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Bangladesh Public Holidays

Public Holidays in Bangladesh

Bangladesh national holidays provide a great opportunity to see the colourful celebrations common to the land.There are a number of national holidays in Bangladesh that are celebrated annually. There are a few fixed public holidays that are celebrated on the same day of each year. Then there are a number of religious holidays which are observed on days set according to lunar cycles and astronomical observations.

Fixed Public Holidays:


1 January                New Year’s Day
21 February            Shaheed Day/International Mother Language Day
26 March                Independence Day
14 April                  Bengali Solar New Year
1 May                     Labor Day
1st Monday of July  Bank Holiday
15 August               National Mourning Day
7 November           National Revolution Day
16 December          Victory Day
25 December          Christmas Day
26 December          Boxing Day
31 December          Bank Holiday

Religious Holidays:

February:   Islamic New Year (Muslim)
                  Eid Al Adha (Muslim)

March:      Good Friday (Christian)

April:         Easter (Christian)
                 Easter Monday (Christian)

May:         Prophet’s Birthday (Muslim)
                 Budha Purnima (Buddhist)

August:      Janamashtami (Hindu)

October:    Shab e-Barat (Muslim)
                 Durga Puja (Hindu)

November: Start of Ramadan (Muslim)

December: Shab e-Oadr (Muslim)
                  Eid Al Fitr (Muslim)
                  Christmas (Christian)

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