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Mahalaya in Bangladesh

Is Mahalaya a Public Holiday?

Mahalaya is an optional holiday. Employment and holiday laws in Bangladesh allow employees to choose a limited number of holidays from a list of optional holidays. Some employees may choose to take the day off on this day, however, most offices and businesses remain open.

Mahalaya Observances

Holiday currently only shown for years 2008–2022.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2008SunSep 28MahalayaOptional Holiday
2009FriSep 18MahalayaOptional Holiday
2010SunOct 17MahalayaOptional Holiday
2011TueSep 27MahalayaOptional Holiday
2012MonOct 15MahalayaOptional Holiday
2013MonOct 7MahalayaOptional Holiday
2014TueSep 23MahalayaOptional Holiday
2015MonOct 12MahalayaOptional Holiday
2016FriSep 16MahalayaOptional Holiday
2017TueSep 5MahalayaOptional Holiday
2018MonOct 8MahalayaOptional Holiday
2019SatSep 28MahalayaOptional Holiday
2020ThuSep 17MahalayaOptional Holiday
2021WedOct 6MahalayaOptional Holiday
2022SunSep 25MahalayaOptional Holiday

While we diligently research and update our holiday dates, some of the information in the table above may be preliminary. If you find an error, please let us know.