Thu. Feb 22nd, 2024

The Bihar Department of Education has released the holiday calendar for the academic of 2024. The released schedule will be applicable for schools and across the state.
According to the released statement, Bihar Education Department has structured the holiday calendar 2024 to meet the criteria of 220 teaching days under the Right to Education act (RTE).
Here is the month-wise list of school holidays for academic year 2024:
In one of the significant changes in the holiday schedule; students will be given a total of 30 days holiday for summer vacation. Previously 20 days were earmarked in an academic session, with an additional 10 days, in 2024 schools students will be given a longer summer vacation.

Event Date
Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 17.01.2024
Republic Day 26.01.2024
Ravidas Jayanti 24.02.2024
Shab-e-Barat 26.02.2024
Bihar Diwas 22.03.2024
Holi 26.03.2024 – 27.03.2024
Good Friday 29.03.2024
Eid Ul Fitr 10.04.2024 – 12.04.2024
Ambedkar Jayanti 14.04.2024
Summer Vacations 15.04.2024 – 15.05.2024
Buddha Purnima 23.05.2024
Bakrid 18.06.2024 – 20.06.2024
Kabir Jayanti 22.06.2024
Moharram 17.07.2024 – 18.07.2024
Independence Day 15.08.2024
Chehlum 25.08.2024
Hazrat Muhammad Sahab Jayanti 16.09.2024
Durga Pooja (Saptami) 10.10.2024
Durga Pooja 11.10.2024 – 12.10.2024
Diwali 31.10.2024
Chhath Puja 07.11.2024 – 09.11.2024
Christmas 25.12.2024

In addition to the extra days allotted for summer break, it will be necessary for principals, teachers, and non-teaching staff to be present in the school during the summer break in the upcoming academic year.
The notice reads, “Summer vacation is only for the students and the headmaster/teachers/teachers and non-teaching staff will come to the school as per the government calendar and perform other academic/administrative/office work.”
It further added, “Parent-teacher meetings will continue to take place during this period.”
During Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-al-Adha, schools will be closed for three days. But in the calendar for 2024, holidays connected to Hartalika Teej and Jitiya have been dropped. Interestingly, Rakshabandhan, Saraswati Puja, Janmashtami, Ram Navami, Bhaidooj, and Shivratri are not included in the calendar of holidays for the coming year. Good news: in 2024, people will still celebrate Holi, Durga Puja, Chhath Puja, and Diwali as holidays.
All government, state, and minority-aided Urdu schools (covering primary, secondary, and higher secondary levels) across the entire state will adhere to the provided calendar. Government training and educational institutions, such as DIET, BIET, PTEC, CTE, etc., will align their holiday schedule with the Bihar Government’s calendar.
Moreover, all Urdu primary, middle, secondary, and higher secondary schools, as well as maktabs in the state, will observe a weekly holiday on Friday. These schools will remain open on Sunday, like on other weekdays.
Check the official notice below for details.

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