Bangladesh Public Holidays

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A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year. This page contains public holidays sorted by years. Holiday dates may be change from time to time, so please check back regularly for updates. Scroll down to view the national holidays and short description of each holiday.

– Islam is the largest religion in Bangladesh and majority of the recognize public holidays are base on Islamic culture and religion.
– Bangladesh has 15 national holidays, based on three separate calendars: Bengali, Hijri and Gregorian calendars.
– As an Islamic country, most Christian holidays are deemed optional holidays.
– Public holidays in Bangladesh generally account for 19 days of the year.
– Friday and Saturday are weekends

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DateDayHoliday
February 2017
21 FebTueLanguage Martyrs' Day শহীদ দিবস - This day commemorates the struggle for the Bengali language in 1952. International Mother Language Day
March 2017
17 MarFriSheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday জাতির পিতার জন্মবার্ষিকী - Birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation & liberator of Bangladesh
26 MarSunIndependence Day স্বাধীনতা দিবস - This day marks the official declaration of the Independence of Bangladesh, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War. Independence from Pakistan in 1971
April 2017
14 AprFriBengali New Year পহেলা বৈশাখ Pôhela Bôishakh - Festival marking the start of the Bengali year
May 2017
1 MayMonMay Day মে দিবস - This day marks the solidarity of workers worldwide
10 MayWedBuddha Purnima বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা - Buddhist festival marking the Birthday of Buddha on the month of Boishakh
12 MayFriShab e-Barat - Night of Records. Celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban
June 2017
23 JunFriNight of Destiny - Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran). Celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan
23 JunFriJumatul Bidah - Last Friday of the month of Ramadan
25 JunSunEid ul-Fitr রোজার ঈদ - Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan. Festival of Fastbreaking
26 JunMonEid ul-Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
27 JunTueEid ul-Fitr Holiday - End of Ramadan
August 2017
14 AugMonKrishna Janmashtami জন্মাষ্টমী - This day marks the birth date of Krishna in Hindu religion all over Bangladesh and East India
15 AugTueNational Mourning Day জাতীয় শোক দিবস - This day Sheikh Mujibur Rahman & family members were assassinated by a group of junior Bangladesh Army officers
September 2017
1 SeptFriEid ul-Adha কোরবানি ঈদ - Muslim festival of sacrifice. Date varies on Lunar cycle
2 SeptSatEid ul-Adha Day 2 - Date varies on Lunar cycle
3 SeptSunEid ul-Adha Day 3 - Date varies on Lunar cycle
30 SeptSatDurga Puja দুর্গা পূজা - This day marks the victory of Hindu Goddesses Durga over evil power of Mahishasura, and also departure of Durga from earth for 1 year
October 2017
1 OctSunAshura আশুরা - Death of the grandson of Muhammad. 10th day of Muharram
December 2017
1 DecFriEid e-Milad-un Nabi মীলাদু নবী - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
16 DecSatVictory Day বিজয় দিবস - Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini
25 DecMonChristmas Day বড়দিন - This day marks Jesus Christ's birthday

DateDayHoliday
4 JanSunEid e-Milad-un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
21 FebSatLanguage Martyrs' Day - International Mother Language Day
17 MarTueSheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday - Father of Nation of Bangladesh
26 MarThursIndependence Day - Independence from Pakistan in 1971
14 AprTueBengali New Year
1 MayFriLabour Day
3 MaySunBuddha Purnima - Birth of Buddha
3 JunWedShab e-Barat - Night of Records
15 JulWedNight of Destiny
17 JulFriJumatul Bidah
18 JulSatEid ul-Fitr
19 JulSunEid ul-Fitr Holiday
15 AugSatNational Mourning Day
5 SeptSatJanmashtami - Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
24 SeptThursEid ul-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
25 SeptFriEid ul-Adha Day 2 - Date varies on Lunar cycle
26 SeptSatEid ul-Adha Day 3 - Date varies on Lunar cycle
24 OctSatAshura
1 DecTueVictory Day
24 DecThursEid e-Milad-un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
25 DecFriChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
21 FebSunLanguage Martyrs' Day - International Mother Language Day
17 MarThursSheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday - Father of Nation of Bangladesh
26 MarSatIndependence Day - Independence from Pakistan in 1971
14 AprThursBengali New Year
23 AprSatPublic Holiday (Union Parishad (UP) polls)
1 MaySunMay Day (International Labour Day)
7 MaySatPublic Holiday (Union Parishad (UP) polls)
21 MaySatBuddha Purnima - Birth of Buddha
22 MaySunShab e-Barat (Night of Records. Celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban)
3 JunFriShab e-Barat - Night of Records
1 JulFriJumatul Bidah
3 JulSunNight of Destiny
4 JulMonEid ul-Fitr Holiday
4 JulMonEid ul-Fitr Holiday
5 JulTueEid ul-Fitr Holiday
6 JulWedEid ul-Fitr Holiday
7 JulThursEid ul-Fitr
15 AugMonNational Mourning Day
25 AugThursJanmashtami - Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
11 SeptSunEid ul-Adha Holiday (Public sector compensated by September 24)
12 SeptMonEid ul-Adha Holiday - Date varies on Lunar cycle
13 SeptTueEid ul-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
14 SeptTueEid ul-Adha Day 2 - Date varies on Lunar cycle
11 OctTueDurga Puja
12 OctWedAshura (10th day of Muharram)
13 DecTueEid e-Milad-un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
16 DecFriVictory Day (Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini)
25 DecSunChristmas Day

DateDayHoliday
21 FebWedLanguage Martyrs' Day - International Mother Language Day
17 MarSatSheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday - Father of Nation of Bangladesh
26 MarMonIndependence Day - Independence from Pakistan in 1971
14 AprSatBengali New Year
1 MayTueMay Day (International Labour Day)
1 MayTueShab e-Barat - Night of Records
29 MayTueBuddha Purnima - Birth of Buddha
8 JunFriJumatul Bidah
11 JunMonNight of Destiny
14 JunThursEid ul-Fitr Holiday
15 JunFriEid ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
16 JunSatEid ul-Fitr Holiday
15 AugWedNational Mourning Day
22 AugWedEid ul-Adha - Date varies on Lunar cycle
23 AugThursEid ul-Adha Day 2 - Date varies on Lunar cycle
24 AugFriEid ul-Adha Day 3 - Date varies on Lunar cycle
3 SeptMonJanmashtami - Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
20 SeptThursAshura (10th day of Muharram)
19 OctFriDurga Puja
20 NovTueEid e-Milad-un Nabi - Birthday of Prophet Muhammad
16 DecSunVictory Day (Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini)
25 DecTueChristmas Day

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