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Bangladesh 2015 Ashura Public Holiday

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2015

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.

The aforementioned announcement is in line with the date announced in the list of non-working public holidays in Bangladesh in 2015 (Notice No: 05.00.0000., which was released last fall (2014-11-03) by the Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Interestingly, earlier this month (2015-10-05), Bangladesh's Cabinet Division Secretary, Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, 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, to a day earlier, Thursday, October 22, 2015, as had been requested by some of the leader of Bangladesh's Hindu community, as both the Nabami and Dashami festivals occur on the same date in 2015.

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