Is Ash Wednesday a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?
Ash Wednesday is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2020. This means, offices, colleges, schools, universities, and several other academic institutions remain closed on this day.
How Do the Ash Wednesday Celebrations Take Place in Bangladesh?
According to the history of Ash Wednesday in Bangladesh, the event or festival takes place 45 days prior to Easter, the holy day when Jesus Christ is believed to have resurrected from his death.
Now, the people of Bangladesh too celebrate this day with great joy and fervour, especially the Catholic population. The churches of Bangladesh witness flocks of devotees on this day who arrive to offer their prayers. The Tejgaon Parish is the largest Church located in the capital city of Dhaka. Most of the folks in Bangladesh visit this place to offer their prayers for Ash Wednesday. Others who don’t visit this Church carry out the celebrations locally and may way for the goodness which lies ahead by sacrificing and lamenting as this is the right period to do so.
Ash Wednesday Observances
|2019||Wed||6 March||Ash Wednesday||Optional Holiday|
|2020||Wed||26 February||Ash Wednesday||Optional Holiday|
|2021||Wed||17 February||Ash Wednesday||Optional Holiday|
|2022||Wed||2 March||Ash Wednesday||Optional Holiday|
|2023||Wed||22 February||Ash Wednesday||Optional Holiday|
|2024||Wed||14 February||Ash Wednesday||Optional Holiday|
|2025||Wed||5 March||Ash Wednesday||Optional Holiday|