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Bangladesh 2021 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020
Most recent follow-up news item: February 12, 2021


Following today's Bangladesh Government Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet Secretary, Khandker Anwarul Islam, announced that during the said Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2021, had been approved, including ordinary public holidays in Bangladesh and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order ("In 2021, there will be 14 general holidays and six of them coincided with public holidays").

As was the case for the past 3 years (2019-10-29, 2018-10-30, 2017-11-06 and 2016-11-25), but contrary to the preceding year (2015-10-02 and 2015-11-02), when a draft of the list of proposed Bangladesh 2016 public holidays had been circulated, this year's official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2021, came with no public consultation, around the same time as the past 2 years.

After today's cabinet approval, the public administration ministry will issue a gazetted list of the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2021, as per custom (2019-11-25, 2016-12-03, 2014-11-03, 2013-11-15, 2012-11-30,...), at about the same time as Bangladesh's Central Bank releases its annual list of official bank holidays in Bangladesh for the calendar year 2021 (2019-11-17).



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