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List of Holidays for the Calendar Year 2014

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881(XXVI of 1881), the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2014.

For any query, ask here: List of Holidays for the Calendar Year 2014

Update: Holiday List for 2015.

Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 8004-F(P) Dated: 28.10.2013

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881(XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-Pub(I) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2014.

Birthday of Netaji23rd January, Thursday
Shree Panchami4th February, Tuesday
Birthday of Dr B.R.Ambedkar14th April, Monday
Bengali New Year’s Day15th April, Tuesday
Good Friday18th April, Friday
May Day1st May, Thursday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore9th May, Friday
ID-UI-Fitar29th July, Tuesday
Independence Day15th August, Friday
Mahalaya23rd September, Tuesday
Durgapuja 
Saptami1st October, Wednesday
Astami & Birthday of Ghandhiji2nd October, Thursday
Nabami & Dasami3rd October, Friday
ID-Ud-Joha6th October, Monday
Lakshmipuja7th October, Tuesday
Kali Puja23rd October, Thursday
Muharram4th November, Tuesday
Birthday of Gurunanak & Parswanath’s Rathajatra6th November, Thursday
Christmas Day25th December, Thursday

NOTE:

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

(2) In the Year 2014, 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 Swami Vivekananda12th January, Sunday
ii)Republic Day26th January, Sunday
iii)Doljatra16th March, Sunday

(3) General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification 8007-F(P) dated 28.10.2013 are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals

No. 8005-F(P) Dated: 28.10.2013

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881(XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-Pub(I) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following day to be public holiday during the year 2014.

(1)Yearly closing of Bank Account1st April, Tuesday

NOTE:

All the State Government Offices including Treasures, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April 2014 which has been declared as Public Holiday under N.I. Act, under this Notification.

No. 8006-F(P) Dated: 28.10.2013

The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2014, which are not declared to be Public Holidays, the offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed:

Fateha-Dowaz-Daham14th January, Tuesday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja30th September, Tuesday
**Ekadashi of Durgapuja4th October, Saturday
Additional day for Laxmipuja8th October, Wednesday
Immersion of Godess Kali24th October, Friday
** Bhatridwitiya25th October, Saturday

NOTE:

(1) In 2014, Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakt (Only for Darjeeling District) falls on 13th July, Sunday and Janmastami falls on 17th August, Sunday and are Public Holidays under N.I. Act. So, these day have not been included here.

(2) The holidays with double asterisk mark i.e. (**) are applicable to those Government Offices where Saturday is not observed as full holiday.

No. 8007-F(P) Dated: 28.10.2013

The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as Sectional Holidays in the year 2014 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:

** Easter Saturday19th April, Saturday (For Christian Only)
Buddha Purnima14th May, Wednesday (For Buddhist Only)
** Sab-e-Barat14th June, Saturday (For Muslims Only)
Karam PujaTo be notified later only
Chhat Puja29th October, Wednesday

NOTE:

(1) In 2014, Mahabirhayanti (for Jains Only) falls on 13th April, Sunday and Baisakhi (for Sikhs Only) falls on 14th April, Monday and are Public Holidays under N.I. Act. So, these days have not been included here

(2) The holidays with double asterisk mark i.e. (**) are applicable to those Government Offices where Saturday is not observed as full holiday.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN ALL TYPES OF HOLIDAYS INCLUDING HOLIDAYS FOR THE MUSLIM FESTIVALS

(1) No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival – holidays initially notified subsequently happens 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-Fitre, ld-Ud-Zoha, Muharram, Fateha-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 this festival.

(3) It may happen that the change of date of above occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement would be made through T.V/A.I.R/Newspapers and the Heads of Departments/Office of the State Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for formal order, about the change of date.

By Order of the Governor,

Sd/ A.K. DAS
O.S.D & E.O. Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 8004-F dated 28.10.2013, Source

Update: Holiday declared on 1st January, 2014

Update: Holiday on 17.03.2014 on account of DOLJATRA (16.03.2014)