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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

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optional holidayMonday January 1, 2018Secular holiday 
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Dhaka International Trade Fair DITF*Tuesday January 2, 2018Tradeshows 
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winter holiday (end)Tuesday January 2, 2018School holidays 
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School holidays*Sunday January 7, 2018School holidays 
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Bangabandhu Homecoming Day*Wednesday January 10, 2018Events, celebrations... 
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Muslim pilgrimage*Thursday January 11, 2018Events, celebrations... 
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optional holiday*Saturday January 27, 2018Buddhism (Vajrayana) 
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Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair*Tuesday February 13, 2018Tradeshows 
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Mother Tongue Day*Wednesday February 21, 2018Secular holiday 
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Sheikh Mujibur Rahman day*Saturday March 17, 2018Secular holiday 
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Children DaySaturday March 17, 2018Events, celebrations... 
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Mothers' Day*Thursday March 22, 2018cards/flowers 
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optional holiday*Thursday March 22, 2018Muslim, Sufi 
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banks are closedSunday March 25, 2018Banks only 
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Independence Day**Monday March 26, 2018National Day 
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optional holiday*Sunday April 8, 2018Secular holiday 
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Shab-e-Barat*Monday April 9, 2018Banks only 
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optional holiday*Friday April 13, 2018Buddhism (Theravada) 
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Bengali New Year*Saturday April 14, 2018Banks only 
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Optional holiday -
Friday January 1, 2021

Secular holiday :

Dhaka International Trade Fair DITF -
Thursday January 2, 2020

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.

Winter holiday (end) -
Thursday January 2, 2020

School holidays :

School holidays -
Tuesday January 7, 2020

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

Contact to purchase the full calendar for Bangladesh or one file containing confirmed calendars of 550 countries and regions.

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 .

Muslim pilgrimage -
Saturday January 11, 2020

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

Optional holiday -
Monday January 27, 2020

Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Bhawasma Budhbar - Chinese New Year

Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair -
Thursday February 13, 2020

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 -
Friday February 21, 2020

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)

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman day -
Tuesday March 17, 2020

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 -
Tuesday March 17, 2020

Culture :

Mothers' Day -
Sunday March 22, 2020

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

Optional holiday -
Sunday March 22, 2020

Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-meraz

Banks are closed -
Wednesday March 25, 2020

Banks only :

Independence Day -
Thursday March 26, 2020

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.

Optional holiday -
Wednesday April 8, 2020

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]

Shab-e-Barat -
Thursday April 9, 2020

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.

Optional holiday -
Monday April 13, 2020

Buddhism (Theravada) : Choitro Shonkranti

Bengali New Year -
Tuesday April 14, 2020

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