The Government of West Bengal declared the following days to be public holidays during the year 2020 under section 25 of NI Act 1881.
|Sr. No||Date||Day||Occasion/Festival Date|
|1||23.01.2020||Thursday||BIRTHDAY OF NETAJI|
|*||01.04.2020||Wednesday||Annual closing of Banks (All State Government offices including Treasuries shall remain open on that date)|
|5||14.04.2020||Tuesday||BENGALI NEW YEAR / DrR.B.R.AMBEDKAR BIRTHDAY|
|8||08.05.2020||Friday||BIRTH DAY OF RABINDRA NATH TAGORE|
|9||25.05.2020||Monday||IDUL FITR (RAMZAN)|
|10||01.08.2020||Saturday||**BAKRID (Id-Ud-Zoha )|
|13||02.10.2020||Friday||MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI|
|14||23.10.2020||Friday||DURGA PUJA SAPTAMI|
|15||24.10.2020||Saturday||**DURGA PUJA ASTAMI|
|21||30..11.2020||Monday||BIRTH DAY OF GURU NANAK|
All Sundays and 2nd & 4th Saturdays are Bank Holidays under the explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act 1881, applicable to all commercial and co-operative banks operating in entire India. The holidays with double asterisk mark [i.e., (**)] are applicable to those Government offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.
In the year, 2020, the following festivals/ occasions fall on Sunday which is public holidays under the N. I. Act and hence, hase not been included in the list of holidays:
Birthday of Swami Vivekananda 12th January, Sunday
Republic Day 26th January, Sunday
Muharram 30th August, Sunday
Durga Puja – Nabami 25th October, Sunday
If any of the holidays for the festivals of Muslim fraternity notified above does not fall on the date notified, the holiday date may be altered by the concerned government or the community fraternity in government service may be granted special holidays on the date observable. In this regard, general Instructions as laid down in the Government of West Bengal Notification No. 5965-F(P2) dated 01.11.2019 to be followed.
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