Holiday List 2021 West Bengal

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.

holiday list 2021 west bengal

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

DateDayHoliday
12 January 2021TueSwami Vivekananda Jayanti
23 January 2021SatNetaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
26 January 2021TueRepublic Day
16 February 2021TueVasant Panchami
28 March 2021SunDoljatra
02 April 2021FriGood Friday
14 April 2021WedDr Ambedkar Jayanti
15 April 2021ThuBengali New Year
25 April 2021SunMahavir Jayanti
01 May 2021SatMay Day
09 May 2021SunGuru Rabindranath Jayanti
14 May 2021FriIdul Fitr
26 May 2021WedBuddha Purnima
21 July 2021WedBakrid / Eid al Adha
15 August 2021SunIndependence Day
19 August 2021ThuMuharram
02 October 2021SatGandhi Jayanti
06 October 2021WedMahalaya Amavasye
12 October 2021TueMaha Saptami
13 October 2021WedMaha Ashtami
14 October 2021ThuMaha Navami
15 October 2021FriVijaya Dashami
20 October 2021WedLakshmi Puja
04 November 2021ThuDiwali
19 November 2021FriGuru Nanak Jayanti
25 December 2021SatChristmas 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.

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