Bangladesh is a study in contrast. While considered one of the poorest countries in the world, Bangladesh is fast becoming the outsourcing destination of choice because of its pool of young, skilled and eager local talents. When visiting Bangladesh, it pays to remind the traveler that holidays are not just days of closed business offices, but opportunities to immerse in the country’s local colors and flavors.
New Year’s Day – As with other countries in Asia, the New Year is celebrated in Bangladesh according to the Gregorian calendar, although Bangladesh has its own version of New Year’s tradition.
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
Bangladesh is a country with a majority Muslim population. As such, Islamic celebrations are an important part of Bangladeshi life. The Milad-un-Nabi is an equivalent of Christmas Day in the Western world. It is marked to celebrate the birth of the Prophet Mohammed (P.B.U.H).
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Shahid Dibash Day
Language Martyr’s Day – In 1952, martyrs of the Language Movement protested, and were killed, in an effort to make Bangla an official language of communication in Pakistan. It was from this movement that numerous other movements, including that of fighting for freedom of Bangladesh from Pakistan, originated.
Thursday, 21 February 2013
Independence Day is the most colorful and most venerated day in the whole of Bangladesh. This day in the Bangladesh calendar 2013 marks the beginning of a 9 month long struggle in 1971 that aimed at freeing Bangladesh from Pakistan.
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
Labor Day – This day is marked to celebrate the average worker and address important issues that affect the workers such as problems with their wages and any mistreatment that there might be at the workplace. Workers in Bangladesh play an important role in making the country what it is today and it is only fitting that they be celebrated on their own special day. In fact, Bangladeshis are fast rising to become one of the world’s most reliable freelance contractors, a movement that is seen to change the workplace of the future.
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
The Birth of Buddha – This day in the Bangladesh calendar 2013 marks the birth of the most important figure in Buddhism: Gautama Buddha. However, unlike the two, it also celebrates the life, passing and ascension into Nirvana of Buddha. This day, also called wesak, falls on the full moon of Uposatha in the Buddhist calendar.
Night of Ascension – This day in the Bangladesh calendar 2013 memorializes the nightlong journey of Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem where, finally, he was purified and ascended to the heavens.
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
The End of Ramadan – Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the most important dates in the Muslim calendar. The day usually marks the completion of the holy month of Ramadan. The day usually varies depending on the sighting of the moon. Its celebration is marked with mass prayers, giving to the poor and feasts and festivals.
Wednesday, 14 August 2013
Festival of the Goddess Durga – Is primarily a Bengali festival in honor of the goddess Durga. On this day, numerous Punja Mandaps are set up in different places in the country. Bijoya Dashami, which is the last day of Durga Puja, is a national holiday in Bangladesh.
Feast of Sacrifice – The Feast of Sacrifice commemorates the sacrifice that Abraham did in order to obey God; hence, on this day, Muslims help the poor and donate money to the charity. This is celebrated after the Hajj, or the devout’s pilgrimage to Makkah (Mecca), Saudi Arabia.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Islamic New Year – Also known as the Muharram, Al Hijra falls on the first day of the month on which the prophet Muhammad made the journey from Mecca to Medina. Despite this seemingly significant event, Al-Hijra does not compare in elaborate rituals and celebrates to that of the Eid ul-Fitr or Eid al-Adha. The devout regard this day as a day of reflection, although some modern Muslims exchange greeting cards to celebrate the occasion.
Monday, 4 November 2013
Unlike most of the other holidays in Bangladesh, the Bijoy Dibosh is not a religious festival. It is a political holiday that is meant to mark the day when Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan. It was on 16th December 1971 that the 9 month struggle to free Bangladesh from Pakistan came to an end successfully
Tuesday, 16 December 2013
Have a Happy Bangladesh Holidays in 2013. .!