Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2023

West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education
‘Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Bhawan’
DD-45, Sector I, Salt Lake City
Kolkata – 700 064
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Memo No.: 1805/Aca/22 Date: 09.12.2022

From: The Secretary
West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education

To: The Heads of all recognized Madrasahs within the State of West Bengal

Sub: List of maximum number of holidays to be observed in the academic session-2023 (01 January, 2023 to 31 December, 2023)

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 20 of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education Act, 1994 and as per decision of the meeting of the Board held on 17.11.2017 and as directed, the heads of all recognized Madrasahs are being instructed to follow the List of holidays – 2023 as per specimen list of holidays attached herewith. It is to be noted that the maximum numbers of holidays to be observed for this academic session will be limited to 65 days.

This order shall have to be strictly followed. In case, any festival is affected due to lunar cause, the holidays on account of the said festival would be so adjusted.

Yours faithfully,

West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education

List of Holidays to be observed in the recognized Madrasahs of the State in the year-2023

Memo No. 1805/Aca/22 Date: 09.12.2022

Term: FIRST (January to April -2023), Total-120 Days, Holidays: 22 Working Days: 80, Sundays: 18

Sl. No.DateDayPurpose of HolidayNo. of Holiday(s)Remarks New Year’s Day (2023 A. D.)XHoliday of Swami Vivekananda01 DayHoliday of Netaji*01 DayHoliday, To be Observed – ThursdayDay before Saraswaii Puja & Saraswaty Puja02 DaysHoliday Day*1 DayHoliday, To be observed of Guru Rabi DasXHoliday of Thakur Panchanan Barma01 DayHoliday DayHoliday MirajXHoliday – WednesdayDoljatra & Day after Doliatra (Holi)02 DaysHoliday Barat01 DayHoliday of Shri Shri Harichand ThakurXHoliday of 1st Ramjan01 DayHoliday Jayanti01 DayHoliday Friday01 DayHoliday – Monday#Ramjan vacation, Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Bengali New Year’s Day (Nababarsha), #Layla-Tul-Qadr, #Juma-Tul- Vida, #Eid – Ul – Fitr09 DaysHoliday
22 Days

Term: SECOND (May to August-2023) Total- 123 Days, Holidays: 19* Working Days: 87, Sundays: 17

Sl. No.DateDayPurpose of HolidayNo. of Holiday(s)Remarks Day01 DayHoliday Purnima, Birthday of Pandit Raghunath Murmu01 DayHoliday of Rabindranath Tagore01 DayHoliday – SaturdaySummer Vacation08 DaysHoliday of Kazi Nazrul Islam01 Day*Holiday, To be observed, (included in the Summer Vacation) DayHoliday – Friday#Eid-Ul-Azha03 DaysHoliday of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling & Kalimpong Districts only)01 Day*Holiday New Year01 DayHoliday dayHoliday Day*01 DayHoliday, To be Observed Bandhan01 DayHoliday
19 Days

Term: THIRD (September to Deecmber-2023) Total-122 Days, Holidays: 23 Working Days: 81, Sundays:18

Sl. No.DateDayPurpose of HolidayNo. of Holiday(s)Remarks’s Day*XTo be Observed DayHoliday Chahar Shumba01 DayHoliday Dwaz Daham01 DayHoliday of Mahatma Gandhi01 DayHoliday DayHoliday SaturdayDurga Puja, Vijaya Dashami, Laxmi Puja10 DaysHoliday Yaz Daham01 Day*Holiday (included in the Durga Puja Vacation) of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad* (National Education Day)XTo be Observed 14.11.2023Sunday – TuesdayKali Puja02 DaysHoliday ThursdayBhatridwitiya02 DaysHoliday of Birsa Munda01 Day*Holiday (included in the Kali Puja Vacation) -MondayChhat Puja01 DayHoliday of Guru Nanak01 DayHoliday
43.09. 12.2023SaturdayBirthday of Begum Rokeya*XTo be Observed Day01 DayHoliday
23 Days
Discretion of Head of the Madrasah01 Day
65 Days


  1. This Holiday List shall be treated as model holiday List for the Academic Year-2023. The adjustment in Holiday(s) is permissible as per local need for festival and for any natural disaster subject to approval of the M.C./ Administrator as the case may be. The total number of Holidays in the Academic Year would be fixed at 65 days. The Madrasah authority is not allowed to exclude National and State holiday from the total number of holidays (i.e. 65 days).
  2. The Madrasah authority is not allowed to increase or decrease the total no. of holidays in this academic year, which is fixed to 65 days without the written permission of the Board. Any excess holiday(s) beyond sixty five days in this academic year, enjoyed by the Madrasah will be treated as unauthorized leave.
  3. For hilly areas of Darjeeling, the Madrasah authority may adjust the vacation as per local environment keeping total number of holidays fixed at 65 days.
  4. If there is any change in the date of Shab-E-Miraj, Shab-E-Barat, Honour of 1st Ramjan, Layla-Tul-Qadr, Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid-W-Azha, Hijri New Year, Muharram, Fateha Dwaz Daham, Fateha Yaz Daham will be adjusted following the declaration of the State Government in this regard.
  5. The Madrasah authority shall make necessary arrangement to observe the following Days:
  • (i) Birthday of Netaji-Monday, 23 January, 2023
  • (ii) Republic day-Thursday, 26 January, 2023
  • (iii) Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore-Tuesday, 09 May, 2023
  • (iv) Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam-Friday, 26 May, 2023
  • (v) Independence day-Tuesday, 15 August, 2023
  • (vi) Teacher’s day-Tuesday, 05 September, 2023
  • (vii) Fateha Dwaz Daham- Thursday, 28 September, 2023
  • (viii) Birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (National Education Day)-Saturday, 11 November, 2023
  • (ix) Birthday of Begum Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain- Saturday, 09 December, 2023
  1. *The Birthday of poet Bhanu Bhakt (13.07.2023, Thursday) will be observed as holiday for the Districts of Darjeeling & Kalimpong only.
  2. The Holiday with Marks will be adjusted according to the sighting of moon & the Holiday with ‘*’ Marks will be observed by the madrasah.
  3. The Board reserves the right to change the Holiday List if required.

West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education

No. 1805-Aca dated 09.12.2022, Source

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