This is the complete list of the events and holidays approved according to Bangladesh calendar 2012.
Bangladesh Holidays 2012:
New Year’s day – it is celebrated because of the arrival of the New Year. Mid-night celebrations are held on this day. Sunday, 01 January, 2012
Eid Milad-UN-nabi – this day is marked as the birth of the holy prophet. It is a religious event and will be observed on 04 February, 2012.
Independence Day – It is the national day to observe the declaration of independence. This day is celebrated by with several national rituals. Parades and speeches are held and people enjoy the freedom they got in 1971. Its common name is Shadhinota Dibôsh and is observed on Monday, 26 March, 2012
Me Dibôsh (May Day) – this day is observed in the respect of the labour union of the whole world who has given so many sacrifices for the social and economic progress. Day has been marked on Tuesday, 01 May, 2012.
Vesak/Wesak/Vesakha (Buddha Day) – it is determined by the lunar calendar and is referred as passing away of Gautama Buddha. People relish and hold parties in this particular day. According to Bangladesh calendar 2012 it will be observed on Sunday, 06 May, 2012.
Krishna Janmashtami - the day is marked as the birth of Krishna. This is a day full of bliss and happiness and is known as Sri Krishno Jônmashṭomi. It will be celebrated on 10 August 2012.
Eid ul-Fitr – it is a religious event. It is estimated by the lunar calendar and is marked at the end of Ramadan (another religious event). It will be held on Sunday, 19 August, 2012.
Vijaya Dasami – this national event is celebrated in the remainder of victory over evil demon Ravana. It is commonly known as Durga Puja and will be celebrated on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012.
Eid ul-Adha – it is a religious event which is enjoyed after hajj. It is celebrated in the remainder of sacrifice of the prophet ebrahim. It will be celebrated on Friday, 26 October, 2012.
Victory Day – the commonly known Bijôe Dibôsh is the day when Pakistan army surrendered to the indo-Bangladesh high command in 1971 and as a result Bangladesh got independence. It will be celebrated on Sunday, 16 December, 2012.
Language Martyrs’ Day – Bangla was accepted as a national language after lot of sacrifices. This day is celebrated in the remembrance of those heroes who gave their lives to make Bangla the national language of Bangladesh. It is also known as Shahid Dibash. In the Bangladesh calendar 2012 it will be celebrated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012.
Beside these events there are some other religious events held by minorities like Christmas, shab-e-qadr, sahib-e-meraj etc.