Country Holidays

Public Holidays in Bangladesh

List of public holidays

National flag of BangladeshBangladesh is a South Asian country situated to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal and popular for its lush greenery and many waterways. Its Padma, Meghna and Jamuna rivers are popular among travelers to travel on boats. And without talking the greenery the definition of Bangladesh is never completed. The enormous mangrove forest shared with Eastern India on the southern coast showcases lush greenery and huge trees but that’s also the home of a Bengal tiger.

Bangladesh is a big Muslim country with a huge population of different religions with the largest of Muslims. Muslims celebrate their religious traditions by the Holidays given to Public and government sectors.

Holidays in Bangladesh

Day Date Holiday
Sunday February 21 Language Martyr’s Day International Mother Language Day
Wednesday March 17 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthday Father of Nation of Bangladesh
Friday March 26 Independence Day Declaration of Independence from Pakistan in 1971
Wednesday April 14 Bengali New Year Festival marking the start of the Bengali year
Sunday March 28 Shab-e-Barat Night of Records
Saturday May 01 May day International Labor Day
Wednesday May 19 Buddha Purnima Last Friday of Ramadan
Thursday May 6 Jumatul Bidah 27th of Ramadan
Monday May 10 Night of Destiny End of Ramadan
Wednesday May 12 Eid-ul-Fitr
Thursday May 13 Eid-ul-Fitr
Monday July 19 Eid-ul-Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Tuesday July 20 Eid-ul-Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Wednesday July 21 Eid-ul-Adha Date varies on Lunar cycle
Sunday August 15 National Mourning day
Sunday August 29 Janmashtami Restricted Holiday
Wednesday August 18 Ashura 10th day of Muharram
Monday October 11 Durga Puja
Monday October 18 Eid Milad un Nabi
Thursday December 16 Victory Day Commemorates the surrender of the Pakistan army to the Mukti Bahini
Saturday December 25 Christmas Day
Sunday              December 26 Boxing Day

Capital of Bangladesh

The capital of Bangladesh is Dhaka which is the largest city of Bangladesh with over 19 million people living in the Greater Dhaka area. Even it’s known as the most densely populated cities in the world.

Prime Minister

The current Prime Minister of Bangladesh is Sheikh Hasina the daughter of first President of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She is the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh and took the responsibility in January 2009. Till now she has become the longest-serving prime minister of Bangladesh.


As of 10th March 2022, the total population of Bangladesh is 167,540,358 which is just 2.18% of the total world population. In the list of populated countries, Bangladesh comes at the 8 number. 37.2% of this total population is urban.

National Flag 

On 17 January 1972, Bangladesh officially adopted the national flag. It consists of a red disc on top of the green field. The red disc is offset slightly toward the hoist so in the flying flag it looks centered.


The currency of Bangladesh is Bangladeshi Taka and the symbol for the currency is Tk. The Bangladeshi Taka is not even close to the US dollar but it is much closer to Indian and Pakistani currency.


Majority of the population in Bangladesh is Islam which is almost 90%. Similarly, around 9% is Hinduism and remaining are Buddhists and Christians.

Dialing code

The dialing code of Bangladesh is +880. This code is dialed after the IDD and then further each area code is used for calling.


There are several Airport in Bangladesh and the most popular Airports are Osmani International Airport and Barisal Airport.


The national language of Bangladesh is Bengali.

Top destinations 

There are a number of spots to visit in Bangladesh but the most popular ones are Dhaka, Sundarbans, Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong.


The total area of Bangladesh was 1,47,570 sq. Km. in 2014. Later Bangladesh gets 19,467 sq. Km. Bay area according to the international court judgment.


From an economic point of view, Bangladesh is the 42nd large country with GDP of 249.7 billion USD which was in 2017 and was $285.817 billion US dollars in

National color 

The national colors of Bangladesh are Red, Green, and Gold.

National flower 

The national flower of Bangladesh is water, Lilly.

National sports

The most popular sports in Bangladesh are Kabaddi, Cricket, Football, Hockey, Chess, Golf, Handball, and Volleyball.


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