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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)
Banks close on Friday & Saturday
Currency: Taka (BDT) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday




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mid-term holiday (end)Sunday November 12, 2017School holidays 
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Parliament recess (end)Sunday November 12, 2017Special Events 
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Parliament recess (beginning)Thursday November 16, 2017Special Events 
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Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day)Friday December 1, 2017Muslim, Sufi 
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Victory Day - Bijoy Dibosh*Saturday December 16, 2017Secular holiday 
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winter holiday (beginning)Tuesday December 19, 2017School holidays 
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Christmas Day*Monday December 25, 2017Catholic or protestant 
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banks are closedSunday December 31, 2017Banks only 
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National Revolution Day -
Wednesday November 7, 2018

Culture : This commemorates the 1975 uprising formed by the people and soldiers. The uprising, led by Colonel Abu Taher and his political group Jatiyo Samajtantrik Dal, ended the three day coup organised by self-proclaimed Major General Khaled Mosharraf. It helped Major General Ziaur Rahman, founder of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, to grab power in the long run.


Mid-term holiday (end) -
Sunday November 12, 2017

School holidays :


Parliament recess (end) -
Sunday November 12, 2017

Special Events :


Parliament recess (beginning) -
Thursday November 16, 2017

Special Events :


Prophet's Anniversary - Eid-Milad Nnabi (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday December 1, 2017

Muslim, Sufi :


Victory Day - Bijoy Dibosh -
Saturday December 16, 2017

Secular holiday : After Sheikh Mujib's declaration of independence, Pakistan's President Yahya Khan outlawed the Awami League and arrested its leaders. Resistance fighters continued to battle the Pakistan army, resulting in nearly ten million refugees fleeing to India. India declared war on Pakistan on December 4, and Pakistan surrendered soon afterwards, on December 16, 1971. Mujib returned to become the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh.


Winter holiday (beginning) -
Tuesday December 19, 2017

School holidays :


Christmas Day -
Monday December 25, 2017

Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.


Banks are closed -
Sunday December 31, 2017

Banks only :