The Bangladesh Bank has recently published the official list of public and private bank holidays for 2023. Bangladesh Bank Holiday List 2023 details the dates for all bank holidays in Bangladesh next year.
In total, there will be 24 days of bank holidays for scheduled banks across the country in 2023. The Bangladesh Bank issued a notification outlining the designated bank holidays for the upcoming year.
Of the 24 holidays, 22 days are public holidays as per government directives. The remaining 2 days – July 1st and December 31st – are specified as bank holidays by the Bangladesh Bank. So in effect, scheduled banks in Bangladesh will remain closed for 24 days in 2023 for holidays.
The public holidays are a mix of national days, religious events, and cultural celebrations. National days like Independence Day, Victory Day, and Martyrs’ Day are public holidays when banks remain shut. Major religious festivals like Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Adha, Durga Puja, Buddha Purnima also make the holiday list.
Bangladesh Bank Holiday List 2023
- February 21 – Martyrs’ Day and International Mother Language Day
- March 17 – Birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
- March 26 – Independence Day
- April 14 – Bengali New Year
- May 1 – May Day
- July 1 – Mid-Year Bank Holiday
- August 15 – National Mourning Day
- October 24 – Durga Puja
- December 16 – Victory Day
- December 25 – Christmas Day
- December 31 – Year-End Bank Holiday
The exact dates for some religious events are determined by the sighting of moon and hence may vary. But the Bangladesh Bank list provides the likely dates for next year.
The high number of holidays means banks will be closed for customers on almost 1 out of 10 days in 2023. So customers need to take this into account for financial planning and transactions. The Bangladesh Bank publishes the holiday list well in advance so that customers and banks can prepare accordingly.
List of Public and Private Bank Holiday in 2023
|Holiday||Date||No of Holidays|
|Shaheed Day and International Mother Language Day||21 February, Tuesday||01 day|
|*Shab-e-Barat||08 March, Wednesday||01 day|
|Birthday of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman||17 March, Friday||01 day|
|Independence and National Day||26 March,Sunday||01 day|
|Bengali New Year’s Day||14 April, Friday||01 day|
|*Shab-e-Qadar||19 April, Wednesday||01 day|
|* Wida Friday||21 April, Friday||01 day|
|*Eid-ul-Fitr||21, 22 & 23 April, Friday, Saturday & Sunday||03 days|
|May Day||01 May, Monday||01 day|
|*Buddha Purnima (Boishakhi Purnima)||04 May, Thursday||01 day|
|*Eid-ul-Azha||28, 29 & 30 June, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday||03 days|
|Bank Holiday||01 July, Saturday||01 day|
|*Moharrum (Ashura)||29 July, Saturday||01 day|
|National Mourning Day||15 August, Tuesday||01 day|
|*Janmashtami||06 September, Wednesday||01 day|
|*Eid-e-Miladun-Nabi (S)||28 September, Thursday||01 day|
|Durga Puja (Bijoya Dashami)||24 October, Tuesday||01 day|
|Victory Day||16 December, Saturday||01 day|
|Christmas Day||25 December, Monday||01 day|
|Bank Holiday||31 December, Sunday||01 day|
* Subject to the appearance of the Moon.
Bank Holiday in Bangladesh 2023
Bank Holiday List 2022 in Bangladesh
Bank Holiday List 2022 pdf Download : https://www.bb.org.bd/mediaroom/circulars/dos/nov132022dosl36.pdf