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Bangladesh : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

  • Currency: Taka (BDT)
  • 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
  • Weekend: Friday & Saturday
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    Thursday December 15, 2022Winter holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday December 16, 2022Victory Day - Bijoy DiboshSecular holiday
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    Sunday December 25, 2022Christmas DayCatholic or protestant
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    Saturday December 31, 2022Winter holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday December 31, 2022Banks are closedBanks only
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    Sunday January 1, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday January 3, 2023School holidaysSchool holidays
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    Tuesday January 10, 2023Bangabandhu Homecoming DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Tuesday January 24, 2023Optional holidayBuddhism (Vajrayana)
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    Wednesday February 15, 2023Dhaka International Trade Fair DITFTradeshows
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    Saturday February 18, 2023Optional holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Tuesday February 21, 2023Mother Tongue DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday February 22, 2023Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial FairTradeshows
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Shab-e-BaratBanks only
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    Friday March 17, 2023Sheikh Mujibur Rahman daySecular holiday
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    Friday March 17, 2023Children DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday March 19, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday March 22, 2023Ramadan holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Thursday March 23, 2023Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Sunday March 26, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Saturday April 8, 2023Optional holidaySecular holiday
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    Thursday April 13, 2023Optional holidayBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Friday April 14, 2023Bengali New YearBanks only
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    Tuesday April 18, 2023Civil Servants holidayMuslim, Sufi
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    Friday April 21, 2023Juma-tul-vidaMuslim, Sufi
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    Saturday April 22, 2023Ramadan holiday (end)School holidays
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Sunday April 23, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday May 4, 2023Buddha PurnimaBuddhism (Theravada)
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Mothers' Daycards/flowers
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    Friday June 2, 2023Night of PowerEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday June 18, 2023Fathers' Daycards/flowers
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    Wednesday June 28, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Thursday June 29, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday June 30, 2023Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Muslim, Sufi
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    Winter holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday December 15, 2022
    School holidays :

    Victory Day - Bijoy Dibosh

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    Friday December 16, 2022
    Secular holiday : After Sheikh Mujib's declaration of independence, Pakistan's President Yahya Khan outlawed the Awami League and arrested its leaders. Resistance fighters continued to battle the Pakistan army, resulting in nearly ten million refugees fleeing to India. India declared war on Pakistan on December 4, and Pakistan surrendered soon afterwards, on December 16, 1971. Mujib returned to become the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

    Christmas Day

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    Sunday December 25, 2022
    Catholic or protestant : Since pre-historic times in Europe, festivities (bonfires, offrerings) were marking the beginning of longer hours of daylight with fires and ritual. The Roman festival of Saturnalia lasted several days in December (gambling and offerings). Germanic tribes also celebrated mid-winter (drinking and rituals). The Bulgarian (with Koleduvane) and the Polish (with Gwiazdka) perpetuate this tradition. Jesus of Nazareth was probably born in springtime (Reformists favour autumn). But in the 4th century, December 25th was chosen for the celebration of his birth by Pope Julius I (Bishop Liberus is also mentioned in 354 A.D.). Thus, a Christian element was introduced in the long-established mid-winter festivals. Before 1582, the Papal States and other Italian city states celebrated New Year’s Day on Christmas Day.

    Winter holiday (end)

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    School holidays :

    Banks are closed

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    Saturday December 31, 2022
    Banks only :

    Optional holiday

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    Sunday January 1, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    School holidays

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    Tuesday January 3, 2023
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    Bangladeshi schools observe 85 days of holidays, following Islamic celebrations
    Schools are closed on Friday


    DWe carry confirmed dates till Jan 2023

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    Bangabandhu Homecoming Day

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    Tuesday January 10, 2023
    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 .

    Optional holiday

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    Tuesday January 24, 2023
    Buddhism (Vajrayana) : Bhawasma Budhbar - Chinese New Year

    Dhaka International Trade Fair DITF

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    Wednesday February 15, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 1 month - at the Sher-e-Bangla Nagar - 2023 edition confirmed

    Optional holiday

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    Saturday February 18, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-meraz

    Mother Tongue Day

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    Tuesday February 21, 2023
    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)

    Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair

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    Wednesday February 22, 2023
    Tradeshows : Lasts 5 days - in Dhaka 2023 edition confirmed

    Shab-e-Barat

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    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.

    Sheikh Mujibur Rahman day

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    Friday March 17, 2023
    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

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    Friday March 17, 2023
    Culture :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday March 19, 2023
    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

    Ramadan holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday March 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    Start of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday March 23, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Independence Day

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    Sunday March 26, 2023
    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

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    Saturday April 8, 2023
    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]

    Optional holiday

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    Thursday April 13, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) : Choitro Shonkranti

    Bengali New Year

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    Friday April 14, 2023
    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

    Civil Servants holiday

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    Tuesday April 18, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Shab-e-Qadr is a Persian name meaning 'the night of power' or 'the night of respect' or 'Evening of Destiny'; the most blessed of all the nights of the year according to Islam. In the Holy quran and hadith it is referred to as Lailatu'l-Qadr. Five verses of Al-Alaq, the first surah of the Quran was revealed. About Shab-e-Qadr the Quran says: it is the night in which the Quran was revealed; it is better than a thousand months; during this night the angels including Jibra'il descended with the permission of their Lord; there is peace all night long.

    Juma-tul-vida

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    Friday April 21, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : The Muslims observe Jumatul Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, with traditional religious fervour and solemnity at the Grand Mosque of Andarkilla in Chittagong. Millions of fasting people offer Friday prayers at mosques and prayer grounds. Jumatul Wida has a special significance since it is a prelude to the departure of holy month of Ramadan and considered the harbinger of the end of the showering of divine blessings that characterize the holy month. Holy Prophet (pbuh) also stressed the sanctity of this day. Paid holiday when falling on Friday

    Ramadan holiday (end)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    School holidays :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Sunday April 23, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : Ends the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. There were 30 days of strict fasting from sunup to sundown in honor of the first revelation to the Prophet Mohammed.

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Buddha Purnima

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    Thursday May 4, 2023
    Buddhism (Theravada) :

    Mothers' Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    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. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson approved Mother’s Day in 1914

    Night of Power

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    Friday June 2, 2023
    Culture : Laylat al-Qadr - Islamic belief the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the Islamic prophet Muhammad

    Fathers' Day

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    Sunday June 18, 2023
    cards/flowers :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Wednesday June 28, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi : The second main celebration of Islam. It celebrates Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son in obedience to God. Muslims make their annual pilgrimage, or the Hajj , to Makkah (Mecca) in Saudi Arabia. Paid holiday when falling on Friday

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Thursday June 29, 2023
    School holidays :

    Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Friday June 30, 2023
    Muslim, Sufi :