Public Holidays in Bangladesh in 2016

Bangladesh List of National Public holidays of Bangladesh in 2016

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday February 21 Language Martyrs' Day International Mother Language Day
Thursday March 17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday Father of Nation of Bangladesh
Saturday March 26 Independence Day Declaration of Independence from Pakistan in 1971
Thursday April 14 Bengali New Year Festival marking the start of the Bengali year
Saturday April 23 Public Holiday Union Parishad (UP) polls
Sunday May 01 May Day International Labour Day
Saturday May 07 Public Holiday Union Parishad (UP) polls
Saturday May 21 Buddha Purnima Birth of Buddha. Observed on the day of the full moon in May
Sunday May 22 Shab e-Barat Night of Records. Celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban
Friday July 01 Jumatul Bidah Last Friday of the month of Ramadan
Sunday July 03 Night of Destiny Celebrated on the 27th day of Ramadan
Monday July 04 Eid ul-Fitr Holiday
Tuesday July 05 Eid ul-Fitr Holiday
Wednesday July 06 Eid ul-Fitr Holiday
Thursday July 07 Eid ul-Fitr End of Ramadan
Monday August 15 National Mourning Day
Thursday August 25 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
Sunday September 11 Eid Al Adha Holiday Public sector. Compensated by September 24
Monday September 12 Eid ul-Adha Holiday Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday September 13 Eid ul-Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Wednesday September 14 Eid ul-Adha Day 2 Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday October 11 Durga Puja
Wednesday October 12 Ashura 10th day of Muharram
Tuesday December 13 Eid e-Milad-un Nabi
Friday December 16 Victory Day Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistani army to the Mukti Bahini
Sunday December 25 Christmas Day


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  • Friday and Saturday are weekends

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