Ash Wednesday 2021 in Bangladesh

Ash Wednesday 2021 in Bangladesh happens to be one of the most widely celebrated festivals by the Christian population of the country. Just like in all other nations, Ash Wednesday also marks the beginning of the Lent period, where the two mottos of the folks get counted as prayers and repentance.

When is Ash Wednesday in 2021?

17

February, 2021

(Wednesday)

Ash Wednesday in Bangladesh

Is Ash Wednesday a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?

Ash Wednesday is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2021. 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

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
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
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Quick Facts

This year: Wed, 17 February 2021
Next year: Wed, 2 March 2022
Last year: Wed, 26 February 2020
Type : Optional Holiday