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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 2015–2020.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2015MonOct 12MahalayaOptional Holiday
2016FriSep 16MahalayaOptional Holiday
2017TueSep 5MahalayaOptional Holiday
2018MonOct 8MahalayaOptional Holiday
2019SatSep 28MahalayaOptional Holiday
2020ThuSep 17MahalayaOptional Holiday

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