Planning to travel a lot this year? Here are all the long weekends of 2020

Did you just make a resolution this year to travel more? Or are you back from holidays and finding it difficult to find the motivation to start the year? Was traffic extra bad and you need to leave the city ASAP? 

We have got you covered with a list of all the long weekends this year. 

  • Thursday, 26th March: Independence Day
  • Thursday, 9th April: Shab e-Barat
  • Thursday,  7th May: Buddha Purnima
  • Sunday, 24th May -26th: Eid ul-Fitr
  • Sunday, 30 August: Ashura
  • Sunday, 25th October: Bijoya Dashami

Bonus:

Victory Day falls on 16th December 2020, which is on a Wednesday. So save a leave day for the 17th of December 2020, which is a Thursday, to get a long weekend then.

All Public Holidays of 2020

Long weekend or not, one can always look forward to a holiday. Here is a complete list of this year’s public holidays:

21 February, FridayInternational Mother Language Day
17 March, Tuesday Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birthday
26 Mar, Thursday Independence Day
9 April, Thursday Shab e-Barat
14 April, TuesdayBengali New Year
1 May, FridayMay Day
7 May, Thursday Buddha Purnima
22 May, FridayJumatul Bidah
22 May, FridayLaylat al-Qadr
24 May – 26th May
Sunday- Tuesday
Eid ul-Fitr Holiday
31 July- 1st August
Friday- Saturday
Eid ul-Adha
11 August, TuesdayShuba Janmashtami
15 August, SaturdayNational Mourning Day
30 August, SundayAshura
25 October, SundayVijaya Dashami
30 October, FridayEid-e-Milad un-Nabi
16 December, WednesdayVictory Day
25 Dec, FridayChristmas Day

Please note: these are according to the dates that are listed as Public Holidays by the Bangladesh government. Many dates are subject to change because of the moon and the country’s ever-reliable Moon Committee. We also assume that you have or can take Friday and Saturday off.

Wondering where to go?

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Visit one of the most unusual visa-free destinations. Be inspired and see more of Bangladesh by going to Chattagram or Panchargarh. Plan a getaway from Dhaka to Dohar, Munshiganj or Sreemangal.

Trying to stick to a budget this year? Check out the cities you can travel internationally to, without breaking the bank. Yes, it is only the first week of January, but, ticket prices to popular destinations hike up around long weekends. The earlier you plan, the better.  Figure out your visa ahead of time for India and Thailand with some of our tips.

Mark your calendars and have a great 2020!

Let us know how you would want to spend your long weekends in the comments. Stay tuned for travel advice in HiFi Public for more.

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