Public holidays in Bangladesh

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Bangladesh has 15 national holidays, based on three separate calendars: Gregorian (Christian calendar), Islamic (Hijri calendar), and Bengali calendars. Public holidays in Bangladesh account for 19 days of the year.

Based on the Gregorian calendar[edit]

Date English name Bengali name Description
21 February Language Martyrs' Day Shohid Dibôsh
শহীদ দিবস
This day commemorates the struggle for the Bengali language in 1952.
17 March Father of the Nation's birth anniversary Jātir pitār janmôbārṣikī
জাতির পিতার জন্মবার্ষিকী
Birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation & liberator of Bangladesh.
26 March Independence Day Shadhinota Dibôsh
স্বাধীনতা দিবস
This day marks the official declaration of Bangladesh, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
1 May May Day May Dibôsh
মে দিবস
This day marks the solidarity of workers worldwide.
15 August National Mourning Day Jātīẏa śōk dibôsh
জাতীয় শোক দিবস
This day Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman & his entire family members were assassinated by a group of junior Bangladesh Army officers.
16 December Victory Day Bijôe Dibôsh
বিজয় দিবস
Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini
25 December Christmas Day Bôṛodin
বড়দিন
This day marks Jesus Christ's birthday.

Based on the Islamic calendar[edit]

These holidays are subject to the appearance of the Moon.

Date English name Bengali name Description
12 Rabi' al-awwal Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) Meeladu Nabi
মীলাদু নবী
Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
1-3 Shawwal Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of Fastbreaking) Rojar Eid
রোজার ঈদ
Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan
10-12 Dhul Hijja Eid ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice) Korbani Eid
কোরবানি ঈদ
Muslim festival of sacrifice

Based on the Bengali calendar[edit]

Date English name Bengali name Description
Asharh Buddha's Birthday (Vesak) Buddho Purnima
বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা
Buddhist festival on the month of Asharh
1 Boishakh Bangla New Year's Day Pôhela Boishakh'
পহেলা বৈশাখ
Festival marking the start of the Bengali year.
Varies Krishna Janmashtami Sri Krishno Jônmashṭomi
শ্রী কৃষ্ণ জন্মাষ্টমী
This day marks the birth date of Baghaban Shree Krishna in Hindu religion all over Bangladesh and East India.
Varies Vijaya Dasami Durga Puja
দুর্গা পূজা
This day marks the victory of Ma Durga over evil power of Mahishasura, and also departure of Durga from earth for 1 year. Usually observed all over the Bangladesh and specially Dhaka.

≤==Observations in 2013==

Date[1] Holiday
25 January* Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi
21 February Language Martyrs' Day
17 March Father of the Nation's birth anniversary
26 March Independence Day
14 April Bangla New Year's Day
1 May May Day
23 May* Buddha Purnima
9 August* Eid ul-Fitr
15 August* National Mourning Day
28 August* Krishna Janmashtami
14 October Durga Puja
16 October* Eid ul-Adha
16 December Victory Day
25 December Christmas Day

* Subject to the appearance of the Moon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Gregorian Calendar". People's Republic of Bangladesh Government. Retrieved 21 June 2013.