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Bangladesh

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Bangladesh

Holidays & Observances in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is an Asian country located on the Bay of Bengal surrounded on almost all sides by India. Most of the population is Muslim, with about 8% being Hindu, so Muslim holidays are an important part of Bangladeshi culture. Many people in Bangladesh feel a strong connection to their language, Bangla, and the culture it represents. This is because their language was nearly taken away from them during the decades when Bangladesh was a part of Pakistan. They even have a holiday called International Mother Tongue Day to celebrate their love for their language and honor those who fought to keep it. They also celebrate New Year on the Bengali calendar, which marks the beginning of Summer.

 

Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Common Observance Country Holiday Observance Type Holiday Date
Armed Forces Days Armed Forces Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Victory Day Victory Day National, Federal, Bank, Public
Independence Day Independence Day Bangladesh National, Federal, Bank, Public
National Day Independence Day Bangladesh National, Federal, Bank, Public