Govt. Holidays and Observances in Bangladesh in 2021

Govt Holidays 2021 The cabinet of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has approved the list of public holidays for the coming year 2021 after approving unanimously in the cabinet. And MOPA (Ministry of Public Administration) released on November 02, 2020 at a virtual meeting of the cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. After the meeting the Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam briefed about the approved holidays.. According to the previous year’s holiday, this year Bangladesh Government Holidays Calendar 2021.

The various bank holidays in Bangladesh and for that matter, the public holidays are decided by the government and the various union territories in Bangladesh. The nation is a multicultural and very diverse country also has many national and other bank holidays. Some of these are very local and they can be decided by the respective state governments.

Bangladesh Government Holiday List 2021

1 Jan FridayNew Year’s DayOptional Holiday
10 Jan SundayBangabandhu Homecoming DayObservance
4 Feb SundayValentine’s DayObservance
16 Feb TuesdaySaraswati PujaOptional Holiday
17 Feb WednesdayAsh WednesdayOptional Holiday
21 Feb SundayLanguage Martyrs’ DayPublic Holiday
27 Feb SaturdayMaghi PurnimaOptional Holiday
2 Mar TuesdayNational Flag DayObservance
11 Mar ThursdayMaha ShivaratriOptional Holiday
11 Mar ThursdayShab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
17 Mar WednesdaySheikh Mujibur Rahman’s birthdayPublic Holiday
20 Mar SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
26 Mar FridayIndependence DayPublic Holiday
28 Mar SundayDoljatraOptional Holiday
29 Mar MondayHoliHindu Holiday
1 Apr ThursdayMaundy ThursdayOptional Holiday
2 Apr Friday Good FridayOptional Holiday
3 Apr SaturdayHoly SaturdayOptional Holiday
4 Apr Sunday Easter DayOptional Holiday
5 Apr Monday Easter MondayOptional Holiday
14 Apr Wednesday Bengali New YearPublic Holiday
1 May Saturday May DayPublic Holiday
9 May Sunday Mothers’ DayObservance
13 May ThursdayEid ul-FitrPublic Holiday
14 May Friday Eid ul-Fitr HolidayPublic Holiday
15 May Saturday Eid ul-Fitr HolidayPublic Holiday
16 May Sunday Eid ul-Fitr HolidayOptional Holiday
26 May Wednesday Buddha Purnima/VesakNational holiday
20 Jun SundayFathers’ DayObservance
21 Jun MondayJune SolsticeSeason
1 Jul ThursdayJuly 1 Bank HolidayBank Holiday
20 Jul Tuesday Eid al-AdhaPublic Holiday
21 Jul Wednesday Eid al-Adha 2Public Holiday
22 Jul Thursday Eid al-Adha 3Public Holiday
23 Jul FridayEid al-Adha 4Optional Holiday
24 Jul Saturday Ashari PurnimaOptional Holiday
15 Aug Sunday National Mourning DayPublic Holiday
19 Aug Thursday Ashura (Tentative Date)Public Holiday
22 Aug SundayRaksha BandhanHindu Holiday
30 Aug Monday JanmashtamiPublic Holiday
10 Sep FridayGanesh ChaturthiHindu Holiday
23 Sep ThursdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
3 Oct Sunday Akhari Chahar SombaOptional Holiday
7 Oct Thursday First Day of NavaratriHindu Holiday
15 Oct FridayDurga PujaPublic Holiday
19 Oct Tuesday Eid e-Milad-un NabiPublic Holiday
20 Oct WednesdayPrabarana PurnimaOptional Holiday
31 Oct Sunday HalloweenObservance
4 Nov Thursday Lakshmi PujaOptional Holiday
4 Nov ThursdaySri Shayama PujaOptional Holiday
17 Nov WednesdayFateha-i-YajdahamOptional Holiday
16 Dec Thursday Victory DayPublic Holiday
21 Dec Tuesday December SolsticeSeason
24 Dec Friday Christmas EveOptional Holiday
25 Dec SaturdayChristmas DayPublic Holiday
26 Dec Sunday Boxing DayOptional Holiday
31 Dec FridayNew Year’s EveBank Holiday

Bangladesh Govt Holiday Calendar 2021

Bangladesh Government Holiday Calendar 2021

Like the current year, the year 2021 will also consist of 22 (twenty two) days of public holidays. Out of total 22 days of holidays, 14 (fourteen) days will be observed as Ordinary Public Holidays while 8 (eight) days will be observed under Executive Order. But unfortunately, 07 (seven) days, out of the 22 holidays will be on the weekly holidays. However, in the previous year, 8 (eight) days, out of the 22 holidays fell on weekly holidays. Here follows a comparative analysis of the public holidays merged by weekends or weekly holidays.

Download Bangladesh Government Holiday Calendar 2021 (High Resolution) in PDF Format

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