Shab e-Barat in Bangladesh in 2020

Shab e-Barat in Bangladesh in 2020
  How long until Shab e-Barat?
This holiday next takes place in 200 days.
  Dates of Shab e-Barat in Bangladesh
2021 Bangladesh Mon, Mar 29 National Holiday
2020 Bangladesh Thu, Apr 9 Government Holiday
2019 Bangladesh Sun, Apr 21 National Holiday
2018 Bangladesh Wed, May 2 Government Holiday
2017 Bangladesh Fri, May 12 National Holiday
  Summary
Muslims believe that on the night of Shab-E-Barat God writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past
  Shab e-Barat in other countries
Shab e-Barat internationally

When is Shab e-Barat?

Also known as Bara'at NightThe Night of Records, The Night of Fortune and Forgiveness, Shab e-Barat is a holiday observed on the 14th night of Sha'aban, the eighth month in the Islamic calendar.

Shab e-Barat takes place on the full moon and the date of the public holiday in Bangladesh is dependent on the sighting of the previous new moon signifying the start of the month of Sha'aban.

The traditions of Shab e-Barat

Muslims believe that on the night of Shab e-Barat, God writes the destinies of all men for the coming year by taking into account the deeds committed by them in the past.

Muslim devotees will offer special prayers, recite from the Holy Qur'an and perform other religious rituals throughout the night of Shab e-Barat, hoping to receive divine blessings for the wellbeing of mankind.

On Shab-e-Barat night, most Muslims attempt to stay awake in prayer as much as possible. This is why the public holiday takes place on the day after the night of Shab-e-Barat.

For some Muslims, it is also part of Shab e-Barat traditions to visit the graves of their loved ones and pray for the peace of their souls. In Bangladesh, many people will fast on the day following Shab e-Barat night and some people will give out food and sweets to their neighbours and the poor.

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