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Public holidays in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has 15 national holidays, based on three separate calendars: Bengali, Hijri and Gregorian calendars. Public holidays in Bangladesh generally account for 19 days of the year.

List of Important public holidays

Bengali Date Gregorian date Hijri date Bengali name English name Description
Boishakh 1 April 14 পহেলা বৈশাখ
Pôhela Bôishakh
Bangla New Year's Day Festival marking the start of the Bengali year.
Boishakh 18 May 1 মে দিবস
Me Dibôs
May Day This day marks the solidarity of workers worldwide.
X Boishakh or X Joishtho X May or X June বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা
Buddhô Purnima
Buddha's Birthday Buddhist festival marking the Birthday of Buddha on the month of Boishakh.
Srabon 31 August 15 জাতীয় শোক দিবস
Jatiyô shok dibôs
National Mourning Day This day Sheikh Mujibur Rahman & his entire family members were assassinated by a group of junior Bangladesh Army officers.
X Bhadro X August জন্মাষ্টমী
Krishna Janmashtami This day marks the birth date of Krishna in Hindu religion all over Bangladesh and East India.
X Ashwin or X Kartiko X September or X October দুর্গা পূজা
Durga Puja
Durga Puja This day marks the victory of Hindu Goddesses Durga over evil power of Mahishasura, and also departure of Durga from earth for 1 year. Usually observed all over the Bangladesh and specially Dhaka.
Poush 2 December 16 বিজয় দিবস
Bijôy Dibôs
Victory Day Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini
Poush 11 December 25 বড়দিন
Christmas Day This day marks Jesus Christ's birthday.
Falgun 9 February 21 শহীদ দিবস
Shôhid Dibôs
Language Martyrs' Day and International Mother Language Day This day commemorates the struggle for the Bengali language in 1952.
Choitro 3 March 17 জাতির পিতার জন্মবার্ষিকী
Jatir pitar jônmôbarshiki
Father of the Nation's birth anniversary Birth anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation & liberator of Bangladesh.
Choitro 12 March 26 স্বাধীনতা দিবস
Shadhinôta Dibôs
Independence Day This day marks the official declaration of the Independence of Bangladesh, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
Muharram 10 আশুরা
Ashura Death of the grandson of Muhammad
Rabi' al-awwal 12 মীলাদু নবী
Miladu Nôbi
Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi Birth of the Prophet Muhammad
Shawal 1–3 রোজার ঈদ
Rojar Eid
Eid ul-Fitr Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan. (Festival of Fastbreaking)
Dhul Haj 10–12 কোরবানি ঈদ
Kurbani Eid
Eid ul-Adha Muslim festival of sacrifice



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