List of Holidays in Primary Schools in West Bengal for 2024

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List of Holidays in Primary Schools in West Bengal for 2024

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LIST OF HOLIDAYS FOR FREE PRIMARY/ JUNIOR BASIC SCHOOLS OF WEST BENGAL FOR THE YEAR 2024
(1st January – 31st December, 2024)

First Term: 1st January to 15th April, 2024

Occasion of Holiday Date Day No. of Holiday Remarks
1. New Year’s Day 01/01/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
2. Swami Vivekananda janmajayanti 12/01/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
3. Makar Sankranti (Pous Parban) 15/01/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
4. Netaji janmajayanti 23/01/2024 Tuesday 1 Holiday (To be celebrated in School)
5.** Republic Day 26/01/2024 Friday 1 Holiday (Hoisting of National Flag in School)
6. Day before Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami) 13/02/2024 Tuesday 1 Holiday
7. Saraswati Puja (Shree Panchami) and Thakur Panchanan Barma janmajayanti 14/02/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
8. International Mother Language Day 21/02/2024 Wednesday To be celebrated in School
9.* Shab e-Barat 26/02/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
10. Shivaratri 08/03/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
11. Doljatra 25/03/2024 & 26/03/2024 Monday & Tuesday 2 Holidays
12. Good Friday 29/03/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
13. Shri Harichand Thakur janmajayanti 06/04/2024 Saturday 1 Holiday
14.* Eid al-Fitr 10/04/2024 & 11/04/2024 Wednesday & Thursday 2 Holidays
15. Chaitra Sankranti 13/04/2024 Saturday 1 Holiday
16. Poila Baisakh (Bangla Noboborsho 1431) and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar janmajayanti 14/04/2024 Sunday
Total Holidays 16 Days

N.B. – Guru Rabidas janmajayanti on 24th February, Saturday, holiday for the followers of Guru Rabidas only.
** Easter Saturday on 30th March, Saturday, holiday for Christians only.

Second Term: 16th April to 7th August, 2024

Occasion of Holiday Date Day No. of Holiday Remarks
17. Mahavir Jayanti 21/04/2024 Sunday
18. May Day 01/05/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
19. Rabindra Nath Tagore janmajayanti 08/05/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday (To be celebrated in School)
20. Summer Vacation 13/05/2024 to 03/06/2024 Monday to Monday 19 Holidays (Excluding Sunday)
21. Buddha Purnima and Pandit Raghunath Murmu janmajayanti 23/05/2024 Thursday Fall within Summer Vacation
22. Kazi Nazrul Islam janmajayanti 26/05/2024 Sunday
23.* Eid al-Adha (Bakr Eid) 17/06/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
24. Ratha Yatra 07/07/2024 Sunday
25. Muharram 17/07/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
26. Acharya Prafulla Chandra Roy janmajayanti 02/08/2024 Friday To be celebrated in School
Total Holidays 23 Days

N.B. – Hul Diwas on 30th June, Sunday, holiday for Adivasi (Santhal) community only.
Poet Bhanubhakta Acharya janmajayanti on 13th July, Saturday, holiday for Darjeeling & Kalimpong Districts only.

Third Term: 8th August to 31st December, 2024

Occasion of Holiday         Date           Day No. of Holiday Remarks
27. Martyr’s Day (Sacrifice day of Khudiram Bose) 11/08/2024 Sunday – (To be celebrated in School)
28.** Independence Day 15/08/2024 Thursday 1 Holiday (National Flag to be hoisted in School)
29. Rakhi Purnima 19/08/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
30. Janmastami 26/08/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
31. Teachers’ Day 05/09/2024 Thursday To be celebrated in School
32.* Fateha-E-Dwaz-Daham 16/09/2024 Monday 1 Holiday
33. Biswakarma Puja 17/09/2024 Tuesday 1 Holiday
34. Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar janmajayanti 26/09/2024 Thursday To be celebrated in School
35. Gandhi janmajayanti and Mahalaya 02/10/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
36. Puja Vacation (from Durga Puja to 2 Days after Lakshmi Puja) 07/10/2024 to 18/10/2024 Monday to Friday 11 Holidays (Excluding Sunday)
37. Puja Vacation (from Kali Puja to Day after Bhatridwitiya) 31/10/2024 to 04/11/2024 Thursday to Monday 4 Holidays (Excluding Sunday)
38. Chhat Puja 07/11/2024 & 08/11/2024 Thursday & Friday 2 Holidays
39. Jagadhatri Puja 10/11/2024 Sunday
40. Children’s Day 14/11/2024 Thursday To be celebrated in School
41. Guru Nanak janmajayanti, Parshwanath’s Rathajatra and Birsa Munda janmajayanti 15/11/2024 Friday 1 Holiday
42. Christmas Day 25/12/2024 Wednesday 1 Holiday
43. Foundation day of School 1 Holiday

Total 16 + 23 + 26 = 65 Holidays

* – Holiday must be declared on the occasion of festival.
** – It is mandatory to hoist National Flag at the School observing the constitutional protocol with a profound respect to National Flag.

Secretary
 West Bengal Board of Primary Education

 
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