Shab-e-Meraj 2023 in Bangladesh

Shab-e-Meraj 2023 in Bangladesh is quite an important festival and people come out of their homes to celebrate this occasion very joyously. The day is also known as “Night Journey” among the followers of Islam. In Arabic, the same festival is known as “Lailat-al-Miraj”. As per the Islamic Calendar, Razab is the month when this particular festival is celebrated.

When is Shab-e-Meraj in 2023?


February, 2023


Shab-e-Meraj in Bangladesh

Also known as Al-Isra Wal-Miraj, the event of Shab-e-Miraj or Reraj marks the holy occasion when Prophet Muhammad miraculously rose to Heaven. This event is marked as a massive holiday and is called the Night of Ascent or Ascension. This holiday occurs one month before the Holy Ramadan during the seventh Islamic month, Rajab, as per the Hijri or Islamic Calendar.

Is Shab-e-Meraj a Public Holiday in Bangladesh?

Shab-e-Meraj 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.

How is Shab-e-Miraj Celebrated in Islam?

The realm of Islamic culture and religion finds the existence of so many festivals and events and Shab-e-Miraj is one of them. It truly is a festival, which has given quite a huge amount of significance. Each and every year, the Muslim population in Bangladesh make some special arrangements regarding this same event. They eagerly and patiently wait for the Moon sighting so as to remain aware of the confirmed date of Shab e Miraj in Bangladesh and also so that they can plan and plot their activities accordingly.

It is believed that on this very night, Allah or the almighty had shown his beloved, Prophet Muhammad quite a few things. There were many divine facts revealed to him. The Prophet Muhammad seeked from the almighty and brought five prayers daily for the Muslims worldwide on the same night.

Shab-e-Meraj Observances

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2019 Wed 3 April Shab-e-Meraj Optional Holiday
2020 Sun 22 March Shab-e-Meraj Optional Holiday
2021 Thu 11 March Shab-e-Meraj Optional Holiday
2022 Mon 28 February Shab-e-Meraj Optional Holiday
2023 Tue 14 February Shab-e-Meraj Optional Holiday
2024 Fri 2 February Shab-e-Meraj Optional Holiday
2025 Mon 20 January Shab-e-Meraj Optional Holiday
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Quick Facts

This year: Tue, 14 February 2023
Next year: Fri, 2 February 2024
Last year: Mon, 28 February 2022
Type: Optional Holiday