Victory Day (Bangladesh)

Victory Day is a public holiday in Bangladesh, and it is observed on December 16 each year.

Victory Day commemorates the victory of the Bangladesh forces over the Pakistani forces in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

The British India was divided into two independent dominion states: India and Pakistan in 1947. The Dominion of Pakistan was made of two parts that time: the western part (now the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) and the eastern part (now the People's Republic of Bangladesh). However, the military and political services were dominated by personnel from the western wing.

On March 26, 1971, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman declared the independence of Bangladesh, which started the guerilla war against the Pakistan Army. The war lasted 9 months from March 26, 1971 to December 16, 1971, and resulted in the independence of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

The following is the list of Victory Day in Bangladesh from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Victory DayDec 16, 2021Thursday
Victory DayDec 16, 2022Friday
Victory DayDec 16, 2023Saturday
Victory DayDec 16, 2024Monday
Victory DayDec 16, 2025Tuesday

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