Bangladesh Public Holidays 2017Today – 28 July 2017 – is not a holiday in Bangladesh.
This page contains a national calendar of all 2017 public holidays for Bangladesh. These dates may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.
|1 Jan||Sun||New Year's Day|
|21 Feb||Tue||Shahid Day|
|17 Mar||Fri||Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Birthday|
|26 Mar||Sun||Independence Day|
|14 Apr||Fri||Bengali New Year|
|1 May||Mon||May Day|
|10 May||Wed||Buddha Purnima|
|11 May||Thu||Shab e-Barat|
|23 Jun||Fri||Jumatul Bidah|
|23 Jun||Fri||Laylat al-Qadr|
|25 Jun||Sun||Eid ul-Fitr Holiday|
|26 Jun||Mon||Eid ul-Fitr|
|27 Jun||Tue||Eid ul-Fitr Holiday|
|14 Aug||Mon||Shuba Janmashtami|
|15 Aug||Tue||National Mourning Day|
|1 Sep||Fri||Eid ul-Adha Holiday|
|2 Sep||Sat||Eid ul-Adha|
|3 Sep||Sun||Eid ul-Adha Holiday|
|30 Sep||Sat||Vijaya Dashami|
|1 Dec||Fri||Eid-e-Milad un-Nabi|
|16 Dec||Sat||Victory Day|
|25 Dec||Mon||Christmas Day|
As a predominately Islamic country, the majority of recognized public holidays are based on Islamic culture and religion. Additionally, some key calendar dates of other religions are marked by official public holidays.
Bangladesh also honors several optional holidays throughout the year. Paid time off for the optional holidays are at the discretion of an employment contract or trade union collective bargaining agreement.
Although all employees are legally entitled to 11 paid festival holidays per year, if an employee is required to work on a paid holiday, he or she must be compensated at a rate equal to normal wages, in addition to a “dearment allowance.” This allowance, which is at the discretion of the employer, excludes any accrued vacation, time off or bonus offered by the employer.