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Bank and Public Holidays for Bangladesh

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A preview of the Bangladesh bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for 2021, from the Q++ Worldwide Public Holidays Database, the professional source of international public holidays long trusted by the world's foremost diary publishers.

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Bangladesh Public Holidays in 2021 Observance*
Jan.    Fri New Year's Day (optional holiday) Other
Feb.    Sun Shahid Dibosh (International Mother Language Day)
Mar.    Wed Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Birth Anniversary
        Fri Independence Day (National Day)
        Mon Shab e-Barat (Night of Records) Government
Apr.    Wed Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) Government
May     Sat May Day
        Fri Jumatul Bidah
        Tue Shab-e-Qadar (Night of Destiny) Government
        Thu Eid-ul-Fiter Holiday Government
        Fri Eid-ul-Fiter (End of Ramadan)
        Sat Eid-ul-Fiter Holiday Government
        Wed Buddha Purnuma (Buddha Day)
July    Thu July Bank Holiday Banks
        Tue Eid-ul-Azha Holiday Government
        Wed Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)
        Thu Eid-ul-Azha Holiday Government
Aug.    Sun National Mourning Day
        Thu Ashura (Muharrum) Government
        Mon Sri Krishna Janamashtami
Oct.    Fri Durga Puja (Bijoya Dashami)
        Tue Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
Dec.    Thu Bijoy Dibosh (Victory Day)
        Sat Christmas Day
        Fri New Year's Eve Bank Holiday Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

23 Mar 2017 Bangladesh 2017 Bank Holidays Announced (The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2017.  03 Dec 2016 Bangladesh 2017 Public Holidays Gazetted (Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) The government of Bangladesh has gazetted the recently-announced list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017.  01 Dec 2016 Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday December 13 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2016 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Tuesday, December 13, 2016.  25 Nov 2016 Bangladesh 2017 Public Holidays Announced (Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at Monday's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, after consulting the Bangla Academy, the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Weather Department, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017, was approved.  03 Oct 2016 Bangladesh 2016 Ashura Public Holiday (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.  05 Sep 2016 Bangladesh 2016 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's Governnment, has announced that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), annual non-working public holidays in Bangladesh would be extended by one day on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  26 Jun 2016 Bangladesh Bank Holidays July 4 (The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh-Dhaka) Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has amended its previously-released list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2016, by also declaring Monday, July 4, 2016, as a one-off non-working bank holiday in Bangladesh's "all state-owned and private commercial banks".  22 Jun 2016 Bangladesh Extends 2016 End of Ramadan Public Holidays (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Earlier today, a public administration ministry official announced that Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, had approved a one-off non-working public holiday in Bangladesh on Monday, July 4, 2016, by virtue of her executive powers, meaning that Bangladesh's government offices will be closed from July 1st to July 9, 2016, inclusively, for the upcoming Jumatul Bidah, Shab-e-Qadar, and End of Ramadan public holidays of Bangladesh.  08 May 2016 Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 22 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Late last night, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky earlier that night and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Sunday, May 22, 2016, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.  17 Apr 2016 Bangladesh Declares April 23 and May 7 Public Holidays (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's government has announced that it had declared 2 additional one-off non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming third and fourth phases of Union Parishad (UP) polls, on April 23 and May 7, 2016, respectively.  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 .  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), UnitedHealthcare Global (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 2021 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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