Holidays & Vacations

List of 2018 Holidays for West Bengal- National Public and Bank Holidays

Are you looking for 2018 Year Holidays?  Lets Know the bank holidays, government holidays for the year of 2018 but before that know how and what was the days which follows holidays in 2017 year.

Year 2018 is almost ahead and 2017 is about to finish. In the coming New Year people would like to start their new year and go by a new resolution, new planning and all. For this foremost important thing that is required is calendar. Calendar is nothing but a booklet that covers all the dates month and days wise holiday list. Now going through the calendar to get information regarding holiday lists other than Sundays is a very lengthy process. So we have made your way easy by enlisting all the holidays list together. These are categorized by Public holidays, Bank holidays, National Holidays and festivals. Now with a single view you can find the holiday dates month wise for the year 2018. Those who reside in the state West Bengal will find it user friendly and helpful as because it covers all the holiday and festival lists that specially related to the state West Bengal.


List of 2017 Holidays for West Bengal- National Public and Bank Holidays


Date/Month                       Day                                 Holiday                             Reason


19th January                       Thursday                       Swami Vivekananda          Vivekananda
Birthday                         Jayanti

23rd January                       Monday                         Netaji Subhas Chandra         Netaji Birth
Bose Jayanti                     Date

26th January                       Thursday                       Republic Day                      Constitution
of India formed

1st February                       Wednesday                   Vasant                           Saraswati Puja                                                                               Panchami
12th March                        Sunday                             Doljatra                        Holika Dahan


1st April                              Saturday                          Bank Holiday               Annual Accounts
closure of banks

9th April                              Sunday                            Mahavir Jayanti            Birth of Mahavir


14th April                           Friday                              Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti         Birth date of
& Good Friday                 Dr.Ambedkar/                                                                                                                        Easter


15th April                           Saturday                        Bengali New Year             Begining of
Bengali Year

1st May                              Monday                           May Day                        Labor Day

9th May                             Tuesday                          Rabindra Nath  Tagore     Tagore
Jayanti                           Date of birth


26th June                          Monday                          Idul Fitr                         Muslim’s Festival


15th August                      Tuesday                          Independence day          India set free

2nd September                 Saturday                         Idul Juha                         Bakrid


19th September                Tuesday                          Mahalaya                    Beginning of                                                                                                                           Dasehra
27th September                 Wednesday                     Saptami                    Saptami of
Durga Puja


30th September                 Saturday                          Dussehra                  Vijaya                                                                                                                                  Dashami


1st October                         Sunday                          Muharram (10th Day)   Day of


2nd October                        Monday                          Gandhi Jayanti          Mahatma Gandhi                                                                                                                   Birth day
5thOctober                        Thursday                          Lakshmi Puja             Godess Lakshmi                                                                                                                     worship

18th October                       Wednesday                     Kali Puja                   Festival of Hindu

4th November                      Saturday                       Guru Nanak Jayanti        Birth date of
Guru Nanak Saheb

The above mentioned holiday list are for all over India and especially for West Bengal. Among these holiday list some are national holiday, some are public holiday and others are list of festivals. Republic Holiday, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi Birthday come under National Holiday list. As per holidays related to festivals concerned, then it is important to mention that dates of Muslim holidays can be changed or different depending upon the various phases of moon. There are few holidays that ore observed all over India like- Christmas Days, New Year Day etc.

Whereas festivals are celebrated primarily state and city wise depending upon the religion, culture, trend etc followed by the citizen. We have tried to make a brief of all holiday lists. We hope it will be helpful to our readers.

Holiday Calendar 2017 in India

Are you looking for 2017 Holiday’s list?  Want to know on which days there are Government Holidays, Bank Holidays, Public holidays?   When is your favorite festival coming on which day or you are loosing a holiday due to Sunday?   How many holidays fall due to sunday?  Here is – we have given 2017 holidays list calendar year in which you can find list of holidays with dates, and which festival is on that day.

Know about your holidays which is categories.

Bank Holidays are RED Marked in the calendar and it is nothing but Government or Public Holidays.   Public Holidays and Nationalized holidays may be different in few state. There are other holidays also available state wise known as state holidays and which are declared by state government.   For more information with authenticate details, you must check the gazette or holidays list brochure provided by your local government or company/institutes.

2017 Holidays List For Year Month Wise


2017 January Calendar Holidays List


  • 01/01/2017     English New Year                                         Public Holiday
  • 05/01/2017     Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti                          Public Holiday
  • 08/01/2017     Tailang Swami Jayanti                                  Public Holiday
  • 13/01/2017     Lohri                                                             Festival
  • 14/01/2017     Pongal, Makar Sankranti                              Festival
  • 19/01/2017     Swami Vivekananda Jayanti                         Public Holiday
  • 23/01/2017     Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti                      Public Holiday
  • 26/01/2017     Republic Day                                                National Holiday

2017 February Calendar Holidays List

  • 01/02/2017     Vasant Panchami                                           Festival
  • 10/02/2017     Guru Ravidas Jayanti                                     Public Holiday
  • 21/02/2017      Maharishi Dayanand                                      Public Holiday

                                       Saraswati Jayanti

  • 24/02/2017      Maha Shivaratri                                              Festival
  • 28/02/2017      Ramakrishna Jayanti                                      Public Holiday

2017 March Calendar Holidays List

  • 12/03/2017     Choti Holi, Holika Dahan,                                 Festival

                                       Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

  • 13/03/2017      Holi                                                                   Festival
  • 15/03/2017      Shivaji Jayanti                                                  Public Holiday
  • 20/03/2017      Vernal Equinox,                                                Public Holiday

                                       Parsi New Year

  • 28/03/2017     Gudi Padwa, Ugadi                                            Festival
  • 29/03/2017     Jhulelal Jayanti                                                  Public Holiday

April Month Calendar 2017 Holidays List

  • 01/04/2017     Bank’s Holiday                                                    Public Holiday
  • 05/04/2017     Rama Navami                                                     Festival
  • 09/04/2017     Mahavir Swami Jayanti                                       Public Holiday
  • 10/04/2017     Hazarat Ali’s Birthday                                          Public Holiday
  • 14/04/2017     Solar New Year, Baisakhi,                                   Public Holiday

                                      Ambedkar Jayanti, Good Friday

  • 16/04/2017     Easter                                                                  Festival
  • 22/04/2017     Vallabhacharya Jayanti                                       Public Holiday
  • 30/04/2017     Shankaracharya Jayanti,                                     Public Holiday

                                      Surdas Jayanti

May Month 2017 Holidays List

  • 01/05/2017     Labour Day                                                           Public Holiday
  • 07/05/2017     Rabindranath Tagore                                            Public Holiday


  • 10/05/2017     Buddha Purnima                                                  Public Holiday
  • 28/05/2017     Maharana Pratap Jayanti                                    Public Holiday

2017 June Holidays List

  • 09/06/2017     Kabirdas Jayanti                                                  Public Holiday
  • 21/06/2017     Longest Day of Year                                            Public Holiday
  • 23/06/2017     Jamat Ul-Vida                                                      Festival
  • 25/06/2017     Jagannath Rath Yatra                                          Festival
  • 26/06/2017     Eid al-Fitr , Ramadan                                           Festival

July 2017 Holidays List

  • 30/07/2017     Tulsidas Jayanti                                                    Public Holiday

2017 August Month Holidays List

  • 07/08/2017     Rakhi, Raksha Bandhan                                       Festival
  • 14/08/2017     Janmashtami *Smarta                                          Festival
  • 15/08/2017     Janmashtami *ISKCON,                                       Festival                                     Independence Day                                             NationalHoliday
  • 25/08/2017     Ganesh Chaturthi                                                Festival

2017 September Holidays List

  • 02/09/2017     Eid al-Adha, Bakrid                                              Festival
  • 04/09/2017     Onam                                                                   Festival
  • 21/09/2017     Maharaja Agresen                                               Public Holiday
  • 22/09/2017     Al-Hijra , Islamic

                                      New Year                                                             Festival

  • 23/09/2017     Autumnal Equinox                                               Public Holiday
  • 28/09/2017     Durga Ashtami                                                    Festival
  • 29/09/2017     Maha Navami                                                      Festival
  • 30/09/2017     Dussehra, Madhvacharya                                   Festival


October 2017 Holidays List

  • 01/10/2017     Day of Ashura, Muharram                                    Festival
  • 02/10/2017     Gandhi Jayanti                                                   National Holiday
  • 05/10/2017     Valmiki Jayanti, Meerabai                                   Public Holiday


  • 08/10/2017     Karwa Chauth                                                      Festival
  • 18/10/2017     Narak Chaturdashi                                               Festival
  • 19/10/2017     Diwali, Lakshmi Puja                                            Festival
  • 20/10/2017     Gowardhan Puja                                                  Festival
  • 21/10/2017     Bhaiya Dooj                                                          Festival
  • 26/10/2017     Chhath Puja                                                          Festival

November Month 2017 Holidays List

  • 04/11/2017     Guru Nanak Jayanti                                              Public Holiday
  • 14/11/2017     Nehru Jayanti                                                        Public Holiday

December Month Calendar 2017 Holidays List

  • 01/12/2017     Milad an-Nabi, Id-e-Milad                                     Festival
  • 21/12/2017     Shortest Day of Year                                            Public Holiday
  • 25/12/2017     Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti,                                 Public Holiday

                                      Merry Christmas /Festival

  • 26/12/2017    Shaheed Udham Singh’s                                        Public Holiday


  • 29/12/2017     Tailang Swami Jayanti                                           Public Holiday


2017 Holidays List - State Government Nationalized Bank Holidays 2017

2017 Holidays List – State Government Nationalized Bank Holidays 2017

How useful is calendar ?

We can’t deny the usefulness of calendar even in this fast growing internet world. Calendar is as useful as it used to be in previous days. Calendar is nothing but a notebook that consists of all data irrespective of dates for a particular year. It is used for all social, religious, commercial and official purposes. Its format is in general are- Days, Weeks, Months and Years. One can use calendar as a planner of work. As it provides detail description about holidays, festivals etc. so we can make a schedule planner based on that.

If you’re knowing about local government 2017 holidays list, then please share the list of state government, nationalized holidays list below in comment.

9 Scrumptious Italian Cooking Vacations

If you have decided to visit Italy to experience the wonderful sights or even for a visit to the Vatican you can certainly combine your vacation with a number of other activities which you will find extremely entertaining. If you intend to enhance your experience by trying out some culinary delights of Italy, you can choose some of the options, which have been provided throughout this discussion.   Read further and know Italian Cooking Vacations.

9 Scrumptious Italian Cooking Vacations

1. The 7-Day Cooking Holiday In Umbria Of the Authentic Variety

You can choose to join cooking in Umbria where you will get an option to enjoy some of the following.

Cooking classes which give you a personal experience.
Visits to the museum and also to chocolate factories.
A tour to wineries which will also allow you to indulge in some tasting.
You will also be given an apron with the cook in Umbria logo along with recipes.
A certificate of participation will also be provided apart from accommodation for six nights with daily breakfast.

2. The Organic Vegan Cooking Holiday In Tuscany For 8 Days

You can give yourselves an opportunity to enhance your knowledge about natural cooking with the help of organic ingredients. The highlights of this vacation will be as follows:

You can enhance your knowledge about vegan, natural and Italian cuisine.
Tasting sessions for wine and oil will be available to you.
The recipes provided to you will be in line with seasonal produce.
You also have time for sightseeing will as well receive a certificate for the participation.

Italian Cooking Vacations

Italian Cooking Vacations

3. The 4-Day Full Immersion Cooking Holiday Of Italy

When you visit this vacation at Fattoria de Fabio you will become familiar with the ingredients being used, which will help make your everyday meals creative. You also have an opportunity to experience a full Italian lunch which will comprise the dishes made during the course. The highlights of this vacation are as follows:

Cooking classes numbering 3.
Visits to Umbrian vineyards, an olive farm or a daily farm.
A visit a pig farm where the Cinta Senesee species is bred.
You will also have the advantage of accommodation for three days along with lunches.

4. Gourmet Getaways And Cooking Holidays For Seven Days In Amalfi

You can join the family operated Casa Laura for an Amalfi coast cooking holiday in southern Italy where you will enjoy the warmth of the region. You can also enjoy gastronomic and cultural excursions. The highlights of this package will be as follows:

You have the benefit of getting involved in 4 cooking classes.
Pizza and baking classes are also included.
Visits to the cheese farm and the lemon tree.
Excursions to places like Positano and Sorrento apart from six nights of accommodation and a folder of recipes to take away with you.

5. The Five-Day Italian Cooking Vacations

The Abruzzo region has not been explored by many, and you can benefit from this factor if you include this holiday within your itinerary. You will be able to stay in the Italian countryside which is not a favorite decision with tourists. You also have the advantage of getting involved in cooking classes with professional chefs who are adept at using local ingredients. The highlights of this package will be as follows.

Preparing authentic Italian dishes and enjoying delicious Italian meals.
Receiving advice from a professional chef and also visiting the local cheese producers.
You will receive accommodation for four nights and learn to use localized ingredients during your holiday.

6. The Four-Day Traditional Discover Umbria Food Holiday

Umbrian cuisine is typical, and you have the benefit of enjoying the fun of a cooking class, wine and olive tasting if you decide to go the time honored way. The highlights of this package will include:

Olive oil tasting, wine tasting, cellar visit along with accommodation for three nights which includes dinners, breakfasts and lunch.
Dinners will be provided with wine.
Cooking classes are included within this program.
You will also receive a gift in the form of a beach towel.

7. The Six-Day Italian Cooking Course In Florence

If you want to enjoy some handmade pasta and seafood apart from delicious dishes this is the course you should be looking forward to joining. You can have access to the following if you decide on joining this course.

Cooking lessons which last of three days.
An apron and had from the Galilee Institute.
A certificate for the participation along with numerous recipes apart from an education to appreciate Italian wines.

8. The 8-Day Pasta Cooking Holiday

Cooking pasta is extremely popular in Italy, and you should not be overlooking a vacation of this type. You can rest assured that you will have an opportunity to indulge yourselves in some of the following.

Wine tasting sessions.
Italian Cooking Vacations classes which are hands-on.
Dinners in local restaurants.
Visits to local producers and also a souvenir in the form of a apron from the cookery school.

9. Italian Cooking Vacations The Four-Day Bakery and Dessert Vacation To Tuscany

Do not finish your vacation unless you have tried this package because it will give you an experience, which will be unmatched. You will be able to learn how to prepare gluten-free desserts apart from enjoying the following.

You can enjoy gluten-free Tuscan cuisine.
3 cooking classes with chef Fabrizio.
Visits to local places of interest.
Breakfasts and dinners every day.

Italy has a lot to offer, and apart from the sightseeing tours you should also be looking forward to experiencing the 9 scrumptious Italian cooking locations, which we are certain, you will definitely enjoy.