Bangladesh Public Holidays 2018


 
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Bangladesh bank holidays, national holidays and public holidays for the remainder of 2018, 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 2018 Observance*
Jan.    Mon New Year's Day (optional holiday) Other
Feb.    Wed Shahid Dibosh (International Mother Language Day)
Mar.    Sat Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Birth Anniversary
        Mon Independence Day (National Day)
Apr.    Sat Pahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year) Bnk+Gov
        Sun Buddha Purnuma (Buddha Day)
May     Tue May Day
        Wed Shab e-Barat (Night of Records) Bnk+Gov
June 13 Wed Shab-e-Qadar (Night of Destiny) Bnk+Gov
     15 Fri Jumatul Bidah
     15 Fri Eid-ul-Fiter Holiday Bnk+Gov
     16 Sat Eid-ul-Fiter (End of Ramadan)
     17 Sun Eid-ul-Fiter Holiday Bnk+Gov
July  1 Sun July Bank Holiday Banks
Aug. 15 Wed National Mourning Day
     21 Tue Eid-ul-Azha Holiday Bnk+Gov
     22 Wed Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice)
     23 Thu Eid-ul-Azha Holiday Bnk+Gov
Sep.  2 Sun Sri Krishna Janamashtami
     21 Fri Ashura (Muharrum) Bnk+Gov
Oct. 19 Fri Durga Puja (Bijoya Dashami)
Nov. 21 Wed Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (The Prophet's Birthday)
Dec. 16 Sun Bijoy Dibosh (Victory Day)
     25 Tue Christmas Day
     31 Mon New Year's Eve Bank Holiday Banks
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Recent News and Updates (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

17 Apr 2018 Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 2 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Earlier today, 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, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be celebrated on Tusday night, May 1st, 2018, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, the next day.  06 Jan 2018 Bangladesh 2018 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 2018.  20 Nov 2017 Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday December 2 (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 2017 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Saturday, December 2, 2017.  06 Nov 2017 Bangladesh 2018 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 today's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2018, was approved, including ordinary public holidays in Banglades and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order.  21 Sep 2017 Bangladesh 2017 Ashura Public Holiday (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent earlier tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Sunday, October 1, 2017, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.  23 Aug 2017 Bangladesh 2017 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's Governnment, has announced the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), on Saturday,Spetember 2, 2017, and annual non-working public holidays in Bangladesh.  29 May 2017 Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr June 22 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr (night of destiny) would be observed on the evening of Thursday, June 22, 2017, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.  29 Apr 2017 Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 11 (Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha-BSS) 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, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.  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.  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. Aft=Afternoon, Arm=Armenian, Bah=Bahai, Bnk=Banks and most financial institutions, Bud=Buddhist, Cat=Catholic, Chr=Christian, Cop=Coptic, Eve=Evening, Gov=Government services and civil servants, Hin=Hindu, Jew=Jewish, Lin=Linguistic or ethnic groups, Mor=Morning, Mun=Municipal, Mus=Muslim, Orth=Orthodox, Othr=Miscellaneous partial observances (usually described in the Additional Information section of this page), Prt=Protestant, Reg=Regional, Rel=Other Religion, Sch=Schools and universities, Sik=Sikh.

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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 2018 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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