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Public Holidays and Festivals in Bangladesh 2019

The Government has decided that the following holidays will be observed in all government & semi-government offices and autonomous & semi-autonomous organizations of Bangladesh in the year 2019.

A) General Holidays list of Bangladesh, 2019

Sl. No.
Date ( ,2019)
Day
Occasion
01
February 21
Thursday
Language Martyrs' Day & International Mother Language Day
02
March 17
Sunday
Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Birthday
03
March 26
Tuesday
Independence Day & National Day
04
May 01
Wednesday
May Day
05
May 19*
Sunday
Buddha Purnima
06
May 31
Friday
Jumatul Bidah
07
June 05*
Wednesday
Eid ul-Fitr
08
August 12*
Monday
Eid ul-Adha
09
August 15
Thursday
National Mourning Day
10
August 24
Saturday
Janmashtami
11
October 08
Tuesday
Durga Puja (Vijaya Dashami)
12
November 10*
Sunday
Eid e-Milad-un Nabi
13
December 16
Monday
Victory Day
14
December 25
Wednesday
Christmas Day

* Subject to the appearance of the Moon.

Source: http://www.mopa.gov.bd/uploads/2018/archive/file121/reg4-2018-228.PDF

Apart from the 14 general holidays described above (including three weekly holidays), all government & semi-government and autonomous & semi-autonomous organizations in Bangladesh will be observed eight more holidays in the year of 2019 by executive order.

B) Public Holiday List of Bangladesh in Executive Order, 2019

Sl. No.
Date ( ,2018)
Day
Occasion
01
April 14
Sunday
Bengali New Year's Day
02
April 21*
Sunday
Shab e-Barat
03
June 02
Sunday
Shab-e-qadr*
04
June 04*
Tuesday
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday (Day Before Eid)
05
June 06*
Thursday
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday (Day After Eid)
06
August 11*
Sunday
Eid ul-Adha (Day Before Eid)
07
August 13*
Tuesday
Eid ul-Adha (Day After Eid)
08
September 10*
Tuesday
Ashura

* Subject to the appearance of the Moon.

Source: http://www.mopa.gov.bd/uploads/2018/archive/file121/reg4-2018-228.PDF

Additional Holiday Lists of Bangladesh, 2019

An employee can be allowed to enjoy an optional holiday of not more than 3 (three) days per year according to his / her own religion. Every employee must take pre-approval of the appropriate authorities to enjoy the optional 3 (three) days of scheduled holidays according to their own religion at the beginning of the year.

Religion-based holiday lists are described in C to G tables below,

C) Additional Holiday Lists (Muslim Festivals), 2019

Sl. No.
Date ( ,2019)
Day
Occasion
01
April 04
Thursday
Shab-e-Meraj
02
June 07*
Friday
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday (2nd Day After Eid)
03
August 14*
Wednesday
Eid ul-Adha (2nd Day After Eid)
04
October 23*
Wednesday
Akhari Chahar Somba
05
December 09*
Monday
Fateha-i-Yajdaham
* Subject to the appearance of the Moon.

Source: http://www.mopa.gov.bd/uploads/2018/archive/file121/reg4-2018-228.PDF

D) Additional Holiday Lists (Hindu Festivals), 2019

Sl. No.
Date ( ,2019)
Day
Occasion
01
February 10
Sunday
Saraswati Puja
02
March 04
Monday
Maha Shivaratri
03
March 21
Thursday
Doljatra (Holi)
04
April 03
Wednesday
Birthday of Shree Shree Harichand Thakur (Baruni)
05
September 28
Saturday
Mahalaya
06
October 07
Monday
Durga Puja (Maha Navami)
07
October 13
Sunday
Lakshmi Puja
08
October 27
Sunday
Kali Puja

Source: http://www.mopa.gov.bd/uploads/2018/archive/file121/reg4-2018-228.PDF

E) Additional Holiday Lists (Christian Festivals), 2019

Sl. No.
Date ( ,2019)
Day
Occasion
01
January 01
Tuesday
New Year's Day
02
March 06
Wednesday
Ash Wednesday
03
April 18
Thursday
Holy Thursday)
04
April 19
Friday
Good Friday
05
April 20
Saturday
Holy Saturday
06
April 21
Sunday
Easter Sunday
07
December 24
Tuesday
Christmas Eve
08
December 26
Thursday
Boxing Day (Day After Christmas Day)

Source: http://www.mopa.gov.bd/uploads/2018/archive/file121/reg4-2018-228.PDF

F) Additional Holiday Lists (Buddhist Festivals), 2019

Sl. No.
Date ( ,2019)
Day
Occasion
01
February 19*
Tuesday
Maghi Purnima
02
April 13
Saturday
Chaitra Sankranti
03
July 16*
Tuesday
Ashari Purnima
04
September 13*
Friday
Madhu Purnima (Vadra Purnima)
05
October 13*
Sunday
Prabarana Purnima (Ashwani Purnima)
* Subject to the appearance of the Moon.

Source: http://www.mopa.gov.bd/uploads/2018/archive/file121/reg4-2018-228.PDF

G) Additional Holiday Lists (For the employees of small ethnic groups working in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and outside), 2019

Sl. No.
Date ( ,2019)
Day
Occasion
01
April 12
Friday
Social festival of Besavi and other small ethnic groups of the Chittagong Hill Tracts
02
April 15
Monday

Source: http://www.mopa.gov.bd/uploads/2018/archive/file121/reg4-2018-228.PDF

Almost all government and semi-government offices and autonomous and semi-autonomous organizations enjoy two weekly holidays on Friday and Saturday each week. However, most non-governmental organizations are scheduled on Friday as weekly holidays. If any above mention holiday coincides with this weekly holiday then it will not be counted as extra holiday.

Time and Date mentioned on the above lists for Muslim and Buddhist festivals (marked by *) are based on the latest known dates and may vary according to the local sightings of the first-day moon.