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Bangladesh bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2014, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers. The information on this page is provided for private, non-professional, use.

May ⇒ Dec. 2014

Holiday Name Observance*
Thu May Day
Tue Buddha Purnuma (Buddha Day)
Sat Shab e-Barat (Night of Records)
* Tue July Bank Holiday Banks
Fri Jumatul Bidah
Sat Shab-e-Qadar (Night of Destiny)
Mon Eid-ul-Fiter Holiday
Tue Eid-ul-Fiter Holiday
Wed Eid-ul-Fiter Holiday
Fri National Mourning Day
Sun Sri Krishna Janamashtami
Sat Durga Puja (Bijoya Dashami)
Sun Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)
Mon Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
Tue Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
Tue Ashura (Muharrum)
Tue Bijoy Dibosh (Victory Day)
Thu Christmas Day
* Wed New Year's Eve Bank Holiday Banks
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Recent News and Updates

03 Nov 2014 Bangladesh 2015 Public Holidays Announced (Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, has announced that, at a regular cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, earlier today, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2015 was approved.  25 Oct 2014 Bangladesh 2014 Ashura Public Holiday Confirmed (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.  26 Sep 2014 Bangladesh 2014 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Minister, and Chairman of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Matiur Rahman, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Monday, October 6, 2014, in Bangladesh, as the Moon for the month of Zil Hajj was not sighted last night.  30 Jun 2014 Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr July 25 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Ramadan had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky last night and therefore that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr (night of destiny) would be observed on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2014, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.  29 May 2014 Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat June 13 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky earlier tonight and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Friday, June 13, 2014, to be followed by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.  03 Feb 2014 Bangladesh 2014 Public Holidays Amended (Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) Bangladesh's government has released an amended version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2014.  03 Jan 2014 Bangladesh Public Holiday January 14 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) The Vice-Chairman and Religious Affairs Secretary of the Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Secretary, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1435 had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the annual Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.  31 Dec 2013 Bangladesh Public Holiday January 5 (Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) Bangladesh's government has declared Sunday, January 5, 2014, as an official non-working public holiday in Bangladesh for the upcoming 10th Parliamentary Elections.  15 Nov 2013 Bangladesh 2014 Public Holidays Announced (Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) Bangladesh's government has released a list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2014.  04 Nov 2013 Bangladesh 2013 Ashura Public Holiday Moved (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had not sighted the New Moon crescent tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Friday, November 15, 2013, instead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, November 14, 2013.  More News Updates For the full version of the summarized news items above, and older news items not displayed above, go to the Bangladesh public holidays news and updates page, or worldwide public holidays news and updates page, or subscribe to one of our free email newsletters.


Background Information

Governing Law: Official public holidays in Bangladesh are regulated by the East Bengal Shops and Establishments Act of 1951, and the Factories Act of 1965. The actual dates are gazetted by the government every year with additional decrees added throughout the year.  Currently, in Bangladesh, the weekend is Friday and Saturday, although there have been repeated requests by the business community to align the Bangladesh weekend with the rest of the world .  The Muslim, Hindu, Christian, and Buddhist communities are each entitled to additional optional public holidays depending on their religion .  The Muslim Community enjoys 5 days of optional public holidays: 4th day of Eid-ul-Azha Akheri Chahar Somba Fateha-i-Yajdaham Shab-e-Meraj 4th day of Holy Eid-ul-Fitr  The Hindu Community enjoys 7 days of optional public holidays: Sri Panchomi (Swarashwati Puja) Shibratri Doljattra Mohalaya Durgapuja (Saptami) Laksmi puja Sri Shayama Puja  The Christian Community enjoys 8 days of optional public holidays: New Year's Day Ash Wednesday Maundy Thursday Holy Saturday Easter Easter Monday Christmas Eve Boxing Day  The Buddhist Community enjoys 5 days of optional public holidays: Maghi Purnima Chaitra Sangkranti Ashari Purnima Modhu Purnima (Bhadra Purnima) Prabarana Purnima (Ashini Purnima)  National Revolution and Solidarity Day: The day was observed as National Revolution and Solidarity Day at state-level from 1976 to 1995. Coming to power in 1995, the then Awami League government stopped the practice during its tenure. After coming back to power in 2001, the BNP-led four-party coalition government resumed the practice.  August 15 is a public holiday to mark the death of the country's founding leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. This annual public holiday was canceled 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, who had introduced August 15 as public holiday to mourn her father after she won power in a 1996 election. The August 15 public holiday was restored again by a decision of the High Court, in July 2008.  Shaheed Day, on February 21, is also known as the Bangla Language Martyrs' Day, and was declared in 2000, by the UNESCO, as the International Mother Language Day .  Jumatul Wida is technically only observed by Muslims, however, with 83 percent of the population being Muslim, this can be treated as a national public holiday for all intents and purposes.  Bangladesh International Codes BD and BGD (2 and 3-letter ISO3166 codes) and .bd (ICANN national top-level internet domain). Other Sources of Information The following specialized websites are also a good source of Bangladesh information and news: Bangladesh Bank (Bangladesh central bank), ASI Hot Spots (security-related world events: terrorist threats, political strife, strikes, criminal activity, aviation incidents and health outbreaks), CIA World Factbook (Bangladesh maps, demographics and economic statistics), the IFES (information covering upcoming elections, referenda, electoral structures and voter participation in Bangladesh), and Wikipedia (includes Bangladesh commemorative dates that are not necessarily public holidays).


Footnotes
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Observance : Any entry in the Observance column indicates that, in Bangladesh, the holiday may be regional or non-official or limited to certain religious and/or linguistic groups, or begin at a time other than midnight. Note that religious holidays are included only if they are national public holidays, or if the national labour code has specific holiday allowances for employees of specific religions.

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Religious Holidays : Public holidays in Bangladesh that are based on certain religious calendars may be subject to local variations due to differing interpretations between different religious authorities, or to seemingly arbitrary changes in the date a holiday is celebrated because it conflicts with another holiday that is based on another calendar, or because the day of the holiday is deemed inauspicious (bad luck). To find out more about these uncertainties, see the footnote below, if any, for each specific religion.

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Muslim Holidays : Muslim bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bangladesh were evaluated using the Umm al-Qura Calendar of Saudi Arabia which is used in Saudi Arabia and in most of the Persian Gulf States. Holidays may occur a day later in countries outside the Gulf region. The sunrises, sunsets, moon phases, moonrises and moonsets used in these calculations are based on the location of Mecca (latitude 21.42N, longitude, 39.82E, GMT+3 hours, no summer time rules).

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Hindu Calendar Public Holidays : For Bangladesh, when calculating the date of bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays based on the Hindu Lunar calendar, if the date is expunged (ie. does not occur), then we use the following existing date of the Hindu Lunar calendar. Local practice concerning expunged days may vary regionally as described in many sources, including the 1998 book The Indian Calendric System by G.K. Chatterjee.


Disclaimer
In many parts of the world, holidays are subject to arbitrary, last minute, changes by local authorities. While every effort has been made to present an accurate list of 2014 bank holidays, legal holidays and public holidays for Bangladesh, we cannot accept any responsibility for any error or omission in the data presented above. You are therefore advised to verify the above dates with the embassy or consulate of Bangladesh, before planning any trip to Bangladesh. For last-minute updates to worldwide public holidays, visit our worldwide public holidays news and updates page or subscribe to our free email newsletters.



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