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.
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.