PUBLIC HOLIDAYS OF BANGLADESH

 
     
     
 
HOLIDAY
NAME OF HOLIDAY
TYPE OF HOLIDAY
1 January New Year's Day Optional Holiday
9 January Akheri Chahar Somba* Optional Holiday
10 January Bangabandhu Homecoming DayOccassion
25 January Eid-e-Miladunani* Public Holiday
13 February Bhawasma Budhbar Optional Holiday
15 February Saraswati Puja* Optional Holiday
21 FebruaryShahid Dibash Public Holiday
22 February Fatiha-e-Iazdahm* Optional Holiday
25 February Maghi Purnima* Optional Holiday
10 March Shibratri Broto Optional Holiday
17 March Bangabandhu Birthday Public Holiday
26 March Independence Day Public Holiday
27 March Shuvo Doljatra Optional Holiday
28 March Punno Brihaspatibar Optional Holiday
29 March Punno Shukrobar Optional Holiday
30 March Punno Shonibar Optional Holiday
31 March Ester Sunday Optional Holiday
8 April Harichad Thakurer Abirbhab Optional Holiday
13 AprilChoitro Shonkranti Optional Holiday
14 April Bangla New Year Public Holiday
1 May May Day Public Holiday
23 May Buddha Purnima* Public Holiday
7 June Shab-e-meraz* Optional Holiday
25 June Lailatul Barat* Public Holiday
1 July Bank HolidayBank Holiday
21 July Ashari Purnima*Optional Holiday
2 August Jumat-ul-bida*Public Holiday
6 August Lailatul Qadr*Public Holiday
8 August Eid Ul Fitr*Public Holiday
9 August Eid Ul Fitr*Public Holiday
10 August Eid Ul Fitr*Public Holiday
15 August National Mourning DaPublic Holiday
28 August JonmashtomiPublic Holiday
18 September Modhu Purnima*Optional Holiday
2 October Shyama PujaOptional Holiday
4 October MohaloyaOptional Holiday
14 October Durga Puja*Public Holiday
15 October Eid Ul Azha*Public Holiday
16 October Eid Ul Azha*Public Holiday
17 October Eid Ul Azha*Public Holiday
18 October Laxmi PujaOptional Holiday
18 October Probarona Purnima*Optional Holiday
10 November Noor Hossain DayOccassion
14 November Muharram(Ashura)*Public Holiday
14 December Buddhijibi DibashOccassion
16 December Victory DayPublic Holiday
25 December ChristmasPublic Holiday
31 December Bank HolidayBank Holiday
     
* Depend on moon sight Friday and Saturday Government holidays  
 

Basis of Gregorian Calendar

   
 
Date English name Bengali name Description
21 February Language Martyrs' Day Shohid Dibosh
শহীদ দিবস
This day commemorates the struggle for the Bengali language in 1952.
17 March Father of the Nation's birth anniversary Jatir Pitar Jonmabarshiki
জাতির পিতার জন্মবার্ষিকী
Birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation & liberator of Bangladesh.
26 March Independence Day Shadhinota Dibosh
স্বাধীনতা দিবস
This day marks the official declaration of Bangladesh, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
1 May May Day May Dibosh
মে দিবস
This day marks the solidarity of workers worldwide.
15 August National Mourning Day Jatiya shok dibosh
জাতীয় শোক দিবস
This day Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman & his entire family members were assassinated by a group of junior Bangladesh Army officers.
16 December Victory Day Bijoe Dibosh
বিজয় দিবস
Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini
25 December Christmas Day Borodin
বড়দিন
This day marks Jesus Christ's birthday.
 

Basis of Islamic Calendar

   
 
Date English name Bengali name Description
12 Rabi' al-awwal Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi (Birth of the Prophet) Meeladu Nabi
মীলাদু নবী
Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
Last Friday in Ramadan Jumu'ah-tul-Wida Jumah-tul Bida
জুমাতুল বিদা
(Friday of farewell)
1-3 Shawwal Eid ul-Fitr Rojar Eid
রোজার ঈদ
Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan
10-12 Dhul Hijja Eid ul-Adha Korbani Eid
কোরবানি ঈদ
Muslim festival of sacrifice
 
 

Basis of Bengali calendar

 
 
Date English name Bengali name Description
Asharh Buddha's Birthday (Vesak) Buddho Purnima
বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা
Buddhist festival on the month of Asharh
1 Boishakh Bangla New Year's Day Pohela Boishakh'
পহেলা বৈশাখ
Festival marking the start of the Bengali year.
Varies Krishna Janmashtami Sri Krishno Jonmashtomi
শ্রী কৃষ্ণ জন্মাষ্টমী
This day marks the birth date of Baghaban Shree Krishna in Hindu religion.
Varies Vijaya Dasami Durga Puja
দুর্গা পূজা
This day marks the victory of Ma Durga over evil power of Mahishasura, and also departure of Durga from earth for 1 year.