Bangladesh Revises 2009 Muslim Public Holidays Dates
Source:Central Bank of Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Posted: Monday, January 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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.
The date of Eid ul-Fiter (End of Ramadan) public holiday has been brought forward by one day, while the Eid-ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday has been reduced from 3 to 2 day.
This occurs barely a week after the government of Bangladesh had issued its list of 2009 public holidays (2009-01-12).
Note that, despite the fact that the official duration of the Eid -ul-Azha (Feast of Sacrifice) public holiday in Bangladesh is officially 3 days, this is the second year in a row that the public holiday is reduced from 3 to 2 days (2008-12-07).
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