List of Holidays

The President, Council is pleased to declare that the Council will observe the following holidays during the year, 2024.

English New Year’s Day (2024 A.D) 1st January, Monday
Birthday Day of Swami Vivekananda 12thJanuary, Friday
Birthday of Netaji 23rd January, Tuesday
Republic Day 26th January, Friday
Day before Saraswati Puja 13th February, Tuesday
Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami) & Birthday of Thakur Panchanan Barma 14 th February, Wednessday
Birthday of Guru Rabidas (Followers of  Guru Rabidas) 24th February, Saturday
Shab-e-barat 26th February, Monday
Shivaratri 8st March, Friday
Dol Jatra 25th March, Monday
Holi (Day after Dol Jatra) 26th March, Tuesday
Good Friday 29th March, Friday
* Easter Saturday (Christians Only) 30th March, Saturday
Councils’ Foundation Day 3rd April, Wednesday
Birth day of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur 06th April, Saturday
Day Before ID-UL-FITOR 10th April, Wednesday
ID-UL-FITOR 11th April, Thursday
* Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & Bengali New Year’s Day (NabaBarsha) 14th April, Sunday
 * Mahavir Jayanti 21th April, Sunday
May Day 1st May, Wednesday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore 8th May, Wednesday
Buddha Purnima & Birthday of Pandit Raghunath Murmu 13rd May, Thursday
Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid) 17th June, Monday
Rathayatra 7th July, Sunday
* Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakat

(For Darjeeling & kalimpong District only)

13th July, Saturday
Muharram 17th July, Wednesday
Independence Day 15th August, Thursday
Raksha Bandhan 19th August, Monday
Janmastami 26th August, Monday
Fateha-Dwaz-Daham 16th September, Monday
Mahalaya & Gandhi Birthday 2nd October, Wednesday
Durga Puja from Mahachaturthi to Additional Day in Connection with Lakshmi Puja 7th October, Monday to 18th October, Friday
Kali Puja 31st October, Thursday
Additional Day in Connection with Kali Puja 1st November, Friday
* Bhatridwitia 3th November, Sunday
Day after Bhatridwitia 4th November, Monday
Chhat Puja 7th November, Thursday
Additional day in connection with Chhat Puja 8th November, Friday
Brthday of Gurunanak &  Birthday of Birsa Munda & Pareshnath’s Rathyatra 15th November, Friday
Christmas 25th 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 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./ Newspaper will be followed.
  1. Karam Puja: To be notified later on.
  2. The Office of the Council will remain closed on all SATURDAY and SUNDAY of each month.
  3. *Marked festivals/ Occasion fall on ‘SATURDAY’ OR ‘SUNDAY’.