Posted: Monday, January 12, 2009 Updated: Sunday, August 28, 2011
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.
The most noteworthy aspects of the released list is the confirmation of the Awami-League fetish August 15 public holiday that was restored last summer (2008-08-10) and, for good measure, the restoration of the BNP-promoted November 7 public holiday that was canceled at the end of 2007 (2007-11-29).
The decree also lists optional public holidays for citizens of different religions; Muslims (5 optional public holidays), Hindu (5 optional public holidays), Christian (8 optional public holidays), and Buddhist (5 optional public holidays).
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