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Bangladesh 2022 Public Holidays Announced

Source: Ministry of Public Administration, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh (Dhaka)
Posted: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Most recent follow-up news item: April 13, 2022

The list of official non-working 2022 public holidays in Bangladesh was approved at today's Bangladesh Government virtual Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the annual, including ordinary public holidays in Bangladesh and Bangladesh public holidays under executive order ("In 2022, there will be 14 general holidays and eight more that will come with the executive orders of the government").

As per Cabinet Secretary, Khandker Anwarul Islam, "Out of the total 22 days, 14 days of general leave and 7 days of public leave were proposed in the executive order. There are 6 days of weekly holiday on Friday and Saturday".

The Cabinet Secretary went on to specify that "government employees can enjoy three optional holidays on the occasion of religious festivals", and "employees from various small ethnic groups will have the scope to enjoy two optional holidays on the occasion of their major social festivals".

This year's official non-working public holidays in Bangladesh for the upcoming calendar year 2022, came with no public consultation, as was the case for the past 4 years (2020-11-02, 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.

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 2022, as per custom (2020-11-05, 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 2022 (2020-11-15 and 2019-11-17).

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