Festivals of Bangladesh

Festivals of Bangladesh

Festivals are the part and parcel of the Bangladeshi people. There are many festivals in Bangladesh. As most of the Bangladeshi people are Muslim, so the biggest festivals here are Eid ul Fitr and Eid Adha. Beside these People of all religion celebrate the different occasion in Bangladesh. Durga Puja, Krishna Janmashtami, Kali Puja are the Major festivals of Hindu Religion. Similarly Buddhist and Christian also celebrate their religious festival like Christmas Day. Buddha Purnima etc

Muslim Festivals

As there are the majority of the people are Muslim, so Muslim festivals are the major festivals of Bangladesh. There are many Muslim festivals are celebrated here. During the major festivals government of Bangladesh declares public holidays for the observance. Below I have highlighted the major festivals of Bangladesh with date and time.

Eid ul-Fitr

This is one of the biggest festivals for the Muslims of Bangladesh as well as around the Muslim community of the world. The Day is celebrated after the holy month of Ramadan. After a month of fasting during the Ramadan lunar month, people observed this day with great enthusiasm. For the occasion of this day, Bangladesh Government declares 3 days public holidays

When is Eid-Ul-Fitr

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This day is celebrated according to the Islamic calendar. As we know that the Islamic calendar is lunar calendar so the date mostly depends on the sighting of Moon. Below this the next five years date of Eid -Ul Fitr. Eid-Ul-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal Lunar month of Islamic Calendar.

Name of EventGregorian DateIslamic Hijri Year
Eid Ul FitrSaturday, July 18, 20151436
Eid Ul FitrWednesday, July 6, 20161437
Eid Ul FitrTuesday, June 27, 20171438
Eid Ul FitrSaturday, June 16, 20181439
Eid Ul FitrWednesday, June 5, 20191440
Eid Ul FitrMonday, May 25, 20201441
Eid Ul FitrWednesday, May 12, 20211442

Eid Ul Adha

Eid Ul Adha is also known as the festival of sacrifice. On this day, Muslim people honor the Sacrifices of Father of the Muslim Nation Ibrahim (Peace Be Upon Him) of his beloved son. Muslim Celebrate Eid ul Adha on the month of Zil Hajj Arabic Lunar month. This is the second largest occasion of Muslim in Bangladesh

When in Eid ul Adha

Here is the date of Eid ul Adha according to the Georgian Calendar and Islamic Lunar Calendar. As the Lunar Colander depend on Moon seeing, so the future date is just predicted. It is can be changed. On this occasion, the government declared 3 days holiday

Name of EventGregorian DateIslamic Hijri Year
Eid Ul AdhaFriday, September 25, 20151436
Eid Ul AdhaMonday, September 26, 20161437
Eid Ul AdhaWednesday, September 27, 20171438
Eid Ul AdhaFriday, September 28, 20181439
Eid Ul AdhaSunday, September 29, 20191440
Eid Ul AdhaWednesday, September 30, 20201441
Eid Ul AdhaMonday, July 19 20211442

Chaand Raat

It is the last date of Ramadan. When the moon of the next month Shawwal is seen, people with their family member become more joyful for the Eid ul Fitr. They take preparation for the next day. Girls and women become busy with decorating their hand with mehndi. Young boys go to the market and make fun with their friends. After Chand rat, Eid Comes. Eid ul Fitr is celebrated throughout the country of Bangladesh


Ashura is the day of remembrance and commemorates the death of Imam Huseyn (Peace Be Upon Him). He is the grandson of the Prophet of Muhammad(SAW). On this day of Tabular Islamic Calendar, Imam Hussein sacrificed his life in the Battle of Karbala. After this day, The day is observed by the Muslim Community of Bangladesh to remember the sacrifice.
Below Table is the estimated date of Ashura

Name of EventGregorian DateIslamic Hijri Year
AshuraSaturday, October 24, 20151436
AshuraTuesday, October 11, 20161437
AshuraSunday, October 1, 20171438
AshuraFriday, September 21, 20181439
AshuraTuesday, September 10, 20191440
AshuraSaturday, August 29, 20201441
AshuraWednesday, August 181442

Eid e-Milad-un Nabi

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Eid e-Milan-un Nabi is the day when the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had been born and pass away. This day is a public holiday in Bangladesh. This day is celebrated on Twelfth Month the third month of Islamic Calendar which is 12th Rabi Ul Awal. According to the Estimated date here is the date of Eid e Milad un Nabi

Name of EventGregorian DateIslamic Hijri Year
Eid e-Milad-un NabiSunday, January 4, 20151436
Eid e-Milad-un NabiSunday, December 25, 20161437
Eid e-Milad-un NabiWednesday, December 13, 20171438
Eid e-Milad-un NabiSunday, December 2, 20181439
Eid e-Milad-un NabiWednesday, November 20, 20191440
Eid e-Milad-un NabiTuesday, November 10, 20201441
Eid e-Milad-un NabiTuesday, October 19, 20211442


Shab E Qadr is the most prestigious night among the Muslim. This is the night when the Quran has been revealed. According to the Quran and Hadith, the night is better than the thousand night. This is also known as the night of destiny


Shab E Barat is celebrated in the mid of Islamic Month Shaban. Though there is no strong reference on Quran and Hadith Different Islamic scholar told about this day. On this day, Bangladeshi people pass their night with different types of Naf’l prayers. This is 15th Day of Shaban

Shab E Meraj

This night is also known as the night of Ascending. On this night, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) is taken to the Ascend of Allah. One of the pillars of Islam, Salah, is obliged to the Muslim Ummah on this night. Muslim People all over the world celebrate this day with Naf’l prayers.

Hindu Festivals

After the Muslim, Hindu is the second religion in Bangladesh. In the Hindu Community, there are many customs and culture. They have numerous festivals in Bangladesh. Here is the list of Major Hindu Festivals.

Durga Puja

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Durga Puja is the largest Hindu Festival in Bangladesh. It is most popular among the Indian Sub-continent and Bangladesh. It is celebrated during the middle of Ashwin month. It is a multi-day festival of Hindus. Government of Bangladesh Declared this day as a public Holiday


Janmashtami is the annual Hindu Festival which is celebrated during the birth date of Krishna. Krishna is the eight avatars of Vishnu. It is observed according to the Hindu Luni-Solar Calendar. The word Ashtami means Eight. The Eighth Day Krishna Paksha in Shravan Month is the birthday of Krishna Janmashtami. It is widely celebrated in Bangladesh

Besides these, there are different festivals are being celebrated by the Hindu community of Bangladesh. These are Dolyatra, Rathayatra, Kali Puja, Saraswati Puja, etc.

Buddhist & Christian Festivals

Buddhist and Christians are minor community in Bangladesh. Though they have many festivals but all of the festivals are not observed nationally due to their minority. Government of Bangladesh declares public holiday during their major festivals. Below, I have discussed their major festivals

Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima is the largest festival of Buddha Community. The day is a public holiday in Bangladesh. This day is celebrated among the Buddhist community to commemorates the birth of Gautama Buddha. This day also symbolizes the brotherhood.


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Easter is the festival of Christian People to commemorating the resurrection of Jesus. According to the new testament, on the third day of Crucification Jesus, he returns back to the earth and meets with some of his followers. The public holiday is being declared on Easter Sunday

National Mourning day

The is one the day when people of Bangladesh commemorates the death of Father of the nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. On August 15, 1975, he along with his family member are brutally killed on his house. On this day, people throughout the country commemorates and tribute to the father of the nation of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Folk Festivals

Bangladesh is a country of Culture. There are different days of the month and year, which are being celebrated across the country. Some of the events are also being celebrated in the particular region. This folk festivals has great impact on Bangladesh Culture. Below list are some of the Major folk festivals

Pohela Boishakh

Pohela Boishakh is the first day of Bangla New year. The word Pohela Means First and Boishakh is the first month of the Bangla Year. People around the country celebrate the day with great enthusiasm. Different Socio-Cultural organization celebrates this day with different programs. On the 14th April of Gregorian Calendar, Pohela Boishakh is observed.

Pohela Falgun

Pohela Falgun is the first day of Bangla month Falgun. Falgun is the first month of the king of season spring and tenth month of Bengali Calendar. People of Bangladesh observes this day to welcome the Spring. After the end of Winter, green leaves come out, the flowers begin to bloom. The Young girls and boys welcome this day by wearing yellow saree and Panjabi respectively. The festival of Pohela Falgun is also known as Basanta Utsab. The Day is 14th February according to the Gregorian calendar.


Nabanna is the traditional Bangla Folk festival which is celebrated in the village of Bangladesh. After harvesting the new rice, different pitha puli are prepared with the new rice. This delicious food is being distributed among the neighbors. Every house gets the festive look at the village. This is known as Nabanna. This occasion is observed during the season of Hemanta or late autumn. According to the Bengali Calendar, Kartik and Agrahayan make the Hemanta season.

National Days of Festivals

We have a great history. From the Language movements to independence we have many significant days which are being celebrated nationally. These national festivals reflect the history and traditions of Bangladesh. Here are some of the major national festivals of Bangladesh.

International Mother Language Day

On 21st February of 1952, The Brave Bangladeshi people sacrifice their lives for the sake of mother tongue. From that day, the day was celebrated as Language Movement Day of Bangladesh. The movement was held against the ruling Pakistani Army. In 1999, the United Nations declared the Language Movement Day as International Mother language Day. Now, it is celebrated worldwide for the history of Language Movement Day. 21st February is the public Holiday in Bangladesh

Independence Day

26 march is the independence day of Bangladesh. From this day, Bangladesh starts Liberation war against Pakistan. There is a long history of independence day. During the eve of Bangladesh Independence day, Operation Searchlight Had been run to kill the innocent Bangladeshi people. After that, Bangladesh started its journey to becoming independent.

Martyred Intellectuals Day

At the end of the war, 14th December 1971, Pakistani Invader started a mission to kill the intellectual of Bangladesh. Before this day, they made a list of Intellectuals. On 14th December, they killed thousands of Intellectuals. This is the red letter day for Bangladeshis. People of the country commemorates this day by tribune to martyred intellectual of 19171

Victory Day of Bangladesh

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After the nine months of the war, Bangladesh achieved independence from Pakistan. It was 16th December, the day when Bangladesh achieved Independence against Pakistan. The born of the new country in the world Map. The day is victory day of Bangladesh. Many different festivals are arranged from government and Non-government organizations for the occasions of Victory of Bangladesh. This day is Public holidays in Bangladesh.

This is all about the festivals of Bangladesh. besides these, there are thousands of Festivals are celebrated locally in different areas of Bangladesh. Here, we make a list of Major festivals in Bangladesh. If you have any questions about these festivals, please let us know through comments. We are here to help you

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