West Bengal is the fourth largest state in the country with Kolkata as its capital. Bengali is the widely spoken language in the region and agriculture is an important occupation here. The state is well connected by railways, roadways and airways. Rice and fish is the staple diet of the people of West Bengal. Sweets also occupy an important part of the diet of Bengalis.
West Bengal is also rich in tradition and culture. Handloom production is very high, which is why it is the second largest means of livelihood after agriculture. Baharampur,Darjiling, Jalpaiguri are some of the major cities of West Bengal.
Women in Bengal where the shari, while men wear dhoti and panjabi. Cricket and soccer are extremely popular sports in the state. In fact, West Bengal has produced some of the country's fine cricketers and footballers.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|January 12||Friday||Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda|
|January 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|January 22||Monday||Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami)|
|January 23||Tuesday||Birthday of Netaji|
Republic dayJanuary 26 is not only republic day it is also Purna Swaraj Day. In 1950 when India's constitution came into effect this date was chosen as it was the anniversary of Purna Swaraj Day, which was held on January 26, 1930. Republic day means means the constitution will give the power to the citizens to govern themselves by choosing their own government.
|January 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|February 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|March 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
Good FridayChristians all over the world Mourn Jesus Christ's crucifixion and death on Friday before Easter Sunday. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3 pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Handmade Kites are often are flown in Bermuda on Good Friday to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on, as well as his ascending into heaven.
|April 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|April 30||Monday||Buddha Purnima|
|May 1||Tuesday||May Day|
|May 9||Wednesday||Birth Day of Rabindra Nath Tagore|
|May 12||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|May 26||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|June 9||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
RamzanAs per Muslim's Ramadan is a holy month and the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Ramadan is a month of blessing marked by prayer, fasting, and charity.
|June 23||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 14||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|July 28||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 11||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
Independence DayIndia got Independence on August 15, 1947. India's independence from Britain ended 200 years of British rule. Much of the efforts for this should be given to our Indian independence leaders Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
|August 22||Wednesday||Eid al-Zuha|
|August 25||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|September 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 2||Tuesday||Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti|
|October 13||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|October 16||Tuesday||Durgapuja Saptami|
|October 17||Wednesday||Durgapuja Astami|
|October 18||Thursday||Durgapuja Nabami|
DussehraIn most of northern India and some parts of Maharashtra, Dussehra is celebrated to honor Lord Rama for the victory Ravana.
In West Bengal and the east of India, Durga Puja takes center stage of Dussehra festivities. They celebrate the victory of goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura in Dvapara yuga. Ashok Vijaya Dashmi is celebrated by Dalit Buddhists as the day Emperor Ashoka converted to Buddhism.
|October 24||Wednesday||Lakshmi Puja|
|October 27||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|November 23||Friday||Birth Day of Guru Nanak|
|November 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 8||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|December 22||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
ChristmasChristmas marks the birth Jesus Christ. Christians remember that Jesus died for us and then came back to life. He was resurrected from the dead on Easter day
Month Wise Bank Holiday in West Bengal