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Bangladesh Declares February 17 Public Holiday

Source: The Daily Star (Dhaka)
Posted: Friday, January 28, 2011
Most recent follow-up news item: March 28, 2011

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.

Earlier this week (2011-01-25), the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) had proposed to the government of Bangladesh that it declare one-off public holidays during the upcoming World Cup "to ensure smooth traffic movement".

The first proposed one-off public holiday was the date of the Cricket World Cup opening ceremonies, Thursday, February 17, 2011.

But 2 other dates were also proposed, the dates of matches that are scheduled to occur on a working day (March 14 and March 23). The aforementioned announcement makes no reference to the request for these 2 additional public holidays.

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