Bangladesh Holidays Calendar 2016 – Public Holidays List by Govt

Bangladesh Public Holidays Calendar 2016

Bangladesh government approved 22 public holidays for the year 2016. List of BD government holidays 2016 are finalized after consultations with Bangla Academy, Religious Affairs Ministry and Meteorological Department.

According to the approved public holidays lists 2016, there would be 14 public holidays. In addition, there would be another eight holidays, which would be observed on executive order from the government of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Govt Holidays 2016 have 14 general holidays which will include four weekly holidays — two Fridays and two Saturdays — while out of the 8 (eight) holidays by executive order of the government, there would be no weekly holidays.

Apart from the 22 days of Bangladesh government holidays in 2016, there will also be three-day optional holidays for various religious communities of the country.

Besides, there will also be optional holidays on 29th of Chaitra and 2nd of Boishakh for the people living in the Chittagong hill tract districts marking the “Boishabi” festival of the ethnic minority groups.

Plan your holidays according to Bangladesh Public Holidays 2016 and have a great year 2016.

Bangladesh Public Holidays 2016 List

Bangladesh Government Holidays 2016

# Date Day Holidays
1  21 February  Sunday  Language Martyrs’ Day (শহীদ দিবস)
2  17 March  Thursday  Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman’s Birthday
3  26 March  Saturday  Independence Day (স্বাধীনতা দিবস)
4  14 April  Thursday  Bengali New Year (Bangla Noboborsho 1423/বাংলা নববর্ষ ১৪২৩)
5  01 May  Sunday  International Labour Day (May Day)
6  21 May  Saturday  Buddha Purnima (বুদ্ধ পূর্ণিমা)
7  23 May  Monday  Shab-ebarat (শব-ই-বরাত)
8  01 July  Friday  Jummatul Bidah (জুম্মা-তুল-বিদা)
9  03 July  Sunday  Shab-e-Qadr (শব-ই-কদর)
10  05 July  Tuesday  Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
11  06 July  Wednesday  Eid-ul-Fitr (রোজার ঈদ)
12  07 July  Thursday  Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
13  15 August  Monday  National Mourning Day (জাতীয় শোক দিবস)
14  25 August  Thursday  Janmashtami (জন্মাষ্টমী)
15  11 September  Sunday  Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
16  12 September  Monday  Eid-ul-Azha (কোরবানির ঈদ)
17  13 September  Tuesday  Eid-ul-Azha Holiday
18  11 October  Tuesday  Durga Puja (বিজয়া দশমী)
19  12 October  Wednesday  Ashura (আশুরা/মুহররম)
20  12 December  Monday  Eid-e-Milad-un Nabi (ঈদ-ই-মিলাদুন্নবী)
21  16 December  Friday  Victory Day (বিজয় দিবস)
22  25 December  Sunday  Christmas Day (ক্রিসমাস ডে)

Bangladesh Calendar 2016

Please note that Bangladesh Holidays Calendar 2016 are sometimes subject to arbitrary last minute changes by local authorities, just as in any other part of the world. Although, effort has been made to present an accurate list of holidays for the year 2016, we cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omission of data herein. Therefore, you can verify the above dates with the official government announcements. Moreover, all the Islamic festivals are based on Islamic calendar, determined by various moon phase sighting.

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