Holiday List of WBCHSE, 2019

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No. Est./426/2018 Date: 27.11.2018


The President, Council is pleased to declare that the Council will observe the following holidays during the year, 2019.

English New Year’s Day (2019 A.D.)1st January, Tuesday
* Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda12th January, Saturday
Birthday of Netaji23rd January, Wednesday
* Republic Day26th January, Saturday
* Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami)10th February, Sunday
Additional Day (In connection with “Saraswati Puja”)11th February, Monday
Shivaratri4th March, Monday
Dol Jatra21st March, Thursday
Holi (Day after Dol Jatra)22nd March, Friday
Councils’ Foundation Day3rd April, Wednesday
* Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & Baisakhi (for Sikhs only)14th April, Sunday
Bengali New Years Day15th April, Monday
Mahabir Jayanti (for Jains only)17th April, Wednesday
Good Friday19th April, Friday
* Easter Saturday (for Christian only)20th April, Saturday
Sabe-Barat (For Muslims only)21st April, Sunday
May Day1st May, Wednesday
Birth Day of Rabindranath Tagore9th May, Thursday
* Buddha Purnima18th May, Saturday
Id-UI-Fitar5th June, Wednesday
* Hul Diwas (Adibasi Santal)30th June, Sunday
* Birth Day of Poet Bhanu Bhakat (For Darjeeling District only)13th July, Saturday
Id-Ud-Joha (Bakrid)12th August, Monday
Independence Day15th August, Thursday
Janrnastami23rd August, Friday
Maharam10th September, Tuesday
* Mahalaya28th September, Saturday
Gandhi Birthday2nd October, Wednesday
Durgapuja to Laxmipuja3rd October, Thursday to 15th October Tuesday
Kalipuja27th October, Sunday
Additional day in connection with Kalipuja28th October, Monday
Bhatridwitia29th October, Tuesday
Additional Day in connection with Bhatridwitya30th October, Wednesday
* Chhat Puja02nd November, Saturday
* Fateh-Duaz-Duham10th November, Sunday
Birth day of Gurunanak12th November, Tuesday
Christmas Day25th December, Wednesday

1. No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially notified subsequently happen to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

2. If there is any change in the date of Id-Ul-Fitar, Id-Ud-Joha, Muharrum, Fateh-Duaz-Daham, Sab-E-Barat depending upon the sighting of the Moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for these festivals.

In such a situation, announcement of the state Govt. through T.V./A.I.R./News paper will be followed.

3. Karam Puja: To be notified later on.

4. The Office of the Council will remain closed on all SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS of each month.

5. * Marked festivals/ Occasion fall on ‘SATURDAY’ or ‘SUNDAY’.

Sd/- President

No. Est./426 dated 27.11.2018, Source

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