According to the lunar calendar 2023, Ramadan in Bangladesh is predicted to fall on the following dates this year.
Ramadan 2023 in Bangladesh will start On Saturday, 3rd April 2023
Ramadan 2023 in Bangladesh will end On Sunday, 2nd May 2023
This blog intends to give a broad overview of Ramadan’s traditions and cultural significance in Islam.
Is Ramadan a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?
As per the calendar of Holidays 2023, for people in Bangladesh, Ramadan in Bangladesh 2023 is regarded as a sacred month. Throughout this month all activities are performed in accordance with the prayer timings (refer calendar for Iftar and Sehri timings) in public and private premises, schools, universities and markets. This holiday may be optional throughout the month in some regions.
Importance of Ramadan Month in Islamic Faith
Ramadan, also known as Ramazan, is a month-long fasting season in which Muslims abstain from eating or drinking from sunrise until sunset. Ramadan, on the other hand, is a time to spend with family, think, and connect with Allah; it is a time to recite the Holy Quran, perform prayers, participate in charity, and attend community feasts.
The month of Ramadan in Bangladesh 2023 is immensely important to the Muslim community. It marks the time when the teachings of the Holy Quran were first revealed to Prophet Muhammed. Eid-ul-Fitr a fast-breaking feast marks the end of Ramadan. On this day Muslims must offer a special prayer preferably in congregation in an open field or in a mosque’s prayer hall.
Significance of Fasting During Ramadan 2023
Fasting in Ramadan is one of the most essential practices followed by Muslims all over the world. One of Islam’s five pillars is the Ramadan fast. Fasting is a significant religious practice in Islam, especially during Ramadan. The other four pillars of Islam are Salat, Shahada, Zakat, and Hajj.
During the month of Ramadan, it is widely believed that Allah communicated the first words of Islam’s holy book the Quran. During Ramadan, fasting individuals are required to abstain from food, alcohol, and other delights from sunrise until sunset. Prayer, purity, spirituality, and generosity should be in the forefront of individuals’ minds. Fasting reminds us of the importance of self-control and the misery of the poor. Fasting over the entire month of Ramadan is good for your body and mind.
Ramadan 2023 Bangladesh Calendar
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Important Terms in Ramadan
Sawm is the Arabic word meaning ’fasting’ and is one of Islam’s Five Pillars. Fasting occurs throughout the Islamic calendar, but it is most closely connected with the month of Ramadan because of the month-long fast. Fasting is an important aspect of Ramadan, and all people of good mind and body are encouraged to fast during this Holy month. Sawm is the duration between every day from sunrise to sunset. Anyone who is still eating their Sehr at the conclusion of the Fajr (call to prayer) is exempted from the fast for that day.
The end of the day’s fast is marked by sunset and the beginning of Maghrib prayers. Before iftar (evening meal), which is generally enjoyed with friends and family, it is customary to end the fast by eating dates, a proven healthful snack.
The important festival of Eid al-Fitr, which means ’Festival of Breaking the Fast,’ occurs after the month of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr does not begin until the moon is visible. It’s a time for large feasts, presenting gifts to youngsters, and spending time with family and friends. Confirm dates and any community activities that are taking place near you by contacting your local mosque.
All Muslims should make Zakat al-Fitr, before the end of Ramadan and the special Eid al-Fitr prayer. Muslims donate Zakat al-Fitr to those in need, allowing those who are less fortunate to spend Eid al-Fitr with their family, close friends and loved ones.
The donation can be done Zakat al-Fitr at any time during the month, but many individuals prefer to do so on Laylat al-Qadr (the Night of Power), which occurs in the last ten days of Ramadan. The Night of Power is a unique event during which all benefits are multiplied.
Ramadan Celebrations In Bangladesh
The streets, shops, and market places of Bangladeshi cities and villages come alive with lights and decorations during Ramadan. Because Ramadan is one of the most widely observed festivals in Bangladesh, it attracts large crowds. The Muslim community takes the reciting of the Holy Quran (Koran) during Tarabih prayers, as well as the distribution of the Holy Quran, very seriously (Koran). During the Ramadan festival, Muslims distribute presents such as books and other items in an effort to spread the "light." The message of peace from this time is taken to the streets and communicated to anybody who would listen.
Adults keep fast for a month during the Ramadan festival. This means that they will not eat during the day, but will be allowed to eat tiny meals at night. In Bangladesh, Ramadan is also a time to deepen relationships between friends and family, and Muslims would frequently visit one another or join together for supper. Children are not compelled to participate in the fasting portion of this religious celebration, but they are encouraged to do so.
During Ramadan, special foods are produced, such as "Jilapi," which is a sweet, "Piazu," which is an onion dish, and "Beguni," which is a brinjal dish. The fact that many parents name their children ’Ramzan’ in honour of Ramadan demonstrates the importance and devotion to this religious celebration.
Ramadan is also used by committees and communities to bring people from different economic backgrounds together and form friendships. Everyone is invited to participate in the celebrations and its meaning by hosting forums, conversations, and speeches.
Those from poor families are given financial assistance so that they can participate in the festivities as well. Ramadan is a month of giving, caring for others, and teaching the community about the Islamic faith. It is a friendly and welcoming event that Muslims in Bangladesh look forward to every year.
|2019||Mon||6 May||Ramadan||Public Holiday|
|2020||Fri||24 April||Ramadan||Public Holiday|
|2021||Tue||13 April||Ramadan||Public Holiday|
|2022||Sun||3 April||Ramadan||Public Holiday|
|2023||Thu||23 March||Ramadan||Public Holiday|
|2024||Mon||11 March||Ramadan||Public Holiday|
|2025||Sat||1 March||Ramadan||Public Holiday|