Holiday List of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, 2022

9/2, Block – DJ Sector II, Salt lake, Kolkata – 700091

No. Est/333/2021 Date: 09.12.2021


The President, Council is pleased to declare that the Council will observe the following holidays during the year, 2022.

English New Year’s Day (2022 A.D.)1st January, Saturday
Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda12th January, Wednesday
*Birthday of Netaji23rd January, Sunday
Republic Day26th January, Wednesday
Day before Saraswati Puja4th February, Friday
*Saraswati Puja5th February, Saturday
Birth Day of Thakur Panchanan Barma14th February, Monday
Birthday of Guru Rabidas (Followers of Guru Rabidas)16th February, Wednesday
Shivaratri1st March, Tuesday
Doljatra18th March, Friday
*Holi (Day after Dol Jatra)19th March, Saturday
*Councils’ Foundation Day3rd April, Sunday
*Birthday of Sri Sri Haricharan Thakur10th April, Sunday
Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & Mahavir Jayanti14th April, Thursday
Bengali New Year’s Day & Good Friday15th April, Friday
*Easter Saturday (Christian only)16th April, Saturday
*May Day1st May, Sunday
Id-Ul-Fitar3rd May, Tuesday
Additional day in connection with Id-Ul-Fitar4th May, Wednesday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore09th May, Monday
Buddha Purnima16th May, Monday
*Hul Diwas (For Adibasi Santal only)30th June, Thursday
Rathayatra1st July, Friday
*Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid)10th July, Sunday
Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakat (For Darjeeling & Kalimpong District only)13th July, Wednesday
Muharram9th August, Tuesday
Independence Day15th August, Monday
Janmastami19th August, Friday
*Mahalaya25th September, Sunday
Durgapuja from Mahasasthi To Additional Day in connection with Lakshmi Puja (Including Gandhi Birthday & Fateha-Dwaz-Daham)30th September, Friday to 10th October, Monday
Kali Puja24th October, Monday
Additional day in connection with Kali Puja25th & 26th October, Tuesday & Wednesday
Bhatridwitia27th October, Thursday
*Chhat Puja30th October, Sunday
Additional day in connection with Chhat Puja31st October, Monday
Birthday of Gurunanak8th November, Tuesday
Birth Day of Birsa Munda15th November, Tuesday
*Christmas Day25th December, Sunday

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-UI-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 SATURDAY and SUNDAY of each month.

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


No. Est/333 dated 09.12.2021, Source

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