NATIONAL EVENTS

Public and National Holidays of Bangladesh.

DateHolidayNotes
21/02/2017 TuesdayLanguage Martyrs' Day/Shahid DiboshAlso called as International Mother Language Day.
17/03/2017 FridaySheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthdayFather of the nation of Bangladesh was born March 17, 1920, Tungipara Upazila.
26/03/2017 SundayIndependence Day/Shadhinota DiboshDeclaration of Independence from Pakistan in 1971.
14/04/2017 FridayBangla New Year’s Day/Pohela Boishakh The first day of Bangla new year calender.
01/05/2017 MondayMay Day/May DiboshInternational Labour Day
10/05/2017 Wednesday Buddha PurnimaIt is a celebration of the birth, life, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha of Buddhism.
12/05/2017 FridayShab e BharatThe night of fortune and forgiveness, celebrated on the 15th Sha'aban.
23/06/2017 FridayShab e Kadar Night of Destiny, is one of the odd number night of the last ten days of Ramadan.
25/06/2017 SundayEid ul-FitrThis holiday marks the end of Ramadan.
26/06/2017 MondayEid ul-Fitr HolidayEid Holiday
27/06/2017 TuesdayEid ul-Fitr HolidayEid Holiday
14/08/2017 MondayKrishna Janmaashtami. Celebrates the birth of Lord Shri Krishna
15/08/2017 TuesdayNational Mourning Day/Jatio Shok DiboshSheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family were killed in 1975 in his residence in Dhanmondi.
01/09/2017 FridayEid ul-AdhaThis festival is a reminder of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael in obedience to God’s command.
02/09/2017 SaturdayEid ul-Adha HolidayEid Holiday
03/09/2017 SundayEid ul-Adha HolidayEid Holiday
30/09/2017 Saturday Durga Puja /Vijaya DasamiThis Hindu celebration commemorates Lord Rama’s victory over the evil demon Ravana.
01/10/2017 SundayAshura10th day of Muharram
01/12/2017 FridayEid e Milad un NabiMuslims observe the Prophet Muhammed's birthday.
16/12/2017 SaturdayVictory DayOn this day the Pakistani Army’s surrender to the Indo-Bangladeshi High Command in Dhaka in 1971.
25/12/2017 MondayChristmas dayChristmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Other Major Events of Bangladesh.

Event NameDateNotes
Barsha Utsab/Monsoon festival June the 13th/The 1st day of the Bengoli Month of AsharhThis day is marked with various traditional and colorful Bengoli celebrations like singing performances, drama, poetry recitation, screening of cinemas on rain, puppet show etc and women wear blue saris to celebrate the first day of Wet season.
Chobi Mela At the end of January This is an international festival of photography and the largest festival of photography held in Asia located in Dhanmondi 8A.
Dhaka Art SummitThe Beginning of FebruaryThe summit displays various artworks such as paintings, photography, sculptures, installations, digital art, video art, etc. Typically the event is held in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Segunbagicha, Ramna, Dhaka.
Dhaka International Film Festival Typically held in JanuaryDIFF is one of the most prestigious film events in Bangladesh, dedicated to introduce the mainstream global cinema to the local film makers as well as to promote healthy cine culture within Bangladesh. Typical venues are National Museum, Public Library and Alliance Francaise De Dhaka.
Dhaka International Trade Fair/Banijjo MelaJanuary the 1st to 31st of JanuaryIt is the biggest fair in Bangladesh, organized by Export Promotion Bureau and the Ministry of Commerce, held at Agargaon, Dhaka.
Dhaka National Tree Fair/Brikho MelaDuring the month of June & JulyIt is the biggest annual tree fair in the country, also takes place in Agargaon.
Ekushey Book Fair/Boi MelaDuring the month of February. It is the national book fair of Bangladesh, held in front of Bangla Academy.
Kite festival/Shakrain January 14th or 15thMainly celebrated in old Dhaka roof tops. Kite fighting, fireworks and flame eaters are the main attraction of this festival.
National cake festival/Jatiya Pitha UtsabDuring the month of December. Held in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy located in Segunbagicha.
Dhaka World Music FestivalFirst week of February This festival mixes between local folk and traditional music genres to world fusion and contemporary world music across the globe. Generally held in Sultana Kamal Mohila Krira Complex, in Dhanmondi.
Spring Festival/Pahela Falgun Generally celebrated on 13 FebruaryThis day women wear yellow saris to celebrate. It was first started on 1991 by students of Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts.