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Bangladesh Restores Pre-1996 Public Holidays

Source: The Independent (Bangladesh)
Posted: Monday, December 24, 2001
Most recent follow-up news item: August 28, 2011

The government, yesterday, restored the annual public holidays of 1995, thereby undoing the changes brought about by Awami League in 1996.

As a result of yesterday's Cabinet decision, the annual public holidays of March 17 and August 15 have been canceled, while the November 7 public holiday has been re-instated.

August 15 was declared an annual public holiday in 1996, following the Awami League victory in Bangladesh's National Assembly elections of June 12 (1996-07-01).

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