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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 next 3 months


Currency: Taka (BDT)
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
Weekend: Friday & Saturday

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Saturday January 1, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Saturday January 1, 2022Dhaka International Trade Fair DITFTradeshows
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Saturday January 1, 2022School holidaysSchool holidays
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Monday January 10, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday January 10, 2022Bangabandhu Homecoming DayEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday January 12, 2022Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial FairTradeshows
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Thursday February 3, 2022Optional holidayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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Monday February 21, 2022Mother Tongue DaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 1, 2022Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Thursday March 10, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday March 17, 2022Children DayEvents, celebrations...
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Thursday March 17, 2022Sheikh Mujibur Rahman daySecular holiday
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Friday March 18, 2022Shab-e-BaratBanks only
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Saturday March 26, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Sunday March 27, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday March 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday April 3, 2022Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Friday April 8, 2022Optional holidaySecular holiday
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Wednesday April 13, 2022Optional holidayBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thursday April 14, 2022Bengali New YearBanks only
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Thursday April 28, 2022Mid-term holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday April 28, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Friday April 29, 2022Juma-tul-vidaMuslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Wednesday May 4, 2022Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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Sunday May 8, 2022Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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Monday May 9, 2022Mid-term holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday May 16, 2022Buddha PurnimaBuddhism (Theravada)
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Thursday May 19, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Thursday June 2, 2022Night of PowerEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday June 19, 2022Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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Thursday June 23, 2022Summer holiday (end)School holidays
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Friday July 1, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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Saturday July 9, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Sunday July 10, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Monday July 11, 2022Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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Saturday July 30, 2022El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Optional holiday

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday :

Dhaka International Trade Fair DITF

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 1 month - at the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar - 2022 edition confirmed

School holidays

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Saturday January 1, 2022
School holidays : Information provided by the International School Dhakahttps://www.isdbd.org/
public school calendar not published www.moedu.gov.bd

Schools have been shut 61 weeks due to Covid epidemics
Bangladeshi schools observe 85 days of holidays, following Islamic celebrations
Schools are closed on Friday


Dates confirmed till June 2022

Please note that authorities may take last-minute decisions; please double-check if this information is vital to you
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Winter holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays :

Bangabandhu Homecoming Day

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Monday January 10, 2022
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 .

Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair

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Wednesday January 12, 2022
Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - in Dhaka 2022 edition confirmed

Optional holiday

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Thursday February 3, 2022
Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Bhawasma Budhbar - Chinese New Year

Mother Tongue Day

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Monday February 21, 2022
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

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Tuesday March 1, 2022
Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-meraz

Mid-term holiday (beginning)

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Thursday March 10, 2022
School holidays :

Children Day

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Thursday March 17, 2022
Culture :

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman day

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Thursday March 17, 2022
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.

Shab-e-Barat

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Friday March 18, 2022
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.

Independence Day

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Saturday March 26, 2022
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.

Mothers' Day

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Sunday March 27, 2022
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

Mid-term holiday (end)

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Monday March 28, 2022
School holidays :

Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday April 3, 2022
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Optional holiday

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Friday April 8, 2022
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

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Wednesday April 13, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) : Choitro Shonkranti

Bengali New Year

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Thursday April 14, 2022
Banks only : 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)

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Thursday April 28, 2022
School holidays :

Civil Servants holiday

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Thursday April 28, 2022
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.

Juma-tul-vida

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Friday April 29, 2022
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

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 .

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Monday May 2, 2022
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.

End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Civil Servants holiday

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Wednesday May 4, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Mothers' Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
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)

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Monday May 9, 2022
School holidays :

Buddha Purnima

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Monday May 16, 2022
Buddhism (Theravada) :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Thursday May 19, 2022
School holidays :

Night of Power

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Thursday June 2, 2022
Culture : Laylat al-Qadr - Islamic belief the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad

Fathers' Day

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Sunday June 19, 2022
cards/flowers :

Summer holiday (end)

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Thursday June 23, 2022
School holidays :

Banks are closed

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Friday July 1, 2022
Banks only :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 9, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Sunday July 10, 2022
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)

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Monday July 11, 2022
Muslim, Sufi :

El am Hejir New Year (may be changed to the nearest day)

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Saturday July 30, 2022
cards/flowers :