Maha Shivaratri 2023 in Bangladesh

Maha Shivratri 2023 in Bangladesh is celebrated in honour quite joyously and it happens to be one of the most important festivals to ever get celebrated in the country. Now, as we all know Bangladesh is mostly preoccupied with the Islamic religion and culture, but Hindu religion specific festivals like Maha Shivaratri also do not get left out and are counted amongst the prominent holidays of the country. In the upcoming sections of this write up, we will find out the nature of this holiday attributed to this day.

When is Maha Shivaratri in 2023?


February, 2023


Maha Shivaratri in Bangladesh

Is Maha Shivaratri a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?

Maha Shivaratri is a public holiday for the general population according to Holidays 2023. 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

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
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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Quick Facts

This year: Sat, 18 February 2023
Next year: Fri, 8 March 2024
Last year: Tue, 1 March 2022
Type: Optional Holiday