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Bangladesh : public and bank holidays, closure of banks, stock exchanges, school vacations

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Bangladesh : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the current 2 months



The Muslim community may choose a holiday among: Akheri Chahar Shomba, Fateha-e-Yazdaham, Shab-e-Meraj, for Eid al-Fitr, 30 Nov for Eid ul-Adha.
The Hindu community may choose a holiday among: Saraswati Puja, Shivratri, Doljatra, Mahalaya, Nobomi, Laxmi Puja and Shyama Puja.
The Christian community may choose a holiday among: New Year, Ash Wednesday, Easter, Christmas.
ISO code: BD - Internet domain: .bd - Telephone code: +880 - International dialing code: 00 - GMT offset: +6 (DST: no)
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Weekend: Friday




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optional holiday*Friday April 13, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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optional holiday*Friday April 13, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Bengali New Year*Saturday April 14, 2018Secular holiday 
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mid-term holiday (beginning)Thursday April 26, 2018School holidays 
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Buddha PurnimaSunday April 29, 2018Hinduism 
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Labor Day/May Day*Tuesday May 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Shab-e-Barat*Wednesday May 2, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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Mothers' Day*Sunday May 13, 2018cards/flowers 
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mid-term holiday (end)Sunday May 13, 2018School holidays 
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Optional holiday -
Monday April 8, 2019

Secular holiday : Sri Sri Harichand Thakur was born in 1812 at Safaldanga, Gopalgaunge. He experienced atmadarshan (self-realisation) and preached his ideologies and religious philosophy in twelve commandments. His followers consider him as God (Thakur) Harichand and as an avatar of Vishnu. [Wikipedia]


Optional holiday -
Friday April 13, 2018

Buddhism (Theravada) : Choitro Shonkranti


Optional holiday -
Friday April 13, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-meraz


Bengali New Year -
Saturday April 14, 2018

Secular holiday : Under the Mughals, agricultural taxes were collected according to the Hijri calendar. However, as the Hijri calendar is a lunar calendar, it does not coincide with the harvest. As a result, farmers were hard-pressed to pay taxes out of season. In order to streamline tax collection, the Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered a reform of the calendar. Accordingly, Fatehullah Shirazi, a renowned scholar and astronomer, formulated the Bangla year on the basis of the lunar Hijri and Bangla solar calendars. The new year subsequently became known as Bôngabdo or Bengali year


Mid-term holiday (beginning) -
Thursday April 26, 2018

School holidays :


Buddha Purnima -
Sunday April 29, 2018

Hinduism :


Labor Day/May Day -
Tuesday May 1, 2018

Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .


Shab-e-Barat -
Wednesday May 2, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat god writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past. Shab-E-Barat means the night of forgiveness or Day of Atonement. People pray to god both in preparation for Ramadan and for the forgiveness of the sins committed by them. http://www.newagebd.com/2005/sep/23/sep23/xtra_cover.html


Mothers' Day -
Sunday May 13, 2018

cards/flowers : Mother’s day has evolved in many countries in different ways. This is because mother’s day has different origins in different countries and therefore occurs on different days in the year. One school of thought claims that this day emerged from the custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. Mother worship which kept a festival to Cybele, a great mother of gods, and Rhea, the wife of Cronus, was held on March 15 to March 18 around Asia Minor. They insist that this custom spread around the world. Mothering Sunday is the celebration of motherhood in the United Kingdom. It is also known as Mid-lent Sunday, Rose Sunday and Laetare Sunday. It originally comes from the Victorian practice of allowing servants to return home to visit their mothers on this day. In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 - October 17, 1910) was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, and poet. Howe’s Battle Hymn of the Republic was first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly became one of the most popular songs for the Union during the American Civil War. After the war she focused her activities on the causes of Pacifism and women’s suffrage. In 1870 she was the first to proclaim Mother’s Day, with her Mother’s Day Proclamation. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Sunday May 13, 2018

School holidays :