Bangladesh Government Holidays List calendar of 2016

Government Holidays in Bangladesh are two IDE, Durga Puja, Independent day, and others. Government official web portal publishes these every year. State calendar of 2016 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 holidays. 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.

Govt Holiday in Bangladesh

Bangla Calendar for 2016

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 2016 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 – Festival marking the start of the Bengali year
  • 1 May – Solidarity of Workers  known as Mayday
  • 13 May – Buddha Purnima
  • 1 July – Bank Holiday Bank Holiday
  • 18 July – Eid Ul Fitr
  • 25 July – Jumat-ul-bida
  • 26 July – Lailatul Qadr
  • 15 August – National Mourning Day – Banga Bandhu was assassinated by a group of junior Bangladesh Army officers. Public Holiday
  • 5 September – Janmashtami
  • 12 September Eid ul-Adha – The holiday will start from 9 September, and it will end on 13 September.
  • 11 October – Vijaya Dasami Durga Puja
  • 24 October – Muharram (Ashura)
  • 16 December – Victory Day – the Pakistani army surrender to the Mukti Bahini .

Muslim

  • 4 January – Eid-e-Miladunani Public Holiday
  • 1 January – Akheri Chahar Somba Optional
  • 12 February – Fatiha-e-Iazdahm Op
  • 17 May – Shab-e-Meraz Op
  • 14 June – Lailatul Barat Public Holiday
  • 18 July – Eid Ul Fitr
  • 25 July – Jumat-ul-bida Public Holiday
  • 26 July – Lailatul Qadr Public Holiday
  • 12 September –  Eid ul-Adha  – The holiday will start from 9 September, and it will end on 13 September.
  • 24 October – Muharram(Ashura) Public Holiday
  • 12 December – Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi Muslim

Hindu

  • 4 February – Saraswati Puja Optional
  • 27 February – Shivratri Optional
  • 16 March – Shuvo Doljatra Op
  • 28 March – Harichad Thakur Abirbhab Op
  • 14 June – Lailatul Barat Public Holiday
  • 5 September – Janmashtami Public Holiday
  • 30 September – Mahalaya op
  • 11 October – Vijaya Dasami Durga Puja
  • 26 October – Lakshmi Puja
  • 10 November – 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)
  • 24 December – Christmas Eve Op

Buddhist

  • 14 February – Maghi Purnima Optional
  • 13 April – Choitro Shonkranti Op
  • 13 May – 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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