Government of West Bengal
Kolkata, the 10th December, 2012.
In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No. 20/25/56-Pub(l) dated the 8” June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2013.
|1.||**Birthday of Swami Vivekananda||12th January, Saturday|
|2.||Netaji’s Birthday||23rd January, Wednesday|
|3.||**Republic Day||26th January, Saturday|
|4.||Shree Panchami||15th February, Friday|
|5.||Dol Jatra||27th March, Wednesday|
|6.||Good Friday||29th March, Friday|
|7.||Bengali New Years’ Day||15th April, Monday|
|8.||May Day||1st May, Wednesday|
|9.||Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore||9th May, Thursday|
|10.||Id-UI-Fitre||9th August, Friday|
|11.||Independence Day||15th August, Thursday|
|12.||Gandhiji’s Birthday||2nd October, Wednesday|
|13.||Mahalaya||4th October, Friday|
|11th October, Friday|
|15.||** Ashtami||12th October, Saturday|
|16.||Dasami||14th October, Monday|
|17.||Id-Uz-Zoha||16th October, Wednesday|
|18.||Lakshmi Puja||l8th October, Friday|
|19.||**Kali Puja||2nd November, Saturday|
|20.||Muharram||14th November, Thursday|
|21.||Christmas Day||25th December, Wednesday|
(1) Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act.
(2) In the year 2013, the following festivals / occasions fall on Sundays which are Public Holidays under N.I. Act. and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:
(i) Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar : 14th April
(ii) Nabami of Durga Puja: 13th October
(iii) Guru Nanak’s Birthday & Parswanath’s Rathajatra : 17th November
(3) The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
(4) General Instructions laid down below Notification No. 10018-F(P) dated 10.12.2012 enclosed herewith are to be followed in case of Muslim festivals.