Monday
17. Id-Uz-Zoha        16th October, Wednesday
18. Lakshmi Puja    l8th October, Friday
19. **Kali Puja     2nd November, Saturday
20. Muharram     14th November, Thursday
21. Christmas Day  25th December, Wednesday


   (1) Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act.

   (2) 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:

   (i) Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar : 14th April
   (ii) Nabami of Durga Puja: 13th October
   (iii) Guru Nanak’s Birthday & Parswanath’s Rathajatra : 17th November

   (3) The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.

   (4) General Instructions laid down below Notification No. 10018-F(P) dated 10.12.2012 enclosed herewith are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.

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