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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.

Is Shab-e-Meraj a Public Holiday?

Shab-e-Meraj is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

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

Holiday currently only shown for years 2005–2024.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
2005ThuSep 1Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2006TueAug 22Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2007SatAug 11Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2008ThuJul 31Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2009MonJul 20Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2010FriJul 9Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2011WedJun 29Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2012SunJun 17Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2013ThuJun 6Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2014TueMay 27Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2015SunMay 17Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2016ThuMay 5Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2017MonApr 24Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2018FriApr 13Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2019WedApr 3Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2020SunMar 22Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2021ThuMar 11Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2022TueMar 1Shab-e-MerajOptional Holiday
2023SatFeb 18Shab-e-Meraj (Tentative Date)Optional Holiday
2024WedFeb 7Shab-e-Meraj (Tentative Date)Optional 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.