Public holidays in Bangladesh

Public holidays in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has ten national holidays, based on three separate calendars: Gregorian (Christian calendar), Islamic (Hijri calendar), and Bengali calendars.

{| class="wikitable"
-! Date! Calendar! English name! Bengali name! Description
1 Shawwal
Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of Fastbreaking)
"Rojar Eid"
রোজার ঈদ
Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan
10 Dhul Hijja
Eid ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)
"Korbani Eid"
কোরবানি ঈদ
Muslim festival of sacrifice
Buddha's Birthday (Vesak)
"Buddho Purnima"
বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা
| Buddhist festival on the month of Asharh
21 February
Language Martyrs' Day
"Shohid Dibôsh"
শহীদ দিবস
This day commemorates the struggle for the Bengali language in 1952.
26 March
Independence Day
"Shadhinota Dibôsh"
স্বাধীনতা দিবস
This day marks the official declaration of Bangladesh, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
1 Boishakh
14 April
Bangla New Year's Day
"Pôhela Boishakh'
পহেলা বৈশাখ
Festival marking the start of the Bengali year.
1 May
May Day
"Me Dibôsh"
মে দিবস
This day marks the solidarity of workers worldwide.
Krishna Janmashtami
"Sri Krishno Jônmashṭomi"
শ্রী কৃষ্ণ জন্মাষ্টমী
This day marks the birth date of Baghaban Shree Krishna in Hindu religion all over Bangladesh and East India.
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. Usually observed all over the Bangladesh and specially Calcutta.
16 December
Victory Day
"Bijôe Dibôsh"
বিজয় দিবস
Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini
25 December
Christmas Day
This day marks Jesus Christ's birthday.

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