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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.

Jerusalem

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 2015–2020.

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

YearWeekdayDateNameHoliday Type
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

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