CHHAT PUJA will be celebrated this year (2019) on 2nd November and 3rd November, which fall on Saturday and Sunday respectively. In view of this 4th November (Monday), 2019 is declared as a General Holiday in West Bengal.
Government Holidays in West Bengal
West Bengal Government Notification related to Government Holidays, Public Holidays, Holidays under Negotiable Instruments Act (N.I. Act) etc.
On occasion of VISWAKARMA PUJA which falls on 18th September (Wednesday), 2019, the Governor has been pleased to declare that all State Government offices shall be closed at 2:00 P.M on that day.
Governor is pleased to declare 9th September (Monday), 2019 as a Sectional Holiday on occasion of “KARAM PUJA” for the employees belonging to Tribal Communities.
Offices under the Government of West Bengal will be closed at 2 P.M. on Monday, the 1st day of July, 2019 on account of the Birth Day of Late Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy, Ex-Chief Minister of West Bengal.
Considering the changed weather conditions, it has been decided that all schools will remain closed upto 08.06.2019 and will open on 10.06.2019. Similar action is recommended for all un-aided schools also.
Due to predicted severe cyclonic storm “Foni” likely to hit coastal areas of West Bengal and extreme hot weather conditions prevailing in the State, classes will remain suspended in all Govt., Govt. Sponsored and Non-Govt. aided schools from 3rd May, 2019 to 30th June, 2019.
All Govt. and Non-Govt. aided-Madrasahs located in Purba Medinipur, Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata shall remain closed on 3rd May and 4th May, 2019.
In view of the Parliamentary Election-2019 to be held on 11th, 18th, 23rd & 29th April, 2019 and 6th, 12th & 19th May, 2019 in the respective Parliamentary Constituency/ Assembly Constituency, the Government has declared the said days as public holidays.
All Offices shall be closed at 4 PM today i.e. 24th December, 2018 to enable everyone to pay homage and respect to the former Minister, Government of West Bengal, Late Shri Nirupam Sen.
Uniform list of maximum number of holidays to be observed in the academic session-2019 (01 January, 2019 to 31 December, 2019). The maximum numbers of holidays for this academic session will be 65 days.