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Bank Holidays 2018 declared by West Bengal Government

Bank Holidays 2018 declared by West Bengal Government


(Calendar of Public Holidays in West Bengal under NI Acts)

Bank holidays in India are declared as public holidays under explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. The holiday declared under NI Act is applicable exclusively to the banks located within the administration area of specific State and Union Territory.  In other States and Union territories where it is not a holiday, banks remain opened and allow normal banking transaction    similar to any other working days.

All Sundays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays are Bank Holidays under the explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881. (Applicable to all commercial and co-operative banks operating  in entire India).

List of Holidays

Sr.No Date Day Occasion/Festival Date
1 12.01.2018 Friday BIRTHDAY OF SWAMI VIVEKANANDA
2 22.01.2018 Monday SARSWATI PUJA/SRI PANCHAMI
3 23.01.2018 Tuesday BIRTDAY OF NETAJI
4 26.01.2018 Friday REPUBLIC DAY
5 02.03.2018 Friday DOLI JATRA
6 30.03.2018 Friday GOOD FRIDAY
7 14.04.2018 Saturday BIRTHDAY OF B.R.AMBEDKAR
8 30.04.2018 Monday BUDDHA  PURNIMA
9 01.05.2018 Tuesday MAY DAY
10 09.05.2018 Wednesday BIRTHDAY OF RABINDRANATH TAGORE
11 16.06.2018 Saturday IDUL FITR (RAMZAN)
12 15.08.2018 Wednesday INDEPENDENCE DAY
13 22.08.2018 Wednesday BAKRID (ID-UL-ZOHA)
14 21.09.2018 Friday MUHARAM
15 02.10.2018 Tuesday MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI
16 08.10.2018 Monday MAHALAYA
17 16.10.2018 Tuesday SAPTAMI
18 17.10.2018 Wednesday ASTAMI
19 18.10.2018 Thursday NABAMI
20 19.10.2018 Friday VIJAYA DASAMI
21 24.10.2018 Monday LAKSHMI PUJA
22 06.11.2018 Tuesday KALI PUJA
23 23..11.2018 Friday BIRTH DAY OF GURU NANAK
24 25.12.2018 Tuesday CHRISTMAS

Following festivals occur on Sundays (Not declared as Holiday)

Annual closing of Bank accounts Sunday

15.04.2018 BENGALI NEW YEAR DAY IS A SUNDAY

If any of the holidays for the festivals of Muslim fraternity notified above does not fall on the date notified, the holiday date may be altered by the concerned government or the community fraternity in government service may be granted special  holidays on the date observable.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been taken to avoid errors or omissions in the list of holidays published above. In spite of this, it is possible that any changes in holiday dates, mistake, errors, ambiguity, inconsistency, discrepancy or doubts may inadvertently creep up. The readers are therefore requested to be guided by the holiday list announced by the banks of respective states/UT or by the IBA for correct and as authentic information. Author or anyone connected directly or indirectly to this website accepts no responsibility whatsoever and will not be liable for any losses, claims or damages which may arise because of the contents of this write up.

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