During August, the West Bengal government has announced holidays on the following days. August 10, the second week of Saturday as Bank Holiday; August 12, on account of Eid-al-Zuha; August 15, on account of Independence Day; on August 24, the fourth week of Saturday as Bank Holiday.
|Date & Month||Day||Holiday|
|August 10||Saturday||Second Saturday Bank Holiday|
|August 12||Monday||Bakrid / Eid al Adha|
|August 15||Thursday||Independence Day|
|August 24||Saturday||Fourth Saturday Bank Holiday|
|Month Wise Bank Holiday in West Bengal|
All the banks in West Bengal will remain closed on the above mentioned days.The banks will not perform the usual functioning on these days. All the banks including IndusInd Bank, Karnataka Bank, Jammu & Kashmir Bank, DCB Bank will remain closed on the bank holidays.
Eid-al-Zuha: It is a Muslim festival. Muslims offer special prayers at mosques and Idgahs on the occasion of Eid-al-Zuha. Prayers will be held at Nakhoda Mosque, Tipu Sultan Mosque, Kalighat Ground, Rajabazar, Park Circus. On this day, the Imams of Nakhoda and Tipu Sultan Mosque advice people to uphold the Islamic ideals of compassion, love, and faith in the will of the Almighty. Special dishes will be prepared for the festival, which will be shared with friends, relatives and family members.
Independence Day: Independence Day is a national festival. The day is celebrated with patriotism across the country. The day is observed with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, singing patriotic songs, singing the national anthem and cultural events. On this day, the country’s Prime Minister customarily raises the national flag at the historic Red Fort in New Delhi and addresses the nation. On the eve of the Independence Day, the President of the County Addresses the Nation which will be broadcast in the government-owned Doordarshan Channel. To commemorate the day, the Indian Postal Service publishes stamps depicting independence movement, leaders of the independence movement, themes related to defense and nationalism.