Is Maha Shivaratri a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?
Maha Shivaratri 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.
Why is Maha Shiv Ratri Celebrated in Bangladesh?
Maha Shivratri in Bangladesh is also celebrated to appease Lord Shiva. The festival is literally referred to as ‘The Great Night of Shiva’. As per the most strongest of beliefs, devotees believe that Maha Shivratri happened to be the day when Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati consummated their marriage.
It usually arrives during the month of Phalgun according to the Hindu Calendar and in between the months of February and March, according to the Gregorian calendar. Devotees are seen observing fasts on this and appeasing the Lord to bless them with a happy and prosperous life.
Maha Shivaratri Observances
|2019||Mon||4 March||Maha Shivaratri||Optional Holiday|
|2020||Fri||21 February||Maha Shivaratri||Optional Holiday|
|2021||Thu||11 March||Maha Shivaratri||Optional Holiday|
|2022||Tue||1 March||Maha Shivaratri||Optional Holiday|
|2023||Sat||18 February||Maha Shivaratri||Optional Holiday|
|2024||Fri||8 March||Maha Shivaratri||Optional Holiday|
|2025||Tue||25 February||Maha Shivaratri||Optional Holiday|
Also Read: Maha Shivaratri Celebrations in India
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