Did you just make a resolution this year to travel more? Or are you back from holidays and finding it difficult to find the motivation to start the year? Was traffic extra bad and you need to leave the city ASAP?
We have got you covered with a list of all the long weekends this year.
- Thursday, 26th March: Independence Day
- Thursday, 9th April: Shab e-Barat
- Thursday, 7th May: Buddha Purnima
- Sunday, 24th May -26th: Eid ul-Fitr
- Sunday, 30 August: Ashura
- Sunday, 25th October: Bijoya Dashami
Victory Day falls on 16th December 2020, which is on a Wednesday. So save a leave day for the 17th of December 2020, which is a Thursday, to get a long weekend then.
All Public Holidays of 2020
Long weekend or not, one can always look forward to a holiday. Here is a complete list of this year’s public holidays:
|21 February, Friday||International Mother Language Day|
|17 March, Tuesday||Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birthday|
|26 Mar, Thursday||Independence Day|
|9 April, Thursday||Shab e-Barat|
|14 April, Tuesday||Bengali New Year|
|1 May, Friday||May Day|
|7 May, Thursday||Buddha Purnima|
|22 May, Friday||Jumatul Bidah|
|22 May, Friday||Laylat al-Qadr|
|24 May – 26th May|
|Eid ul-Fitr Holiday|
|31 July- 1st August|
|11 August, Tuesday||Shuba Janmashtami|
|15 August, Saturday||National Mourning Day|
|30 August, Sunday||Ashura|
|25 October, Sunday||Vijaya Dashami|
|30 October, Friday||Eid-e-Milad un-Nabi|
|16 December, Wednesday||Victory Day|
|25 Dec, Friday||Christmas Day|
Please note: these are according to the dates that are listed as Public Holidays by the Bangladesh government. Many dates are subject to change because of the moon and the country’s ever-reliable Moon Committee. We also assume that you have or can take Friday and Saturday off.
Wondering where to go?
Trying to stick to a budget this year? Check out the cities you can travel internationally to, without breaking the bank. Yes, it is only the first week of January, but, ticket prices to popular destinations hike up around long weekends. The earlier you plan, the better. Figure out your visa ahead of time for India and Thailand with some of our tips.
Mark your calendars and have a great 2020!
Let us know how you would want to spend your long weekends in the comments. Stay tuned for travel advice in HiFi Public for more.