The list of government holidays in West Bengal state for the year 2014 is mentioned below. Some of the holidays are declared by central government holidays and some of the holidays are declared by state government. Every year, republic day, Independence day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (gandhi jayanti) are nationally observed as holiday. The general public holiday in India is based on religion and regional basis. The dates mentioned below are the central government declared holidays, during the days all government offices will be closed nationwide. The muslim festivals holidays including Milad-un-Nabi, Ramzan, Muharram and Bakrid date will be changed according to local sightings of various phases of the moon. The Christians festival holidays including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are also declared as holiday.
List of government holidays 2014 in West Bengal
|Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|Republic Day (National Day)|
|Vasanta Panchami / Shree Panchami|
|Doljatra / Holika Dahan|
|Annual Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday)|
|Bengali New Year / Vaisakh / Masadi|
|Ramazan / Idu’l Fitr (End of Ramadan)|
|Mid-Year Accounts Closing (Bank Holiday)|
|Dussehra (Maha Saptami)|
|Dussehra (Maha Ashtami)|
|Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday|
|Dussehra (Maha Navami)|
|Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami)|
|Bakri Id / Idu’l Zuha (Feast of Sacrifice)|
|Deepavali (Festival of Lights)|
|Guru Nanak Jayanti|
2014 New Year date January 01 (01/01/2014)
Romans originally dedicated New Year’s Day to Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings for whom the first month of the year (January) is named.New Year’s Day is observed on January 1,the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar used in the Roman Empire since 45 BC.New Year’s Day is probably the world’s most celebrated public holiday, often observed with fireworks at the stroke of midnight as the new year starts in each time zone.
2014 Makar Sankranti date January 14 (14/01/2014)
Makar Sankranti is perhaps the only Indian festival. This festival every year: January 14, when the festival is celebrated on 13 January or 15 January. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious occasions for the Hindus. celebrated in almost all parts of India and Nepal in a myriad of cultural forms, with great devotion, fervour, and gaiety. It is a harvest festival. Makar Sankranti is also believed to mark the arrival of spring in India.
2014 Milad-un-Nabi (miladi nabi) date January 14 (04/01/2014)
Mawlid is the observance of the birthday of the Islamic prophet Muhammad which occurs in Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.The term Mawlid is also used in some parts of the world, such as Egypt, as a generic term for the birthday celebrations of other historical religious figures such as Sufi saints.
2014 Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti date January 23 (23/01/2014)
Subhas Chandra Bose 23 January 1897 was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, The honorific Netaji Hindustani language: “Respected Leader”, first applied to Bose in Germany, by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, in early 1942, is now used widely throughout India. He is made for Indian army.
2014 Republic Day date January 26 (26/01/2014)
It is one of the national holidays in India. In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force–on 26 January 1950–replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The new constitution, as drafted and approved by the Constituent Assembly of India, was mandated to take effect on 26 January 1950–and India became a republic.
2014 Maha Shivratri Day date February 27 (27/02/2014)
Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. Alternate common names in various state Maha Sivaratri, Shivaratri, Sivarathri, and Shivaratri. Shivaratri means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva. It is celebrated every year one night the day of the Maagha month of the Hindu calendar.
2014 Holi Day date March 17 (17/03/2014)
Holi is a spring festival also known as festival of colors, and sometimes festival of love. Holi celebrations start with a Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is free for all carnival of colors, where everyone plays, chases and colors each other with dry powder and colored water, with some carrying water guns and colored water-filled balloons for their water fight.It is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities. It is primarily observed in India, Nepal, and other regions. the world with significant populations of majority Hindus or people of Indian origin.
2014 Mahavir Jayanti date April 13 (13/04/2014)
The holiday occurs either in March or April.In Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti, also known as Mahavir Janma Kalyanak, is the most important religious holiday. It celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara. On the Gregorian calendar.
2014 Ambedkar Jayanti date April 14 (14/04/2014)
Ambedkar Jayanti is a festival observed on April 14 every year. memory of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar. It is a public holiday in all of the Indian states. Its national holiday government alones.
2014 Good Friday date April 18 (18/04/2014)
Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary.
2014 Workers Day Date (may day) May 01 (01/05/2014)
May Day coincides with International Workers’ Day, and in many countries that celebrate the latter, it may be referred to as “May Day”.May Day on May 1 is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.
2014 Ramazan Date (Ramadan) July 29 (29/07/2014)
Ramazan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. While fasting from dawn until after sunset. Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids, smoking. Food and drink is served daily, before sunrise and after sunset. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon
2014 Independence Day date August 15 (15/08/2014)
Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August, is a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from British rule on 15 August 1947.
The Celebration Ceremony of 68th Independence Day of India on 15th August 2014. The Prime Minister of India that day, raised the Indian national flag above the Lahore Gate of the Red Fort in Delhi.
2014 vinayagar chaturthi (Ganesh chaturthi) date August 29 (29/08/2014)
Ganesha or vinayagar Chaturthi is the Hindu festival celebrated on the birthday (rebirth) of the lord Ganesha (vinayagar), the son of Shiva and Parvati.hile celebrated all over India, it is most elaborate in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Goa, West Bengal, West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Outside of India it is celebrated world widely in Nepal and by Hindus in the United States, Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma, Fiji, Trinidad & Tobago, and Guyana.
2014 Gandhi Jayanti date October 02 (02/10/2014)
Gandhi Jayanti is a national holiday celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the “Father of the Nation”.
2014 Dussehra date October 03 (03/10/2014)
The most important Hindu festivals celebrated Vijayadashami in various forms, across Nepal, India and Bangladesh. Vijayadashami also known as Dasara, Dashahara, Dussehra, Dashain in Nepal, Navratri or Durgotsav .
The name Dussehra is derived from Sanskrit Dasha-hara literally means The sun will not rise referring to Lord Suraj’s victory over the ten headed demon king Ravana. The day also marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demons Mahishasur. The name Dussehra is also derived from Sanskrit meaning by Dasha + Ahaha = Dasharahaha = Dasharaha. Ahaha means day. Godess fought with evils for 9 nights and 10 days. The name Vijayadashami is also derived from the Sanskrit words “Vijaya-dashami” literally meaning the victory on the dashami. Diwali the festival of lights is celebrated twenty days after Dasara.
2014 Diwali Date October 22 (22/10/2014)
Diwali festival is one of the most important festival celebrated across India. Diwali is celebrated by Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism peoples. During diwali day, people’s wake up before dawn and have an oil bath. All the family members wear new clothes and pray to god. They distributed sweets with their neighbours, relatives and friends. The children’s are like to burst the crackers throughout the day.
2014 Muharram Date November 03 (03/11/2014)
Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year.Since the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, Muharram moves from year to year when compared with the Gregorian calendar.The word “Muharram” means “Forbidden” and is derived from the word haram, meaning “sinful”.
2014 Kanaka Jayanti Date November 10 (03/11/2014)
Kanaka Dasaru was a poet, philosopher, musician and composer from modern West Bengal. He is for his Kirtanes and Ugabhoga compositions in the Kannada language for Carnatic music.
2014 Children’s day Date November 14 (14/11/2014)
The children’s day is celebrated across the word on different days. In India, Children’s day is celebrated on Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday on 14th November and children’s celebrated as day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood.
2014 Christmas Date December 25 (25/12/2014)
Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world.