Bangladeshi Public Holidays are a time for people to celebrate their culture, religion, and national identity. They are also a time for families and friends to come together and enjoy each other’s company.
Bangladesh has a total of 22 public holidays in 2023. These holidays are a mix of national, religious, and cultural celebrations.
Bangladesh Public Holidays 2023
|Date||Day||Holiday||No of Holidays|
|21 February||Tuesday||Language Martyrs’ Day||01 day|
|08 March||Wednesday||* Shab-e-Barat||01 day|
|17 March||Friday||Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday||01 day|
|26 March||Sunday||Independence Day||01 day|
|14 April||Friday||Bengali New Year’s Day||01 day|
|19 April||Wednesday||* Shab-e-Qadar||01 day|
|21 April||Friday||* Jumatul Wida||01 day|
|21, 22 & 23 April||Friday, Saturday & Sunday||* Eid-ul-Fitr||03 days|
|01 May||Monday||May Day||01 day|
|04 May||Thursday||* Buddha Purnima||01 day|
|28, 29 & 30 June,||Wednesday, Thursday & Friday||* Eid-ul-Azha||03 days|
|29 July||Saturday||* Moharrum (Ashura)||01 day|
|15 August||Tuesday||National Mourning Day||01 day|
|06 September||Wednesday||* Janmashtami||01 day|
|28 September||Thursday||* Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi (S)||01 day|
|24 October||Tuesday||Durga Puja||01 day|
|16 December||Saturday||Victory Day||01 day|
|25 December||Monday||Christmas Day||01 day|
Here, (*) Subject to the appearance of the Moon.
Visit mopa.gov.bd to check the official public holiday notice.
List of Public Holidays in Bangladesh 2023
- Language Martyrs’ Day is a national holiday in Bangladesh that commemorates the deaths of students who were protesting for the recognition of Bengali as the state language of Pakistan on February 21, 1952. The day is a time to remember the sacrifices of the martyrs and to celebrate the Bengali language.
- Shab-e-Barat is a Muslim holiday that is celebrated on the 15th night of the month of Sha’ban. It is a night of forgiveness and blessings, and Muslims often spend the night in prayer and supplication.
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday is a national holiday in Bangladesh that commemorates the birth of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founding father of Bangladesh. He is remembered as a champion of democracy and human rights, and his birthday is a time to celebrate his legacy.
- Independence Day is the national holiday of Bangladesh that commemorates the independence of Bangladesh from Pakistan on December 16, 1971. It is a day of national pride and joy, and is celebrated with parades, festivals, and flag hoisting ceremonies.
- Bengali New Year’s Day is the most important secular holiday in Bangladesh. It is celebrated on the first day of the Bengali month of Baishakh, which usually falls in April. The day is a time for new beginnings, and is celebrated with feasting, dancing, and music.
- Shab-e-Qadar is the holiest night of the year in Islam. It is believed to be the night when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. Muslims often spend the night in prayer and supplication, hoping to receive special blessings from Allah.
- Jumatul Wida is the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. It is a day of special importance for Muslims, who believe that it is the day when the Prophet Muhammad gave his farewell sermon.
- Eid-ul-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It is a time for celebration and feasting, and is a day when Muslims come together to pray and thank Allah for His blessings.
- May Day is a public holiday in Bangladesh that commemorates the international workers’ movement. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of workers and to promote social justice.
- Buddha Purnima is a Buddhist holiday that celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of the Buddha. It is a time for Buddhists to come together to pray, meditate, and reflect on the Buddha’s teachings.
- Eid-ul-Azha is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage. It is a time for sacrifice and charity, and is a day when Muslims come together to pray and thank Allah for His blessings.
- Moharram (Ashura) is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. It is a day of mourning and reflection, and is a time for Muslims to remember the importance of sacrifice and justice.
- National Mourning Day is a national holiday in Bangladesh that commemorates the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family on August 15, 1975. It is a day of mourning and remembrance, and is a time to reflect on the importance of democracy and human rights.
- Janmashtami is a Hindu holiday that celebrates the birth of Krishna, one of the most important deities in Hinduism. It is a time for feasting, dancing, and singing, and is a day when Hindus come together to celebrate Krishna’s birth and to reflect on his teachings.
- Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi is a Muslim holiday that celebrates the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. It is a time for joy and celebration, and is a day when Muslims come together to pray, sing, and listen to the Prophet’s teachings.
- Durga Puja is the largest and most important Hindu festival in Bangladesh. It is a ten-day festival that celebrates the victory of the goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. It is a time for feasting, dancing, and singing, and is a day when Hindus come together to celebrate Durga’s victory and to reflect on her strength and power.
- Victory Day is a national holiday in Bangladesh that commemorates the victory of the Bangladesh Armed Forces over the Pakistani Army in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. It is a day of national pride and joy, and is celebrated with parades, festivals, and flag hoisting ceremonies.
- Christmas Day is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.