West Bengal Muharram 2021 Public Holiday Moved To August 20
Source:Government of West Bengal (Kolkata)
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2021
The State Government of India's state of West Bengal has issued the Government Order No. 2365- F(P2) which amends the list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal published in the Department Notification No. 3100 -F(P2) by moving the upcoming Muharram public holiday from Thursday, August 19, to Friday, August 20, 2021.
The aforementioned Government Order No. 2365- F(P2) states that "In partial modification of this Department Notification No.3100-F(P2), dated 05.11.2020, the Governor is pleased to declare Friday, the 20,h August, 2021 as Public Holiday on account of Muharram under Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 in place of Thursday, the 19,h August, 2021.".
The initial list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal was released, last autumn, by the government of India's state of West Bengal, in the Department Notification No. 3100 -F(P2), signed by order of the Governor, by D. K. Mahapatra, OSD and E.O. Special Secretary to the Government of West Bengal (2020-11-06).
That initial list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal was then amended, late last year (2020-12-01), by the Government Order No. 3361- F(P2) which added two holidays to the list of 2021 public holidays in West Bengal.
Then, in January 2021, an additional public holiday was declared for the birthday of Pandit Raghunath Murmu, via the Government Order No. FS-10/2021 (2021-01-31).
Most recently, the Government Order No. Labr/714.(20)/(LC-IR)/IR/7S-06/17 (General Elections to West Bengal Legislative Assembly, 2021) declared a string of public holidays from March 27 to April 29, 2021, to coincide with the upcoming West Bengal Legislative Assembly Election 2021 (2021-03-21).
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