Chhath Puja 2019: WBBSE Asks Secondary Schools in State to Declare November 4 as 'Additional Holiday'
Chhath Puja (Photo Credits: PTI)

Kolkata, November 2: The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Friday asked its affiliate secondary schools to declare November 4 as an 'additional holiday' on account of Chhath festival. The state had earlier declared November 4 as an 'additional holiday' in government offices. WBBSE President Kalyanmoy Ganguly issued a notification to this effect asking authorities of all recognised secondary schools to remain closed on that date.

"In compliance with the order.... dated October 17... this is notified that due to 'Chhat Puja' 2019, all government, government-sponsored and non-government aided recognised secondary schools will remain closed on November 4, Monday, as 'Additional Holiday," a WBBSE order said. November 2019 Festivals, Events and Holiday Calendar: Chhath Puja, Eid Milad un Nabi, Gurpurab, Children’s Day; Know All Important Dates and List of Fasts for the Month. 

Head Master of Jadavpur Vidyapith Parimal Bhattacharya told PTI that on the day of 'Chhat' on Saturday, the school will remain open, but staff and students celebrating the festival will be granted holiday.  "On Monday (November 4) the school will be closed and there will be no classes," he said.