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

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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)
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Weekend: Friday




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optional holiday*Monday April 8, 2019Secular holiday 
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optional holiday*Saturday April 13, 2019Buddhism (Theravada) 
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optional holiday*Saturday April 13, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Bengali New Year*Sunday April 14, 2019Secular holiday 
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Buddha PurnimaMonday April 29, 2019Hinduism 
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Labor Day/May Day*Wednesday May 1, 2019Secular holiday 
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Shab-e-Barat*Thursday May 2, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Mothers' Day*Monday May 13, 2019cards/flowers 
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summer holiday (beginning)Friday May 17, 2019School holidays 
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Juma-tul-vida**Saturday June 8, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Civil Servants holiday*Thursday June 13, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Saturday June 15, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)**Sunday June 16, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Fathers' DayMonday June 17, 2019cards/flowers 
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Civil Servants holidayMonday June 17, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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summer holiday (end)Sunday June 23, 2019School holidays 
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banks are closedMonday July 1, 2019Banks only 
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National Mourning Day*Thursday August 15, 2019Secular holiday 
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end of school yearFriday August 16, 2019School holidays 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)**Wednesday August 21, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)**Thursday August 22, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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Civil Servants holidayFriday August 23, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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beginning of school yearSunday August 25, 2019School holidays 
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Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami)*Monday September 2, 2019Hinduism 
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El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)Thursday September 12, 2019cards/flowers 
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Ashura*Saturday September 21, 2019Muslim, Sufi 
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optional holiday*Friday October 4, 2019Hinduism 
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Durga Puja (Dashami)*Saturday October 19, 2019Hinduism 
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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


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


Summer holiday (beginning) -
Thursday May 17, 2018

School holidays :


Juma-tul-vida -
Friday June 8, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The Muslims observe Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, with traditional religious fervour and solemnity at the Grand Mosque of Andarkilla in Chittagong. Millions of fasting people offer Friday prayers at mosques and prayer grounds. Jumatul Wida has a special significance since it is a prelude to the departure of holy month of Ramadan and considered the harbinger of the end of the showering of divine blessings that characterize the holy month. Holy Prophet (pbuh) also stressed the sanctity of this day. Paid holiday when falling on Friday


Civil Servants holiday -
Wednesday June 13, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-Qadr is a Persian name meaning 'the night of power' or 'the night of respect' or 'Evening of Destiny'; the most blessed of all the nights of the year according to Islam. In the Holy quran and hadith it is referred to as Lailatu'l-Qadr. Five verses of Al-Alaq, the first surah of the Quran was revealed. About Shab-e-Qadr the Quran says: it is the night in which the Quran was revealed; it is better than a thousand months; during this night the angels including Jibra'il descended with the permission of their Lord; there is peace all night long.


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Friday June 15, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Saturday June 16, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed. In India, except in Arunachal Pradesh.


Fathers' Day -
Sunday June 17, 2018

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Civil Servants holiday -
Sunday June 17, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Summer holiday (end) -
Saturday June 23, 2018

School holidays :


Banks are closed -
Monday July 1, 2019

Banks only :


National Mourning Day -
Wednesday August 15, 2018

Secular holiday : This celebration depends on which party is in power


End of school year -
Thursday August 16, 2018

School holidays :


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday August 22, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday


Civil Servants holiday -
Thursday August 23, 2018

Muslim, Sufi :


Beginning of school year -
Saturday August 25, 2018

School holidays :


Sri Krishna Jayanthi (Janmashtami) -
Sunday September 2, 2018

Hinduism : Hindu celebration of the birthday of Sri Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Sweets, fruits and milk products are available in abundance. Sri or Shree: A prefix denoting auspiciousness


El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Wednesday September 12, 2018

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Ashura -
Friday September 21, 2018

Muslim, Sufi : Martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, killed in the year 680 in Kerbala (Iraq) during his fight against injustice.


Optional holiday -
Thursday October 4, 2018

Hinduism : Pitru Paksha - Mohaloya


Durga Puja (Dashami) -
Friday October 19, 2018

Hinduism : The main festival in Bengal in tribute to goddess Durga. Bengalis celebrate with new clothes and other gifts which are worn on the evenings when the family goes out to see the pandals (temporary structures set up to venerate Durga). date confirmed in 2018