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Shab-e-Meraj in Bangladesh

Isra and Mi'raj, also known as Al Isra' wal Miraj, is observed on the 27th day of the month of Rajab, the seventh month in the Islamic calendar. This event marks the night that Allah (God) took Mohammad (also known as Mohamed or Muhammed) on a journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then to heaven.

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The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
The Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, pictured above.
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About Shab-e-Meraj

Read more about Shab-e-Meraj.

Shab-e-Meraj Observances

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

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2017.

WeekdayDateYearNameHoliday Type
FriJul 92010Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
WedJun 292011Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
SunJun 172012Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
ThuJun 62013Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
TueMay 272014Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
SunMay 172015Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
ThuMay 52016Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
MonApr 242017Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday

Quick Facts

Isra and Mi'raj (Isra Me'raj, Israa and Mi'raaj, Laylat Al-Isra wa Al-Miraj, Lailat al Miraj, Night Journey and Ascension to Heaven) marks the night that the Prophet Mohammad traveled from Mecca to Jerusalem, ascended to heaven and returned.

Shab-e-Meraj 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

2018 date to be announced


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

List of dates for other years

Fun Holiday on April 24, 2018

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