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Public Holidays in Bangladesh

List of public holidays for 2019 Bangladesh

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.

Holidays in Bangladesh

DayDateHoliday
ThursdayFebruary 21Language Martyr’s DayInternational Mother Language Day
SundayMarch 17Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthdayFather of Nation of Bangladesh
TuesdayMarch 26Independence DayDeclaration of Independence from Pakistan in 1971
SundayApril 14Bengali New YearFestival marking the start of the Bengali year
SundayApril 21Shab-e-BaratNight of Records
WednesdayMay 01May dayInternational Labor Day
SundayMay 19Buddha PurnimaLast Friday of Ramadan
FridayMay 31Jumatul Bidah27th of Ramadan
SaturdayJune 01Night of DestinyEnd of Ramadan
WednesdayJune 05Eid-ul-Fitr
ThursdayJune 06Eid-ul-Fitr
MondayAugust 12Eid-ul-AdhaDate varies on Lunar cycle
TuesdayAugust 13Eid-ul-AdhaDate varies on Lunar cycle
WednesdayAugust 14Eid-ul-AdhaDate varies on Lunar cycle
ThursdayAugust 15National Mourning day
SaturdayAugust 24JanmashtamiRestricted Holiday
TuesdaySeptember 10Ashura10th day of Muharram
TuesdayOctober 08Durga Puja
SundayNovember 10Eid Milad un Nabi
MondayDecember 16Victory DayCommemorates the surrender of the Pakistan army to the Mukti Bahini
WednesdayDecember 25Christmas Day
ThursdayDecember 26Boxing 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.

Population 

As of 10th March 2019, 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.

Currently 

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.

Religions 

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.

Airports 

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

Language 

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.

Area

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.

GDP 

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 2018

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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