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List Of Holidays For The Year 2020

Occasion Date Day
New Year Day (2020 A.D) 1st January Wednesday
Birthday Of Swami Vivekananda 12nd January Sunday
Birthday Of Netaji 23rd January Thursday
Republic Day 26th January Sunday
Saraswati Puja(Shree Panchami) 30th January Thursday
Additional day in connection with Saraswati Puja 31th January Friday
University Foundation Day 19th February Wednesday
Shivratri 21th February Friday
Doljatra 9th March Monday
Holi(Day after doljatra) 10th March Tuesday
Good Friday 10th April Friday
Bengali New years day / Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar 14th April Tuesday
May Day 1st May Friday
Buddha Purnima 7th May Thursday
Birthday of Rabindra Nath Tagore 8th May Friday
Id-Ul-Fitar 25th May Monday
Additional day in connection with Id-Ul-Fitar 26th May Tuesday
Id-Ud-Zoha (Bakrid) 1th August Saturday
Janmastami 11th August Tuesday
Independence Day 15th August Saturday
Muharram 30th August Sunday
Mahalaya 17th September Thursday
Birthday of Gandhiji 2nd October Friday
Panchamai of Durga Puja 3rd October Thursday
Tritia of Durga Puja 19th October Monday
Chaturthi of Durga Puja 20th October Tuesday
Mahasasthi of Durga Puja 22nd October Thursday
Mahasaptami of Durga Puja 23rd October Friday
Mahaastami of Durga Puja 24th October Saturday
Mahanabami of Durga Puja 25th October Sunday
Vijaya Dashami 26th October Monday
Additional day in connection with Durga Puja 27th October Tuesday
Additional day in connection with Durga Puja 28th October Wednesday
Additional day in connection with Durga Puja 29th October Thursday
Lakshmi Puja / Fateha-Dwaz-Daham 30th October Friday
Kali Puja 14th November Saturday
Bhatridwitya 16th November Monday
Additional day in connection with Bhatridwitya 17th November Tuesday
Day before Chhat Puja 19th November Thursday
Birthday of Guru Nanak 30th November Monday day
Christmas Day 25th December Friday

*Sundays are Holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act (N.I Act)

*Saturday will be observed as full Holiday (For University Teaching / Administrative Departments only )

Puja Vacation For The Affiliated Colleges Under University of Gour Banga

Puja Vacation From 21st October'2020 (Wednesday) to 17th November'2020 (Tuesday)

Sectional Holidays In The year 2020 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each

Mahabir Jayanti 6th April, Mondayday (For Jains Only)
Sab-e-Barat 9th April, Thursday (For Muslims Only)
Easter Saturday 11th April, Saturday (For Christans Only)
Baisakhi 14th April, Tuesday (For Sikhs Only)
Hul Diwas 30th June, Tuesday (For Adivasi Only)
Karam Puja To be notified later only


The holiday with double asterisk mark [i.e.,(**)] is applicable to those Goverment offices only where Saturdays are not observed as full holiday.



1) No substitude holiday(s) shall be allowed for any initially notified holiday(s) if any of the festivals subsequently happes to fall on a weekly off day/any other non working day or in the event of more than one festival/occasion falling on the same day.

2) If there is any change in the date of the festivals / occasions, viz., Id-Ul-Fitar,Id-Ud-Zoha(Bakrid),Muharrum,Fateha-Dwaz-Daham and Sab-e-Barat depending upon the signting of the moon, holiday will be declared by separate order for the date on which the festival whould be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holidays for this festival / occasions.

3) It may happen that the change of date of the above festivals / occasions has to be notified at a very short notice.In such a situation, announcement would be made througn TV / A.I.R/ Newspapers and the Heads of Depertment / Offices of the State Goverment may take action according to such announcements without waiting for formal order regarding the change of date.
The list is provisonal and subject to modifications as per Goverment Orders and / or Directions of the Honble Vice Chancellor, University of Gour Banga,Malda if issued subsequently.