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Eid ul-Fitr

Eid ul-Fitr 2020, 2021 and 2022

In Bangladesh, the first day of Shawwal that breaks the long fast of Ramadan is a national public holiday known as “Eid ul-Fitr”. It is a time of happiness and feasting as well as of prayer and devotion.

YearDateDayHoliday
202024 MaySunEid ul-Fitr Holiday
25 MayMonEid ul-Fitr
26 MayTueEid ul-Fitr Holiday
202113 MayThuEid ul-Fitr Holiday
14 MayFriEid ul-Fitr
15 MaySatEid ul-Fitr Holiday
20222 MayMonEid ul-Fitr Holiday
3 MayTueEid ul-Fitr
4 MayWedEid ul-Fitr Holiday
202321 AprFriEid ul-Fitr Holiday
22 AprSatEid ul-Fitr
23 AprSunEid ul-Fitr Holiday
20249 AprTueEid ul-Fitr Holiday
10 AprWedEid ul-Fitr
11 AprThuEid ul-Fitr Holiday

In preparation for Eid, people in Bangladesh will be out busily shopping for the new clothes they will wear, for small gifts to exchange with friends and family, and food items for the Eid ul-Fitr feast.

Those living in the cities often travel back to their birth village for Eid ul-Fitr where they can spend it with family. Early on Eid morning, people attend a special mosque service for Eid prayers.

More unique Eid-ul-Fitr traditions of Bangladesh include: women making colourful designs on their hands with pigments derived from hena leaves, going to the graves of deceased relatives to pray for them, and eating Semai, a kind of “sweet coconut noodle” just after returning from Eid prayers.