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
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1 Shawwal
Islamic
Eid ul-Fitr (Festival of Fastbreaking)
"Rojar Eid"
রোজার ঈদ
Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan
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10 Dhul Hijja
Islamic
Eid ul-Adha (Festival of Sacrifice)
"Korbani Eid"
কোরবানি ঈদ
Muslim festival of sacrifice
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Asharh
Bengali
Buddha's Birthday (Vesak)
"Buddho Purnima"
বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা
| Buddhist festival on the month of Asharh
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21 February
Gregorian
Language Martyrs' Day
"Shohid Dibôsh"
শহীদ দিবস
This day commemorates the struggle for the Bengali language in 1952.
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26 March
Gregorian
Independence Day
"Shadhinota Dibôsh"
স্বাধীনতা দিবস
This day marks the official declaration of Bangladesh, and the start of the Bangladesh Liberation War.
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1 Boishakh
14 April
Bengali
Bangla New Year's Day
"Pôhela Boishakh'
পহেলা বৈশাখ
Festival marking the start of the Bengali year.
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1 May
Gregorian
May Day
"Me Dibôsh"
মে দিবস
This day marks the solidarity of workers worldwide.
-
Varies
Bengali
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.
-
Varies
Bengali
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.
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16 December
Gregorian
Victory Day
"Bijôe Dibôsh"
বিজয় দিবস
Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini
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25 December
Gregorian
Christmas Day
"Bôṛodin"
বড়দিন
This day marks Jesus Christ's birthday.


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