List of Holidays

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
Birthday Day of Swami Vivekananda 12thJanuary, Wednesday
*Birthday of Netaji 23rd January, Sunday
Republic Day 26th January, Wednesday
Day before Saraswati Puja 4th February, Friday
*Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami) 5th February, Saturday
Birthday of Thakur Panchanan Barma 14th February, Monday
Birthday of Guru Rabidas (Followers of  Guru Rabidas) 16th February, Wednesday
Shivaratri 1st March, Tuesday
Dol Jatra 18th March, Friday
*Holi (Day after Dol Jatra) 19th March, Saturday
*Councils’ Foundation Day 3rd April, Sunday
*Birth day of Sri Sri Harichand Thakur 10th April, Sunday
Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar & Mahavir Jayanti 14th April, Thurday
Bengali New Year’s Day & Good Friday 15th April, Friday
*Easter Saturday (Christians Only) 16th Saturday
*May Day 1st May, Sunday
Id-Ul-Fitar 3rd May, Tuesday
Additional Day in Connection with Id-Ul-Fitar 4th May, Wednesday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore 9th May, Monday
Buddha Purnima 16th May, Monday
Hul Diwas (For Adibasi Santal Only) 30th June, Thursday
Rathayatra 1st July, Friday
*Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid) 10th July, Sunday
Birthday of Poet Bhanu Bhakat

(For Darjeeling & kalimpong District only)

13th July, Wednesday
Muharram 9th August, Tuesday
Independence Day 15th August, Monday
Janmastami 19th August, Friday
*Mahalaya 25th September, Sunday
Durga Puja from Mahapanchami to Additional Day in Connection with Lakshmi Puja (Including Gandhi Birthday & Fateha-Dwaz-Daham) 30th September, Friday to 10th October, Monday
Kali Puja 24th October, Monday
Additional Day in Connection with Kali Puja 25th & 26th October, Tuesday & Wednesday
Bhatridwitia 27th October, Thursday
*Chhat Puja 30th October, Sunday
Additional day in connection with Chhat Puja 31st October, Monday
Brthday of Gurunanak 8th November, Tuesday
Birthday of Birsa Munda 15th November, Tuesday
*Christmas 25th 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 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’.


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