Bangladesh has a total of 61 holidays in 2019. In the table below, you will find the details of the holidays and when they are observed. All the information display below is also available via our API as well as downaloadble as a csv or json file. Signup here to get started.

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Holiday Weekday Date
New Year's Day
New Year’s Day is the first day of the year, or January 1, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday January 1
Bangabandhu Homecoming Day
Thursday January 10
Saraswati Puja
Sunday February 10
Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is a special time to celebrate love, romance and friendship.
Thursday February 14
Maghi Purnima
Tuesday February 19
Language Martyrs' Day
Thursday February 21
National Flag Day
Saturday March 2
Maha Shivaratri
Monday March 4
Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent in western Christian churches.
Wednesday March 6
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday
Sunday March 17
March Equinox
Wednesday March 20
Holi
Thursday March 21
Doljatra
Thursday March 21
Independence Day
Tuesday March 26
Shab-e-Meraj
Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.
Wednesday April 3
Chaitra Sankranti
Saturday April 13
Bengali New Year
Sunday April 14
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday is a Christian observance on the Thursday during Holy Week. It is the day before Good Friday.
Thursday April 18
Good Friday
Good Friday is a global Christian observance two days before Easter Sunday.
Friday April 19
Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the day before Easter Sunday.
Saturday April 20
Easter Day
Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, according to Christian belief.
Sunday April 21
Shab e-Barat
Monday April 22
Easter Monday
Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday.
Monday April 22
May Day
Wednesday May 1
Mothers' Day
Mother’s Day celebrates the achievements and efforts of mothers and mother figures.
Sunday May 12
Buddha Purnima/Vesak
Saturday May 18
Jumatul Bidah
Friday May 31
Shab-e-qadr
Laylat al-Qadr commmemorates the time when Mohammad received the first verses of the Koran (Qu'ran).
Sunday June 2
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday
Friday June 7
Eid ul-Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
Wednesday June 5
Fathers' Day
Father’s Day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting on different dates worldwide.
Sunday June 16
June Solstice
Friday June 21
July 1 Bank Holiday
Monday July 1
Ashari Purnima
Tuesday July 16
Eid al-Adha
Eid al-Adha (Id ul-Adha) is an Islamic festival falling on the 10th day of the month of Dhul Hijja (Thou al-Hijja) to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son.
Monday August 12
Eid al-Adha Day 2
Tuesday August 13
Eid al-Adha Day 3
Wednesday August 14
Raksha Bandhan
Thursday August 15
National Mourning Day
Thursday August 15
Eid al-Adha Day 4
Thursday August 15
Janmashtami
Friday August 23
Ganesh Chaturthi
Monday September 2
Ashura
Tuesday September 10
Madhu Purnima
Friday September 13
September Equinox
Monday September 23
Mahalaya
Saturday September 28
First Day of Navaratri
Sunday September 29
Durga Puja
Tuesday October 8
Lakshmi Puja
Sunday October 13
Prabarana Purnima
Sunday October 13
Akhari Chahar Somba
Wednesday October 23
Sri Shayama Puja
Sunday October 27
Halloween
Halloween is a festive occasion that is celebrated in many countries on October 31 each year.
Thursday October 31
Eid e-Milad-un Nabi
Mawlid, or Milad, marks the birth of the Islamic prophet Muhammed, or Mohamed, in the year 570 of the Gregorian calendar.
Sunday November 10
Fateha-i-Yajdaham
Monday December 9
Victory Day
Monday December 16
December Solstice
Sunday December 22
Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is the day before Christmas Day and falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 24
Christmas Day
Christmas Day is one of the biggest Christian celebrations and falls on December 25 in the Gregorian calendar.
Wednesday December 25
Boxing Day
Thursday December 26
New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve is the last day of the year, December 31, in the Gregorian calendar.
Tuesday December 31