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Ash Wednesday in Bangladesh

The first day of Lent is known as Ash Wednesday for Christians worldwide. It is the beginning of the Lenten fast. The Lenten fast lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays) and ends on Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter Sunday.

Is Ash Wednesday a Public Holiday?

Ash Wednesday is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Ash is an important symbol of Ash Wednesday in many Christian churches.

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About Ash Wednesday

Read more about Ash Wednesday.

Ash Wednesday Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2015–2021.

Note: This day is an optional public holiday for the religious communities in Bangladesh.

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015WedFeb 18Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
2016WedFeb 10Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
2017WedMar 1Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
2018WedFeb 14Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
2019WedMar 6Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
2020WedFeb 26Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday
2021WedFeb 17Ash WednesdayOptional Holiday

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