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Bangladesh Public Holidays News and Updates

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This page contains a sampling of our database of news and updates related to Bangladesh public holidays, bank holidays, government holidays and national holidays, as of August 2019, and covering calendar year 2019 Bangladesh public holidays, gathered as part of our continuous monitoring of worldwide news media and official government sources to detect changes to bank holidays and public holidays legislation, or ad hoc bank holidays and public holidays changes, anywhere in the world.

Below is this list of Bangladesh public holidays news and updates.

2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh 2019 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's State Minister for Religious Affairs, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, has announced that the date of the upcoming 2019 Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), would be Monday, August 12, 2019.
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  • Jun
  • 1
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  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr June 2

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Saturday, June 1, 2019, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Apr
  • 6
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat April 21

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Earlier today, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be celebrated on Sunday night, April 21st, 2019, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, the next day.
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  • Mar
  • 8
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Meraj April 3

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Rajab had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Lailatul Meraj would be observed on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday December 30

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's government has announced that it had declared Sunday, December 30, 2018, as an additional one-off non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming eleventh parliamentary elections.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday November 21

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2018 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Bangladesh 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at yesterday's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2019, was approved, including ordinary public holidays in Bangladesh and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order.
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  • Sep
  • 11
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  • Bangladesh 2018 Ashura Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had not sighted the New Moon crescent, last night, and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura (commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hossain), and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Friday, September 21, 2018, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Jun
  • 6
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  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr June 13

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that, upon the recommendation of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee, the upcoming Lailatul Qadr or Shab-e-Qadr (night of destiny) in Bangladesh would be observed on the evening of Tuesday, June 12, 2018, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 2

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Earlier today, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be celebrated on Tuesday night, May 1st, 2018, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, the next day.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Bangladesh 2018 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2018.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday December 2

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2017 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Saturday, December 2, 2017.
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  • Nov
  • 6
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  • Bangladesh 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at today's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2018, was approved, including ordinary public holidays in Bangladesh and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order.
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  • Sep
  • 21
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  • Bangladesh 2017 Ashura Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent earlier tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Sunday, October 1, 2017, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Bangladesh 2017 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Governnment, has announced the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), on Saturday, September 2, 2017, and annual non-working public holidays in Bangladesh.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr June 22

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr (night of destiny) would be observed on the evening of Thursday, June 22, 2017, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Apr
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 11

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky, and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Thursday, May 11, 2017, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Bangladesh 2017 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2017.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh 2017 Public Holidays Gazetted

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has gazetted the recently-announced list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday December 13

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2016 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Tuesday, December 13, 2016.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Bangladesh 2017 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at Monday's Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, after consulting the Bangla Academy, the Religious Affairs Ministry and the Weather Department, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2017, was approved.
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  • Oct
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh 2016 Ashura Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Sep
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh 2016 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Governnment, has announced that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), annual non-working public holidays in Bangladesh would be extended by one day on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
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  • Jun
  • 26
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  • Bangladesh Bank Holidays July 4

    The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has amended its previously-released list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2016, by also declaring Monday, July 4, 2016, as a one-off non-working bank holiday in Bangladesh's "all state-owned and private commercial banks".
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Bangladesh Extends 2016 End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Earlier today, a public administration ministry official announced that Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, had approved a one-off non-working public holiday in Bangladesh on Monday, July 4, 2016, by virtue of her executive powers, meaning that Bangladesh's government offices will be closed from July 1st to July 9, 2016, inclusively, for the upcoming Jumatul Bidah, Shab-e-Qadar, and End of Ramadan public holidays of Bangladesh.
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  • May
  • 8
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat May 22

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Late last night, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky earlier that night and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Sunday, May 22, 2016, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Apr
  • 17
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  • Bangladesh Declares April 23 and May 7 Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's government has announced that it had declared 2 additional one-off non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming third and fourth phases of Union Parishad (UP) polls, on April 23 and May 7, 2016, respectively.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Meraj May 4

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Rajab had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Lailatul Meraj would be observed on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
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  • Jan
  • 4
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  • Bangladesh 2016 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2016.
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2015

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Bangladesh Eid-e-Miladunnabi Public Holiday December 25

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2015 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi (Prophet's Birthday) annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, to Friday, December 25, 2015.
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  • Dec
  • 13
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  • Bangladesh Second Eid-e-Miladunnabi 2015 Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The Chairman of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1437 had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the annual Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Friday, December 25, 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh 2016 Public Holidays Approved

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, has announced that, at today's regular Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, last month's draft version of the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2016, had been approved as the official list of non-working 2016 public holidays in Bangladesh.
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  • Oct
  • 15
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  • Bangladesh 2015 Ashura Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh, would be observed across the country on Saturday, October 24, 2015, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Oct
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh Moves 2015 Durga Puja Public Holiday

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary, Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, has announced that the previously-released list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2015 had been amended by moving the date of the upcoming Durga Puja annual non-working public holiday of Bangladesh, from its announced date of October 23, 2015.
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  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh 2016 Public Holidays Draft

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Public Administration Ministry, has announced that it had finalized the draft version of the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Bangladesh 2015 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Minister, and Chairman of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Matiur Rahman, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Friday, September 25, 2015, in Bangladesh, as the Moon for the month of Zil Hajj was not sighted last night.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Bangladesh Reconsidering Electoral Public Holidays

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Election Commissioner Abu Hafiz, who saw the UK polls last month, has issued a note against future polling/election days being declared one-off non-working public holidays in Bangladesh.
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  • May
  • 20
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat June 2

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Late last night, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky earlier that night and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, to be accompanied by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2015.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday January 4

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The Chairman of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee, Motiur Rahman, has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1436 had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the annual Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Sunday, January 4, 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, M Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, has announced that, at a regular cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, earlier today, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2015 was approved.
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  • Oct
  • 25
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  • Bangladesh 2014 Ashura Public Holiday Confirmed

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, which corresponds to the previously-announced date for Ashura, and related public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Sep
  • 26
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  • Bangladesh 2014 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Minister, and Chairman of the National Moon Sighting Committee, Matiur Rahman, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), annual non-working public holiday would be observed on Monday, October 6, 2014, in Bangladesh, as the Moon for the month of Zil Hajj was not sighted last night.
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  • Jun
  • 30
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  • Bangladesh Lailatul Qadr July 25

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Ramadan had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky last night and therefore that the upcoming Lailatul Qadr (night of destiny) would be observed on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2014, to be followed on the next day by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • May
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat June 13

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky earlier tonight and therefore that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Friday, June 13, 2014, to be followed by the corresponding annual non-working public holiday in Bangladesh.
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  • Feb
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh 2014 Public Holidays Amended

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's government has released an amended version of its annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday January 14

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The Vice-Chairman and Religious Affairs Secretary of the Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Secretary, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1435 had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the annual Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
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  • Jan
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh 2014 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2014.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday January 5

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's government has declared Sunday, January 5, 2014, as an official non-working public holiday in Bangladesh for the upcoming 10th Parliamentary Elections.
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  • Nov
  • 15
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  • Bangladesh 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's government has released a list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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  • Nov
  • 4
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  • Bangladesh 2013 Ashura Public Holiday Moved

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had not sighted the New Moon crescent tonight and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Friday, November 15, 2013, instead of the previously-announced date of Thursday, November 14, 2013.
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  • Oct
  • 7
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  • Bangladesh 2013 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Secretary to the Religious Affairs Ministry, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), would be observed on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, in Bangladesh.
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  • Aug
  • 8
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  • Bangladesh 2013 Eid-ul-Fitr Tomorrow

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Earlier tonight, Bangladesh's State Minister for Religious Affairs, Shahjahan Mia, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan), would be observed on Friday, August 9, 2013, tomorrow.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Bangladesh Extra Ramadan Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary has announced that the Cabinet had unanimously decided not to link the August 6, Lailatul Qadr, non-working public holiday of today, with the 3-day End of Ramadan public holidays which are set to begin on Thursday, August 8, 2013.
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  • Jun
  • 10
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat June 24

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Shaban had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Shab-e-Barat (night of fortune and forgiveness) would be observed on Monday, June 24, 2013.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • Bangladesh Lailatul Meraj Holiday June 6

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Committee has announced that the moon of the month of Rajab had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Lailatul Meraj would be observed on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
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  • Mar
  • 21
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday Today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Immediately after this morning's Cabinet meeting, Bangladesh's Cabinet Secretary, Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, announced that the Cabinet had declared a non-working public holiday for today, Thursday, March 21, 2013, "applicable for all institutions including schools and banks", to mourn the death of President Zillur Rahman.
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  • Jan
  • 13
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday January 25

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The Public Relations Officer of the Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Secretary, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1434 had not been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and therefore that the Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Friday, January 25, 2013.
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  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh 2013 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Central Bank (Bangladesh Bank) has released its list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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2012

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Bangladesh 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's government has released a list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Bangladesh 2012 Ashura Public Holiday Announced

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Sunday, November 25, 2012.
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  • Oct
  • 17
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  • Bangladesh 2012 Eid-ul-Azha Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Secretary to the Religious Affairs Ministry, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice), would be observed on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
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  • Aug
  • 17
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  • Bangladesh 2012 Eid-ul-Fitr Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's State Minister for Religious Affairs, Shahjahan Mia, has announced that Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee had determined that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (end of Ramadan), would be observed on Monday, August 20, 2012.
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  • Aug
  • 13
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  • Bangladesh 11-day Financial Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has announced that it would remain closed for 11 consecutive days, beginning on August 15 on account of the upcoming series of national and religious public holidays.
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  • Jul
  • 4
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday Update

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Due to current contradictory announcements and direct communications, we have reviewed news items and announcements for the past few years, we now expect the upcoming Shab-e-Barat non-working public holiday to be observed, in Bangladesh, on Friday, July 6, 2012.
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  • Jun
  • 22
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday Moved

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that the date for the upcoming Shab-e-Barat non-working public holiday had been changed from the previously-announced date of Friday, July 6, 2012, to Thursday, July 5, 2012.
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  • May
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh Buddha Day Public Holiday Change

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that the date for the upcoming Buddha Purnima (Baishakhi Purnima) non-working public holiday had been changed from the previously-announced date of Monday, June 4, 2012, to Sunday, May 6, 2012.
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  • Mar
  • 17
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  • Bangladesh Call For ITLOS Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Following this week favorable ruling by the International Tribunal for Law of the Seas (ITLOS) a senior leader of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has called on the government of Bangladesh to declare a one-off non-working public holiday.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Bangladesh Prophet's Birthday Public Holiday February 5

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The vice president of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee and Religious Affairs Secretary, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the moon of the month of Rabiul Awal Hijri 1433 had been sighted in Bangladesh's sky yesterday and that the Eid-e-Miladunnabi (birthday of the Prophet Mohammad), would be observed on Sunday, February 5, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 15
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  • Bangladesh January 19 Public Holiday in Narsingdi

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The government of Bangladesh has declared a one-off regional non-working public holiday in the Narsingdi Pourasava areas on account of the upcoming mayoral and councilors' elections on Thursday, January 19, 2012.
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  • Jan
  • 1
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  • Bangladesh 2012 Public Holidays List Approved

    Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's government has released the list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2012, as approved at the latest Cabinet meeting.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh January 5 Public Holiday in Comilla

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The government of Bangladesh has declared a one-off regional non-working public holiday in Comilla City Corporation (CCC) areas on account of the upcoming mayoral election on Thursday, January 5, 2012.
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  • Nov
  • 26
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  • Bangladesh 2011 Ashura Public Holiday December 6

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Ashura, and related public holiday, would be observed across the country on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh 2011 Eid-ul-Azha On November 7

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that it had sighted the New Moon crescent last night and, therefore, that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, and related public holidays, would be observed across the country based on the date of Monday, November 7, 2011.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Bangladesh Eid-ul-Azha Expected November 7

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's religious affairs state minister, Shahjahan Miah, has announced that the date of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) would in all likelihood occur on November 7, 2011.
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  • Aug
  • 28
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  • Bangladesh Considering Public Holidays Legislation

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The Government of Bangladesh is asking for input from all its ministries and divisions on its proposed "'Public Holiday Announcement Bill, 2011" which would legislate the annual declaration of public holidays for government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous organizations.
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  • Aug
  • 1
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  • Bangladesh Start of Ramadan Expected Tomorrow

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The president of Bangladesh's government's Moon Sighting Committee, Mohammad Shahjahan Mia, has announced that the first day of Ramadan in Bangladesh would not be August 1st, 2011, but likely Tuesday, August 2, 2011, instead.
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  • Jul
  • 11
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday Moved To July 18

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The public administration ministry of Bangladesh's government has issued a circular announcing that the upcoming public holiday for the Shab-e-Barat would be observed on Monday, July 18, instead of the previously announced date of Sunday, July 17, 2011.
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  • Jul
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh Announces Shab-e-Barat Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the upcoming Shab-e-Barat would be observed on July 17, 2011.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Bangladesh Declares March 29 Electoral Public Holiday

    bdnews24 (Dhaka) - The government Bangladesh has declared Tuesday, March 29, 2011, as a one-off public holiday on account of the upcoming Union Parishad elections.
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  • Mar
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh Declares March 14 WC Public Holiday

    bdnews24 (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that Monday, March 14, 2011, had been declared a one-off public holiday on account of the Cricket World Cup match between Bangladesh and the Netherlands on that day.
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  • Feb
  • 14
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  • Bangladesh Reduces February 17 Public Holiday

    The Independent Online (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that the previously announced February 17 public holiday would begin at 2pm (14:00 local time) rather than last the entire day.
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  • Feb
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh Announces Miladunnabi Public Holiday

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Religious Affairs Secretary, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the upcoming Eid-e-Miladunnabi, the Prophet's Birthday public holiday, would be observed on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.
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  • Jan
  • 28
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  • Bangladesh Declares February 17 Public Holiday

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that Thursday, February 17, 2011, had been declared a one-off public holiday on account of the Cricket World Cup opening ceremonies on that date.
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  • Jan
  • 25
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  • Bangladesh Considering WC Public Holidays

    bdnews24 (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's home minister, Shahara Khatun, has announced that the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) had proposed to the government that it declare one-off public holidays during the upcoming World Cup "to ensure smooth traffic movement".
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  • Jan
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh Declares January Electoral Public Holidays

    The Independent Online (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has declared public holidays for all government, private and other organizations, on the respective dates of their upcoming municipal and by-polls election days.
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2010

  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Bangladesh Announces Ashura Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee, Kazi Habibul Awal, has announced that the Moon of Muharram was not sighted last night.
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Bangladesh Announces Eid al-Adha Public Holiday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's State Minister for Religious Affairs, Mohammad Shajahan Mia, has announced that the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha public holiday would be observed on Wednesday, November 17, 2010.
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  • Oct
  • 19
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  • Bangladesh 2011 Public Holidays List Approved

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Prime Ministerial Press Secretary, Abul Kalam Azad, has announced that the list of official public holidays for the calendar year 2011 had been approved at today's weekly Cabinet meeting.
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  • Sep
  • 10
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  • Bangladesh End of Ramadan Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Late last night, Bangladesh's National Moon Sighting Committee Chairman, and State Minister for Religious Affairs, Shahjahan Miah, announced that the Shawal Moon had not been sighted and that the Eid-ul-Fitr public holiday would be observed on Saturday, September 11, 2010.
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  • Aug
  • 24
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  • Bangladesh Revises Janmashtami Public Holiday Date Again

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that it had agreed to change the scheduled date for the upcoming Janmashtami public holiday to September 1, 2010.
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  • Aug
  • 12
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  • Bangladesh Could Extend End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Home Minister, Sahara Khatun, has announced that an inter-ministerial meeting had recommended to the government of Bangladesh that it extend the upcoming Eid-ul-Fiter (End of Ramadan) public holidays from three to five days.
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  • Aug
  • 11
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  • Bangladesh Announces Start of Ramadan

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - At a meeting of the Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee, chaired by the State Minister for Religious Affairs, Shahjahan Mian, it was decided that the upcoming month of Ramadan in Bangladesh would begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 12, 2010.
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  • Aug
  • 7
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  • Bangladesh Asked To Change Date Of Janmashtami Public Holiday

    bdnews24 (Dhaka) - The Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad, responsible for the celebrations of the Bangladeshi Hindu community, has urged the government of Bangladesh to bring forward the scheduled date for the upcoming Janmashtami public holiday to September 1, 2010.
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  • Jul
  • 13
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Baraat Public Holiday On July 28

    Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee (Dhaka) - The Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the Shab-e-Baraat would be observed on the evening of Tuesday, July 27, 2010.
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  • Jun
  • 16
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  • Bangladesh Declares June 17 CCC Public Holiday

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has declared a one-off public holiday in Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), the country's commercial capital, to facilitate the polls of tomorrow, Thursday, June 17, 2010.
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  • May
  • 25
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  • Bangladesh Revises Janmashtami Public Holiday Date

    Central Bank of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The Central Bank of Bangladesh has issued the DOS Circular Letter No. 05: Amendment to the list of Holidays in 2010 for Banks, which lists a revised date of September 2, 2010, for the Janmashtami public holiday.
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2009

  • Nov
  • 23
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  • Bangladesh 2010 Public Holidays List Approved

    bdnews24 (Dhaka) - The press secretary to Bangladesh's prime minister, Abul Kalam Azad, has announced that the cabinet had approved the 2010 list of official public holidays in Bangladesh.
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  • Sep
  • 20
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  • Bangladesh Confirms Extent Of Eid Public Holidays

    bdnews24 (Dhaka) - Earlier tonight, at a meeting of the National Moon-Sighting Committee, chaired by Bangladesh's state minister for religious affairs, Mohammed Shahjahan Miah, it was announced that the Moon of Shawwal had been sighted, confirming that tomorrow will be the Eid-ul-Fitr in Bangladesh.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Bangladesh Could Extend End of Ramadan Public Holidays

    BDE News 24 (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Ramadan) public holidays would be extended by one day, if the Moon's crescent was not visible on Sunday night, September 20, 2009.
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  • Sep
  • 15
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  • Bangladesh Extends Eid il-Fitr Market Holidays

    Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) - The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has announced that it will extend its upcoming End of Ramadan market holidays, and will remain closed Wednesday, September 23, and Thursday, September 24, 2009.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Bangladesh Confirms August 15 Public Holiday

    The Daily Independent Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The Press Information Department of Bangladesh has announced that Saturday, August 15, 2009, would be a public holiday on account of the 34th death anniversary of, "father of the nation", Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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  • Aug
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh Shab-e-Baraat Public Holiday On August 7

    Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee (Dhaka) - The Bangladesh National Moon Sighting Committee has announced that the Shab-e-Baraat would be observed on the evening of Thursday August 6, 2009.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh Confirms July 1st Bank Holiday

    United News of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - Earlier today, the Central Bank of Bangladesh released a communiqué confirming the July 1st, 2009, bank holiday.
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  • May
  • 12
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  • Bangladesh Schools To Remain Open On Some Public Holidays

    BDE News 24 (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, has announced that Madrasas and secondary schools will henceforth remain open on the public holidays of February 21, March 26, and December 16.
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  • Mar
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh Weekly Holiday Update

    The Daily Independent (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, informed the Jatiya Sangsad that her government has no plan, currently, to change the weekly day of rest in Bangladesh from Friday to Sunday. But, she did add, that the reintroduction of public holidays on Sundays would be studied at a later date.
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  • Jan
  • 19
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  • Bangladesh Revises 2009 Muslim Public Holidays Dates

    Central Bank of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has issued a decree changing the dates and duration of the Eid ul-Fiter (End of Ramadan) and the Eid -ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holidays in 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Bangladesh 2009 Public Holidays List Approved

    bdnews24 (Dhaka) - The newly elected government of Bangladesh has released the list of official public holidays for 2009, 13 of which have been gazetted and 9 others have been declared by executive order.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 30
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  • Bangladesh Declares Three January Public Holidays

    The Daily Independent (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that the upcoming Ashura public holiday would be observed on Thursday, January 8, 2009. In addition, it declared January 1st, 2009 (Western New Year), a public holiday for Christian civil servants, and January 31st, 2009 (Saraswati Puja), a public holiday for Hindu civil servants.
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  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Bangladesh Election Day Public Holiday Is Confirmed

    UNB News Agency (Dhaka) - We have received reports that the date of Bangladesh' upcoming ninth parliamentary elections, December 29, 2008, has been confirmed as a public holiday "to enable all to cast their vote amid a holiday mood".
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  • Dec
  • 14
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  • Bangladesh's BNP Party Would Restore May 30 and November 7 Public Holidays

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - Former prime minister and BNP Chairperson, Khaleda Zia, said that if the BNP wins the upcoming December 29 election, it would restore the May 30 and November 7 public holidays, to commemorate "the anniversary of the death of founding president Ziaur Rahman" and "'National Revolution and Solidarity Day", respectively.
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  • Dec
  • 7
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  • Bangladesh Eid al-Adha Public Holiday To Culminate On December 9

    The New Nation (Dhaka) - Following information received by leading Muslim scholars, Bangladesh's President, Iajuddin Ahmed, announced that the Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) festival would occur on Tuesday, December 9, 2008, the middle day of the previously announced 3-day public holiday.
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  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Bangladesh Extended Eid al-Adha Bank And Financial Holiday

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - The Dhaka Stock Exchange will be closed from December 7 to December 11, 2008, and there will be no trading, clearing and settlement activities on these dates. However, other financial institutions will only be closed on December 8 to 10, 2008.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Bangladesh May Postpone Elections By 10 Days

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - The Bangladesh Election Commission (EC) announced that it would push back the national election by 10 days provided the BNP-led four-party alliance commits to participate in it.
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  • Nov
  • 20
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  • Bangladesh's BNP Drops Insistence On May 30 and November 7 Public Holidays

    New Age (Dhaka) - The BNP-led alliance has informed the interim government and the Election Commission that it was dropping three out of its seven-point demands as pre-requisites to its participation in the upcoming elections. One of the dropped points was the insistence that the May 30 and November 7 public holidays be restored.
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  • Oct
  • 26
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  • Bangladesh Could Restore November 7 Public Holiday

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - Earlier today, in a move reminiscent of what happened last year, the High Court of Bangladesh issued a rule asking the government to explain, within four weeks, its cancellation of November 7 as a public holiday.
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  • Oct
  • 2
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  • Bangladesh Elections Set For December 18

    South Asia News - The head of Bangladesh's military-backed government, Fakhruddin Ahmed, announced Thursday, December 18, 2008, as the date of the upcoming elections.
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  • Sep
  • 16
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  • Bangladesh Declares September 29-30 Bridge Public Holidays

    The Financial Express (Dhaka) - At a meeting attended by Joint Secretary of Religious Affairs Ministry, AHM Afzal Hossain, and Director General of the Islamic Foundation, Md Fazlur Rahman, it was announced that Monday and Tuesday, September 29-30, 2008, will be one-off bridge public holidays between the September 28 Shab-e-Qadar (Night of Destiny) public holiday, and the beginning of the Eid-ul-Fiter holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 10
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  • Bangladesh Officially Restores August 15 Public Holiday

    bdnews24 - Earlier today, Syed Fahim Munaim, chief spokesman for the head of the interim government of Bangladesh, announced that the cabinet had decided to restore the date of August 15th as an annual government holiday and national day of mourning.
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  • Aug
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh's BNP Demands May 30 And November 7 Public Holidays

    The Financial Express (Dhaka) - Following the Awami League's (AL) recent victory in getting the Bangladesh High Court to force the government to restore the August 15 public holiday commemorating the death of Bangladesh's founding father, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
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  • Jul
  • 28
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  • Bangladesh Declares August 4 Public Holiday in 4 Cities and 9 Municipalities

    The Financial Express (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has declared a regional public holiday for officials and employees of all government, semi-government, autonomous, semi-autonomous and private offices and organizations in the 4 cities and 9 Pourashavas (municipalities) that will be going to the polls on that day.
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  • Jul
  • 27
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  • Bangladesh High Court Orders Government To Restore August 15 Public Holiday

    Bangladesh News 24 - As reported in our posts of August 6, and August 13, 2007, The High Court of Bangladesh was asked, last summer, to rule on the constitutionality of the cancelling of the August 15 annual public holiday.
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  • May
  • 14
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  • Bangladesh Moves Upcoming Buddha Purnima Public Holiday To May 19

    Bangladesh Ministry Of Religious Affairs (Dhaka) - The Bangladesh Ministry Of Religious Affairs (MORA) has decided to move the upcoming Buddha Purnima public holiday, originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 20th, to Monday, May 19, 2008, instead.
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  • Jan
  • 14
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  • Bangladesh Changes Ashura Public Holiday Date

    United News of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has declared January 20 as a public holiday on the occasion of the upcoming Ashura Muslim festival.
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2007

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Bangladesh 2008 Public Holidays List Approved

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Prime Ministerial Press Secretary has announced that the list of official annual public holidays for the calendar year 2008 had been approved by Bangladesh's cabinet.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh Cancels November 7 Public Holiday

    bdnews24 - Late last night, after a meeting of the Council of Advisers, chaired by chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed, the interim government of Bangladesh announced that the November 7th public holiday would be canceled, starting in 2008.
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  • Oct
  • 13
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  • Bangladesh Eid al-Fitr Pushed Back To Tomorrow

    The Peninsula - Earlier today, the Religious Affairs Ministry of Bangladesh, announced that the Eid al-Fitr festival would be held on Sunday, October 14, 2007, instead of the previously announced date of October 13.
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  • Aug
  • 23
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  • Bangladesh Declares August 23 Public Holiday

    The New Straits Times - Earlier this morning, the government of Bangladesh declared a one-off public holiday for today, Thursday, August 23, 2007.
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  • Aug
  • 20
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  • Bangladesh Moves Shab e-Barat Public Holiday From August 29 to August 30

    Copp Clark - The government of Bangladesh is reported to have changed the date of the upcoming Shab e-Barat public holiday from Wednesday, August 29, to Thursday, August 30, 2007.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Bangladesh August 15 Public Holiday Will Not Be Reinstated This Year

    New Kerala News - Bangladesh's leadership will pay tributes to the country's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Wednesday, August 15, 2007, the anniversary of his assassination in 1975. But it will not be a national public holiday.
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  • Aug
  • 6
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  • Bangladesh August 15 Public Holiday In Front Of Supreme Court

    The Daily Star - A writ petition was filed with the High Court (HC), asking it to issue directives reinstating August 15 as the National Day of Mourning and a public holiday.
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  • May
  • 1
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  • Bangladesh Confirms Buddha Purnima Public Holiday Tomorrow May 2nd

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - Sources in Bangladesh have confirmed that the Buddha Purnima Public Holiday, would occur on Wednesday, May 2, 2007.
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  • Mar
  • 23
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  • Bangladesh Declares April 1 Day in Lieu for The Prophet's Birthday

    Government Announcement (Dhaka) - Bangladesh has confirmed that The Prophet's Birthday, which falls on Saturday March 31, would be observed on Sunday April 1st.
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  • Feb
  • 21
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  • Bangladesh Observes Shaheed Public Holiday

    The Daily Star - February 21 is Shaheed Day, also known locally as the Bangla Language Martyrs' Day in Bangladesh, and is also being observed internationally as International Mother Language Day (UNESCO declaration in 2000).
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  • Jan
  • 29
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  • Bangladesh Urged To Change Weekly Holiday To Sundays

    The Financial Express - The Bangladesh Garment Buying House Association (BGBA) has urged the caretaker government to declare Sunday as weekly holiday instead of Friday with a view to maintaining international timetable, as businessmen in Bangladesh suffer a lot in communication due to the public holiday on Friday.
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  • Jan
  • 12
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  • Bangladesh January 22 Public Holiday

    Xinhua - Bangladeshi President Iajuddin Ahmed, on Thursday night declared a state of emergency in the country ahead of January 22 elections in the face of agitation program declared by a major political camp boycotting the election.
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  • Jan
  • 6
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  • Bangladesh Strike In The Making

    The News (Bangladesh) - Bangladesh's opposition vowed today to paralyze the country for weeks if the government did not cancel a national election slated for January 22.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 31
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  • Bangladesh Eid-ul-Azha Public Holiday Tomorrow

    Bangladesh News (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has announced that tomorrow, Monday, January 1, 2007, would be marked as a non-working public holiday on account of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice).
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  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Bangladesh Electoral Public Holiday Update

    Kerala Next - National election now on January 22: Earlier, the Electoral Commission shifted the polling date to January 23 next from its initial schedule on January 21, but it once again changed the voting date, this time to January 22.
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  • Nov
  • 21
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  • Bangladesh November 20 Shutdown

    ASI Group - The opposition Awami League (AL) began an indefinite nationwide transportation shutdown on 20 November to demand the removal of election chief M.A. Aziz from office.
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  • Nov
  • 7
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  • Bangladesh Celebrates Restored November 7 Public Holiday

    The Daily Star (Dhaka) - The government and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will observe National Revolution and Solidarity Day today. The government has declared the day a public holiday to mark the civil-military joint revolt that freed then army chief Major General Ziaur Rahman from captivity in Dhaka Cantonment.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Bangladesh Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Update

    The Daily Ittefaq (Dhaka) - Dhaka city will remain quiet for most of the week owing to the public holidays on the occasion of Eid-ul-fitr. It is expected that life in the capital will not return to its usual pace until the first week of November.
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  • Oct
  • 23
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  • Bangladesh Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Update

    The Daily Ittefaq (Dhaka) - Muslims in the country will celebrate their biggest religious festival Eid-ul-Fitr tomorrow (Tuesday) if the crescent moon heralding the month of Shawal is sighted anywhere in Bangladesh today (Monday).
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  • Oct
  • 22
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  • Bangladesh Eid ul-Fitr Public Holiday Update

    The Daily Ittefaq (Dhaka) - Thousands of people in different small areas of the country, particularly in Chandpur, Barisal Patuakhali and Barguna celebrated the Eid on Sunday October 22 (instead of the official date of October 23).
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2005

  • Dec
  • 26
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  • Bangladesh 2006 Public Holidays List Approved

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Prime Ministerial Press Secretary has announced that the list of official annual public holidays for the calendar year 2006 had been approved by Bangladesh's cabinet.
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  • Aug
  • 14
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  • Bangladesh Strike Over August 15 Public Holiday

    Associated Press (Dhaka) - Bangladesh's main opposition party called a six-hour general strike demanding a public holiday on Monday, August 15, to mark the death anniversary of the country's independence leader, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who was killed in a 1975 military coup.
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2004

  • Dec
  • 27
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  • Bangladesh 2005 Public Holidays List Approved

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - Bangladesh's Prime Ministerial Press Secretary has announced that the list of official annual public holidays for the calendar year 2005 had been approved by Bangladesh's cabinet.
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2003

  • Nov
  • 16
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday Moved To November 23

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) - The public administration ministry of Bangladesh's government has issued a circular announcing that the upcoming public holiday for the Holy Shab-e-Qadr would be observed on Sunday, November 23, 2003, instead of the previously announced date of Saturday, November 22, 2003.
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  • Nov
  • 5
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  • Bangladesh Declares November 7 Public Holiday

    United News of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The government of Bangladesh has declared as public holiday, the National Revolution and Solidarity Day, to be held on November 7.
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2001

  • Dec
  • 24
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  • Bangladesh Restores Pre-1996 Public Holidays

    The Independent (Bangladesh) - The government, yesterday, restored the annual public holidays of 1995, thereby undoing the changes brought about by Awami League in 1996.
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  • Sep
  • 25
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  • Bangladesh October 1st Elections Public Holiday

    United News of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The Government of Bangladesh has declared the date of the upcoming general elections, Monday, October 1st, 2001, as a one-off public holiday.
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2000

  • Jan
  • 3
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday January 5

    United News of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The Government of Bangladesh has announced that the date of the Shab-E-Qadar (Night of Destiny) non-working public holiday in Bangladesh would be Wednesday, January 5, 2000.
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1999

  • Nov
  • 19
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  • Bangladesh Public Holiday November 24

    United News of Bangladesh (Dhaka) - The Government of Bangladesh has announced that the date of the Shab-E-Barat non-working public holiday in Bangladesh would be moved to Wednesday, November 24, 1999.
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1998

  • Mar
  • 11
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  • Bangladesh Extends Financial Weekends

    Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) - The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) has announced that, effective immediately, trading on Saturdays would be discontinued.
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1996

  • Jul
  • 1
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  • Bangladesh Declares August 15 Public Holiday

    The Washington Post - Following its victory in Bangladesh's National Assembly elections of June 12, 1996, the Awami League of Shaikh Hasina Wajid has declared August 15 as an annual public holiday, starting this year.
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See also: Bangladesh bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Background Information (Bangladesh)