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Bangladesh - bank and public holidays of the world - 1970-2070


Full calendar of public and bank holidays of the world (and banks closures), from 1970 until 2070 for Bangladesh

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
2019 calendar confirmed
Currency: Taka (BDT) ... Convert here!
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

Name Date Kind More
optional holidayTuesday January 1, 2019Secular holiday 
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School holidays*Saturday January 5, 2019School holidays 
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Dhaka International Trade Fair DITF*Monday January 7, 2019Tradeshows 
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Muslim pilgrimage*Tuesday January 8, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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Bangabandhu Homecoming Day*Thursday January 10, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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optional holiday*Wednesday February 13, 2019Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair*Monday February 18, 2019Tradeshows 
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Mother Tongue Day*Thursday February 21, 2019Secular holiday 
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optional holiday*Monday March 11, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Mothers' Day*Thursday March 14, 2019cards/flowers 
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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman day*Sunday March 17, 2019Secular holiday 
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Children DaySunday March 17, 2019Events, celebrations... 
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banks are closedMonday March 25, 2019Banks only 
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Independence Day**Tuesday March 26, 2019National Day 
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Shab-e-Barat*Friday March 29, 2019Banks only 
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winter holiday (beginning)Tuesday December 10, 2019School holidays 
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Victory Day - Bijoy Dibosh*Monday December 16, 2019Secular holiday 
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Christmas Day*Wednesday December 25, 2019Catholic or protestant 
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winter holiday (end)Thursday December 26, 2019School holidays 
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banks are closedTuesday December 31, 2019Banks only 
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Optional holiday -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday :

School holidays -
Tuesday January 5, 2021

School holidays : Information provided by the Ministry of Education
2020 calendar can be viewed here (in Bengali): Bangladeshi schools observe 85 days of holidays, following Islamic celebrations
Schools are closed on Friday

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Dhaka International Trade Fair DITF -
Thursday January 7, 2021

Tradeshows : Lasts 1 month - at the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar - We carry the 2020 confirmed calendar
Contact to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW tradeshows.

Muslim pilgrimage -
Friday January 8, 2021

Culture : Tablighi Jamaat literally the Outreach Society or the Society for Spreading Faith, is a non-political global missionary movement that focuses on urging Muslims to return to practising Islam as practiced during the lifetime of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and particularly in matters of ritual, dress, and personal behavior. The organisation is estimated to have between 12 million and 150 million adherents (the majority living in South Asia), and a presence in somewhere between 150 and 200 countries. It has been called one of the most influential religious movements in 20th century Islam

Bangabandhu Homecoming Day -
Sunday January 10, 2021

Culture : On this day in 1972, Bangabandhu returned to independent Bangladesh after over nine and a half months' confinement in a Pakistan jail. The political icon termed his homecoming a journey from the darkness to light .

Optional holiday -
Saturday February 13, 2021

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Bhawasma Budhbar - Chinese New Year

Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair -
Thursday February 18, 2021

Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - in Dhaka - We carry the 2020 confirmed calendar
Contact to get the calendar for this event or one file containing confirmed calendars of most international WW tradeshows.

Mother Tongue Day -
Sunday February 21, 2021

Secular holiday : This day commemorates the lives sacrificed to make Bengali one of the national languages when Bangladesh was part of Pakistan. The West Pakistani regime tried to force Urdu as the national language. A demonstration by Bengalis was shot at by police, leading to the death of 4 demonstrators. The nascent Bengali patriotism lead to the birth of Bangladesh. Shaheed Dibosh (Martyrs' Day)

Optional holiday -
Thursday March 11, 2021

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-meraz

Mothers' Day -
Sunday March 14, 2021

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. Called "Mothering Sunday" in the UK

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman day -
Wednesday March 17, 2021

Secular holiday : The Aug. 15 holiday was scrapped in 2002 by the government of former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia, after she won a 2001 election by defeating Mujib's daughter Sheikh Hasina, another former prime minister. Mujib was killed with most members of his family in a military coup in 1975, which began years of rule by army generals, including Khaleda's husband Ziaur Rahman, who was killed in a 1981 mutiny. Mujib formally gave the directive for a guerrilla war to gain independence from Pakistan in March 1971. He was arrested by the Pakistani army but his followers led the war to achieve independence in December 1971.

Children Day -
Wednesday March 17, 2021

Culture :

Banks are closed -
Thursday March 25, 2021

Banks only :

Independence Day -
Friday March 26, 2021

Secular holiday : In 1970, East Pakistan's leading political party, the Awami League, won the elections. Its leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was to become the next Prime Minister, but the President of Pakistan refused. Mujib declared independence for the People's Republic of Bangladesh on March 26, 1971. A nine-month civil war ensued.

Shab-e-Barat -
Monday March 29, 2021

Banks only : 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.

Winter holiday (beginning) -
Thursday December 10, 2020

School holidays :

Victory Day - Bijoy Dibosh -
Wednesday December 16, 2020

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.

Christmas Day -
Friday December 25, 2020

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.

Winter holiday (end) -
Saturday December 26, 2020

School holidays :

Banks are closed -
Thursday December 31, 2020

Banks only :