West Bengal is located in India’s eastern part and is home to the Freedom Fighter Subhas Chandra Bose. It is the fourth most populous state in India. The Capital of West Bengal is Kolkata and is the largest city in West Bengal. Bengali is the native, official and the most spoken language in the state. In this post, you will find the holiday list of West Bengal for the year 2021.
The current chief minister of West Bengal is Mamta Banerjee. Population figure of the state is 91,347,736 as per the 2011 Census. The languages spoken in the state are Bengali, Hindi, English, Nepali, Urdu, Odia, Santali, Punjabi, Kamtapuri, Rajbanshi, Kurmali, and Kurukh.
The state animal of West Bengal is Fishing Cat whereas the state bird is white-throated kingfisher. The state flower is Night-Flowering Jasmine, and the state tree is Chatim Tree.
West Bengal is the seventh most visited tourist destination in India and has two world heritage sites.
Rabindranath Tagore who wrote the Indian National anthem was born in West Bengal. Swami Vivekananda, a key figure in introducing Vedant and yoga to the Western countries, making Hinduism a world religion, was also born in West Bengal.
The traditional favourite food of West Bengal is Rice and Fish. The world-famous sweet Roshogolla also has a West Bengal origin.
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Durga Puja is the largest, and the most famous festival celebrated in West Bengal. Cricket and Football are the most popular sports in the state. In India, Kolkata is considered as one of the major centres for Football. The 1987 Cricket World Cup final was hosted in West Bengal. West Bengal has large stadiums like the Eden Gardens and the Salt Lake Stadium.
Darjeeling, the Ganges Delta the Rarh region and the coastal Sundarbans are all located in West Bengal. The Siliguri Corridor, also known as the Chicken’s Neck that connects the northeastern states to the rest of India, is also found in West Bengal.
Below you will find the holiday list 2021 of West Bengal state.
Holidays List of West Bengal 2021
|12 January 2021||Tue||Swami Vivekananda Jayanti|
|23 January 2021||Sat||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti|
|26 January 2021||Tue||Republic Day|
|16 February 2021||Tue||Vasant Panchami|
|28 March 2021||Sun||Doljatra|
|02 April 2021||Fri||Good Friday|
|14 April 2021||Wed||Dr Ambedkar Jayanti|
|15 April 2021||Thu||Bengali New Year|
|25 April 2021||Sun||Mahavir Jayanti|
|01 May 2021||Sat||May Day|
|09 May 2021||Sun||Guru Rabindranath Jayanti|
|14 May 2021||Fri||Idul Fitr|
|26 May 2021||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|21 July 2021||Wed||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|15 August 2021||Sun||Independence Day|
|19 August 2021||Thu||Muharram|
|02 October 2021||Sat||Gandhi Jayanti|
|06 October 2021||Wed||Mahalaya Amavasye|
|12 October 2021||Tue||Maha Saptami|
|13 October 2021||Wed||Maha Ashtami|
|14 October 2021||Thu||Maha Navami|
|15 October 2021||Fri||Vijaya Dashami|
|20 October 2021||Wed||Lakshmi Puja|
|04 November 2021||Thu||Diwali|
|19 November 2021||Fri||Guru Nanak Jayanti|
|25 December 2021||Sat||Christmas Day|
You will find the official release of the holiday list here. Also, note that some of the state holidays will apply to the West Bengal state only.