Is Maghi Purnima a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?
Maghi Purnima is not a public holiday according to Holidays 2020. Most businesses, stores, and shops as well as all schools, universities, and government offices remain open on this day.
Maghi Purnima History
The history associated with Maghi Purnima in Bangladesh states that an earthquake occurred when Lord Buddha announced his impending death. Beliefs also say that just like the earth was shaken when Gautam Budhha was born, a similar thing happened when he attained enlightenment and eventually embraced death.
Maghi Purnima in Bangladesh is quite an important day for the Buddhist population of this country. Religious ceremonies are organised and it comprises most of the celebrations of the day. Many fairs also take place in the areas which have a majority of Buddhist population like Chittagong and many others. The fair of Buda Gonsai of Patiya, Buddha mela of Lathichari village of Raozan are some of the most popular ones.
Maghi Purnima Observances
|2019||Tue||19 February||Maghi Purnima||Observance|
|2020||Sat||8 February||Maghi Purnima||Observance|
|2021||Sat||27 February||Maghi Purnima||Observance|
|2022||Sun||6 February||Maghi Purnima||Observance|
|2023||Sun||5 February||Maghi Purnima||Observance|
|2024||Sat||24 February||Maghi Purnima||Observance|
|2025||Wed||12 February||Maghi Purnima||Observance|
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