Bangladesh Government Holidays List calendar of 2017

Bangladeshi Calendar for 2017

Government Holidays in Bangladesh are two IDE, Durga Puja, Independent day, and others. Government official web portal publishes these every year. State calendar of 2017 gazettes all.

The government of Bangladesh publishes a holiday Gazette every year officially. It has 15 national public holidays, based on Bengali, Hijri, and Gregorian calendars. Near about 20-25 national and public holidays are in Bangladesh. There is an optional and public holiday. Optional holidays are based on Hindu, Muslim, Christian, and Buddhist festivals. Holidays are not same days in every year. It based on three separate calendars: Gregorian calendar, Islamic calendar, and Bengali calendars.

Bangladeshi Calendar for 2017
Bangladeshi Calendar for 2017

The first government national holiday starts on Bangla New Year Day. It is popular as Pohela Boishakh. Other two major holidays are two Eid. Here is a list of holidays of Bangladesh.

Government Holidays in Bangladesh 2017 Optional and public

There are many categories of holidays in Bangladesh. Holidays depend on Hindu, Muslim, Christian and Buddhist festivals.  There have state holidays, like Independent day, Ekushay February, Pohela Baishik and more.

State Public Holidays

  • 10 January – Bangabandhu Returning Day
  • 21 February –  Shahid Dibash
  • 17 March – Bangabandhu Birthday
  • 26 March – Independence Day
  • 14 April – Pohela Boishakh – (Friday)
  • 1 May – Solidarity of Workers  known as Mayday
  • 10 May – Buddha Purnima
  • 25 June – Eid Ul Fitr
  • 1 July – Bank Holiday Bank Holiday
  • 14 August – Janmashtami Public Holiday
  • 15 August – National Mourning Day – Banga Bandhu was assassinated by a group of junior Bangladesh Army officers. Public Holiday
  • 2 September – Eid ul-Adha – The holiday will start from 9 September, and it will end on 13 September.
  • 30 September – Vijaya Dasami Durga Puja
  • 01 October – Muharram (Ashura)
  • 16 December – Victory Day – the Pakistani army surrender to the Mukti Bahini .(Saturday)
  • 25 December – Christmas

Muslim

  • 12 May – Shab-e-Meraz Op
  • 14 June – Lailatul Barat Public Holiday
  • 23 June – Jumat-ul-bida
  • 22 June – Lailatul Qadr Public Holiday
  • 25 June – Eid Ul Fitr
  • 1 September –  Eid ul-Adha
  • 01 October – Muharram (Ashura)
  • 01 December – Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Muslim

Hindu

  • 01 February Wednesday  – Saraswati Puja Optional
  • 24 Friday February – Shivratri Optional
  • 12 Sunday- March – Shuvo Doljatra Op
  • 28 March – Harichad Thakur Abirbhab Op
  • 14 August – Janmashtami Public Holiday
  • 5 September, Tuesday  – Mahalaya op
  • 30 September – Vijaya Dasami Durga Puja
  • Thursday, October 19 – Lakshmi Puja
  • Thursday, October 19 – Shyama Puja Op

Christian

  • 1 January -New Year Day Optional
  • 5 March – Bhawasma Budhbar Op
  • 17 April – Punno Brihaspatibar Op
  • 18 April – Punno Shukrobar Op (Christian)
  • 19 April – Punno Shonibar Op (Christian)
  • 20 April – Ester Sunday Op (Christian)
  • 25 December – Christmas

Buddhist

  • 10th February 2017 (Friday) – Maghi Purnima Optional
  • Wednesday, May 3 – Buddha Purnima Public Holiday
  • 11 July – Ashari Purnima Op (Buddhist)
  • 8 October – Probarona Purnima
  • 27 October – Prabarana Purnima

In long Government Holidays, the traveler goes out for a vacation or tracking. Tour operators offer excellent package tour also.

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